Explain two impacts that Columbus’ voyage had on the new world.

Explain two impacts that Columbus’ voyage had on the new world.

  • LINGUISTICS

How and where does the rich diversity of languages in the world come from?

There are over 6500 spoken languages in the world. And even this figure could well be an underestimation of reality, as there are some languages that are not recorded at all and some that have died…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Where is the light-pole located in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird? On what page can we find a…

In the very first chapter of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, we learn that a light-pole stands on the corner of the street near the Radley Place.According to Scout’s description of her…

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  • SCIENCE

Why does it help to have some microorganisms living in the pond?

One can think of a lake or a pond as a small ecosystem. In this system, there are primary producers (phytoplanktons), consumers (zooplanktons) and decomposers. The primary producers carry out…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Nick Carraway is the narrator of The Great Gatsby, but is he a good observer or is he an…

I find that Nick Carraway in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is not as reliable as he would have readers believe. Nick’s biased perspective becomes obvious within the first two chapters of…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Nick Carraway is the narrator of The Great Gatsby, but is he a good observer or is he an…

Nick Carraway is an unreliable narrator. After he accuses Jordan Baker of dishonesty, remembering newspaper reports about her having been involved in at least one golfing tournament in which she…

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  • LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

Make a prediction about the change in Patrick’s behavior. How might his change affect Mary?

I have a feeling that the reader is supposed to answer this question before he or she has read the entire story. I think the question is asking the reader to analyze Patrick’s behavior after he…

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  • MACBETH

Why is the exchange between Lady Macbeth and Duncan in Act 1, Scene 6, lines 25-31, ironic?

In these lines, Duncan asks after Macbeth’s whereabouts since Macbeth rode ahead of the king’s retinue to alert his household that the king was on his way. Duncan says, We coursed him at the…

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  • BEOWULF

What are the major personality traits of Beowulf?

Beowulf derives from Scandanavian epic, a form of oral traditional literature. As is true in most oral epic, the characters of the poem are what literary critics refer to as “flat”, as opposed to…

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  • MISS BRILL

How do the themes of “Miss Brill” play out in the text?

“Miss Brill” conveys several themes, but the most important one is that human beings feel a deep-seated need to belong, and this need is so powerful that it can prompt us to create elaborate…

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  • THE JUNGLE

What was the main idea of Sinclair Lewis’s The Jungle?

Sinclair Lewis was a socialist who wrote The Jungle to dramtize the plight of exploited workers in the U.S. In this book, which was first serialized in a socialist newspaper, Lewis showed how the…

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  • LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

What are five details that the reader could’ve missed? Why are they important?

When the clock said ten minutes to five, she began to listen, and a few moments later, punctually as always, she heard the car tires on the stones outside, the car door closing, footsteps passing…

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  • THE PIGMAN

From Paul Zindel’s The Pigman, why do Lorraine and John think Norton is disturbed?

John and Lorraine believe that Norton is a big reason for Mr. Pignati’s death. In order to establish their case, they bring up Norton’s childhood experiences with dolls as proof of his disturbed…

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  • DON QUIXOTE

Why is Don Quixote always belittling Sancho and calling him derogatory names? The true measure of…

There are several reasons why Don Quixote abuses Sancho the way he does. The first two are related to each other: humor and entertainment. It is funny, in a broad, slapstick fashion, for Don…

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  • HISTORY

What did the Berlin Conference do to Africa?

In the short term, what the Berlin Conference did to Africa was divide it up between European imperial powers. In the long term, the Berlin Conference helped to ruin the continent, helping to bring…

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  • ARMS AND THE MAN

Discuss the meeting of Raina and Captain Bluntschli in Act 1.

The meeting of Raina and Captain Bluntschli drives the central plot and thematic concerns of the play. Before the meeting, we have a dialogue between Raina and her mother which serves as…

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  • ROBERT FROST

Why does the neighbor focus on the importance of fences in “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost?

In Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall,” the neighbor thinks it is a good idea to have a fence marking off each man’s property so they will definitively know where the borders of their properties lie….

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Are Calpurnia’s actions different when she is at her church in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird?

