UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Consider the following statements.
    1. Most of the ocean trenches are found in the eastern and western parts of the Pacific Ocean and they are seldom found in the middle ocean region.
    2. Most of the trenches are curved, with concave side facing the open ocean.
    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 :

     Most of the trenches are curved, convex side facing the open ocean, because of the geometry of plate interactions on the spherical earth.

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