• LYDDIE

What do Triphen and Mistress Cutler think of Lyddie when she arrives in Lyddie? 1 image

Lyddie does not look like she belongs in the tavern because she is scrawny and ragged. Lyddie is impressed by the elegant ladies and gentleman on the stagecoach as she arrives at the tavern. Her…

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  • HISTORY

When, by whom, and for what purpose was America’s first college revived?

The operation of William and Mary was disrupted during the Civil War. With the number of young men committing to fight in the War, the campus was not able to continue operation. In closed in 1861…

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  • SCIENCE

The way light bounces off a mineral’s surface is described by the mineral’s _____.

The way light bounces off of a mineral’s surface is described as its luster. There are a number of specific descriptions or categorizations for a mineral’s luster. Do keep in mind that luster is…

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  • SCIENCE

The periodic table is arranged from left to right by ______?

The periodic table is arrange in order of increasing atomic number. The horizontal rows are called periods and the vertical columns are called groups. As you move from left to right across a group…

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  • THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM

What are two instances of flashbacks or foreshadowing in “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and what…

In the first paragraph of “The Pit and the Pendulum,” Poe foreshadows the coming fate of the narrator symbolically, when, after looking at the candles and imagining them as angels who might save…

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  • HISTORY

What is an allusion to the Declaration of Independence and the Bible in King’s speech?

One of the more powerful attributes of Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech is his use of allusions to historical documents. He is attempting to explain how many of the freedoms promised to…

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  • LITERATU*******************************************************RE

What’s the best chronological way to answer an exam style poetry question?

If the exam you are taking is asking a specific question about a poem, then yes, moving through the poem chronologically would be the best way to respond. First, for most humanities courses, the…

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  • A MODEST PROPOSAL

In “A Modest Proposal” how does Swift use irony to satirize anti-Catholic feelings?

Jonathan Swift’s satirical pamphlet “A Modest Proposal” is a purely ironic attempt to offer a solution to Ireland’s hunger and overpopulation problems in the early 18th century. While most of…

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  • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

I need to propose a change in my organization related to performance deficiency that has been…

I think the easiest way to tackle this task is to imagine a real-life scenario in which it would occur. I strongly suggest you define your organization (what is it, how large, what does it do?),…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

How we can infer which animals are more intelligent than others in Animal Farm?

The pigs are the most intelligent animals because they take control. An inference is a deduction based on the evidence. The pigs are clearly very intelligent, and they use this intelligence to…

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  • SCIENCE

Who were the scientists that were involved in the discovery of cells and types of cells?

Cells are considered the smallest unit of all living things. Because cells were first discovered using microscopes, the inventors of microscopes or parts of microscopes have been included in the…

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  • METAPHOR

What metaphors should I use to describe an elderly man’s face?

The easy way would be to describe some physical features: wrinkles, bags under the eyes, moles, etc. But more challenging to the creative impulse would be to catch in metaphor (or in…

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  • INTO THE WILD

What did Jim Gallien think about Chris?

Jim Gallien is an electrician who picked up the hitchhiking Chris McCandless and gave him a ride to the Stampede Trail, where McCandless walked into the wilderness. Gallien’s experience with…

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  • LITERATURE

In the poem “This is the Dark Time, My Love” a) What world would be possible if the negative…

In the poem “This is the Dark Time, My Love”, by Martin Carter: a) The world that would be possible, if the negative force did not exist, would be a world where peace reigns. War would be a thing…

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  • HELEN KELLER

What obstacles did Helen Keller have to overcome to pursue her passion of empowering the deaf,…

Helen Keller first had to overcome her obstacles of learning and obtaining an education herself. Helen developed a passion for helping others because her teacher, Ms. Sullivan, first helped her….

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  • MATH

Find all solutions to the equation cos(3z+π)=0.

Hello! As you probably know, there are many solutions of the equation cos(w)=0.cos(w)=0. The general solution is w=±π2+2kπ,w=±π2+2kπ, where kk is any integer. Without ±± it may be written as two…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Romeo and Juliet, what is Benvolio talking about when he says, “I’ll know his grievance or be…

After the opening fight between the Montagues and Capulets in Act I, Scene 1 Benvolio, a Montague and Romeo’s cousin, is talking to Lord and Lady Montague. The subject quickly turns to Romeo when…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What plot do Jem and Dill hatch before Dill returns to Meridian?

