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I. Africa is a continent of plateaus.
II. It is separated from Europe by the Mediterranean sea and from Asia by the Red Sea.
Identify the right one from the following options.
A)Only I
B)Only II
C)Both
D)None

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Hint: Africa is the second largest continent in the world and also the second most populous continent after Asia in both the cases. It accounts for about 16% of the world human population. The largest country in Africa is Algeria and the smallest country is Seychelles.

Complete answer:
Let us discuss all the options individually in detail to figure out the correct answer.

Only I: This means that only the statement “Africa is a continent of plateaus” is true. Though this statement is correct as because much of the land of Africa is raised well above sea level, dropping off sharply near the coastline. But this option is incorrect as statement II is also correct.

Only II: This means that only the statement “ It is separated from Europe by the Mediterranean sea and from Asia by the Red Sea.” Is correct. Though this statement is true, this option is incorrect as statement I is also correct.

Both: This is the correct option as both the given statements are correct about Africa.

None : This option is invalid as we have found our answer in option C.

Hence, the correct answer is option (C)

Note: The continent is cut almost equally in two by the Equator, Africa on the north is passed by the Tropic of Cancer and on the south by the Tropic of Capricorn. A bulge is formed by western Africa, because of which the greater part of Africa’s territory lies north of the Equator.