Try this 10-question GCSE quiz to see how much you know about river processes or erosion, transportation and deposition.

If you haven't already done them, work through the ‘River processes’ and ‘River landforms: a case study of the River Severn’ investigations to find out more. Or look at them again to help fill in any gaps in your knowledge about rivers and their features!

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HIGH SCORES

Rank Name Score
1st EKI 20
2nd 101 20
3rd RDS 20
4th PHi 20
5th POG 20
6th KKK 20
7th DEC 20
8th A&L 20
9th Jls 20
10th SDV 20

QUIZZES // River processes

Q1. Which of these river features is formed by deposition?

Floodplain

Waterfall

Ox-bow lake

Plunge pool

Q2. Which of these river processes is a form of transportation?

Attrition

Hydraulic action

Saltation

Bed load

Q3. Which of these river processes is a form of erosion?

Abrasion

Saltation

Traction

Suspension

Q4. Which of these river features is formed by lateral erosion?

Plunge pool

Point bar

Slip-off slope

River cliff

Q5. Which of these river features is formed by retreat of a waterfall?

V-shaped valley

Meander

Floodplain

Gorge

Q6. Which of these river processes is the odd one out?

Traction

Suspension

Hydraulic action

Saltation

Q7. Which one of these river processes is the odd one out?

Deposition

Abrasion

Attrition

Hydraulic action

Q8. Which one of these forms of transportation rolls the largest stones along the river bed?

Suspension

Traction

Saltation

Solution

Q9. Which of these erosional processes causes the sediment that is carried in river water to become smaller and less angular in shape?

Attrition

Hydraulic action

Vertical erosion

Lateral erosion

Q10. Where would you expect to find a confluence?

In a waterfall

Where a river begins

At the mouth of a river

Where a tributary joins another river

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