The summer is coming to a close, and Dill is going to be heading back to Meridian soon. All summer, the children have been both curious and terrified by Boo Radley. Dill dares Jem to enter the…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What are some of the ways in which Steinbeck makes the characters’ reaction to the dream of…

The way the various characters react to George’s dream (and it IS primarily George’s dream; Lennie could not have created such a plan for himself) reveals their outlook on the world around them….

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

How does the book Bud, Not Buddy depict a character vs society conflict?

The main character is pitted against society throughout the plot of this novel as he battles not only his own personal struggles of being an orphan, but also the broader societal struggles of being…

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  • THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963

Why did Kenny and Joetta tell a story about how their mother made them wear a lot of clothes?

In The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, the Watsons live in Flint, Michigan, where it gets cold in the wintertime. Kenny, Joetta, and Byron Watson’s mother is from…

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  • SCIENCE

29.1 gallons of water flow past a given point in Cicero Creek every second. How many milliliters…

This question requires two conversions: 1. from gallons to milliliters and 2. from seconds to minutes. We will need the conversion factors for both. 1. We know that there are 60 seconds in one…

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  • REFERENCE

I mixed 10ml of borax and 3 drops of methyl red and 14.1 ml of HCL with 0.1 noramality at ladt…

There seem to be a couple possibilities here, and not all of them constitute a “mistake” on your part. One concerns the nature of the “purple” color. It could be possible that your indicator is…

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  • SCIENCE

DNA divides by a process called ___?

The division of DNA into two daughter cells is accomplished by the process of mitosis. For life to continue, cells must be able to divide and pass along the DNA blueprint to each daughter cell….

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  • HATCHET

In Hatchet, where is Brian Robeson headed when his plane crashes?

In the novel Hatchet, the protagonist, Brian, is traveling via plane from his mother’s home in Hampton, New York, to visit his father in the oil fields of Canada. Brian’s parents are recently…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

To whom is Romeo talking in his aside in Act II, Scene 2, line 37? Why is the aside effective?

In Act II, Scene 2, Romeo first speaks softly to himself in an aside because he is excited to hear Juliet’s voice, and in the second aside, line 37, he is uncomfortable because he feels that he is…

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  • WALDEN

What is the tone in the second paragraph of Chapter 1: Economy in Walden? How does Thoreau create…

Thoreau’s tone in this paragraph is that of a humble person explaining to his critics why he has written a book in which he spends so much time talking about himself. He creates this tone by…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What does Scout say after Jem says something about haints in To Kill a Mockingbird?

At the beginning of Chapter 28, Jem and Scout are about to walk to the Maycomb Halloween festival in the school auditorium. It is a warm October night, and it is very dark outside. Scout mentions…

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  • SCIENCE

If there were 80 E. coli bacteria in the sausage roll at 10am and bacteria divide into 2 every 20…

We are told that the initial E. coli population was 80 bacteria (at 10am) and the population doubles every 20 minutes. We are asked to find out how many bacteria are present at 2pm. Four hours…

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  • BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH—

What is the speaker’s attitude about the ride in the first three stanzas?

In Emily Dickinson’s poem “Because I could not stop for Death,” the speaker has a calm attitude throughout. The first three stanzas of the poem set up that attitude, as well as the action of the…

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  • HISTORY

How did mismanagement by French leaders contribute to both revolutions?

The Great French Revolution of 1789, much like the American revolution before it, has deep roots in what the people viewed as unfair taxation. France was in a great deal of debt as a result of the…

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  • SCIENCE

In the book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” what impact did the decision to maintain…

Henrietta Lacks’ family had been kept in the dark about Henrietta’s cells for over 25 years after Henrietta died of cervical cancer in 1951. Even after they became aware in the 1970s that her cells…

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  • THE RAVEN

When is the conflict resolved in “The Raven”?

