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Friday, May 04, 2007

River name Trivia

1. Which river is sometimes called the River Sea because of its vast dimensions?

Amazon River

2.Which river runs from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico and gets its name from the old Ojibwe word for Great river?

Mississippi River

3. This river gets its name for the Gwichin word for Great River and is also the name of a automobile created by Chevrolet. Which river?

Yukon?

4. This River flows to the North from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario and is believed to be named after the Native American Word meaning "at the Neck". Another alternative origin for the name of the river is from the name of an Iroquis town called Ongniaahra meaning point of land cut into two.Which River?

Niagara

5. This river's name in Tibetian translates to Imperial Blood Purifier.The river is also believed to form the deepest canyon in the world and flowing at an average height of 4000m , it is the higest flowing major river in the world. Which river?

Bhramaputra ( called the Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibetian)

1 comments:

Dave Halliwill said...

How about this one. What country is the ye?llow river in