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Pacific Ocean

What is the area of Pacific Ocean?

  1. 76,762,000 sqkm
  2. 155,557,000 sqkm
  3. 20,327,000 sqkm
  4. None of these

Which of the followings is called “Father of Oceans”?

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

What is the average depth of Pacific?

  1. 4280 m
  2. 5280 m
  3. 6280 m
  4. 7280 m

Following is the deepest point on this planet (Earth) located in Pacific Ocean.

  1. Ring of fire
  2. Death valley
  3. Death sea
  4. Mariana Trench

Why Pacific Ocean is so called?

  1. Calmness of the water
  2. Salinity
  3. Enormous area
  4. None of these

When the fleet of Portuguese explorer entered in Pacific Ocean?

  1. November 1517
  2. November 1518
  3. November 1519
  4. November 1520

Following is the depth of “Mariana Trench”

  1. 7,900 m
  2. 10,900 m
  3. 13,900 m
  4. 16,900 m

Who gave the name of Pacific due to its calmness?

  1. Galilee Galileo
  2. Nicolas Copernicus
  3. Ferdinand Magellan
  4. Pablo Picasso

How many oceans are there in the world?

  1. 5
  2. 4
  3. 3
  4. 2

When did Ferdinand Magellan start his voyage?

  1. 1517
  2. 1518
  3. 1519
  4. None of these

Pacific Ocean covers ____________ of the surface Earth.

  1. 1/3rd
  2. 1/4th
  3. 1/2nd
  4. 1/5th

What is another name for Mariana Trench?

  1. Death Point
  2. Great Barrier Reef
  3. Challenger Deep
  4. None of these

Which river of Pakistan is called “Father of Waters”?

  1. Jhelum
  2. Indus
  3. Ganges – Brahmaputra
  4. Congo

What is the depth of “Mariana Trench” in miles?

  1. 13
  2. 11
  3. 9
  4. 7

What would be the result of the comparison of world’s tallest mountain i.e.” Mount Everest and “Challenger Deep”, if it is placed inside the trench?

  1. Its peak would be under the water
  2. Its peak would still be over 2km above the surface of the water
  3. Negligible difference
  4. None of these

What was the nationality of Ferdinand Magellan explorer?

  1. Spanish
  2. Portuguese
  3. American
  4. None of these

What is the depth of “Challenger Deep” in kilometers?

  1. 9 km
  2. 11 km
  3. 13 km
  4. 15 km

What was the purpose of expedition of the Ferdinand Magellan?

  1. Discovery of eastern route
  2. Discovery of northern route
  3. Discovery of southern route
  4. Discovery of western route

Choose the largest island of the southern hemisphere?

  1. Kalaalit Nunaat
  2. New Guinea
  3. Java
  4. Sumatra

Who owns the provinces “Papua” and “West Papua”?

  1. Indonesia
  2. Papua New Guinea
  3. East Timor
  4. Philippines

Tropical storms in the southern Pacific are known as ____________

  1. Hurricanes
  2. Avalanches
  3. Seismography
  4. Cyclones

Where Portuguese explorer died?

  1. East Timor
  2. Philippines
  3. Australasia
  4. Magellan Strait

__________ is the half of the earth that is south of the Equator.

  1. Southern Hemisphere
  2. Northern Hemisphere
  3. Black Sea
  4. Mediterranean Sea

What is the average depth of all the oceans?

  1. 1205 m
  2. 3456 m
  3. 3963 m
  4. 3530 m

Tropical storms in the northwest Pacific are known as __________

  1. Typhoons
  2. Hurricanes
  3. Tornado
  4. Cyclones

How much water is there on the southern hemisphere?

  1. 70.9 %
  2. 80.9 %
  3. 90.9 %
  4. 99.9 %

Where south-pole is located?

  1. Antarctica
  2. Greenland
  3. Oceania
  4. Ring of fire

Islands in the Pacific Ocean are typically divided into Micronesia, Polynesia and __________

  1. East Papua
  2. Melanesia
  3. West Papua
  4. None of these

What is the capital of Papua New Guinea?

  1. Dili
  2. Helsinki
  3. Port Moresby
  4. Manila

The area in Pacific Ocean where many volcanoes and earthquake occur.

  1. Marian Trench
  2. Ring of Fire
  3. Puerto Rico
  4. Bentley Subglacial

Tropical storms in the northeast Pacific Ocean are known as ____________

  1. Hurricanes
  2. typhoons
  3. cyclones
  4. tornado

Due to _____________, Pacific Ocean is currently sinking.

  1. Avalanches
  2. Tropical cyclones
  3. Typhoons
  4. Plate tectonics

What is the shape of the Ring of Fire?

  1. Horseshoe
  2. Oval
  3. Coconut
  4. None of these

The largest fishing catching ground in the world is _________ ?

  1. North West Pacific Ocean
  2. Atlantic Ocean
  3. Java Sea
  4. Colorado river

By volume, the Pacific Ocean contains more than _____________ of the world’s ocean waters.

  1. 1/3rd
  2. 1/5th
  3. 1/2nd
  4. 1/4th

Things to Remember

  • In 1519, Portuguese explorer, an employ of Spain, started a long journey to discover the western route to the spice island of Indonesia via the south America. South America is a continent where several countries like Chile, Argentina etc. are located. After navigating through Strait of Magellan, In November 1520, their fleet entered an unfamiliar ocean. He called this body of water Mar Pacifico, which in both Portuguese and Spanish means “Peaceful Sea”.
  • Pacific Ocean is also called “Father of Oceans”. It covers one-third (1/3rd ) of the surface Earth. By volume, the Pacific contains more than half of the world’s ocean waters. Due to plate tectonics, the Pacific is currently sinking.
  • The deepest point on this planet (Earth) is located in Pacific Ocean, “Mariana Trench” which sometimes called as “Challenger Deep”. This Deep has a depth of 7 miles or 11 km (10,900m). If the world’s largest mountain i.e. Mount Everest was placed in Mariana Trench then even its peak would still be over 2 km under the water. INTERESTING..!!
  • The area of Pacific Ocean is 155,557,000 sqkm and average depth is 4,280 m.
  • The world’s largest island is Greenland that is located in Atlantic Ocean who follows Pacific Ocean.  New Guinea is the largest island of the southern hemisphere that is entirely located in Pacific Ocean. Its area is 785,753 sqkm. The eastern half of the island is the major landmass of the independent state of Papua New Guinea whose capital is Port Moresby. The western half, known as western New Guinea or west Papua, forms a part of Indonesia and comprises the provinces of Papua and west Papua.
  • In the Northeast Pacific, tropical storms are known as hurricanes: in the Northwest they are called typhoons: in the South Pacific, they are known as cyclones.
  • Oceania is a geographic region that includes Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, spanning eastern and western hemisphere.
  • The Ring of Fire or Rim of Fire or Circum Pacific Belt is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquake and volcanic eruption occur. It is a horseshoe shape.
  • Southern Hemisphere is half of the earth that is south of the equator. It contains all or five parts of the continents i.e. Antarctica, Australasia, 90% of the South America, 1/3 of the Africa and several islands of the continental mainland of Asia. Its surface is 80.9% water and it contains 32.7% of the Earth’s land. The south-pole is in the center of the southern hemispherical region which is situated on the continent of “Antarctica”.
  • The Pacific is home to the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australasia. If you went to space then you can see it from space. INTERESTING..!!


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