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Understanding River Systems Quiz

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1. What is the drainage pattern where streams follow a radial pattern from a central high point like spokes on a wheel?

2. How is a River's base level defined?

3. What is a meander in the context of river systems?

4. Which term describes the area of land drained by a river and its tributaries?

5. How do Oxbow lakes form?

6. What is the role of a tributary in a river system?

7. What type of drainage pattern resembles the branches of a tree?

8. What function does a floodplain serve in a river system?

9. Which river system feature is marked by the boundary line separating neighboring drainage basins?

10. What is the term used to describe where a river flows into the ocean, a lake, a reservoir or another river?