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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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level 66
Apr 14, 2016
Greenland?
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level 55
Apr 26, 2016
Evidently, this is not a desert.
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level 58
Jan 26, 2017
Greenland is not a desert because it receives regular snowfall. Most of Antarctica receives almost no snow.
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level 53
Apr 16, 2016
Good job, really need more quizzes like this one!
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level 55
Apr 17, 2016
Thanks!
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level 59
May 2, 2016
Great quiz. Could you accept Chihuahua? I almost had it.
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level 55
May 2, 2016
No, sorry. See if Quizmaster wants it.
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level 58
May 4, 2016
Submit it with type-ins, because it must go through Quizmaster anyway. If he approves it, then it's accepted. :)
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level 55
May 4, 2016
Another thing, when there are shortened type-ins, they often annoy those who want to type the whole answer.
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May 5, 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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level 68
May 12, 2016
Since there isn't a desert called Pittsburg, I'm not surprised you get flack for allowing it.
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level 27
May 12, 2016
Very funny @JeremyHall 10 points to Gryffindor
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level 49
Sep 24, 2016
"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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level 70
May 3, 2016
Also could you accept Patagonia
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level 55
May 3, 2016
See my previous comment.
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level 47
May 12, 2016
Me too! I guessed Chihuahua but not Chihuahuan.
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level 38
May 12, 2016
I'd also like to see Chihuahua and Patagonia accepted.
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level 59
May 12, 2016
what about Atacama ?
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level 76
May 12, 2016
#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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level 55
May 12, 2016
Yes. The reason the Atacama is famous is because it's dry, not because it is large.
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level 72
May 12, 2016
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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level 55
May 12, 2016
:)
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level 61
Aug 18, 2017
Interesting. I did wonder why Atacama wasn't there.
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level 47
May 12, 2016
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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level 72
May 12, 2016
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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level 65
May 24, 2016
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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level 38
May 12, 2016
Can you accept "Patagonia" for the "Patagonian Desert?"
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level 55
May 12, 2016
I've been over this in previous comments.
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level 55
May 13, 2016
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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level 67
May 14, 2016
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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level 36
May 19, 2016
Patagonia should work. Nobody call the patagonian desert but Patagonia.
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level 19
Aug 26, 2017
Quizmaster has been over this. It's not correct.
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level 45
Jun 19, 2016
Cosmokim, can you accept Great Nevada Basin Desert for Great Basin Desert.
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level 66
Jun 23, 2016
I put Patagonia, didn't think to add the n.
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level 55
Sep 19, 2016
Same. Wikipedia says Patagonian Desert is also known as Patagonia Desert. Nice quiz though!
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level 48
Aug 25, 2016
No Sonoran amd Atacama deserts?
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level 62
Oct 5, 2016
30 seconds! More flexibility needed around acceptable answers though FTW!
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level 38
Oct 13, 2016
Patagonian threw me I've always called it the Atacama
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level 52
Dec 8, 2016
The Patagonian and Atacama Desert are two different deserts. The Atacama borders the Pacific coast of South America.
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level 32
Oct 15, 2016
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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level 55
May 25, 2017
Me too, but it doesn't seem to be attested, hmm
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level 46
Oct 20, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deserts_by_area
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level 2
Mar 28, 2017
They are growing constantly too
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level 55
May 25, 2017
Accept Chihuahua for Chihuahuan?
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Aug 26, 2017
It's not correct, and it punishes the people who type it correctly. Another thing, when there are shortened type-ins, they often annoy those who want to type the whole answer.
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Aug 7, 2017
I typed Chihuahua and Patagonia but didn't add the -n at the end. Could you please accept without the end (also do it for Syria too)
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