Speed AZ Quiz - RIVERS

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Can you name the rivers suggested by the clues ?

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A - The one called 'the River Sea' because of its vast dimensions.
B - The one which flows from the head of Blackwater Draw to the Gulf of Mexico and is the longest river in 'The Lone Star State'.
C - The one where two national capital cities are facing one another and in sight of each other on opposite banks of a river.
D - The one which flows from the Black Forest to the Black Sea, passing through a capital city whose name means 'White City'.
E - The longest and one of the most historically important rivers of Western Asia.
F - The one which flows from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Georgia and is the longest river within British Columbia.
G - The one which flows from the western Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal and is considered holy by Hindus.
H - The one which is a tributary of the Yangtze River and flows through Shanghai.
I - The one which rises in Tibet and flows through the full length of Pakistan.
J - The one which flows into the Dead Sea and is famous for being the river where John the Baptist baptised Jesus.
K - The one which rises at Mahabaleswar and meets the Bay of Bengal at Hamasaladeevi in Andhra Pradesh. Its fertile delta was home to ancient Satavahana and Ikshvaku sun dynasty.
L - The one whose main tributary is the Olifantsrivier (Elephant River) and which is the 2nd-largest river in Africa that drains to the Indian Ocean.
M - The one which is the longest river in the whole continent, rising in the Alps (which aren't in Europe) and *emptying* into an Ocean (which *doesn't* touch the Americas)
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N - The one which flows from the Guinea Highlands into the Gulf of Guinea and is the main river of western Africa.
O - The one which is formed in Altai Krai by the confluence of the Biya and Katun rivers and has the longest estuary in the world.
P - The one whose largest tributary is the Paraguay River and whose name is an abbreviation of a Tupi phrase that may be translated in English 'as big as the sea'.
Q - The one which passes through Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, before flowing into the East China Sea through Hangzhou Bay.
R - The one which flows from Graub√ľnden in the eastern Swiss Alps to the North Sea coast in the Netherlands.
S - The one which flows through Paris and ends into the English Channel at Le Havre.
T - The one which is the central fluvial artery of Brazil and whose name means 'toucan's beak'.
U - The one which forms part of the traditional boundary between Europe and Asia and ends at the Caspian Sea.
V - The largest river in Europe in terms of length, discharge, and watershed.
W - The one which runs through Cambridge (but not in Europe) and through Hamilton (but not in America), and is the.longest river in the country of the 'Kiwi Dollar'.
X - The one which is formed by the confluence of the Gui and Xun Rivers in Wuzhou and is the largest of the Pearl River's tributaries.
Y - The one which runs from the Llewellyn Glacier to the Bering Sea and gives its name to the Territory promoted as 'Larger than Life'.
Z - The one which is famous for a spectacular natural feature, known as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) and named by Livingstone in honour of his Queen

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