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Somme (river): Quiz


Question 1: This picture, of the source of the Somme in 1986, shows it when the water table had fallen below the surface of the chalk in which the ________ lies.
AquiferGroundwaterWater contentHydrogeology

Question 2: The river is perhaps most famous as a result of the World War I Battle of the Somme (July to November ________).
March 4191620061972

Question 3: The great battles which finally stopped the German advance in the ________ of 1918 were fought around the valley of the Somme in places like Villers Bretonneux, which marked the beginning of the end of the war.
Spring OffensiveHundred Days OffensiveOperation MichaelWestern Front (World War I)

Question 4: The river is 245 km long, from its source in the high ground of the former Forest of Arrouaise at Fonsommes near Saint-Quentin, to the Bay of the Somme, in the ________.
Baltic SeaNorth SeaEnglish ChannelCeltic Sea

Question 5: Somme : Ham, Péronne, Corbie, Amiens, ________, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Le Crotoy

Question 6: It lies in the geological syncline which also forms the ________.
Southampton WaterPoole HarbourSolentEngland

Question 7: Crossing the river also featured prominently in the campaign which led to the ________ some 501 years before the 1916 battles.
Siege of HarfleurHundred Years' WarHundred Years' War (1415–1429)Battle of Agincourt

Question 8: The St.Quentin Canal, famous for the 1918 battle, links the Somme to northern France and ________ and southward to the Oise.
DenmarkBelgiumSpainUnited Kingdom

Question 9: The Somme is a river in Picardy, northern ________.
ItalyUnited KingdomFranceCanada

Question 10: The traditional market gardens of ________, the Hortillonages are on this sort of land but drained.


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