Desert Biomes: Facts, Climate & Locations


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Which type of desert receives its precipitation in the form of snow instead of rain?

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1. What is the average temperature in the desert during the day and night?

2. How is the giant saguaro cactus adapted for life in the desert?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the primary characteristics of desert biomes in terms of water levels and fluctuations in temperature. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the types of desert and the average temperature of the desert during the day and night.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The type of desert that receives snow for its precipitation instead of the usual rain
  • The average temperature of the desert during daytime and nighttime
  • How the giant saguaro has adapted for survivability in the desert
  • The aspect of the desert that creates the harshest living conditions for animals
  • The definition of 'crepuscular feeder'

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as desert biome, hot desert and cold desert
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of desert biomes
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how desert temperatures affect animals and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about desert plants and animals

Additional Learning

To learn more about desert biomes and their primary characteristics, review the corresponding lesson on Characteristics of Desert Biomes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define desert biome
  • Know where deserts are located
  • Understand how precipitation and temperature define a desert
  • Differentiate between cold and hot deserts
  • Explore types of desert plants and animals and how they survive