A Brief Quiz About Deserts!

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A brief quiz about deserts!


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  • 1. 
    Deserts are always hot.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Hot deserts are often located...
    • A. 

      In the southern hemisphere

    • B. 

      Far from the equator

    • C. 

      Near the equator

    • D. 

      In the Northern hemisphere

  • 3. 
    Deserts can be
    • A. 

      Sandy

    • B. 

      Rocky

    • C. 

      Spinifex and acacia shrubs

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    People have lived in deserts for many thousands of years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Deserts are dry because...
    • A. 

      The high temperatures in hot deserts cause moisture to evaporate quickly.

    • B. 

      The water cycle.

    • C. 

      Wind pushes clouds upwards where they meet mountains, causing the air to cool and rain to occur before the air reaches the desert area.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    Deserts can only be found inland. They are never near the sea because there is too much water there.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    An example of a coastal desert is...
    • A. 

      The Bambi Desert.

    • B. 

      The Namib Desert.

    • C. 

      The Manib Desert.

    • D. 

      The Nibam Desert.

  • 8. 
    True deserts are areas that receive less than ____ per year in rainfall.
    • A. 

      200mm

    • B. 

      150mm

    • C. 

      10mm

    • D. 

      100mm

  • 9. 
    The Great Sandy Desert and the Simpson Desert are examples of hot deserts in Australia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Temperatures in hot deserts can be more than 38 degrees celsius....
    • A. 

      During the day.

    • B. 

      During the night.

    • C. 

      During the day and night.

    • D. 

      Only in December.