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European Geography Quiz - #1 - Longest Rivers?

European Geography Quiz - #1 - Longest Rivers?

Nov 19th, 2014, 07:55 AM
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European Geography Quiz - #1 - Longest Rivers?

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW EUROPE FROM A GEOGRAPHICAL STANDPOINT?

The first question:

Name Western Europe's Top Ten Longest Rivers

(Russia and former Soviet Republics not included; rivers must originate inside an E U country or Norway and Switzerland, etc that are surrounded by EU countries)

How many of the Top Ten Longest Rivers can you name.

Don't look it up - just make a guess. Answers will be posted several hours later.
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Nov 19th, 2014, 08:15 AM
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Like or not, Pal, the Volga is a European river.

Your restriction is bizarre.
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Nov 19th, 2014, 08:26 AM
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Paddy - I try to make it something most folks will know about - there are so many long rivers in say the old Soviet lands that most never heard of. Just trying to have some fun.

Like ten of the longest 'European' rivers are in Russia or other areas once under Soviet control and the Volga was the only one I had ever heard of.

Could have said western Europe or originates in western Europe I guess.
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Nov 19th, 2014, 08:45 AM
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Danube, Rhine, Arno, Oder, Tisza, Ebro, Vistula, Rhone, Elbe, Loire

Second tier would possibly have The Dordogne and the Liffey
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Nov 19th, 2014, 08:49 AM
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Second tier, also Thames and Aare

I agree with Padraig, how could you leave out Ukraine and Russia (Dnepr, Volga, Don)
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Nov 19th, 2014, 08:59 AM
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Pal..do you stay up late at night thinking up these little pop quizzes? Then again, what the hell is there to do at that hour in ROSCOMMON???
Are you buried in snow yet? Temps here went down to 60 during the night...will be mid 70's today in Ojai where I live. Ho hum!
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Nov 19th, 2014, 09:04 AM
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Yes we are buied in snow and to break the tedium...plus I live surrounded by woods - nice to look at but mpossible to walk in - I'm getting my snow shoes out today though.
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Nov 19th, 2014, 10:50 AM
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Shouldn't this discussion be on the lounge??
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Nov 19th, 2014, 10:57 AM
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To end this fiasco which had good intentions here are the Ten Longest rivers in non-Soviet Europe:

Danube 1,780 mi
2- Rhine 768
3- Elbe 678
4- Tagus 645
Loire 627
Meuse (Mosel) 575
ebro 570
Duoro 557
Oder 531
Rhone 505
Seine 482

ca y/est!
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Nov 19th, 2014, 11:24 AM
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"what the hell is there to do at that hour in ROSCOMMON???"

EASY: getting YOUR attention, Tower
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Nov 19th, 2014, 12:15 PM
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This quiz is rigged since there are 11 rivers in the answer and the title only requested 10 rivers. Who's moderating this thread?

And no...this thread cannot be in the Lounge because most of the best people are on the Europe board.
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Nov 19th, 2014, 01:17 PM
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the Lounge is only open to a select few Fodorgarchs talking about the latest celebrity gossip, their own or relatives or friends illnesses, how much they hate Obama or Hillary or all Republicans - pure pablum.

Yup this is the Europe board - does it say only European Travel - I think having a knowledge of Europe on many facets makes one a better informed traveler - I never got why some would post 'shouldm't this be in the Lounge' - why take time to say that - just ignore the thread and let others have their fun plus the Lounge is a closed shop these days shrinking by the day as folks get banned, die or leave Fodors - there can be no replacements thus it is a dying entity.
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Nov 19th, 2014, 02:09 PM
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We can't allow the Oder: it't doesn't satisfy the arbitrary rules. Nor the Elbe. Or if they are in, then the Vistula should be allowed.
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Nov 19th, 2014, 02:24 PM
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Pal had excluded the former Soviet Republics - not the whole former East Bloc.
Thus Oder/Odra, Elbe/Labe are in as neither Poland nor Czech had been part of the USSR.
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Nov 19th, 2014, 02:31 PM
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P.S... I had to google Tagus cause I was sure that there was no such river in Europe.
FYI.. since the last Romans died a few centuries ago, that river is called Tejo or Tajo.
And none of these waters is measured in miles, btw.
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Nov 19th, 2014, 02:45 PM
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And none of these waters is measured in miles,>

nautical miles?
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Nov 19th, 2014, 03:17 PM
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The rule is "western Europe or originates in western Europe". Hence rivers that rise in central Europe and flow through central or eastern Europe ar not allowable. There is also an arguable case to be made against the Danube.

The English name for the Tejo is Tagus.
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Nov 19th, 2014, 03:20 PM
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OK, time to pony up, Pal..I got 7 out of 10 (70%)...without the slightest cheating. Don't I get a prize???

Dukey..if you've ever been to Roscommon deep in the heart of Michigan, you'd understand. They fold up the whole town at 8:00 pm. I think Pal is on the folding committee.
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Nov 19th, 2014, 03:42 PM
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Pal.. nope, waterways on the continent are measured in kilometers, not mls or nautical miles.
Only distances on the open sea are calculated in nm. Or for aircraft navigation.
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Nov 19th, 2014, 05:12 PM
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Ah the snow continues to tumble down... cabin fever sets in!

Look for a new Geo Euro Quiz Tomorrow!
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