River Landscapes 2
The base of a waterfall is called a plunge pool.

River Landscapes 2

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Small rivers may also be called by other names, including stream, creek, brook, rivulet, tributary and rill. Some are specific to geographic location, e.g. 'burn' in Scotland and North-east England.

Try our second Geography quiz on the subject.

1.
What is the point where a river starts to flow?
Ketchup
Leak
Sauce
Source
2.
Which is not a way for water to run into a river?
Contraflow
Groundwater flow
Surface runoff
Throughflow
Contraflow is a way of controlling road traffic!
3.
What type of lakes are the remains of old meanders?
Longbow
Ox-bow
Remnant
Ribbon
Formed if the meander is cut off from the main river during a flood
4.
Some river mouths have what feature?
Delta
Glacier
Gorge
Rapids
Low-lying land formed from deposited material
5.
What is the correct term for the bottom of a river channel?
Base
Bed
Bum
Bunk
6.
What can be formed by both deposition and erosion?
Levee
Ox-bow lake
V-shaped valley
Waterfall
River erodes meander then deposits material
7.
A river deposit of very fertile material is called what?
Alluvium
Cap rock
Load
Moraine
Alluvial soil makes good farmland
8.
The area drained by a river is the drainage…what?
Basin
Bowl
Plateau
Reservoir
9.
Where would a plunge pool be found?
At the base of a waterfall
In a delta
Near the source
On a flood plain
10.
High land separating two drainage basins has what name?
Border fell
Drainage spur
Watermark
Watershed
Author:  Jan Crompton

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