Explain five standards on the basis of which we evaluate theories.

Explain five standards on the basis of which we evaluate theories.

  • SCIENCE

On Mars a rock falls an unknown vertical distance from a resting position and lands in a crater….

Hello! Denote the gravity acceleration near the surface of Mars as gM.gM.The only force acting on a rock is the gravity force which gives a rock a constant acceleration of gMgM by Newton’s Second…

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  • LITERATURE

What are some examples of literary devices in Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company?

Literary devices can include figurative language and sensory details. Every book has some, but the amount will vary. For example, this sentence contains both of those literary devices to describe…

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  • THE DECAMERON

Discuss the reactions of the citizens of Florence to the plague.

The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio preserves important information about the plague outbreak in 1348 in Florence, Italy. The first thing he mentions is that people wondered if the cause of the…

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  • HISTORY

Can you describe the effects of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights on ordinary Americans?

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights affected ordinary Americans. The Constitution established a stronger federal government. The federal government had more power under the Constitution than it…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What is the nurse saying to Romeo Act II, scene iv, lines 157-163?

In this scene, the Nurse and Romeo meet for the first time. Mercutio is with Romeo, and he makes bawdy jokes at the Nurse’s expense. She gets angry as Mercutio leaves and turns to Romeo to ask what…

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  • RULES OF THE GAME

What are three examples of personification in “Rules of the Game”?

When an author personifies something, she’s giving human qualities to something that isn’t human. (Saying that the rain is screaming, for example, is personification: rain can’t really scream; it’s…

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  • MATH

How long will your trip take (in hours) if you travel 350 km at an average speed of 80 km\hr?…

Hello! The formula for an average speed is a distance travelled divided by a time spent, V=dt.V=dt. In our problem the average speed VV and the distance dd are given, and we are looking for the…

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  • 1984

In 1984, how are Julia and Winston presented as complementary characters? Please discuss this in…

Julia is a pragmatist who hates the Party because it interferes with her ability to enjoy life. As Winston notes, “she only questioned the teachings of the Party when they in some way touched upon…

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  • SCIENCE

A girl throws a tennis ball upward with an initial velocity of 4 m/s. What is the maximum…

Hello! A tennis ball will go up and its velocity will decrease. When the velocity is zero, the ball will be at its maximum height and will begin to fall down. This maximum height is what we are…

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  • HOOT

Besides wanting to save the owls, what do Roy and Mullet Fingers have in common?

Roy and Mullet Fingers are alike in many ways. The boys are about the same age and size; Roy’s shoes fit Mullet Fingers. They both appreciate nature. Both boys are clever, coming up with ingenious…

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  • LYDDIE

What are some reasons and explanations for why Lyddie had to leave her family to pay off debt?

You answered the question nicely in the question. Lyddie had to leave her family to pay off the family debt. I would like to clarify though that Lyddie did not do the actual leaving of the family…

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  • A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

To what extent is Blanche portrayed as unstable? To what extent is she misunderstood?

Though the first question you asks takes a more critical look at Blanche and the latter a more compassionate perspective, both “unstable” and “misunderstood” are accurate words to describe her…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Act 1 Scene 2 Brutus says he “loves blank more than he fears blank.”

In Act 1, Scene 2, Cassius is holding a long conversation with Brutus. Cassius is trying to organize a conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar before Caesar can be made king by the Roman Senate….

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  • E. CUMMINGS

What is the point that E.E Cummings makes in his poem “next to of course god america i”?

In his poem “next to of course god america i,” e. e. cummings satirizes the blind chauvinism that politicians summon from the citizens and soldiers in order to serve their purposes in times of war….

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  • HAMLET

Why does Polonius read Ophelia’s love letter and what are his plans?

In Act II, scene ii, Polonius reads Hamlet’s love letter to Ophelia to Gertrude and Claudius. Ophelia had given it and other love letters to Polonius, her father, out of confusion and concern over…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

Why is Reverend Hale summoned to Salem village in The Crucible?

