How did the transcontinental railroad affect people in the west negatively?

How did the transcontinental railroad affect people in the west negatively?

  • THE EAGLE

What qualities of nature are portrayed by Tennyson in the poem, “The Eagle”?

Nature is depicted as being quite beautiful due to the imagery Tennyson employs. We can visualize a majestic eagle atop a “crag” — a rocky and rugged mountaintop — who is “Close to the sun”…

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  • THE NECKLACE

What is our first impression of Mathilde in “The Necklace”? Why is she unhappy?

When we first meet Mathilde in the short story “The Necklace,” we see a pretty but rather disconsolate young woman. Although she is married to a man who adores her, she is quite unhappy that he is…

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Can The Importance of Being Earnest be regarded as trivial comedy?

Oscar Wilde was an important dramatic and literary figure of his age, and many of his works, like The Picture of Dorian Gray and Salome, dealt with weighty themes. The Importance of Being Earnest…

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  • THE STORY OF MY LIFE

Give character sketches of characters in Chapter 18.

Chapter Eighteen of The Story of My Life is about Helen’s first year at the Cambridge School for Young Ladies. Helen attended the school to prepare for college. She met many new people at the…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the equation for lactic acid fermentation?

When your body is exercising at a very rapid rate it runs out of oxygen at the muscular level. When this happens, the regular pathway of cellular respiration is replaced by lactic acid fermentation…

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  • THE RAVEN

What best traits of human nature does Edgar Allan Poe reveal in “The Raven”?

In “The Raven,” Edgar Allan Poe reveals one of the greatest traits of human nature is the capacity to love, just as the speaker clearly deeply loved the late Lenore. Poe also shows that with love…

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  • HISTORY

Compare and contrast the slave experience in the upper South and the lower South.

By the nineteenth century, there were considerable differences between slavery in the upper South (Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky) and the Lower South (south of South Carolina and west to Texas)….

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  • HISTORY

What is something similar about the Federalists, the Republicans, the Democrats, and the…

There are some similarities with the four political parties listed in your question. I will highlight some of the ways each political party is similar. The Federalist Party tended to be supported…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

Who is narrating the story, The Kite Runner?

The Kite Runner is narrated by Amir. Interestingly, we do not know the name of the narrator until page 11, when we learn that Hassan’s first word was “Amir” and that Amir’s first word was “Baba.”…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the significance of atomic nuclear decay?

Atomic nuclear decay refers to the process by which the nucleus of an atom decays. Nuclear decay is accompanied by release of alpha or beta or gamma radiations and it may result in an isotope of…

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  • MATH

What three consecutive numbers add up to 93? Is there a method to find them?

To solve this, assume that the three consecutive numbers are all integers. Then, assign a variable that represents the first integer. Let it be x. So the next two integers are x+1 and x+2. Then,…

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  • SCIENCE

How do you compare a DNA molecule to a zipper?

DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid molecule is a double stranded molecule, that is, there are two legs or chains of this molecule. The strands are complementary to each other and are connected together…

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  • PYGMALION

How would you describe English society, including issues of social relationships, gender, social…

Pygmalion premiered in 1913, a period during which gender and class roles in British society were changing rapidly. Shaw himself was aware of these changes and generally favored them, regarding…

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  • HEALTH

What are the differences between BRN and American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing?

The organizations mentioned in this question are the BRN, the Board of Registered Nursing of California, and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing. The Board of Registered Nursing is a…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Define: “By all the vows that ever men have broke (In number more than ever women spoke) In…

Hermia vows to meet Lysander and run away with him according to the plan that he’s just laid out in these lines from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. There’s a bit of humor here: she swears by…

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  • I AM LEGEND

In I Am Legend, why does Robert Neville only experiment on women?

In Robert Matheson’s science fiction story I Am Legend, the protagonist, Robert Neville, is a 36-year-old survivor of a plague that has destroyed all of humanity save him and, it will be…

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  • BUSINESS

Does money motivate people to work hard?

