UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-6

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    Consider the following statements about the geological structure of the Earth.          
    1. The upper mantle is called Asthenosphere and carry the ocean and continent on their backs. 
    2. Lithosphere forms the 3/10 the of the total surface area of the Earth.                        
    3. The inner core of the Earth contains the solid iron and nickel.                            
    Which of the statements given above are correct?                                   

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2 and 3               

    C)               1 and 3           

    D)  All of these                       

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The Asthenosphere is the molten material inside or Earth. Its thickness varies from 150 to 200 km. It is the pa' the upper mantle. The lithosphere is the upper part Earth or crust.                                     

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