When comparing the actions of Calpurnia in Chapter 12 to the way we see her behaving otherwise, such as in the Finch home, our comparison will be different depending on what characters Calpurnia is…

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  • SCIENCE

Write an equation for the reaction that takes place when iron ore is reduced by pure carbon at a…

Commonly used iron ores are hematite and magnetite. These ores are processed in blast furnace using coke (which provides both the heat and the reducing agent). In the hottest part of the furnace,…

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  • THE BRONZE BOW

What are the summaries of all the chapters in The Bronze Bow?

Here are the main events of each chapter of The Bronze Bow. 1: Daniel meets the young twins, Joel and Malthace, on the mountain and they discuss the Messiah. 2. Rosh’s band ambushes a passing…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Jem respond to the news that one of the jurors was a Cunningham and that he had…

In Chapter 23 of the novel, Jem’s initial response is surprise since it was a Cunningham who led the lynch mob and who had tried to kill Atticus the night before in front of the jail. However, it…

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  • HISTORY

What job did scribes have in the mummification process?

Quite an important one, and not all that related to the normal meaning of “scribe”. The scribe was actually more of a lead surgeon or medical examiner, who examined the body and then made marks on…

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  • MACBETH

What technique is used in this quote from Act 5, Scene 5: “The time has been my senses would have…

After Seyton has left the stage to investigate a strange scream, Macbeth speaks the following lines, I have almost forgot the taste of fears. The time has been my senses would have cooled To hear a…

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  • HISTORY

How did people prosper in the factory industry during the Industrial Revolution?

Much attention is often given to the negative aspects of the Industrial Revolution. These negatives include worker exploitation, greed, and class struggle. Despite these criticisms, the Industrial…

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  • A SOUND OF THUNDER

What does Eckels jokingly pretend to do in “A Sound of Thunder”?

Eckels jokingly aims his rifle early and is scolded by Travis. The hunters who hire Time Safari’s services are warned not to shoot anything except the dinosaur they have been assigned. Time…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Why didn’t Portia accept Shylock’s offer to take Bassanio’s money instead of the pound of flesh?

Once Shylock realizes he’s been outfoxed by Portia’s legal maneuvering, he offers to settle his suit for the return of the principal he lent Antonio. Portia refuses to grant him even that….

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  • NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLAVE

How could the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass be summarized? What are the most…

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is Douglass’s own account of his escape from slavery, written in 1845. The most important issues he addresses in his account are the horrors of…

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  • THE RED PONY

Why does Jody, from the novel The Red Pony, name his colt Gabilan?

In Steinbeck’s early novella, The Red Pony, the main character, Jody Tiflin receives a red colt from his father which he names Gabilan. In Spanish, gabilan or gavilan, means sparrow hawk. It is the…

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  • PYGMALION

How can I analyze Pygmalion through the critical lens of feminism?

Feminism looks at how women are perceived and what kind of opportunities they have in life. One of Henry Higgins’ problems is that he can’t see Eliza as fully human. Part of this is her class, but…

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  • THANK YOU, M’AM

What techniques of characterization does Hughes employ in creating the character of Mrs. Jones?

Langston Hughes uses several techniques to characterize Mrs. Jones. First, she is characterized physically as a large and imposing woman. At the beginning of the story, Hughes writes, “She was a…

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  • RELIGION

What is the ummah and its significance for Islamic life? From the class readings, Karen…

Armstrong defines ummah as a community having “practical compassion and in which there was a fair distribution of wealth.” She argues that ummah was a “crucial virtue of Islam.” Armstrong’s study…

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  • RELIGION

What social issues did Muhammad address for Arabia, and in what ways did his Islamic teachings…

Armstrong details how Muhammad addressed issues of economic exploitation and social fragmentation in Arabia through teachings that emphasized spirituality over materialism and unity over division….

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

In “The Open Window,” how does Saki catch readers by surprise?

In “The Open Window,” Saki introduces us to a very creative fifteen-year old, Vera. A man, who has never met any of the family, Mr. Framton Nuttel, has come to visit with a letter of…

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  • REFERENCE

What are some words in English that are not pronounced the way they look?

