Topicwise Questions - Oceans, Seas, Water Bodies

1. Tides in the sea are caused by

  1. Effects of the moon
  2. Effects of the sun
  3. Sun and the moon
  4. Gravitational centrifugal or centripetal forces

2. Which of the following oceans is between Africa and Australia?

  1. Indian Ocean
  2. Arctic Ocean
  3. South Atlantic Ocean
  4. South Pacific Ocean

3. The canal joining Baltic Sea to North Sea is

  1. Neil Canal
  2. Kiel Canal
  3. Panama Canal
  4. Suez Canal

4. Which of the following is the smallest ocean of the world?

  1. Pacific
  2. Indian
  3. Atlantic
  4. Arctic

5. Through which one of the following Straits, does a tunnel connect the United Kingdom and France?

  1. Davis Strait
  2. Denmark Strait
  3. Strait of Dover
  4. Strait of Gibraltar

6. Which one of the following countries is planning to construct a rival to the Panama Canal to link the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans?

  1. Colombia
  2. Costa Rica
  3. Guatemala
  4. Nicaragua

7. Sargasso Sea is a part of :

  1. North Atlantic ocean
  2. South Atlantic Ocean
  3. North Pacific Ocean
  4. North Sea

8. The Suez Canal connects -

  1. Mediterranean and Red Seas
  2. Baltic and Caspian Seas
  3. Mediterranean and North Seas
  4. Red Sea and Caspian Sea

9. The sea bed sloping gradually and bordering the continent is known as -

  1. Coast
  2. Continental Shelf
  3. Continental Platform
  4. Continental slope


10. The oceans cover ______ of the surface of the earth.

  1. 50%
  2. 60%
  3. 71%
  4. 80%

11. Bosphorus Strait links :

  1. Black Sea and Adriatic Sea
  2. Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea
  3. Sea of Marmara and Black Sea
  4. North Sea and Baltic Sea

12. Which of the following countries does not have a coastline with Arabian Sea?

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Pakistan
  3. Oman
  4. Iran

13. Suez Canal was nationalized in the year :

  1. 1954
  2. 1955
  3. 1956
  4. 1957

14. The land near which of the following is considered the lowest point on land on earth?

  1. Caspian Sea
  2. Dead Sea
  3. Black Sea
  4. Salton Sea

15. Which of the following is referred to as Pirates' Alley because of increased number of pirate activities in it?

  1. Gulf of Aden
  2. Gulf of Oman
  3. Red Sea
  4. Gulf of Khambat

16. Where is the deepest part of world's ocean located?

  1. Arctic Ocean
  2. Atlantic Ocean
  3. Indian Ocean
  4. Pacific Ocean

17. Which of the following oceans has the most coral reefs?

  1. Arctic Ocean
  2. Atlantic Ocean
  3. Pacific Ocean
  4. Indian Ocean

18. Which of the following oceans holds almost 50% of total water on the planet?

  1. Pacific Ocean
  2. Atlantic Ocean
  3. Indian Ocean
  4. Arctic Ocean


19. Match the seas with the coastal countries?

SeaCountry
1. Red SeaA. China
2. Black SeaB. Russia
3. Yellow SeaC. Turkey
4. White SeaD. Saudi Arabia
  1. 1 - C; 2 - D; 3 - A; 4 - B
  2. 1 - D; 2 - C; 3 - A; 4 - B
  3. 1 - D; 2 - C; 3 - B; 4 - A
  4. 1 - D; 2 - A; 3 - C; 4 - B

20. Which of the following oceans has the most trenches or deeps?

  1. Atlantic Ocean
  2. Indian Ocean
  3. Arctic Ocean
  4. Pacific Ocean

21. A shallow body of water protected from a larger body of water (usually the ocean) by sandbars, barrier islands, or coral reefs is called -

  1. Strait
  2. Gulf
  3. Lagoon
  4. Bay

22. The much-in-news Guantanamo Bay is located in which of the following countries?

  1. Mexico
  2. Cuba
  3. Guatemala
  4. Nicaragua

23. Which country has the longest coastline in the world?

  1. Canada
  2. Russia
  3. U.S.A.
  4. Indonesia

24. Which is the largest gulf in the world?

  1. Gulf of Thailand
  2. Gulf of Oman
  3. Gulf of Alaska
  4. Gulf of Mexico

25. The busiest ocean from the point of view of trade is

  1. Indian Ocean
  2. Atlantic Ocean
  3. Arctic Ocean
  4. Pacific Ocean