Define resting membrane potential and its physiological function in cells.

Define resting membrane potential and its physiological function in cells.

  • OF MICE AND MEN

Whom did the boss punish when Lennie and George were late? And is he a nice guy like Candy says?

The boss is largely an invisible figure. He emerges in the beginning of the story and after that he disappears. When George and Lennie arrive late, Candy is quick to point out that the boss is not…

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  • THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER

What is the main idea in chapter three of The Sign of the Beaver?

By chapter three Matt has been alone at the cabin for some time. He has learned to adapt to his situation and become somewhat comfortable with his solitude. Though survival will be difficult, he…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In Of Mice and Men, what type of figurative language is used in Chapter 5 when Steinbeck says,…

The sentence “In a panic he shoveled hay over the puppy with his fingers” is not an example of figurative language. Lennie is literally trying to cover up the dead puppy with hay. Figurative…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

On what page of The Kite Runner does Amir say he thinks of Rahim Khan as more of a father than…

Rahim Khan is Baba’s closest friend and is constantly around Amir growing up. Amir cites instance after instance where Rahim acted the way a father might have, even pointing out that in one of the…

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  • SELF-RELIANCE

What does Emerson mean by saying “immortal palms” in his quote “he who would gather immortal…

By the word, “palms,” Emerson is referring to the palm leaf or laurel branch, which in ancient times was used by people to celebrate a victory or occasion for rejoicing. One example of this usage…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

What does Chaucer’s descriptions of both the physical attributes and dress of the pilgrims reveal…

The apparel of the persons who are going to Canterbury is very revealing of the true character of these pilgrims. In his Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer utilizes “estate satire”; that is, he…

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  • SCIENCE

After the pollen and sex eggs fuse, what happens to the ovary in the base of the flower?

The pollen tube delivers two haploid (n) sperm cells. An egg and two polar nuclei are located within the embryo sac of the ovary. Fertilization of the sperm cells and egg occurs within the ovary…

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  • A RETRIEVED REFORMATION

What are three ways Jimmy Valentine changed in the story “A Retrieved Reformation”?

It would seem that the first important change in Jimmy Valentine occurred instantaneously when he fell in love at first sight with a small-town girl named Annabel Adams. A young lady crossed the…

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  • CANDIDE

What was Voltaire asking (what was his main question) in Candide?

In Candide, Voltaire is questioning whether the philosophy of optimism is a viable perspective on the world, given all of the tragedy that occurs every day. Voltaire satirizes this philosophy in…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Who was Ella Kaye? What implication was made about her visit to Cody, and what did she do to Gatsby?

Ella Kaye was “a newspaperwoman” who ingratiated herself into the life of multi-millionaire Dan Cody, Jay Gatsby’s first mentor. It is implied that she somehow gained influence in Cody’s life and…

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  • THE USE OF FORCE

Where is the foreshadowing in “The Use of Force”?

Though the story is a very short one, we can find plenty of foreshadowing within the first few paragraphs. Let’s take a look at each instance of foreshadowing in the order in which we encounter…

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  • SCIENCE

Why is the frequency of induced mutation higher than in spontaneous mutation?

Mutations are an interruption in the normal sequence of DNA within an organism. Mutations have traditionally been of the spontaneous variety, occurring naturally in nature over the vast expanse of…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

Ponyboy questions his world by saying, “What kind of world…Why should I be proud of it?” Why is…

In Chapter 9, the Greasers are getting ready for their upcoming rumble with the Socs. Ponyboy, Soda, and Steve begin to put excessive amounts of grease in their hair to show that they are Greasers….

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  • HISTORY

Was the Reconstruction a success or a failure?

Despite the early successes of the Reconstruction era, the movement should be considered a failure. The goals of Reconstruction were to rebuild the economy of the South while successfully…

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  • JULIE OF THE WOLVES

What does the sighting of the Brooks Range mean to Julie/Miyax?

There is an irony to your question because the sighting of the Alaskan Brooks Range means two things to Julie/Miyax: escape and danger. These seem to be two opposites (hence the irony). Allow me to…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What happens to Burris Ewell on the first day of school?