Many words in English are pronounced differently than they would be if they were pronounced according to the letters that appear in the word. This may be the result of letters that were once voiced…

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  • SCIENCE

What will be the strength of the electric field if the Gaussian surface does not include any net…

There is no way to know. All we can say is that if the Gaussian surface does not include (enclose) any net charge, the flux of the electric field through this surface is zero. This follows from the…

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  • SCIENCE

Describe the meaning of analysis, synthesis and scientific method in chemistry, using keywords…

In general when you analyze something, you study it and all of the components which make it up. In chemistry, you break down a substance into its constituent elements. For example, consider water,…

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  • SCIENCE

Discuss how energy is generated in a cell.

I assume by cell you mean unicellular microorganisms, such as bacteria. (For cell, as in a battery, energy is generated by chemical reactions and depending on the compounds involved, the…

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  • MACBETH

How does Shakespeare convey the idea of a “disturbed mind” in Macbeth?

A “disturbed mind” is portrayed frequently in the play Macbeth. It is always due to a character’s guilt for either murder or participation in murder. It is shown in characters, specifically…

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  • SCIENCE

If you heat a gas, what effect will this have on the movement of the particles?

When we heat a substance, its molecules absorb this heat energy and their kinetic energies increase. This results in weakening of bonds holding these particles together and we observe a change of…

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  • MACBETH

Discuss the reasons behind Lady Macbeth’s anxiety and sudden change of behavior after Act 3.

Up until Act 5, Lady Macbeth is firm in her belief that she and Macbeth are taking the correct steps towards achieving power. She frequently calms Macbeth’s anxieties and pushes his ambition…

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  • HISTORY

What are ten features of the Dark Ages?

The Dark Ages are also known as the Middle Ages; the term “Dark Ages” is seen as somewhat pejorative in that it implies a time of barbarity and intellectual darkness. The period extends from…

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  • SCIENCE

Which two subatomic particles combine to give the atomic mass

The two subatomic particles that combine to give the atomic mass are protons and neutrons. Atomic mass (sometimes called atomic weight) is the average mass of the atoms of an element. Atomic mass…

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  • STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING

Many people have criticized Frost for being too concerned with the past or with things that have…

Robert Frost wrote poems over a period spanning nearly half a century, from 1914 to his death in 1989. The world saw tremendous changes during that time, going through two world wars and a cold…

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  • IF

Who does the poem “If” term as impostors?

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; In lines 11–12 of his poem “If,” Rudyard Kipling states that Triumph and Disaster are both impostors….

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  • BUSINESS

There are three leading economic indicators, Economic Growth rate (%∆ in Real Gross Domestic…

For your convenience, I’ve added reference links to interactive official Federal Reserve graphs of all three of these indicators.We may not quite be at full employment, but we are fairly close. Our…

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  • SCIENCE

You throw a baseball directly upward at time t = 0 at an initial speed of 13.9 m/s. What is the…

We can use the equation of motion to solve for this problem. Since the ball was thrown upwards, the gravity of Earth will affect its motion. The initial velocity, u, of ball is 13.9 m/s. At the…

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  • HISTORY

Why do you consider the Roman, Persian, British, Caliphate and Mongol as a major empires?

The Roman, Persian, Mongol, and British Empires, and the Caliphates (Rashidun, Umayyad, Abassid, Fatimid, Almohad, and Ottoman) can be considered great for their geographical and economic…

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  • GUY DE MAUPASSANT

In “The Jewelry,” what sentence hints at the wife’s infidelity?

The following sentence hints at Monsieur Lantin’s wife’s infidelity. His income, which, in the hands of his wife, covered all household expenses, was now no longer sufficient for his own immediate…

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  • A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS

Who are the characters in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”?

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s short story “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” has few key characters. They are listed and described below: Pelayo and Elisenda: the couple at whose house the Old Man…

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  • SCIENCE

Is 1M NaOH acidic or basic in nature?

Sodium hydroxide, NaOH, is considered to be basic in nature. Bases are considered to be proton acceptors. In solution, sodium hydroxide separates into sodium and hydroxide ions. The hydroxide ion…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Explain two impacts that Columbus’ voyage had on the new world.

Columbus’ role in opening the Americas to European colonization is well known. The social and political consequences of his activities continue to be felt to to this day. Two important material…

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