Deserts (Hot/Arid, Semiarid, Coastal, Cold)

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Deserts (Hot/Arid, Semiarid, Coastal, Cold) - Quiz

Quiz about hot/dry deserts, semiarid deserts, coastal deserts, and cold deserts.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where would you NOT find a hot and arid desert?

    • A.

      Northern Africa

    • B.

      West coast of South America

    • C.

      Central Australia

    • D.

      Eastern North America

    • E.

      Center of Australia

    Correct Answer
    D. Eastern North America
    Hot and arid deserts are only found in the western part of North America.

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  • 2. 

    Plants in hot and arid deserts tend to be __________________.

    • A.

      Clumped in groups

    • B.


    • C.

      All very close together

    • D.

      Close but uniform.

    Correct Answer
    B. Scattered
    Plants are widely scattered because of the lack of water.

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  • 3. 

    When it comes to food, animals in hot and arid desert are usually _____________ that come out at night to eat.

    Correct Answer
    Meat eaters
    In hot and arid deserts, animals usually come out at night to eat because the temperature is cooler and it helps them conserve water. Carnivores, or meat eaters, are animals that primarily consume meat as their main source of nutrition. Therefore, it makes sense that the animals in hot and arid deserts, which come out at night to eat, would be carnivores or meat eaters.

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  • 4. 

    Semiarid deserts are found in ___________________. (Name one place, though there are 4 place you should know)

    Correct Answer
    the Nearctic realm
    Great Basin
    the Neoarctic realm
    Semiarid deserts are found in the Nearctic realm, which includes regions such as Utah, Great Basin, and Montana. Additionally, semiarid deserts can also be found in the Neoarctic realm.

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  • 5. 

    The season in the semiarid desert are more ____________ than a hot and arid desert.

    Correct Answer
    The correct answer options, "Defined, Distinct, Clear, Definite," all suggest that the seasons in the semiarid desert are more well-defined or easily distinguishable compared to a hot and arid desert. These words imply that the semiarid desert experiences more noticeable changes in weather patterns and temperatures throughout the year, making the seasons more pronounced.

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  • 6. 

    Some plants have an unfavorable __________. (You should know two things that could go there but only put one.)

    Correct Answer
    The correct answer for the given question is "Odor". This is because odor refers to the specific smell or scent emitted by plants, which can be unpleasant or unfavorable in some cases.

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  • 7. 

    The Atacama in Chile is a ____________ desert.

    Correct Answer
    The Atacama in Chile is a coastal desert because it is located along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Coastal deserts are characterized by their proximity to the ocean, which influences their climate and weather patterns. The coastal location of the Atacama desert results in a unique combination of aridity and cool temperatures, as the cold ocean currents prevent moisture from reaching the land. This creates an extremely dry environment, making the Atacama one of the driest places on Earth.

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  • 8. 

    Many animals are ____________ during warmer seasons.

    Correct Answer
    During warmer seasons, many animals adapt their behavior to the changing environment. Some animals become nocturnal, meaning they are active during the night and rest during the day to avoid the heat. Others may enter a state of dormancy or hibernation, where they sleep for extended periods to conserve energy and survive the harsh conditions. Additionally, some animals may seek shelter in sealed burrows or dens to protect themselves from the heat or other predators. Therefore, the correct answer options, Nocturnal, Asleep, and Sealed, all provide possible explanations for how animals cope with warmer seasons.

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  • 9. 

    All animals except jack rabbits in cold deserts are __________________.

    Correct Answer
    The correct answer is "Burrowers" because jack rabbits are the only animals in cold deserts that do not burrow. This implies that all other animals in cold deserts, excluding jack rabbits, are burrowers.

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