Rivers: Definition & Explanation


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Rivers begin as water from:

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1. Name the landform pictured below:

2. Flood plains have rich soil because of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Rivers can be found throughout the entire world. They are beneficial in many ways and are of significant value to both humans and animals alike. Some of what you will be quizzed on includes the benefits of living near a river, what a dam is, and how rivers form.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your understanding of:

  • The ways in which rivers form
  • Why individuals live near rivers
  • What makes flood plains fertile

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding dams
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how flood plains become fertile
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on properties of rivers

Additional Learning

Would you like to learn more about rivers? If so, review the associated lesson titled Rivers: Definition & Explanation. You will learn:

  • What a river is
  • How rivers begin
  • The meaning of reservoirs
  • Where rivers go