World Geography(UPSC): Deserts

This is an MCQ-based quiz for UPSC, SSC, and other Government Exams.

A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and, consequently, living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life.

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Which of these best describe a desert?

Usually less than 250mm of rain per year, vegetation is less than 50% At least 300mm of rain per year, vegetation is less than 50% Usually less than 150mm of rain each year, no vegetation Less than 50mm of rain per year, vegetation is less than 50%

Approximately what percentage of the worlds deserts are covered with sand?

5% 20% 50% 100%

Atacama desert is in

South America North America South Africa North Africa

Atakama deserts covers

Central South America Wester South America Coastle regions of Peru and some parts of North Chile none of the above

Deserts with a pebble surface are called

regs draas barchans ergs

How does desert pavement form?

by intense chemical weathering by wind erosion by stream erosion by intense mechanical weathering

If most of the land in Utah was left in its natural state, which environment would it be?

Desert Wetland Ocean Forest

In what country is the Chihuahuan desert located?

Mexico North Africa South Africa South Arabian Peninsula

In which country Takla Makan desert situated?

Kazakhastan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan China

Kalhari is a desert because

It lies in the tropics It is on the leeward side of a mountain It underlies a high pressure cell It receives only land wind
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Title: World Geography(UPSC): Deserts
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