Which volcano is called the Lighthouse of the Pacific?
  • a)
    Stromboli
  • b)
    Etna
  • c)
    Barren
  • d)
    Izalco
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Krishan Kumar answered  •  14 hours ago
Izalco is a stratovolcano located in western El Salvador. It is situated on the southern flank of the Santa Ana volcano. Izalco erupted almost continuously from 1770 (when it formed) to 1958 earning it the nickname of "Lighthouse of the Pacific”.
Mt. Stromboli is known as the Light House of Mediterranean Sea.

What is special about a sword-billed hummingbird?
  • a)
    It is the largest bird in the world
  • b)
    Its bill is longer than rest of its body
  • c)
    It lives only in Antarctica
  • d)
    It cannot fly
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Krishan Kumar answered  •  yesterday
The sword-billed hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera) is a species of hummingbird from South. It is noted as the only species of bird to have a bill longer than the rest of its body.

Who discovered radioactivity?
  • a)
    Max Planck
  • b)
    James Clerk Maxwell
  • c)
    Henri Becquerel
  • d)
    Heinrich Hertz
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Krishan Kumar answered  •  yesterday
Marie Curie became the first woman to be awarded the nobel prize and the first person to obtain two nobel prizes when she won the prize for the discovery of Polonium and Radium in 1911. Though it was Henri Becquerel that discovered radioactivity, it was Marie Curie who coined the term
Miss Chahal asked   •  yesterday

Passage – I
It is strange that, according to his position in line, an extravagant man is admired or despised. A successful businessman does nothing to increase his popularity by being careful with his money. He is expected to display his success, to have a smart car, an expensive life, and to be lavish with his hospitality. If he is not so, he is considered mean and his reputation in business may even suffer in consequence. The paradox remains that if he had not been careful with his money in the first place, he would never have achieved his present wealth. Among the low income group, a different set of values exists. The young clerk who makes his wife a present of a new dress when he hadn’t paid his house rent, is condemned as extravagant. Carefulness with money to the point of meanness is applauded as a virtue. Nothing in his life is considered more worthy than paying his bills. The ideal wife for such a man separates her housekeeping money into joyless little piles– so much for rent, for food, for the children’s shoes; she is able to face the milkman with equanimity and never knows the guilt of buying something she can’t really afford. As for myself, I fall into neither of these categories. If have money to spare, I can be extravagant, but when, as is usually the case, I am hard up, then I am the meanest man imaginable.
 
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