Indian Ocean: Location, Facts & History


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Which of these continents does NOT border the Indian Ocean?

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1. Which of the following is a true statement about the Indian Ocean?

2. Which of these disasters does NOT occur in the Indian Ocean?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools offer a quick way to test your grasp of the Indian Ocean's location and facts. You can expect to be quizzed on topics such as the Suez Canal and natural disasters that occur in the Indian Ocean.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Continents that border the Indian Ocean
  • Characteristics of the Indian Ocean
  • Disasters that occur in the Indian Ocean
  • Wind and weather
  • Opening of the Suez Canal and its importance

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Indian Ocean lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about monsoon circulation in a different light
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics and natural disasters that impact the Indian Ocean

Additional Learning

View the lesson entitled Indian Ocean: Location, Facts & History to get more facts about this oceanic division. You'll be able to accomplish the following objectives after studying the material:

  • Identify the Indian Ocean and its location
  • Recall the monsoon circulation and how it causes a lot of rain on the Asian continent
  • Review the importance of the Suez Canal that was opened in 1869
  • Discuss the oil supply found in the Indian Ocean
  • Understand the cause of recent Somali pirate activity that once plagued the area