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River Systems (Grade 7)

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River Systems

1. 
River systems are networks of major rivers and their tributaries.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
The Peaks of the Rocky Mountains form North America's Continental Divide.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
A                 is the area of land that is drained by a river system, stream, river or floodplain.
  1. tributary
  2. water drain
  3. divide
  4. watershed
4. 
A stream that flows into another larger stream is called a
  1. tributary.
  2. distributary.
  3. delta.
  4. meander.
5. 
The point at which a river originates is called its                .
  1. mouth
  2. delta
  3. elevation
  4. source
6. 
The region of land where water from rain and melting snow or ice flows downhill into a body of water is called a                .
  1. flood plain
  2. divide
  3. drainage basin
  4. delta
7. 
The headwaters of a river is another term for the river's                .
  1. mouth
  2. source
  3. tributaries
  4. watershed
8. 
A stream's drainage basin, or watershed, is all the water that
  1. flows into it
  2. infiltrates from the ground
  3. is removed from drinking water
  4. is within 100 km of its channel
9. 
The Mississippi River and the Missouri River join together near St. Louis, Missouri. The place where these two rivers join is called a                .
  1. divide
  2. tributary
  3. watershed
  4. confluence
10. 
China's Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia. The Yangtze River drains water from almost one-fifth of China's land area. It starts from melting glacial water in the mountains of the Tibetan Plateau. Its waters ultimately drain into the East China Sea.

Which sentence describes the headwaters of the Yangtze River?
  1. China's Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia.
  2. The Yangtze River drains water from almost one-fifth of China's land area.
  3. It starts from melting glacial water in the mountains of the Tibetan Plateau.
  4. Its waters ultimately drain into the East China Sea.
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