River Landscapes 1
What do you know about river landscapes?

River Landscapes 1

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Some of the nicest river landscapes include waterfalls. In Geography, you will no doubt be learning about rivers. Rivers begin in an upland area and as they flow downhill towards the sea, they gradually change the landscape all around them.

Test your knowledge on the subject with this quiz.

1.
What is a smaller river that flows into a larger one?
Contributary
Delta
Distributary
Tributary
2.
How is a river valley best described in the uplands?
U-shaped
V-shaped
Y-shaped
Z-shaped
Because the river is cutting downwards in a 'V'
3.
The point where a tributary joins a river is called what?
Confluence
Confusion
Conglomeration
Continuance
4.
Which is found in the highest part of a river valley?
Flood plain
Meander
Mouth
Source
5.
What is the ideal situation for a waterfall to form?
An area of hard rock only
An area of soft rock only
Hard rock on top of soft rock
Soft rock on top of hard rock
Soft rock erodes faster and leaves a 'step' for the water to fall vertically
6.
A curve or bend in a river has what name?
Convolution
Hairpin
Meander
Serpentine
7.
What are the sides of a river channel called?
Banks
Necks
Plains
Rims
8.
Where in a meander does the river flow fastest?
In the center
It has the same speed everywhere
On the inside of the bend
On the outside of the bend
9.
A river leaves material behind through which process?
Abrasion
Deposition
Erosion
Transition
It deposits material as it slows down and loses power
10.
Rivers wind around ridges known as what?
Benches
Gunners
Outcrops
Spurs
They are best seen in the upper part of a valley
Author:  Jan Crompton

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