UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Consider the following statements regarding continental slopes
    1. They have an average slope of \[{{4.3}^{o}}\]
    2. Their average depth varies from 200 to 2000 m.
    3. The maximum extension of continental slope is found between \[{{20}^{o}}N\] and \[{{50}^{o}}N\] latitudes and on \[{{80}^{o}}N\] and \[{{70}^{o}}N\] latitudes
    4. They are characterized by extensive marine deposits
    Which of the above statements are correct?

    A)  1, 2 and 4 only

    B)  1, 2 and 3 only

    C)  2, 3 and 4 only             

    D)  1, 2, 3 and 4

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     Continental slopes do not have enough marine deposits due to their steep slope.

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