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Lifeless Deserts

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
It seems that life has come to a halt in these lands of endless sands, rocks or ice. Let this quiz take you on a journey to some of the most extreme regions on Earth - the deserts.

Question 1:


In geography, the term "desert" is used to refer to a region that receives little or no precipitation. Approximately one-third of Earth's land surface is desert, with the largest such region being which of these?
Antarctica
Sahara
Kalahari
Greenland

Question 2:

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Because of their extremely dry climate, deserts are a source of some of the most incredible and well-preserved fossil finds in history. For instance, the first ones of these rare dinosaur fossils were discovered in the Gobi desert.
Dinosaur skin
Dinosaur teeth
Dinosaur nails
Dinosaur eggs


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Question 3:


The Kalahari Desert, meaning "great thirst" translated from the local language, is a vast area of red-brown sands, taking up a considerable area of which of these regions?
The Middle East
Southwest Asia
South Africa
Central Asia

Question 4:

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The saguaro -- a large, tree-sized cactus species, whose night-blooming flowers appear only in April and May, can be found only in this desert.
Namib Desert
Chihuahuan Desert
Black Rock Desert
Sonoran Desert


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Sahara, the world's largest hot desert, spreads out on area of over 9,000,000 km² (3,500,000 mi²), which is about the size of the United States. Scientist believe that the desert got its current appearance some 5000 years ago, which was caused not only by natural factors but also by this human activity.
Improper cultivation of the soil
Over-grazing by the domestic animals
Extensive use of the area's rocks for building
Over-hunting of local species


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Question 6:


This African desert, famous for its enormous sand dunes, is considered the oldest desert in the world, having endured its current arid conditions for at least 80 million years.
Libyan Desert
Kalahari Desert
Kara Kum Desert
Namib Desert

Question 7:


Rangipo Desert in the central part of New Zealand's North Island, does not have its barren and lifeless appearance because of the lack of rain, but rather, due to which of these?
Intense use of pesticides
Soil structure
Constant powerful winds
Frequent destructive storms

Question 8:


The Atacama Desert of Chile and Peru is one of the driest and most lifeless places on Earth. This virtually rainless plateau is made up of sand, lava flows, and what other substance?
Salt
Limestone
Ash
Clay

Question 9:


This Australian desert of nearly 600,000 square kilometres is famous for its spectacular land and rock formations, such as Uluru and Kata Tjuta, its estimated 1,100 parallel dunes running north-south, and the fresh water lake, Rainbow Valley.
Great Victoria Desert
Simpson Desert
Tanami Desert
Great Sandy Desert

Question 10:


The largest natural karst crater on Earth - Ramon Crater, with a length of 40 km (25 miles) and width of 2 to 10 km (1.5 to 6 miles), is situated in the heart of this Middle East desert.
Kyzyl Kum
Mojave desert
Judean Desert
Negev desert

 


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