UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Consider the following statements:
    1. Seamounts are isolated steep submarine hills
    2. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are parts of seamounts projecting above the sea level.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    A)  1 only    

    B)  2 only

    C)  Both 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

     Andaman and Nicobar Islands are the southern extension of the Himalayan ranges which have come into being due to the submerging of the intervening low lands. They own their origin partly to the volcanic eruptions.

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