UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Which of the following is the correct sequence of deposits on the continental shelf from coast to deeper sea?

    A) Gravel, sand, sandy mud, mud

    B)  Sand, gravel, sandy mud, mud

    C)  Sandy mud, mud, sand, gravel

    D)  Mud, sandy mud, gravel, sand

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Materials are deposited according to size of their grains. Materials with largest grains are deposited first, and those with smallest grains are deposited last. According to decreasing size of the grains, the correct sequence is gravel, sand, sandy mud and mud.

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