Reverend Hale has been summoned to Salem to investigate the accusations of witchcraft. In this play, Puritans take witchcraft very seriously. They believe in it, or at least most of them do, and…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In this excerpt from Act I of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, which figure of speech does Romeo…

This passage is chock full of oxymorons. An oxymoron is when two words that have different meanings, or connotations, are combined together for literary effect. In this passage, Romeo describes his…

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  • EMILY DICKINSON

How does reading the two poems “Because I could not stop for death—” and “I heard a fly…

Reading these two Dickinson poems gives you insight on how the poet views death. Reading each poem alone, you might not get the same understanding of death. In “Because I could not stop for…

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  • THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC

In The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen, why does Gitl insist on bringing all the gifts to the…

In Chapter 6, as her brother is about to get married, Gitl continues to arrange and rearrange the wedding gifts on two wagons as she says “Those schnorrers in Viosk will know we honor our own.”…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What are some quotes from The Outsiders that are about Sodapop? How do they fit or accentuate his…

Soda is fun and handsome, and everybody loves him. Soda is Pony’s older brother. He is kind and compassionate and Pony is closer to him than to their older brother Darry. The three boys have…

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  • SCIENCE

Why does water boil faster at the top of a mountain than at the bottom?

The boiling point of a liquid decreases with decreased pressure. Since air pressure is lower in the mountains, water will boil at a lower temperature than it does at sea level. This means that it…

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  • SCIENCE

Susan likes a lot of sugar in her tea. She cannot decide whether to order a cup of hot tea or an…

Susan should order hot tea if she likes a lot of sugar in her tea. The reason is the increase in solubility with an increase in temperature. When we increase the temperature of a solution, the…

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  • SCIENCE

From what materials are biodegradable plastics made?

Plastic that is not biodegradable is made from a polymer that is derived from petroleum. This type of plastic is an environmental concern because it is not recognized by most decomposers….

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  • THE LADY OR THE TIGER?

In the short story “The Lady or the Tiger?”, what are the bells that sound in the trial of the…

The “trial of the arena” is the king’s idea of justice in Frank Stockton’s short story “The Lady or the Tiger?”. The king is described as “semi-barbaric” and his rule of law is based on the luck…

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  • THE MIRACLE WORKER

In The Miracle Worker, how will Annie’s past affect the way she deals with Helen?

The Miracle Worker is a play by William Gibson which gives a different perspective other than Helen’s own, on life in the Keller household after Helen is left blind and deaf from an illness as a…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, why do you think Tom picked Myrtle to have an affair with?

It is likely that Tom picks Myrtle because he thinks she will be an easy woman to control. She is not wealthy, powerful, or socially connected, so she doesn’t pose much of a threat to him. Myrtle…

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  • SCIENCE

What vitamins are important to bones?

Calcium is often recognized as an important mineral component of healthy bones. However, there are other vitamins that also contribute to bone health. Vitamin D and vitamin K2 are two examples of…

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  • HISTORY

How did geographical voyages have an effect on the renaissance?

The answer here is relatively simple. The Renaissance is a rebirth of learning. A shakeup of ideas. Where do we get ideas? Largely from contact with others. The voyages of men like Columbus and…

  • OF MICE AND MEN

If you were a lawyer and Lennie were your client, how would you make your case for his innocence…

In Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Lennie kills Curley’s wife in chapter five. Even the best of lawyers would have a difficult time defending Lennie’s behavior, but certainly the man’s mental…

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  • THE POSSIBILITY OF EVIL

In Shirley Jackson’s “The Possibility of Evil,” what is significant about the fact that Miss…

While Miss Strangeworth is viewed as a sweet and elderly woman by the people in her community, she’s actually anything but. If anything, Miss Strangeworth is bitter, judgemental, and cowardly. She…

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  • REFERENCE

What is the plot of Chinua Achebe’s short story “Marriage Is a Private Affair”?

Chinua Achebe’s short story “Marriage is a Private Affair” is set in the ethnically diverse West African nation of Nigeria. It is the story of a marriage between a man and a woman who are from…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What does the line from To Kill a Mockingbird, “he said he was trying to get Miss Maudie’s goat”…

“We saw Uncle Jack every Christmas, and every Christmas he yelled across the street for Miss Maudie to come marry him. Miss Maudie would yell back, ‘Call a little louder, Jack Finch, and they’ll…

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  • OUT OF THE DUST

What type of poetry is “Out of the Dust”?

