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Potomac River

What do you know about the Potomac River?  Explore this Quick US Geography Quiz.

Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1) How many miles long is the Potomac River

  • 383 miles
  • 583 miles
  • 783 miles

2) What is NOT a state that the Potomac River is the border line?

  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Pennsylvania

3) The most distance of the Potomac River is from Fairfax Stone in West Virginia.

  • True or False?

4) What is NOT a source of the Potomac River?

  • North Branch
  • South Branch
  • Tygart Valley River

5) The tributary's of the Potomac River meet near what community?

  • Green Spring, West Virginia
  • Hanover, Maryland
  • Sharpsburg, Maryland

6) The river's name was officially decided upon as Potomac by the Board on Geographic Names in what year:

  • 1731
  • 1831
  • 1931

7) For 400 years Maryland and Virginia have disputed control of the Potomac and its North Branch, since both states' original colonial charters grant the entire river rather than half of it as is normally the case with boundary rivers.

  • True or False?

8) Where is the Potomac River�s fall line?

  • Washington DC
  • Great Falls
  • Anacostia River

9) The area of the Potomac River around Washington, DC is known as what?

  • The Tidal
  • The Great Falls
  • The Master River

10) The Potomac River flows into what body of water?

  • Wicomico River
  • Hudson Bay
  • Chesapeake Bay

Potomac River Answers

  • 1) 383 miles
  • 2) Pennsylvania
  • 3) True
  • 4) Tygart Valley River
  • 5) Green Spring, West Virginia
  • 6) 1931
  • 7) True
  • 8) Great Falls
  • 9) The Tidal
  • 10) Chesapeake Bay

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