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Trivia Tuesday: Rivers

Trivia Tuesday: Rivers

Perhaps not the most fascinating topic, but I have seen rivers come up more than once during trivia night. The trick is in how the question is being asked, and even then it’s often arguable, depending on whether you include tributaries, etc.

Top Five Longest Rivers:

  1.  Nile (an-Nīl) in Africa
  2. Amazon River (Amazonas) in South America
  3. Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) in Asia
  4. Mississippi/Missouri River in North America
  5. Yenisei River in Asia

Top Five Rivers By Water Flow:

  1. Amazon River (Amazonas) in South America
  2. Ganges (Ganga) in Asia
  3. Congo River (Zaire River) in Africa
  4. Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) in Asia
  5. Orinoco (Orinoquia) in South America

Top Five Longest Rivers in the United States:

  1.  Missouri River
  2. Mississippi River
  3. Yukon River
  4. Rio Grande
  5. St. Lawrence River

Find out more about rivers at the library!

August 27, 20130 comments