On the first day of school, a “cootie” crawls out of Burris Ewell’s hair and scares Miss Caroline. Burris Ewell hails from the most despicable family in all of Maycomb County. Scout describes…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

How does Montag resolve his dilemma?

Montag’s dilemma is living a meaningless life, void of purpose and happiness. Throughout the novel, Montag makes several important decisions that impact the trajectory of his life and resolve his…

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  • HISTORY

What were three major reasons people in Jamestown died?

In May of 1607, just over one hundred colonists made landfall in Virginia with the hopes of establishing a prosperous colony. They could not possibly foresee the doom and death that was to befall…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

What is the greatest weakness of the book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

Many readers and literary critics are disappointed in the last episodes of the book. The episode begins when Huck pretends to be Tom Sawyer because Aunt Sally is expecting Tom to visit the farm….

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  • SCIENCE

You’re part a group deciding whether to develop a nearby sandy desert. Apply your knowledge of…

Wind erosion occurs when wind picks up small particles, such as sand. Wind can transport sand away or deposit it. Abrasion occurs when wind borne particles come into contact with other surfaces….

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  • THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS

How does Ray Bradbury use imagery to make the house seem alive in “There Will Come Soft Rains?”

In “There Will Come Soft Rains,” Ray Bradbury uses personification to create images of a house that is a living, breathing entity. People no longer live in the house, but it continues with its…

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  • SCIENCE

How is Glycolysis essential for the production of ATP.

Glycolysis is a process that takes glucose, combines it chemically with oxygen, and produces free energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). It is one of the chief processes responsible…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Scout describe Boo Radley in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird?

In Chapter 29, Scout recounts the story of how she and Jem were attacked earlier that night. Scout tells Sheriff Tate that someone yanked Mr. Ewell off her, but she wasn’t sure who it was. Scout…

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  • MONSTER

In Monster by Walter Dean Myers, what is the significance of the scene where the camera fade’s…

Following the Prologue of the novel, the first scene in Steve Harmon’s screenplay fades into the interior of Cell Block D, which is located in the Manhattan Detention Center. The camera travels…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

Does the Plowman have a tale in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales?

The Plowman does not have a tale in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. There have been several stories by writers other than Chaucer that claimed to be the Plowman’s tale in the fifteenth and sixteenth…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, chapter 24, why does Scout prefer the company of men as opposed to that…

Not only does she have to wear a dress for Aunt Alexandra’s missionary circle meetings–and we know how much Scout hates dresses–but women make her nervous. She notes at the beginning of her time…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

To whom, do you suppose, is Montresor telling this story? Upon what evidence do you base your…

Many people have speculated about this question. It is fairly common to read the assumption that, because of his age and concern about his afterlife, Montresor is making a confession to a priest….

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  • THE SKIN I’M IN

Why does Maleeka help John-John? Would you have done it? Why or why not?

The issue here is that John-John is actually one of the bullies that troubles Maleeka at school. The irony is that John-John is actually Maleeka’s same skin color which should make the reader…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some of the main struggles of Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee?

The novel takes place within the span of a few years. For this reason, Scout matures (as do the other characters). Therefore, Scout’s struggles change. At first, Scout struggles with seeing things…

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  • THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER

In The Sign of the Beaver, what did Matt learn about neighboring Indians from Ben?

In The Sign of the Beaver, the main character, Matt, is visited by a beaver trapper by the name of Ben. Ben, a large and imposing figure, invites himself to dinner and Matt feels obliged to feed…

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  • THE COLD EQUATIONS

In Tom Godwin’s short story “The Cold Equations,” what is the girl compared to that reinforces…

In the short story “The Cold Equations,” author Tom Godwin draws the very sad and effective comparison between Marilyn, the teenage girl stowaway, and a puppy to describe her guilty face as she…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What are some examples of topic sentences and quotes that suggest the theme of civilization vs…

For the topic civilized vs. savagery, you could write your essay about how savagery overcomes civilization because the boys are so young. You can use the following topic sentences and quotes: 1….

