10 most difficult deserts riddles A list of ten (out of 18) deserts related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Deserts quiz How much of Australia coastline is desertous? (out of total 21,262 miles/34,218 km)140 miles (180 km). More than 40% of Australia's land is classified as desert, but almost all of it is located inland. The Great Sandy Desert is the only one to extend to the coast, forming the long sweep of the Eighty Miles Beach (which is actually 140 miles long).very hard 22% 140 miles (180 km)140 miles (180 km)22%1,000 miles (1,600 km)1,000 miles (1,600 km)13%3,000 miles (4,800 km)3,000 miles (4,800 km)23%14,000 miles (22,500 km)14,000 miles (22,500 km)39%Created by: Cleo. Statistics based on 4270 answers in 2 languages »geography of Australia riddles » What is the world's second largest non-polar desert?Arabian Desert. The Arabian Desert is twice as large as the Gobi, and four times larger than Great Victoria and Kalahari. It occupies most of the Arabian Peninsula.very hard 26% Gobi DesertGobi Desert44%Arabian DesertArabian Desert26%Great Victoria DesertGreat Victoria Desert7%Kalahari DesertKalahari Desert21%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3720 answers in 3 languages »Saudi Arabia riddles » Which desert has this famous "eye"?Sahara. The Richat Structure in Mauritania, also known as the Eye of the Sahara, was interpreted as an asteroid impact structure, but no evidence for shock metamorphism has been found. Today scientists believe that it is a huge (40 km in diameter) and deeply eroded geologic dome.very hard 26% NamibNamib19%GobiGobi29%SaharaSahara26%MojaveMojave24%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6158 answers in 2 languages »deserts of Africa riddles » Australian Gibson Desert is named after Alfred Gibson. Who was he?A man who got lost in the desert. The Gibson Desert was named by explorer Ernest Giles after a member of his party, who became lost and presumably died in the desert. There is almost nothing known about Alfred Gibson apart from his appearance.very hard 29% a man who got lost in the deserta man who got lost in the desert29%first president of Australiafirst president of Australia11%explorer that first crossed Australiaexplorer that first crossed Australia49%famous Australian poetfamous Australian poet9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6421 answers in 4 languages »geographic names riddles » Why is White Sands Desert in New Mexico so purely white?It is gypsum. White Sands, having 442 total square kilometers of dune fields, is the world's largest surface deposit of gypsum. Unlike other desert sands, it is cool to the touch, due to the high rate of evaporation of surface moisture and the fact that the sands reflect, rather than absorb, the sun's rays.very hard 32% it is gypsumit is gypsum32%it is very fine grained sandit is very fine grained sand10%it iswhite quartzit iswhite quartz35%it is an optical illusionit is an optical illusion22%Created by: Debbie Fox. Statistics based on 11160 answers in 4 languages »soil riddles » What is the name of this distinctive sandy desert north to Tibet?Taklamakan is the world's second largest shifting sand desert with about 85% made up of shifting sand dunes. Because it lies in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, Taklamakan is a paradigmatic cold desert climate. During the 2008 Chinese winter storms episode, the Taklamakan was reported to be covered for the first time in its entirety with a thin layer of snow reaching 4 centimeters (1.6 in).very hard 33% KarakumKarakum15%Tian ShanTian Shan10%TaklamakanTaklamakan33%GobiGobi40%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9811 answers in 2 languages »geography of China riddles » In which country is Berber the official language?In Morocco. The Berber language is ancient and has 2200 years of written tradition. In 2011 Berber became a constitutionally official language of Morocco, after years of persecution (under the policy of Arabization). There is a movement among speakers of the closely related varieties of Northern Berber to unite them under a standard language.very hard 34% nowherenowhere24%in North Sudanin North Sudan17%in Western Saharain Western Sahara24%in Moroccoin Morocco34%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6701 answers in 2 languages »deserts of North Africa riddles » How does the landscape of Sahara desert mainly look like?It is rocky. Most of the Sahara consists of rocky hamada; ergs (large areas covered with sand dunes) form only about 20% of the total area.very hard 39% it is rockyit is rocky39%it is sandyit is sandy52%it is grassyit is grassy5%it is mountainousit is mountainous2%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 10567 answers in 2 languages »geography of North Africa riddles » What are the circular objects visible on this satellite photo taken over Libya?Agricultural fields. This is an astronaut photo of the Al Khufrah Oasis in Libya. The circular shape of fields is characteristic of center pivot irrigation. These fields are approximately 0.6 mile (1 kilometer) in diameter. Lighter colors indicate fields that have been harvested recently or just planted.hard 48% oil fieldsoil fields28%rocket padsrocket pads5%agricultural fieldsagricultural fields48%solar panel fieldssolar panel fields18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 16533 answers in 2 languages »Libya riddles » Which desert is the driest in the world? (non-polar)Atacama. The Atacama is the driest of all deserts, with some places having recorded no rain in living memory. It extends along the Pacific coast, forming a huge strip of arid, hostile beach. The average rainfall in the Antofagasta region is 1 millimeter (0.04 in) per year.hard 55% SaharaSahara24%NamibNamib11%AtacamaAtacama55%Takla MakanTakla Makan8%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 15102 answers in 4 languages »Chile riddles » Play deserts quiz and see all the questions.