GK Questions on Deserts

gk desert quiz

Desert Quiz Questions and Answers:

Ques. How many countries does the Sahara desert touch?
(a) 7
(b) 9
(c) 10
(d) 11

Ans. (d)

Ques. Which of the following reasons is responsible for the lack of vegetation in the deserts?
(a) Heavy volume of sand
(b) Absence of B-horizon in the soil
(c) High temperature
(d) Lack of rainfall

Ans. (d)

Ques. World day to combat desertification and drought is observed on:
(a) June 17
(b) June 20
(c) April 17
(d) July 20

Ans. (a)

Ques. The Gobi Desert lies in which area?
(a) Australia
(b) Africa
(c) Asia
(d) America

Ans. (c)

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Ques. The biggest desert in Australia?
(a) The Great Victoria desert
(b) Great Sandy Desert
(c) Tanami Desert
(d) Simpson Desert

Ans. (a)

Ques. Deserts occur in areas of
(a) Adverse human disturbance
(b) Underground saline water
(c) Little underground water
(d) Rain shadow

Answer. (c)

Ques. Desertification can be checked by
(a) plugging gullies
(b) checking over- grazing
(c) contour ploughing
(d) forming shelter belts

Ans. (b)

Ques. The biggest desert in the world is the –
(a) Antarctic Desert
(b) Arctic Desert
(c) Russian Arctic
(d) Sahara desert

Ans. (a)

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Ques. In a desert region, soil erosion can be checked by
(a) Tree plantation / afforestation
(b) Crop rotation
(c) Contour ploughing
(d) Using farm manure

Ans. (a)

Ques. Sahara is located in which part of Africa ?
(a) Eastern
(b) Western
(c) Northern
(d) Southern

Ans. (c)

Ques. Where are the hot deserts generally found ?
(a) On the eastern margins of the Tropics
(b) On the western margins of the Tropics
(c) Nearer the Equator
(d) In the middle of the Continent

Ans. (b)

What animals live in the desert?

Many animals live in deserts, including kangaroo rats, burrowers, and insects. They also find refuge in burrows, which provide protection against extreme heat and aridity. Burrowing owls, for example, find shelter underground. These animals also hunt for food at night when the temperature is cooler. The sagebrush deserts of the Great Basin, Utah, and Montana are examples of these habitats.

What plants live in the desert?

While these habitats are dry, they contain plants that have evolved for these conditions. Desert soils are shallow, gravelly, and not very fertile, and lack rainfall. Plants that do grow in these environments are short and have short life cycles. The arid climate has been beneficial to the development of desert plants, and many plants have adapted to life in the arid regions. They are also well-adapted to the lack of water and lack of organic matter.

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