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Largest Deserts in the World

Can you name the 10 largest deserts in the world according to Wikipedia
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  • Quiz by cosmokim - Apr 26, 2016
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(65)
Greenland?
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Apr 14, 2016
(54)
Evidently, this is not a desert.
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Apr 26, 2016
(55)
Greenland is not a desert because it receives regular snowfall. Most of Antarctica receives almost no snow.
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Jan 26, 2017
(50)
Good job, really need more quizzes like this one!
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Apr 16, 2016
(54)
Thanks!
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Apr 17, 2016
(57)
Great quiz. Could you accept Chihuahua? I almost had it.
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May 2, 2016
(54)
No, sorry. See if Quizmaster wants it.
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May 2, 2016
(57)
Submit it with type-ins, because it must go through Quizmaster anyway. If he approves it, then it's accepted. :)
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May 4, 2016
(54)
Another thing, when there are shortened type-ins, they often annoy those who want to type the whole answer.
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May 4, 2016
Exactly, @cosmokim. That's why I chose not to allow Patagonia. It's not correct, and it punishes the people who type it correctly. I still get a lot of flack for allowing "Pittsburg".
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May 5, 2016
(67)
Since there isn't a desert called Pittsburg, I'm not surprised you get flack for allowing it.
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May 12, 2016
(27)
Very funny @JeremyHall 10 points to Gryffindor
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May 12, 2016
(46)
"The Patagonian Desert, also known as the Patagonia Desert, Patagonian Steppe, or Magellanic Steppe" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patagonian_Desert). It should be accepted.
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Sep 24, 2016
(70)
Also could you accept Patagonia
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May 3, 2016
(54)
See my previous comment.
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May 3, 2016
(43)
Me too! I guessed Chihuahua but not Chihuahuan.
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May 12, 2016
(38)
I'd also like to see Chihuahua and Patagonia accepted.
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May 12, 2016
(57)
what about Atacama ?
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May 12, 2016
(77)
#22 by size, well off this list. Of course, Wikipedia separates the contiguous Gibson, Great Sandy, and Great Victoria deserts (as well as the Mojave/Sonoran, and others). If those were amalgamated into single units, I'm still not sure Atacama would make the top 10.
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May 12, 2016
(54)
Yes. The reason the Atacama is famous is because it's dry, not because it is large.
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May 12, 2016
(69)
I tried both Mojave and Sonoran and wondered why they didn't make the list. Had no idea the Chihuahuan was larger. My new fact for the day.
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May 12, 2016
(54)
:)
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May 12, 2016
(43)
I'm surprised so few people get the Great Basin - then again, I have driven through it so it's hard for me to forget!
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May 12, 2016
(69)
I've driven through it several times, but didn't realize it was a desert. I just thought it was a great basin.
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May 12, 2016
(63)
A lot of people here are not from the USA. And the American desert we hear about the most is Mojave - just because it is featured in many films. Then, I believe, would be the Great Salt Lake Desert. In fact, I've never heard about Great Basin before
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May 24, 2016
(25)
Can you accept "Patagonia" for the "Patagonian Desert?"
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May 12, 2016
(54)
I've been over this in previous comments.
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May 12, 2016
(53)
Well I fit the trend perfectly...and I've been to the Great Basin many times, I just never knew what it was called.
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May 13, 2016
(67)
Would you consider adding Black Rock as an alternative to Great Basin? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rock_Desert As a former resident of the area, everyone refers to it by this name no matter where they are in the basin.
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May 14, 2016
(34)
Patagonia should work. Nobody call the patagonian desert but Patagonia.
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May 19, 2016
(45)
Cosmokim, can you accept Great Nevada Basin Desert for Great Basin Desert.
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Jun 19, 2016
(65)
I put Patagonia, didn't think to add the n.
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Jun 23, 2016
(48)
Same. Wikipedia says Patagonian Desert is also known as Patagonia Desert. Nice quiz though!
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Sep 19, 2016
(45)
No Sonoran amd Atacama deserts?
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Aug 25, 2016
(53)
30 seconds! More flexibility needed around acceptable answers though FTW!
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Oct 5, 2016
(30)
Patagonian threw me I've always called it the Atacama
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Oct 13, 2016
(51)
The Patagonian and Atacama Desert are two different deserts. The Atacama borders the Pacific coast of South America.
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Dec 8, 2016
(25)
Gotta love how the Great Victoria desert isnt in the state of Victoria. I was taught that it is called the Great Australian Desert though
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Oct 15, 2016
(41)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deserts_by_area
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Oct 20, 2016
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