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Taklamakan Desert: Quiz


Question 1: Periods of Chinese rule were interspersed with rule by Turkic, ________ and Tibetan peoples.
Kalmyk peopleBorjiginMongolsMonguor

Question 2: Merchant caravans on the ________ would stop for relief at the thriving oasis towns.
Han DynastySino-Roman relationsSilk RoadTang Dynasty

Question 3: Its treasures and dangers have been vividly described by ________, Sven Hedin, Albert von Le Coq, and Paul Pelliot.
Francis YounghusbandAurel SteinTaklamakan DesertCentral Asia

Question 4: The present population consists largely of Turkic ________.
Uyghur peopleXinjiangKyrgyzYugur

Question 5: In recent years, the desert has expanded in some areas, its sands enveloping farms and villages as a result of human-created ________.

Question 6: [5] In recent years, the People's Republic of China has constructed a cross-desert highway that links the cities of ________ (on the southern edge) and Luntai (on the northern edge).
XinjiangAksu, XinjiangKashgarHotan

Question 7: Given its relative proximity with the cold to frigid air masses in ________, extreme lows are recorded in wintertime, sometimes well below −20 °C (−4 °F).
SiberiaRussiaUral MountainsNorth Asia

Question 8: ________: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia.
Great powerRusso-Japanese WarAnglo-Russian EntenteThe Great Game

Question 9: It is crossed at its northern and at its southern edge by two branches of the ________ as travelers sought to avoid the arid wasteland.
Tang DynastySino-Roman relationsSilk RoadHan Dynasty

Question 10: It is bounded by the Kunlun Mountains to the south, and the ________ and Tian Shan (ancient Mount Imeon) to the west and north.
TuvaWakhan CorridorKashmirPamir Mountains

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