Rivers Quiz for Kids

Rivers Quiz Questions

  1. Which African river is the longest river in the world?
  2. Which river flows through London?
  3. Starting with the letter 't', when one stream meets another and they merge together, what is smaller stream known as?
  4. Which river located in Central and Eastern Europe is Europe's second longest river, after the Volga?
  5. The Rio Grande forms part of the border between which two countries?
  6. What do some rivers form when they meet the sea by depositing mud and sand the river was carrying?
  7. The Yangtze River is the longest in China, do you know what river is China's second longest? (Hint: It has a colour for its name!)
  8. Which river flows through Paris and into the English Channel at the town of Le Havre?
  9. The River Liffey flows through which European capital city?
  10. The Congo and Zambezi rivers are two rivers which flow in which continent?
  11. Which river flows more than 4,100 miles through South America and is the second longest river in the world?
  12. The Mississippi flows from a lake in Minnesota, USA into which large gulf?
  13. Which river flows from the Swiss Alps to the Netherlands, then into the North Sea?
  14. The Orange River is a river in which country?
  15. What words means the place where a river begins? Such a place may be in higher ground such as mountains or hills.
  16. The Murray-Darling is the longest river in which country?
  17. The Three Gorges in China and the Hoover in America are famous examples of what?
  18. The Orinoco River flows for 1,700 miles in which continent?
  19. The Tiber is famous for being the main river running through which European city?
  20. Which river in North America connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean?


  1. Nile
  2. River Thames
  3. Danube
  4. A tributary
  5. The United States and Mexico
  6. Deltas
  7. Yellow River
  8. The Seine
  9. Dublin (in Ireland)
  10. Africa
  11. The Amazon River (some people think this river might be even longer than the Nile!)
  12. The Gulf of Mexico
  13. The Rhine
  14. South Africa
  15. Source
  16. Australia (it's actually two rivers joined together!)
  17. Dams (a dam is a barrier constructed to hold back water which then forms a reservoir that is used as a water supply or to generate electricity)
  18. South America (in the countries of Venezuela and Colombia)
  19. Rome
  20. Saint Lawrence River