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  1. Which river derives its name from the Anglo-Saxon for 'boundary river'?

  2. Which river flows through the Australian city of Perth?
  3. The Elbe travels through which two European countries?
  4. Which South American river is second in length only to the Amazon River in South America?
  5. Which river forms part of the border between the province of Ontario in Canada and the state of New York in the United States?
  6. Name all four European capital cities that the river Danube passes through? And which is the most populous city on the Danube?
  7. Which river flows through Iraq's capital Baghdad?
  8. Which river hosted the swimming, rowing and water polo events at the 1900 Summer Olympics?
  9. What is the largest city on the river Rhine?
  10. What is the alternative name for the river Thames when it flows through Oxford? And in which English county is the source of the Thames?
  11. The Victoria Falls in southern Africa is on which river?
  12. Name the longest and widest river in Japan?
  13. Which 75 mile long river flows through Preston, before emptying into the Irish Sea between Lytham St. Annes and Southport?
  14. Can you name the longest river in New Zealand?
  15. The Rio Grande serves as part of the natural border between Mexico and which U.S. state?


  1. Mersey

  2. Swan River
  3. Czech Republic and Germany
  4. The Parana River
  5. Niagara River
  6. Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade. And Vienna is the most populous city.
  7. Tigris
  8. The Seine (Paris)
  9. Cologne
  10. Isis. Gloucestershire.
  11. Zambezi River
  12. The Shinano River
  13. Ribble
  14. The Waikato River
  15. Texas
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