As a general matter, I would say that money can and does motivate people to work hard. But there are limits to this, and there are so many other important forms of motivation. In today’s world, we…

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  • SCIENCE

How does a cell carry out basic functions of organisms?

All living organisms must carry out some functions such as metabolism, waste excretion, growth, reproduction, etc. These organisms could be as complex as a human being or a plant or can be as…

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  • HISTORY

Identify the abuses in the railroad industry and discuss how these led to the first efforts at…

There were many abuses perpetrated by railroad companies, which were among the biggest and most powerful in the nation in the late nineteenth century. But the abuses that most directly led to…

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  • PAUL’S CASE

In “Paul’s Case”, how do you think Paul’s father reacted to Paul’s death? What about Charley…

Let’s part from this excerpt from part I of the story, which basically summarizes the main problem and also offers good insight. The members of the stock company were vastly amused [… but]…

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  • BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE

How did Miss Franny come to own the library in Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie?

It is in Chapter 7 of Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie that Miss Franny Block explains how she came to own the library and be its librarian.According to her story, she lived in Florida as a…

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  • THE BRONZE BOW

In The Bronze Bow how does Daniel come to be staying at Joel’s house?

In Chapter 5, Daniel has gone on a mission to see Joel, hoping that he can recruit Joel to join in Rosh’s cause. He meets Joel’s father, Hezron, and says things that upset him. He leaves in shame…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

In Animal Farm by George Orwell, the tune of the song “Beasts of England” is a mix of which two…

In Chapter One of Animal Farm, Old Major summons the animals to a meeting in the barn. During his speech, he sings a song called “Beasts of England,” the tune of which is a combination of two other…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Lee create suspense at the end of chapter 25 in To Kill a Mockingbird?

By chapter 25 in To Kill a Mockingbird, the trial is over. Tom Robinson had been found guilty. In the previous chapter, the reader finds out that Tom had been shot while trying to escape from the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what effect does Atticus’s tolerance towards Walter Cunningham have on…

There are actually two Walter Cunninghams in To Kill a Mockingbird: the father and his son. Atticus shares experiences with both of them and shows patience, tolerance and respect each time. His…

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  • THE SIGNAL-MAN

How does the tunnel represent people’s fears in “The Signalman” by Charles Dickens?

The tunnel represents people’s fear as it is dark and foreboding–“a great dungeon.” Also, the tunnel is crooked so that one cannot see through it to the end, and the entrance is dark and gloomy…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

With reference to Mike Royko’s Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago, how did Mayor Richard Daley…

The late Chicago reporter and columnist Mike Royko was what one could consider “old school.” He covered Chicago politics, a notoriously corrupt and vicious form of politics, for many years. His…

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  • SCIENCE

Imagine that a certain animal’s fur length is determined by three genes. The genotype for long…

In order to draw a Punnett square showing a cross between two of the F1 generation, you will have eight different types of gene possibilities from the mother as to type of egg cell, and eight from…

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  • GARY PAULSEN

How would you summarize Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen?

Gary Paulsen is best known for his 1987 Newberry Honor-winning novel Hatchet. Woods Runner, young adult historical fiction published in 2010, continues Paulsen’s trademark subject matter—themes…

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  • THROUGH THE TUNNEL

In the story, “Through The Tunnel” what piece of equipment does Jerry need for his adventure?

Jerry asks his mother to purchase some swimming goggles for him. Having been humiliated by the older African boys who are able to hold their breaths for minutes as they swim through a tunnel of…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

How does the phrase “Literature That Rings True” apply to the “Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini?

The phrase “literature that rings true” indicates that readers see in the text something that they can relate to their own lives. Although The Kite Runner depicts characters and events in…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

What was your reaction to the the ending of “The Ransom of Red Chief”?

