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Quiz: Rivers of England

Updated on May 29, 2011

Do you know anything about English rivers? You will after trying this fun quiz.

More new questions March 2011!. England is blessed with many rivers, some obviously of more importance than others. Here we take a look only at major rivers (i.e. no tiddly streams, brooks, becks or creeks!).

The rivers of England provide tremendous amenity value and some are important waterways, even in the 21st Century. Some have unique features, like the Severn Bore, the Thames Barrier, the Annual Varsity Boat Race and Swan Upping. Shipbuilding is virtually a thing of the past, so the great yards of the Tyne are now not the hive of activity they used to be. Some are renowned centres for sport and pleasure boating. Some have a city setting and some are bewitchingly rural, relatively unchanged since the days of Constable, the famous romantic landscape artist.

England's rivers are becoming cleaner and cleaner, with creatures like otters and salmon making a comeback. This is an environmental and ecological success story in the making.

Have a go at the quiz and you will be given the answers at the end. There are also polls and a duel debate for your amusement and comment.

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Heron by River Thames
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The River Thames
The River Thames

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      pimbels lm 6 years ago

      It was fun, thank you.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @ben186422: Oh well - I suppose it's likely to be a tricky quiz for someone not born/living in England.

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      ben186422 6 years ago

      Did bad but enjoyed.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @BadSoulPhotography: Fun's the object!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @akumar46 lm: Good!

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      akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      I enjoyed it very much.

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      BadSoulPhotography 6 years ago

      I enjoyed it, faired fair

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @mariaamoroso: Thanks for trying - it is a very esoteric subject for a non-native.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @jolou: Yes, you must.

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      jolou 6 years ago

      I learned quite a bit today. Hope to visit England some time.

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      Almost every question wrong. I have not a clue about English rivers. I learned a lot now.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Now.. I know much more about England's rivers. It's time for me to choose one of them for swimming :) LOL 5 greatest stars for you.. Chris. I feel you make me as squidoo quizzes addicted absolutely ;) Have wonderful times..

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @jvsper63: fair enough - they're here for the taking.

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Points being honest.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @Blackspaniel1: GREAT!

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      A lot of fun.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @anonymous: This is a VERY Anglo-centric quiz, I know (but you get the points anyway, even if you get them all wrong!).

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I didn't dare the Quiz but I will certainly like to visit England for the rivers.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @MargoPArrowsmith: You are a real quizgoer!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Not bad

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @norma-holt: Thanks - that's a real compliment.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Yes, thoroughly enjoyed it. You are a great quiz master, Chris

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      ChrisDay LM 7 years ago

      @indigoj: You're most kind - at least in kicking yourself, you're limited as to target organs!

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      Yes, it was an enjoyable quiz and just the right level of challenge (from a British perspective, naturally). I did kick myself at a couple I got wrong and should have got right!

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      ChrisDay LM 7 years ago

      @Jhangora LM: Glad you gave it a go but the questions are a bit esoteric for anyone who does not know our lovely island. Good on you for trying.

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      Jhangora LM 7 years ago

      Nice quiz. Just got 1 out of 10 right. Never been to England and know just about the river Thames. I was hoping Shakespeare's home was built on the banks of the river Thames. Would have got 2 right.

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      Jhangora LM 7 years ago

      Nice quiz. Just got 1 out of 10 right. Never been to England and know just about the river Thames. I was hoping Shakespeare's home was built on the banks of the river Thames. Would have got 2 right.

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      ChrisDay LM 7 years ago

      @TonyPayne: Yes, there's something about 'where are they going' that allures me with rivers. Thanks for your visit.

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      Tony Payne 7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Only 8 out of 10, several questions fooled me. Enjoyed this, I love rivers and have lived in England much of my life.

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      ChrisDay LM 7 years ago

      @John Dyhouse: Might produce a few more, soon - watch this space!

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      John Dyhouse 7 years ago from UK

      realy loved this quiz, should have got 10 but wasn't thinking clearly about barriers

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      ChrisDay LM 7 years ago

      @reasonablerobby: Bit of a River Baby then? Thanks for kind words.

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      reasonablerobby 7 years ago

      neat quiz

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      ChrisDay LM 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks!

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      ChrisDay LM 7 years ago

      @sousababy: Hey ho - how could you know it all? Just don't ask me about Canadian rivers!!!

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      sousababy 7 years ago

      Oh I am not worldly enough, I confess. I hope to spend some time abroad though, someday. Thank you for educating us over here. Sincerely, Rose

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Another enjoable poll as well .. Chris. Happy Holidays ;)