SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-3

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    The Red Sea lies between two hot deserts. Its salinity is greater than that of the Mediterranean Sea, because

    A)  The Red Sea is located in the trough of the Great Rift Valley

    B)  The Red Sea has much more moisture loss

    C)  The Red Sea is smaller than the Mediterranean Sea

    D)  The Red Sea receives fresh water from fewer rivers than does the Mediterranean Sea

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The Red Sea is one of the most saline bodies of water in the world, owing to high evaporation. The salinity of the Red Sea is greater than the world average, approximately 4 percent. This is due to several factors: 1. High rate of evaporation and very little precipitation. 2. Lack of significant rivers or streams draining into the sea. 3. Limited connection with the Indian Ocean, which has lower water salinity.

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