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  • SCIENCE

Which beaker has the highest number of moles of total particles? 1 image

The third beaker has the highest number of particles. “Mol” is an abbrevation for mole which is a quantity, 6.02 x 10^23. Water and C3H8O, which is ethanol, don’t ionize when mixed together so the…

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  • THE CHRYSALIDS

How would you compare the opinions of Uncle Axel and Joseph Strorm on mutants in The Chrysalids?

Joseph Strorm believes that mutants are an insult to God and must be eliminated, but Uncle Axel believes they are just humans and deserve support. Joseph Strorm is a religious extremist. He…

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  • THANATOPSIS

How are the Romantic notions of nature, individualism, imagination, and emotion expressed in…

William Cullen Bryant’s “Thanatopsis,” or “Meditation on Death” is written in the contemplative tone of the Romantic poet. This poem reflects the notions of individualism, nature, imagination, and…

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  • THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

Identify two names given to the narrator by her husband.

The husband in “The Yellow Wallpaper” called his wife, the narrator “a blessed little goose” and a “little girl.” These “terms of endearment” showed how the narrator was treated…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are two significant quotes in Chapter 15 of To Kill A Mockingbird?

In the beginning of Chapter 15, Heck Tate and some community members drive to the Finch household to speak with Atticus. They begin discussing whether or not the Tom Robinson trial should get a…

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  • SCIENCE

What 2 processes formed the grand canyon?

Although researchers are still investigating the processes that were involved with the formation of the Grand Canyon, it is believed that two primary processes or forces played a major role in its…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

How do Old Major and Napoleon’s behaviors impact the animals? (compare and contrast)

This is a great question. In the beginning of the book, we read of Old Major. He has a dream and calls the animals for a meeting, where he urges the animals for a rebellion against man. He is a…

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  • THE GIVER

What are the three rules the “Receiver of Memories” had to follow?

Technically, there are more than three rules that the Receiver of Memories must follow. In Ch. 9 Jonas receives one sheet of instructions that gives him eight distinct rules. However, there are…

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  • THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

Where does Virginia appear from in “The Canterville Ghost” by Oscar Wilde?

At the beginning of Chapter Five, Virginia suddenly runs past the tapestry chamber, “the door of which happened to be open,” and comes across the Canterville ghost. Virginia has come directly from…

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  • HISTORY

Where were Axis countries conquering land before and during World War II? 1 image

A better question would probably be what countries did the Axis not control during World War II. Nazi Germany, with its strategy of blitzkrieg, had dominated most of Europe by 1942. These countries…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Why did Holden decide to write Stradlater’s composition for him in The Catcher in the Rye?

When Holden’s roommate Stradlater asks him to ghost-write a descriptive composition for him, Holden’s answer shows a lot about his character as well as why he is flunking out. “If I get the time,…

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  • HISTORY

How did the course of the war change from June to the end of December 1776? And what effect did…

There were a few events that changed in the Revolutionary War from June 1776 to December 1776. However, the first major battle wouldn’t occur until October 1777 at Saratoga. While the British…

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  • SCIENCE

Are different isotopes of carbon still carbon?

Isotopes are atoms of the same element that have different numbers of neutrons, and therefore different masses. All atoms of the same element have the same number of protons, which determines their…

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  • THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

What connection do Paul and the author of “The Rocking-Horse Winner” have? What in the story can…

Indeed, there do seem to be several connections between D.H.Lawrence’s life and his fable-like story, “The Rocking Horse Winner.” For both D.H. Lawrence and his character Paul there is a desire for…

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  • HISTORY

What are the characteristics of the president within the executive branch?

The Constitution of the United States explains the characteristics of the president within the executive branch. First, there are requirements that the president must satisfy before even being…

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  • HISTORY

What are some reasons the colonists wanted to separate from Great Britain?

When the American colonists declared independence from Britain in 1776, it was the product of tensions which had steadily risen over the last decade. Britain’s taxation policy was one of the…

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  • SCIENCE

Define resting membrane potential and its physiological function in cells.

All cells are contained within a membrane. The resting membrane potential refers to the difference in voltage between the fluids inside of a cell and the fluids outside of a cell when a cell is in…

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  • HISTORY

Why was the Declaration of Independence written?

The main reason why the Declaration of Independence was written was to explain to foreign countries why the colonies wanted to separate from Great Britain. The colonies hoped that other countries…

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