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Atacama Desert: Quiz


Question 1: The Escondida Mine and ________ are also located within the Atacama Desert.

Question 2: The Atacama is also a testing site for the ________ funded Earth-Mars Cave Detection Program.
Space explorationNASAHuman spaceflightSpace Race

Question 3: A new radio astronomy telescope called ALMA, is being built by Europe, Japan, North America, and ________ in the Llano de Chajnantor Observatory.

Question 4: The Atacama Desert is a virtually rainless plateau in South America, covering a 600-mile (1,000 km) strip of land on the Pacific coast of South America, west of the ________ mountains.
GeographyGran ChacoAndesPhysical geography

Question 5: The ________ over these resources between Chile and Bolivia began in the 1800s.
Tacna–Arica compromiseToro SubmarinoAtacama border disputeTacna and Arica Campaign

Question 6: After the ________, in which Chile annexed most of the desert, cities along the coast developed into international ports, and many Chilean workers migrated there.
Atacama border disputeWar of the PacificTreaty of Peace and Friendship (1904)Treaty of defensive alliance between Peru and Bolivia of 1873

Question 7: During the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries under the ________, towns grew along the coast as shipping ports for silver produced in Potosí and other mines.
Habsburg SpainSpanish EmpireBritish EmpirePortuguese Empire

Question 8: The desert has rich deposits of ________ and other minerals, and the world's largest natural supply of sodium nitrate, which was mined on a large scale until the early 1940s.

Question 9: The ________ runs through the Atacama in a north-south trajectory.
Pan-American HighwayNicaraguaBrazilArgentina

Question 10: The Paranal Observatory, which includes the ________.
Very Large TelescopeEuropean Extremely Large TelescopeOptical telescopeBetelgeuse


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