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The Mighty Mississippi

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The Mighty Mississippi game quiz
"The Mississippi flows through the heart of the USA for 2350 miles. It provides water for 20 million Americans but how much do you know about this mighty river?"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. What is the source of the Mississippi river?
    The Iron Mountain
    Lake Itasca
    Reindeer Lake
    Athabasca Marsh


2. The Mississippi flows through the Minnesota twin cities area. One is Saint Paul What is the other?
    Answer: (One word)


3. The Mississippi is joined at Prescott in Wisconsin by which important tributary?
    Saint Croix
    La Crosse
    Wisconsin
    Fox


4. Dubuque is an important town on the upper Mississippi but in which state would you find Dubuque?
    Wisconsin
    Nebraska
    Illinois
    Iowa


5. The Mississippi river receives water from Lake Michigan through which tributary?
    Kankakee
    Ohio
    Illinois
    Wabash


6. St Louis is a major city on the river Mississippi and was founded in 1764 but by whom?
    Baptiste
    Soucheze
    Lewis and Clark
    Laclede and Chouteau


7. Which port town lies at the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers?
    Port Ohio
    Paducah
    Cairo
    Evansville


8. In the lower course of the Mississippi the river has created many small lakes, what is the geographical term for these lakes?
    Dry Bone
    Ox Bow
    Big Bend
    Swans Neck


9. The Mississippi flows through the state capital of Louisiana, what is the name of the state capital?
    Alexandria
    New Orleans
    Baton Rouge
    Shreveport


10. New Orleans stands on the Mississippi just before the river enters its delta. But how many times greater is the flow of the river at New Orleans than at its source in Minnesota?
    3600
    99600
    25800
    66700


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Compiled Nov 17 14