How Much Do You Know About The Mississippi River?

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Question 1/12

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There is only one waterfall on the Mississippi. What is it?
Twain Falls
St. Anthony Falls
Columbus Falls
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Question 2/12

wikimedia.org
There are approximately how many species of fish in the Mississippi?
241
118
546
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Question 3/12

upenn.edu
It takes a drop of water approximately how many days to travel the length of the Mississippi?
10
36
90
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Question 4/12

usda.gov
The deepest point in the Mississippi is near what city?
New Orleans
Vicksburg
Memphis
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Question 5/12

tripadvisor.com
This Mississippi drains all or part of how many states?
16
24
31
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Question 6/12

stevefrazierphotography.com
The writing of what famous author is often set along the Mississippi?
Flannery O'Connor
Mark Twain
Raymond Chandler
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Question 7/12

commercialappeal.com
What is the source of the Mississippi?
Lake Itasca
Lake Huron
Lake Ontario
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Question 8/12

tourist-destinations.com
How wide is the Mississippi at its widest point?
1 mile
3.5 miles
7 miles
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Question 9/12

todaysphoto.org
The first bridge across the river was built in what year?
1855
1884
1901
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Question 10/12

1mississippi.org
The first European on record to have reached the Mississippi was:
Henry Hudson
Hernando DeSoto
Christopher Columbus
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Question 11/12

natureworldnews.com
The worst maritime disaster in US history occurred in 1865, when a ship exploded and sank in the Mississippi. What was the ship?
The Abigail
The Virginia
The Sultana
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Question 12/12

framepool.com
The Mississippi is responsible for the most destructive river flood in US history. What year was it?
1927
1956
2005
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You're no river rat! Grab a few books and read about this storied river!

C+, Sinking Like A Stone

martinbelan.com
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You're a long way from being Mark Twain, but you're no slouch, either. You know your way around the river!

B+, Mississippi Maestro

framepool.com
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You know Big Muddy like nobody's business! Only Mark Twain knew it better!

A+, Mighty Mississippi

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1
There is only one waterfall on the Mississippi. What is it?
Twain Falls
St. Anthony Falls
Columbus Falls
2
There are approximately how many species of fish in the Mississippi?
241
118
546
3
It takes a drop of water approximately how many days to travel the length of the Mississippi?
10
36
90
4
The deepest point in the Mississippi is near what city?
New Orleans
Vicksburg
Memphis
5
This Mississippi drains all or part of how many states?
16
24
31
6
The writing of what famous author is often set along the Mississippi?
Flannery O'Connor
Mark Twain
Raymond Chandler
7
What is the source of the Mississippi?
Lake Itasca
Lake Huron
Lake Ontario
8
How wide is the Mississippi at its widest point?
1 mile
3.5 miles
7 miles
9
The first bridge across the river was built in what year?
1855
1884
1901
10
The first European on record to have reached the Mississippi was:
Henry Hudson
Hernando DeSoto
Christopher Columbus
11
The worst maritime disaster in US history occurred in 1865, when a ship exploded and sank in the Mississippi. What was the ship?
The Abigail
The Virginia
The Sultana
12
The Mississippi is responsible for the most destructive river flood in US history. What year was it?
1927
1956
2005