Desert Magazine Quiz - May 1939

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This is the first Desert Magazine quiz, which became a monthly feature and appeared almost every month for over 30 years. Remember that this quiz, (and the answers!), were written in 1939. What was true then might not still be true now.

From Desert Magazine, May 1939:
"Here is a test for readers of the Desert Magazine who pride themselves on their knowledge of the Great American Desert. The following selective problems include geography, botany, zoology, mineralogy, history and Indian lore. They constitute a rather severe test of all-round acquaintance with the wide field of desert subjects.

"Check the answer you think is correct and when you have completed the 20 problems turn to page 39 for the answers. If you get 10 of them right you are better informed than the average student of the desert. If you answer 15 of them correctly you are a genius, and if more than 15 you are entitled to a Fellowship in the Royal Order of Sand Dune Sages."

Attempts allowed:Unlimited
Pass rate:75 %
Backwards navigation:Allowed