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RIVER QUIZ

by Don Muggenborg

Illinois has more miles of river to paddle than any other state.  Have you paddled these rivers?  Match the River with the correct definition.  Don’s Answers Will be published in the next newsletter.

1)   Abe’s River                                              A) Chicago River

 

2)  Where Ralph 1st paddled                           B) North Branch

 

3)  Named for a Fur Trader                            C) Skokie Lagoons

 

4)  Think Red                                                  D) Upper Des Plaines

 

5)   Name makes you want to blush              E) Lower Des Plaines

 

6)  Savory Creek                                             F) SaltCreek

 

7)  Furniture                                                   G) DuPage

 

8)  Newest River Trail                                     H) Kankakee

 

9)  Eating Utensil                                           I) Fox

 

10)  Marathon                                                 J) Rock

 

11)  Carp Fence (my river)                             k) Apple

 

12)  large stone                                               L) Vermillion

 

13)  named for a wild onion                           M) Green

 

14)  state named after it                                  N) Spoon

 

15)  Frese Trail                                               O) Bureau Creek

 

16)  small mammal                                         P) Sangamon

 

17)  dirty (?)                                                   Q) Big Muddy

 

18)  Discovered by Joliet                               R) Mississippi

 

19)  flows to eastern border                            S) Little Wabash

 

20)  named for an Indian Tribe                      T) Kaskaskia, Iroquois, Pecatonica, etc

 

21)  think grass                                               U) Embarrass (pronounced Ambraw)

 

22)  Fruit                                                         V) Illinois

 

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