The Straits – Old Year Questions

1. Malacca Strait facilitates movement from –

(a) Indian Ocean to China Sea
(b) Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea
(c) Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean
(d) Mediterranean Sea to Black Sea

[44th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2000]


2. Between India and East Asia, the navigation time and distance can be greatly reduced by which of the following?
1. Deepening the Malacca Straits between Malaysia and Indonesia.
2. Opening a new canal between the Gulf of Siam and the Andaman Sea.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2011]


3. Which Strait separates Europe from Africa :

(a) Bosphorus
(b) Gibraltar
(c) Dover
(d) Bering

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1999]


4. Strait of Hormuz lies between –

(a) Black Sea and Marmara Sea
(b) Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman
(c) Arabian Sea and Red Sea
(d) Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2005]


5. The strait that separates Asia from North America is

(a) Bering Strait
(b) Palk Strait
(c) Strait of Gibraltar
(d) Strait of Malacca

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2004]


6. The strait connecting the Arctic and Pacific Oceans is –

(a) Bering
(b) Torres
(c) Dover
(d) Malacca

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1994]


7. Match the following:
A. Strait of Gibraltar i. Between Indonesia & Malaysia
B. Strait of Malacca ii. Between the Gulf of Persia and the Gulf of Oman
C. Strait of Bering iii. Between Africa and Europe
D. Strait of Hormuz iv. Between Asia and North America
Code :

(a) iv ii iii i
(b) iii iv i ii
(c) iii i iv ii
(d) iv iii ii i

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) (Re. Exam) 2013]


8. Ten Degree Channel separates –

(a) Andaman from Nicobar Islands
(b) Andaman from Myanmar
(c) India from Sri Lanka
(d) Lakshadweep from Maldives

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2001]


9. Through which one of the following straits does a tunnel connect the United Kingdom and France?

(a) Davis Strait
(b) Denmark Strait
(c) Strait of Dover
(d) Strait of Gibraltar

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2007, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007]


10. Lombok Strait is located between which two islands?

(a) Bali and Lombok
(b) Lombok and Sumbawa
(c) Sumbawa and Java
(d) Java and Bali

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2017]


11. Strait of Dover connects –

(a) The Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia
(b) The Bay of Biscay and the English Channel
(c) The English Channel and the North Sea
(d) The Celtic Sea and the Irish Sea

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010]


12. The Palk Bay lies between :

(a) Gulf of Kachchh and Gulf of Khambhat
(b) Gulf of Mannar and Bay of Bengal
(c) Lakshadweep and Maldives Islands
(d) Andaman and Nicobar Islands

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1996]


13. The Persian Gulf does not form the border with –

(a) Bahrain
(b) Iraq
(c) Kuwait
(d) Oman

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007]


14. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

(a) Gulf of Bothnia – France
(b) Baffin bay – Argentina
(c) Gulf of Carpentaria – Canada
(d) Gulf of Tonkin – Vietnam

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2003]


15. Which strait connects the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean?

(a) Bab-el-Mandeb
(b) Hormuz
(c) Bosphorus
(d) Malacca

[53rd to 55th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2011]