Deserts Of The World

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Desert Quizzes & Trivia

A Jeopardy-style quiz about the worlds deserts. Each answer must contain a question, as in "What is. . . "


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This is considered the largest desert in the world.
  • 2. 
    This peak is the tallest mountain in Antarctica.
  • 3. 
    This is the active volcano of Antarctica.
  • 4. 
    These are the two main seas that surround the continent of Antarctica.
  • 5. 
    This Norwegian was the first to reach the South Pole.
  • 6. 
    This is the worlds second-largest desert, but the largest hot desert.
  • 7. 
    The Sahara desert is bounded by the Sahel, a savanna-like strip, to the south, and this mountain range to the North.
  • 8. 
    These are the two main ethnic groups that inhabit the Sahara desert.
  • 9. 
    This desert is considered the driest in the world, thanks to it's position in the rain shadow of the Andes.
  • 10. 
    The Atacama desert was a main bone of contention in this war in the late 1800's, between Chile, Peru and Bolivia, all of which sought to control it's nitrate reserves.
  • 11. 
    These three African countries contain portions of the Kalahari desert.
  • 12. 
    This tribe of the Kalahari is well-known for it's "click" language.
  • 13. 
    This desert, home to Death Valley, is bounded by the San Gabriel and San Bernadino mountains.
  • 14. 
    The Mojave desert of the American Southwest is strongly associated with this plant, the "yucca brevifola".
  • 15. 
    This second-largest Asian desert played a role in the famed Silk Road, and dinosaur fossils have been found in it's Nemegt Basin.
  • 16. 
    This middle-eastern desert means "the empty quarter" and is home to the worlds largest oil field, the Ghawar.
  • 17. 
    This desert, home to the medicinal hoodia plant, is thought to be the oldest desert on Earth.
  • 18. 
    The Painted Desert is shared by Grand Canyon National Park and this other national park land.
  • 19. 
    The Negev desert comprises the southern half of this country.
  • 20. 
    The Taklamakan desert of China is famed for splitting this trading route into North and South branches.
  • 21. 
    This desert of Western Australia is part of the Western Desert - you could make a great castle here!
  • 22. 
    This Mexican desert is one of the world's ten largest. Ay, senor!