SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-3

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    Consider the following statements:
    1. The Dead Sea is so named because virtually nothing lives in it as it has 30 percent concentration of salts and minerals
    2. While a normal sea has a relatively high percentage of sodium and chloride, the Dead Sea is low on these minerals and high on potassium, magnesium, bromide and calcium minerals

    A)  Both are correct

    B)  Both are incorrect

    C)  Only 1 is correct

    D)         Only 2 is correct

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] The Dead Sea also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. Its surface and shores are 429 metres (1,407 ft) below sea level. Earth's lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 304 m (997 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. It is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which animals cannot flourish, hence its name. The Dead Sea is 50 kilometres (31 mi) long and 15 kilometres (9 mi) wide at its widest point. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley and its main tributary is the Jordan River.

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