Tributary: Definition, Systems & Examples

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A tributary of a river is a stream that:

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1. What do tributaries use to collect the precipitation within their watershed?

2. The Amazon River:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although they may not be the biggest or most impressive components of the Earth's water system, tributaries are crucial to understanding it. This assessment will go over some important information on tributaries that you can find in the attached lesson. Some things you'll be assessed on include how tributaries collect precipitation and notable examples of tributaries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • The definition of a tributary
  • The collection of precipitation in a watershed
  • The tributaries of the Amazon River
  • Isolated basins and the Earth's water cycle
  • Conflicts pertaining the water cycle

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the assessment to go over your recollection of important facts on the definition, characteristics, and examples of tributaries found in the lesson
  • Reading comprehension - once you've checked your recollection, go further and make sure that you can understand the ways in which tributaries work and contribute to the Earth's water cycle
  • Knowledge application - finally, apply information found in the lesson to identify notable examples of tributaries, as well as issues related to tributaries and the water cycle

Additional Learning

To learn more about tributaries, review the corresponding lesson called Tributary: Definition, System & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of a tributary
  • Tributaries and watersheds
  • The tributary system and the water cycle
  • Examples of notable tributary systems
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