“Out of the Dust” by Karen Hesse is a novel written in the form of free verse poetry. Free verse poetry, as the name indicates, is free from the limitations imposed by rhyme and meter. It is not…

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  • LITERATURE

Why was Mark Watney stranded on Mars in The Martian?

In the first chapter of Andy Weir’s The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney—the book’s protagonist—becomes stranded on Mars due to a storm and a technological failure. Mark was a member of Ares 3,…

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  • HATCHET

What is Brian’s most important discovery in Hatchet?

Without a doubt, Brian’s most important discovery during his whole ordeal is his ability to make fire. Not only does his ability to start a fire save him from dying in the wilderness, it allows him…

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  • REFERENCE

What is the lucky day for people born under the sun sign of Virgo?

This is a tricky question to answer, especially as many people may consider certain days their personal “lucky days,” even if it is at odds with what might be suggested by their astrological chart….

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

How are the Ghost of Christmas Past and Present described in A Christmas Carol?

The Ghost of Christmas Past is bright and indistinct, and the Ghost of Christmas Present is jovial and colorful. Scrooge is a grumpy old miser when his friend Jacob Marley decides to give him a…

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  • RELIGION

What are Muslim women promised in the afterlife?

According to the Quran, male and female believers will receive similar treatment once they enter Paradise. Everyone is promised peace, luxury, restored health, an existence without hardship,…

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  • HISTORY

What did the European discovery of the New World lead to?

The European “discovery” of the Americas led to several things. One was the conquest and settlement of the Americas by people of European ancestry, a process that, while not completed until the…

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  • OTHELLO

Discuss the significance of the phrase “I am not what I am” in Othello.

In this quote Iago is clarifying to Roderigo that he is merely pretending to be a loyal underling to Othello, and in actuality is only looking out for himself. Iago is getting Roderigo to trust him…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What chapter in To Kill a Mockingbird gives a physical description of Scout?

There is a short description of Scout in Chapter 7. Scout does not like to wear dresses. She is a tomboy and prefers overalls. Perhaps it is because Scout is the narrator, but she does not really…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game,” is General Zaroff racist?

General Zaroff is classist and racist. A racist is a person who considers those of other races inferior. Zaroff is a racist because he considers people of other races fodder for hunting. A…

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  • HEALTH

What will happen if you eat too many calories?

Calories are a unit of measurement to describe the amount of energy in foods. Different types of food have different amounts of calories based on their levels of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins….

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  • CONTENTS OF THE DEAD MAN’S POCKET

In “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket,” what incident starts the conflict?

Jack Finney includes both external and internal conflict in his short story “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets.” The external conflict is initiated when Tom Benecke, the protagonist, watches…

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  • LITTLE WOMEN

What is the main theme of Little Women?

Certainly, the novel conveys the idea that “into each life, some rain must fall.” In other words, no life or relationship is going to be perfect. Meg and John have no money, but take a great deal…

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  • ARABY

In “Araby,” what does the Araby bazaar symbolize or represent to the narrator?

In James Joyce’s short story “Araby,” the unnamed adolescent narrator sees the Araby bazaar being held in Dublin as a chance to undertake a quest (or a crusade?) in order to woo his friend Mangan’s…

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  • THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

In The Canterville Ghost, what is the story’s main conflict?

In a story about a ghost, a reader might assume that the main antagonist is going to be the ghost. That’s how “The Canterville Ghost” begins too. Sir Simon has been haunting the house for…

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  • SCIENCE

Which two levels of classification do we use to name an organism? What is the correct way to…

Taxonomy is a branch of science that has to do with the naming of organisms. It is done by using a universal name that can be understood by scientists all over the world. Many times Latin is used…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

What do Shakespeare’s plays tell us about his view of the world?

This question likely has an infinite number of answers, as Shakespeare’s plays propose a variety of different interpretations of the world. Some plays (the comedies) are more uplifting, while…

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  • SCIENCE

Explain five standards on the basis of which we evaluate theories.

A reasonable theory should be able to meet the criteria below. Theoretical scope – The wider the range of circumstances towards which a theory can be applied, the more useful the theory….

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