Deep in the Desert  

 

 

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1. What do all deserts have in common?
    Heat
    Cold
    Dryness
 
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2. How do thorny devils hide from predators?
    They tuck their heads into the sand and change color
    They hide in burrows
    They bark
 
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3. What do cacti hold in their stems that allows them to survive in dry deserts?
    Air
    Water
    Flowers
 
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4. What do the bright colors on the Gila monster tell other animals?
    It's harmless
    It's hungry
    It's poisonous
 
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5. The Sahara Desert is a hot desert and is found on which continent?
    Asia
    Africa
    North America
 
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6. What physical adaptation allows the Bactrian camel to store energy when it can't find food?
    Fatty humps
    Bushy eyebrows
    Closed nostrils
 
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7. Why do so many desert animals, such as the lesser long-nosed bat, the fennec fox, and the tarkawara, sleep in the day and come out at night (nocturnal)?
    They are lazy
    It's hotter at night
    It's cooler at night
 
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8. The Mojave Desert, where the Gila monster lives, is found on which continent?
    North America
    Africa
    Asia
 
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9. True or False: Deserts are found on all continents, except Antarctica.
    True
    False
 
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10. Why do male ostriches dance (bow, wave their wings, and bob up and down)?
    To fly
    To scare away predators
    To attract females
 
   
 


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