The ending seems exaggerated, but the whole story is exaggerated. This is because it is American humor, and exaggeration is one of the principal characteristics of American humor, as Mark Twain and…

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  • MATH

Solve this logic number sequence puzzle by the correct digit 8080 = 6 1357 = 0 2022 = 1 1999 = 3…

This logic is about finding the number of loops or holes (or let’s say circles in general) in the given values. Our guide now will be: 1 = no holes; hence 0. Same goes with 2,3,5,7 6 = 1 hole;…

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  • MATH

On January 8th of this year Bobby Fischer won the U.S chess championship for the first time. He…

Let the year be represented by abcd where a is in the thousands place, b is in the hundreds place, c in the tens place and d in the units place. We are given that bxd=72 (hundreds digit times unit…

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  • MILKWEED

What is the importance of the following quote: “If they shoot you, you’re a Jew” – Uri

Uri, the leader of the group of boys, does in fact say this quotation in Spinelli’s Milkweed. The importance of the quote is to highlight Uri’s wisdom and knowledge and highlight Misha’s…

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  • REFERENCE

If you were asked to write a short description of the truth about drugs (100 words or so), what…

The word “drugs” has take on a negative connotation as it is often used to refer to illicit substances. The truth is, drugs can have both good and bad consequences, and most offer a mix of both. A…

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  • PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF

What parts of Chapter 18 of Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief can be compared to or related to…

One key element of mythology present in Chapter 18 of Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief, first book of the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series, is a struggle for power. Often in myths, two…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How can I write a 200-person guest list for Romeo and Juliet’s hypothetical wedding? I’m allowed…

This is a fun assignment! You have a variety of ways you could go about this assignment, but I would suggest perhaps sticking with historical figures and fictional characters that existed in…

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  • THE GIVER

In the book The Giver they mention assignments and I wanted to know more information on the…

The assignment itself is not really detailed, but we do know a little bit about what engineers in the community do as a result of other conversations that go on in the book. We know that one of…

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  • SCIENCE

What are 5 examples of solvent?

Solvents are chemical compounds that are used for dissolving something (known as solute). When a solute is mixed with a solvent, a solution is obtained. Some examples of solvents are: water: is…

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  • THE GIVER

Why did the Giver show the release to Jonas?

The Giver has been gradually giving Jonas all of his memories, and he has taken note of how Jonas has responded, with his questioning and his critical response to the ways and rules of the…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

When in The Outsiders do Ponyboy and Johnny cut their hair?

In Chapter 5 on page 72, of the SPEAK Penguin Group edition, Ponyboy and Johnny cut their hair. After Johnny returns from the store with various items, Ponyboy spots a bottle of Peroxide and asks…

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  • THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM

How does the prisoner escape the descending pendulum?

The way the prisoner in “The Pit and the Pendulum” escapes from the pendulum is one of the most memorable moments in literature. The man is bound by cloth bands to a low table as a razor sharp…

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  • HISTORY

During the Era of Good Feelings: a. James and Dolly Madison restored the White House. b. the…

The correct answer to this question is E. This, in fact, is why the decade or so following the end of the War of 1812 became known as the “Era of Good Feelings.” A major effect of the war was the…

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  • SCIENCE

This changes the form of matter, but does not change the original substance into another…

Physical changes may change the form of a substance. However, physical changes do not change the composition of the substance. Thus, no new substances are made during physical changes. Examples of…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

How old is Fortunato?

Since the age of Fortunato is not given, we must guess. Unfortunately Poe does not leave us many clues, so we should first start with Fortunato’s background. The third paragraph suggests that…

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  • HISTORY

What were American attitudes towards immigrants?

Xenophobia is a fear of foreigners. The word is of Ancient Greek origin and has its origins in Ancient Greece where the Spartans did not allow foreigners to enter their city-state. For this…

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  • MACBETH

How did the witches set the tone of the play in Macbeth?

Interestingly, Shakespeare introduces the audience to the witches before introducing Macbeth himself (or any of the other characters for that matter). They enter the scene accompanied by thunder…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How do the imagery, figurative language, and diction in Chapter 3 contribute to the meaning of…

Most of Chapter Three is devoted to a description of the party where Nick first meets Gatsby. The dominant impression of the chapter is that, while the parties are full of activity and fun, they…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How did the transcontinental railroad affect people in the west negatively?

The worst outcomes as a result of the transcontinental railroad were unquestionably what happened to Native American populations. Before the railroad was built, relatively few White settlers were…

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