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Question 1: ________, from borax and borate evaporites, is an essential ingredient in the manufacture of glass, enamel, agricultural chemicals, water softeners, and pharmaceuticals.
UraniumAluminiumBoronCarbon

Question 2: Bottomlands may be ________-covered flats.
HypertensionSodium chlorideSaltWater

Question 3: Some fauna includes the kangaroo rat, ________, jack rabbit, and many lizards.
CougarBobcatCoyoteGray Wolf

Question 4: The ________ of Chile is unique among the deserts of the world in its great abundance of saline minerals.
Mojave DesertAtacama DesertAntarcticaSahara

Question 5: Normally dry stream channels, called arroyos or wadis, can quickly fill after heavy rains, and ________ make these channels dangerous.
StormFlash floodTropical cycloneStorm drain

Question 6: The ________, for example, turn over half-buried stones just before dawn so dew forms on them.
JordanBedouinSaudi ArabiaEgypt

Question 7: ________ (UNEP).
United Nations Human Rights CouncilUniversal Postal UnionFood and Agriculture OrganizationUnited Nations Environment Programme

Question 8: As an example, ________ receives about 300 millimeters, (12 in), of rain per year, however about 2500 millimeters, (100 in), of water could evaporate over the course of a year.
Mesa, ArizonaPima County, ArizonaTucson, ArizonaPhoenix, Arizona

Question 9: Sodium nitrate has been mined for ________ and fertilizer in the Atacama since the middle of the 19th century.
Explosive materialNitroglycerinNitrogenOxygen

Question 10: Valuable minerals located in arid lands include copper in the United States, Chile, Peru, and Iran; iron and lead-zinc ore in ________; and gold, silver, and uranium deposits in Australia and the United States.
BarbadosAustraliaCanadaUnited Kingdom
















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