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101 Desert Trivia Questions To Burn Through

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Desert

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September 3, 2022

You may think you know the desert because you’re familiar with the definition: arid land with next to no vegetation, typically warm and with little rainfall—but what do you really know about the desert? People may think of deserts as empty vacuums full of heat, but you know that nothing could be farther from the truth. Deserts support fascinating, robust ecosystems of plants, mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects.

Despite their sometimes cruel conditions, people have found home and respite in desert climates. Nomadic Bedouins in the Negev and the artist communes in Taos, New Mexico know the same thing you do: deserts are endlessly fascinating.

Whether you have a soft spot for sandy deserts like the Sahara in Northern Africa, or like exploring the Mojave closer to home, these desert trivia questions and answers will scratch your itch for the wild west.

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1. The city of Khara-hot is in which desert?

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2. The Great Victorian desert is in which continent?

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3. The Death Stalker is a desert what?

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4. How many deserts are there in the USA?

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5. Over how many days is the Marathon des Sables run?

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6. Parts of Iraq lie in which desert?

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1. The Joshua Tree can be found in which desert?

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2. What mountain range borders the Atacama?

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3. The Sahara desert is what?

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4. The Arabian is what sort of desert?

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5. How many countries does the Sahara span?

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6. Libya can be found in which desert?

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1. The Chihuahuan desert is in which continent?

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2. Which desert has some elephants?

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3. The Kogara people live in which desert?

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4. What is the dominant language of the Arabian desert?

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5. The great Indian bustard can be found in which desert?

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6. The prickly Pear is a form of what?

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1. In what country is the Chihuahuan desert located?

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2. The Gobi desert is in which country?

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3. Which river runs through the Sahara Desert?

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4. Bactrian camels have how many humps?

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5. The Libyan desert is part of which larger desert?

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6. Parts of Texas lie in which desert?

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1. What language is mostly spoken around the Sahara?

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2. Which is the world's largest, coldest desert?

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3. What is mined in the Thar desert?

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4. The cactus is native to which continent?

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5. Dromedary camels have how many humps?

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6. The smartest time of day to travel in the desert is

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1. Which minimalist composer wrote The Desert Music?

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2. Who was the first explorer to have crossed the Great Sandy desert?

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3. A dromedary (in a desert) is a what?

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4. Which wind is often thought to be responsible for the formation of the world's deserts?

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5. In the desert a mirage is a what?

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6. How much of the world is covered with deserts?

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1. What desert occupies much of Botswana?

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2. Iraq extends into which desert?

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3. Approximately what percentage of Turkmenistand does the Karakum desert occupy?

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4. Which desert beetle is considered sacred in Egypt?

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5. The Simpson desert is also known as what desert?

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6. How high can a sandstorm reach?

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1. Edwards Airforce Base is in which desert?

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2. Which metal can be found in the Great Sandy Desert?

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3. The secretary bird is native to which desert?

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4. The Fennec lives in which desert?

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5. The Death Valley Mine is in which desert?

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6. The town of Tshane can be found in which desert?

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1. The Addax lives in the desert, what is it?

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2. In a desert water is usually found where?

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3. How many native plant species can be found in the Sonoran desert?

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4. What is the main source of income for people living in the Thar desert?

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5. What plant is the symbol for the desert?

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6. The Silk Road is in which desert?

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1. What is the world´s largest subtropical desert?

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2. The Atlas mountains can be found in which desert?

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3. What feature defines a desert?

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4. In the desert, a haboob is a what?

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5. The city of Riyadh is in which desert?

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6. How many deserts are there in Brazil?

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1. What best locates the Sahara desert?

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2. The Gobi desert is doing what?

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3. NASA used the Atacam to do what ?

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4. What is the best way to drink your urine for a water source?

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5. Yardangs refer to desert what?

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6. The novel Dune is set where?

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1. T E Lawrence is better known as what?

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2. The Gibson desert is in which Australian state?

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3. The Spiny Mouse is a desert creature from which continent?

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4. The word 'desertification' describes what?

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5. What plants are mostly found in the Sahara?

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6. The Sahara is in which part of Africa?

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1. Which sea separates the Sahara from the Arabian deserts?

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2. The Chinkara lives in which desert?

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3. Approximately what is the maximom temperature of the Patagonian desert in degrees?

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4. The city of Windhoek is located in which desert?

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5. Which is the only desert made entirely of water?

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6. In a desert an erg is a what?

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1. The Falkland Current affects which desert?

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2. The Great Basin is what type of desert?

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3. What percentage of the Great Basin Desert is made of sand?

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4. The Kavir desert is in which continent?

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5. The Campaign Desert Storm was fought in which Desert?

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6. A dust devil is a what?

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1. Which country in the Sahara has the largest sand dune?

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2. The Patagonian desert ins in which country?

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3. The desert town of Alice Springs is in which country?

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4. The Ghost Town Bodie is in which desert?

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5. The Atacama is what sort of desert?

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6. When were camels introduced to the Sahara?

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1. Kuwait can be found in which desert?

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2. What cactus can be found in the Sonoran desert?

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3. How many million years old approximately is the Namib desert?

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4. Approximately how many species of plants grow in the Sahara?

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5. What do camels store in their humps?

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6. The Patagonian desert is in which continent?

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1. Which continent is the Mohave desert in?

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2. The Hispid Cotton Rat lives in the deserts in which continent?

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3. Which novel by Michael Ondaatje features a desert?

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4. The Shepherd's tree can be found in which desert?

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5. What War was fought in the Arabian desert in the 1990s?

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