The conflict that exists within the speaker who has lost his love, Lenore, is resolved when he finally despairs of ever being reunited with her. The forlorn lover utters these lines at the poem’s…

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  • SCIENCE

Between Ca and Cl which atom would lose electrons and why? Which atom would receive electrons…

Calcium and chlorine react to form the ionic compound calcium chloride, which has the formula CaCl2CaCl2 . Calcium loses two electrons, forming the cation Ca2+Ca2+ and each chlorine atom gains one…

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  • HEALTH

What are the effects of medical marijuana?

While a bit vague, the effects of medical marijuana on the body are the same as those of regular marijuana. These effects are caused by a chemical compound known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or…

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  • LANGUAGE ABOUT FOOD

I am opening a French language school for adults in Sweden. The courses will be on beginner and…

You might begin with a lecture/discussion on how foods get their names. Think, for example, of how animals have English names (cow, pig, sheep, etc.) but the food made from those animals have…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

On what page of Freak the Mighty does Max tell readers what he looks like?

In bits and pieces, Max describes his physical appearance in the first several chapters of Freak the Mighty. On pages 3 and 4, Max overhears Grim and Gram talking about how Max resembles his…

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  • SCIENCE

Can you please give me information about three germ layers and a list of organs formed by them?

In the development of a fetus, the original fertilized egg cell divides; each of those cells divide until the embryo reaches a stage where it is a hollow ball of cells–the blastula. An indentation…

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  • NEVER LET ME GO

What are some motifs in Never Let Me Go?

A Motif is a distinctive feature or dominant idea in an artistic or literary composition, and Never Let Me Go is rife with them. AnimalsThe book is full of animal imagery — the kids at Hailsham…

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  • JOHN KEATS

How does the speaker characterize the bird’s singing in “Ode to a Nightingale”?

The nightgale’s song is best thought of as a kind of ethereal, other-worldly music of great beauty that can never be fully understood or embraced by man. There is also the sense that man, bound by…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What are structural adjustment programs?

Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs) are loans given to developing countries that are in the midst of economic crises by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB). The loans…

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  • THE PORTABLE PHONOGRAPH

How many times is four of something mentioned in “The Portable Phonograph”?

In The Portable Phonograph by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, the exact quantity of various objects is frequently given. Concerning objects which appears in fours: A small red fire is describes as coming…

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  • HISTORY

What was the impact of King Phillip’s War on colonial territory?

The result of King Philip’s War was a resounding and bloody victory for the English settlers. Its main impact was that it paved the way for further colonial expansion into the frontier. While it by…

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  • FOOD POLITICS

What is a general summary of each section of Food Politics by Marion Nestle?

Nestle’s text can be broken down into three main sections, all of which support her main argument: that the food industry insidiously affects consumers’ health and well-being by regulating and…

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  • SCIENCE

Neap tides occur during which two moon phases?

A neap tide is when there is the least variation between high and low tides. This happens twice in a lunar cycle, when the moon is a first quarter moon and when it is a third quarter moon. Tides…

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  • THE NECKLACE

Explain why Mme Loisel leaves in a hurry after the ball.

Mathilde has an attractive new gown and is wearing what she thinks is an expensive diamond necklace, but she has old and cheap-looking “wraps” to put on when she is finally ready to go home. By…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How does Ralph represent common sense?

Ralph is the one who insists upon keeping the fire going. He knows this is their best chance to be spotted and potentially rescued. Ralph also is the one who keeps reminding the other boys the…

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  • THE PEDESTRIAN

Describe the character Mr. Mead in “The Pedestrian.”

Mr. Mead in “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury is a non-conformist in the society in which he lives. We takes nightly walks for fresh air and wanders around the city noticing that everyone is in…

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  • MARK TWAIN

What is the goal of Mark Twain’s “Advice to Youth”?

Mark Twain’s Advice to Youth is an example of Juvenalian satire, a form of satire which is marked as being highly contemptuous and uses extreme exaggeration to make the target of the satire seem…

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  • THE JUNGLE

How is graft represented with beer in the book The Jungle?

Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle is a dark, gritty look at the conditions in which the contemporary working-class families lived. It is a story of poverty, brutal working conditions, corruption, and…

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