SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    What is the correct sequence of features on the sea floor starting from the coast to greater depths?

    A)  Continental shelf, continental slope, continental rise, abyssal plain

    B)  Abyssal plain, continental rise, continental slope, continental shelf

    C)  Continental slope, continental rise, abyssal plain, continental shelf

    D)  Continental rise, continental slope, continental shelf, abyssal plain

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] The continental shelf is an underwater landmass which extends from a continent, resulting in an area of relatively shallow water known as a shelf sea. Much of the shelves were exposed during glacial periods and interglacial periods. At the edge of that is the continental slope, a steep incline where several habitats exist. The transition from continental to oceanic crust commonly occurs within the outer part of the margin, called the continental rise. Oceanwards, beyond the edge of the rise, lies the abyssal plain.

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