Yellow Sea | MCQ | Correct Answer

Yellow Sea | MCQ | Correct Answer

With reference to Yellow Sea, consider the following statements.

  1. The Yellow Sea is a marginal sea of the Western Pacific Ocean located between mainland China and the Korean Peninsula.
  1. Its name is descriptive of the golden-yellow colour of the silt-laden water discharged from major rivers.
  2. Since 2018, the Yellow Sea has served as the location of “peace zones” between North and South Korea.
  1. The climate is characterised by very cold, dry winters and wet, warm summers.

How many of the above statements are correct?

  1. a) Only 1,4
  2. b) Only 2.3
  3. c) only 1,2,4
  4. d) all 1,2,3,4

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Ans: d

YELLOW sea is marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean

The Sea is situated between mainland China to the west and north, the Korean Peninsula to the east, and the Shandong Peninsula and Liaodong Peninsula to the south. It connects with the Bohai Sea to the northwest. The sea bottom and shores are dominated by sand and silt brought by the rivers through the Bohai Sea (Liao River, Yellow River, Hai He) and the Korea Bay (Yalu River). These deposits, together with sand storms are responsible for the yellowish colour of the water referenced in the sea’s name.

Yellow Sea map

Several major rivers, including the Yellow River and the Yangtze River, discharge into the Sea, carrying significant amounts of sediment and nutrients. The Yellow Sea is dotted with numerous islands, the largest of which include Jeju Island (South Korea), Shandong Peninsula islands (China), and Ganghwa Island (South Korea). The climate is characterised by very cold, dry winters and wet, warm summers.

On 1 November 2018, officials from South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense confirmed that “peace zones” had been established by the North and South Korean militaries in the  Sea area that touches the North and South Korean demarcation line.

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