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Desert Quizzes & Trivia

From the Kalahari savannah to the sandy Sahara; from the center of Australia to the southernmost tip of South American; and from the highlands of Iceland to the wind-swept Antarctic – deserts make up a huge part of the earth’s surface. How much do you know about deserts?

How can Antarctica be a desert when it’s covered in ice, for example – and how can any plants or animals survive living in dry desert conditions? What’s the world’s largest desert, and what is the coolest? Are cactuses the only plants that can get by with so little water? Is it possible to survive a sandstorm? Whether you’re just interested in deserts, or if you’re concerned about knowing enough to survive a breakdown in the middle of Death Valley, take our deserts quiz and learn all you want to know about this bizarre biome.
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A desert is a large area of barren land where little or no rain occurs. Deserts can be found in various places in the world but the most commonly known is the Sahara desert in Africa. What do you know about the deserts on...

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 3390   |  Last updated: Jun 25, 2018
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    How much rain would you get in a desert? (in inches)

'Multiple Choice' and 'True or False' Quiz on the Sahara Desert.

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 2424   |  Last updated: Jul 17, 2017
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    Is the Sahara Desert in Africa?

Quick quiz on deserts for 4th grade students for a WebQuest project.

Questions: 6  |  Attempts: 1062   |  Last updated: Jul 17, 2017
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    Deserts don't often get rain.  However, sometimes it rains very hard in the desert which causes a/an  _________.

A brief quiz about deserts!

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 398   |  Last updated: Jan 11, 2019
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    Deserts are always hot.

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

Questions: 22  |  Attempts: 41   |  Last updated: Jul 30, 2011
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What do you think is the most interesting thing you learned while doing your explorer project?
Being an explorer is actually a fun activity. Exploring has the tendency to open up the mind to so many possibilities that the person never thought was possible in the past. I have always loved adventures and the fact that I was asked to explore made
What is the difference between Tundra and Desert?
Tundra and Desert are known to be two different types of biomes that can be found in various parts of the globe. Tundra is known to be a very cold region. It is not uncommon for Tundra to be covered in snow the whole year. The Desert is known to be a
When does the Sahara get rainfall?
The northern thin fringe of the Sahara desert gets more winter cloudiness along with rainfall. This is because of the arrival of such low pressure systems from over the Mediterranean Sea. The attenuated and the rain shadow effects of the mountains an
Which is the hottest desert in the world?
The hottest desert in the world is the Sahara Desert. The highest temperature recorded on the land surface is 136° F in the place called El Aziza, located in Libya. Even though these records are disputed, such a temperature was recorded on Septem
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