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SELF QUIZ: DESERTS OF THE SOUTHWEST
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Sources: PowerPoint 02b, text (p. 12-18)

1. Great Basin: SE Oregon, S Idaho, W Utah, N Arizona
Mohave: S Nevada, SE California, NW Arizona (barely)
Chihuahuan: S New Mexico, the bend of Texas, NE Mexico
Sonoran: S Arizona, SE California, NW Mexico/Baja Peninsula

2. Great Basin: winter snows
Mohave: winter rains
Chihuahuan: summer rains
Sonoran: winter and summer rains; the only one without significant freezes

3. Great Basin: big sagebrush
Mohave: Joshua tree
Chihuahuan: tarbush
Sonoran: columnar cactuses and leguminous trees