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21 The narrow stretch of water connecting two Seas is called
A Peninsula
B Isthmus
C Bay
D Strait

Answer: Option [D]

The narrow stretch of water connecting two Seas is called Strait. A strait lies between two land masses and connects two larger bodies of water, an isthmus lies between two bodies of water and connects two larger land masses. e.g. Palk Strait connects Gulf of Mannar & Bay of Bengal.

22 The largest ocean is
A Indian Ocean
B Pacific Ocean
C Atlantic Ocean
D Arctic Ocean

Answer: Option [B]

The largest ocean is Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of the world ocean basins. Covering approximately 63 million square miles and containing more than half of the free water on Earth, the Pacific is by far the largest of the world's ocean basins.



23 Which current is responsible for increasing in the temperature of the western Europe ?
A Canary current
B Gulf stream
C Labrador current
D North Equatorial current

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is Gulf stream. The climate of Western Europe is milder in comparison to other areas of the same latitude around the globe due to the influence of the Gulf Stream. Western Europe is at the same latitude as parts Canada and Russia, thus solar insulation is weak much of the year.

24 In which of the following is the Great Barrier Reef located ?
A Solomon Sea
B Coral Sea
C Arafura Sea
D Bismarck Sea

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is Coral Sea. The Great Barrier Reef is in the Coral Sea, on Australia's north-eastern coast. It stretches more than 2,300km along the state of Queensland's coastline, beginning at the tip of Cape York Peninsula in the north and extending down to Bundaberg in the south.

25 Seismic sea waves which approach the coasts at greater force are known as
A Tsunami
B Current
C Cyclone
D Tides

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is Tsunami. A tsunami is a series of large waves generated by an abrupt movement on the ocean floor that can result from an earthquake, an underwater landslide, a volcanic eruption or - very rarely - a large meteorite strike.

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