Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Desert Questions & Answers.
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The Desert Questions & Answers
Question 1: From the first paragraph
i. Pick out two phrases which describe the desert as most people believe it is;
Answer: The phrases which describe the desert as most people believe it is are; that desert is an endless stretch of sand and that deserts are dry, hot, waterless and without shelter.
ii. Pick out two phrases which describe the desert as specialists see it.
Answer: The phrases which describe the desert as specialists see it are; that the desert can be a beautiful place, it is the home to a variety of people, animals and plants that have learnt to live under very hot and dry conditions.
Which do you think is an apt description, and why?
Answer: The second view is quite an apt description as experienced by the people in actual.
Question 2: The phrases on the left in the following box occur in the text. Match each of them with a phrase on the right.
|i. an endless stretch of sand
|a. fertile place with water and
plants in a desert
|ii. waterless and without
|b. not visible because the grass
shelter is thick
|iii. an oasis
|c. nothing but sand as far as one
|iv. hidden by a cover of grass
|d. no water and no shade
Question 3: A camel can do without water for days together. What is the reason given in the text?
Answer: A camel can do without water for days together as they sweat very little. We sweat to keep our body temperature constant. We sweat when it gets hot, and sweating cools our body. However, camels can stand high body temperature and don’t sweat. Due to this, they retain the water they drink for longer periods of time.
Question 4: How do the smaller desert animals fulfil their need for water?
Answer: The smaller desert animals do not drink water. They move underground by digging during the hot day and come out at night to eat. Some of them eat other animals and get the water they need from the moisture in the meat. Others eat plants and seeds and get the water they need from plant juices.
Question 5: In a desert the temperature rises during the day and falls rapidly at night. Why?
Answer: The major feature of all deserts is, of course, dryness and variations of temperature. In humid climates, the moisture in the air acts like a blanket and protects the earth’s surface from the hot rays of the sun. The absence of this blanket causes the deserts to heat up rapidly during the day and cool off rapidly at night.
So, these were The Desert Questions & Answers.