Quiz:- Indian Ocean/ Oceans
#1. How much surface area of the world does the Indian Ocean cover?
The Indian Ocean is the 3rd largest ocean in the world, covering 20% of the Earth.
#2. Java trench, the lowest point on earth, is located in which of these oceans?
#3. Waters of which ocean has the most minor oxygen content in them?
#4. Scientists worldwide have predicted by what year the amount of plastic waste in the ocean will outweigh the total weight of fish living in all oceans?
#5. Which country dumps the most amount of waste in the ocean?
China is the biggest contributor to plastic waste dumped into the ocean. China has dumped more than 10 million metric tons of plastic into the ocean, more than the next five countries on the list combined.
#6. What does the meaning of the word Pacific from the Pacific Ocean mean?
Pacific means peaceful. Ferdinand Magellan called the ocean ‘mar pacific’, which means a peaceful sea.
#7. How much area of the Earth does the Pacific Ocean Covers?
The Pacific ocean covers little more than 30% of the earth’s area. On the other hand, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean alone are 50% of the earth’s area.
#8. Which ocean is shrinking 2.5cm per year on three sides?
The elimination of old crust stabilises the formation of new seafloors slowing the growth and reducing the size of the Pacific Ocean.
#9. How much the Indian Ocean contributes to the world’s total oil supply?
The Indian Ocean is a vital resource for oil supply and production globally.
#10. Which is the warmest ocean in the world?
The rate of warming of the water is the fastest in the Indian Ocean.