How have human cultural practices influenced the patterns of infectious diseases?

How have human cultural practices influenced the patterns of infectious diseases?

  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

Why do Sam and Bill need money in “The Ransom of Red Chief”?

Sam and Bill are con artists. They are thieves and kidnappers as well, as this story will show. They have six hundred dollars with them at the beginning of the story. They figure that they need two…

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  • THE FREEDOM WRITERS DIARY

Why are the students so unwilling to associate with anyone outside their ethnic/racial groups?…

Interesting question! In the book The Freedom Writers many of the students are unwilling to associate with other students from different ethnic or racial backgrounds. Throughout the book, students…

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  • REFERENCE

From where did the Robinson family set out and where were they heading, in classic The Swiss…

The Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann David Wyss, tells the story of a family who become shipwrecked in the East Indies and adapt to their situation by scrapping their ship and its contents to build…

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  • HAMLET

What warning did that Laertes give Ophelia in Hamlet?

Laertes tells Ophelia not to have a relationship with Hamlet. Laertes, like many brothers, worries about who has his sister’s heart. He does not approve of Ophelia having a relationship with…

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  • HISTORY

What problems did colonists face in James town?

The colonists faced many problems in Jamestown. Disease, especially mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and yellow fever killed many of the inhabitants. The founders of Jamestown placed the…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What was the most popular version of the play Romeo and Juliet?

There are several versions of the play Romeo and Juliet. The play has been set in different times and places. It is often taken from its Renaissance setting and placed in a different historical…

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  • THE WASTE LAND

What are some common modernist themes found in both T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” and the TV show…

There are a number of modern themes in both of these that give them commonality, despite the difference in time period for their settings. The themes of alienation, fear, ennui and decay are said…

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  • LITERATURE

What is Russian Formalism, and what was its effect on literature?

Russian Formalism was a literary movement and primarily a school of literary criticism/theory which developed in Russia in the early 20th century. Although the practitioners of this method had…

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  • FOOD AND DRINK

What is a good thesis statement for talking about the types, ways of cooking, and the different…

Your main problem in trying to develop a thesis statement is that your subject is so broad. Normally a thesis sets forth a position to be argued about a narrow topic but you haven’t really…

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  • JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH

Which three people go on a secret expedition to the center of the earth?

Two of the three main characters of Journey to the Center of the Earth have different names, depending on the edition. In the original version there are Professor Otto Lidenbrock, Alex (his…

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  • ANTON CHEKHOV

How does Ivan wish to spend his leisure time on the estate in “The Lottery Ticket” by Anton Chekhov?

Ivan Dmitritch suggests he would spend twenty-five thousand on real estate, ten thousand on immediate expenses, and deposit forty thousand with the bank to earn interest. His wife agrees purchasing…

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  • HISTORY

How significant was the domino theory as a reason for U.S. involvement in the conflict in…

The domino theory stated that once Communism began to spread in one country, it would also spread to adjacent countries, and then more and more countries until it took over the world, as one domino…

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  • SCIENCE

How can you identify a metal using a flame test?

A flame test is used to identify metal ions based on their unique emission spectra. When the electrons in the ions absorb heat energy, they move to a higher energy level. They’re unstable at a…

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  • DUSK

Do you think the young man’s appearance helped him to win the confidence of Gortsby in “Dusk”?

The fact that the young man who sits by Gortsby is well dressed certainly lends credibility to his story of being on what seems to be a business trip, and his unfamiliarity with London. It also…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are four quotes that deal with misinterpretation in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird?

There are several scenes throughout the novel that depict characters misinterpreting various ideas and comments. In Chapter 2, Scout is frustrated with Miss Caroline’s teaching style and laments to…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Explore the way Steinbeck presents ideas about the good and bad in people, specifically Curley’s…

What I’ll do to help answer your question is outline the ideal structure of an introductory paragraph and then correlate it specifically to your prompt: Hook: The opening line of an introduction…

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  • THE EAGLE

What other devices, such as stanzas or punctuation, does Tennyson use in “The Eagle”?

“The Eagle” is a poem by Tennyson consisting of two three-line stanzas. The meter of the poem is iambic tetrameter. The rhyme scheme is AAA BBB. The punctuation follows the normal conventions of…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

What is the psychological bondage to her father theme in A Rose for Emily?

The theme of psychological bondage is shown in the dynamic between Miss Emily and her father. In Miss Emily’s home, her father has been the patriarch who controlled the lives of his family. He sent…

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  • LITERATURE

Can someone please help me with this question on the poem ‘To the doctor who treated the raped…

The poem you are referring to is Finuala Dowling’s poem To the doctor who treated the raped baby and who felt such despair. First, it’s best to determine where the action takes place in the poem….

  • THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

In “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” what idea fills the people in Paul’s house with anxiety?

In this short story, the mother, Hester’s, perception that there’s not enough money fills the house with anxiety. Paul, her sensitive young son, constantly feels the pressure of his cold-hearted…

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  • LITERATURE

How does Mathilde Loisel’s motivation change during the course of the story “The Necklace”.

Mathilde Loisel is the main character in Guy de Maupassant’s short story “The Necklace.” At the beginning of the story she is described as unhappy and bored with her middle class life. She longs…

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  • SCIENCE

Why is a gap left between two sections of a bridge?

Basically all materials expand upon heating, whether we take the example of metals, water or other materials. This expansion is a function of the material properties (specifically the coefficient…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Please provide 5 examples of literary devices used in To Kill A Mockingbird.

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is rich with literary language that provides beautiful imagery, profound analogies, and meaningful metaphors. Open the book to any page and one can find literary…

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  • RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI

In what ways does Rikki- Tikki exemplify the curiosity of a true mongoose in his first days in…

The motto of the mongoose family is “Run and find out.” Rikki demonstrates his faithfulness to that family creed during his first days in the bungalow. First he checks out the cotton wool to see if…

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  • CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD

How did Bear make a living going from one town to the next?

In the story, Bear is a wandering performer. In order to earn a living, he juggles leather balls, sings, and plays on his recorder as he travels from town to town. Bear originally learned these…

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  • SCIENCE

List the four chambers in an animal’s heart.

A four-chamber heart is composed of two atria and two ventricles. The function of each chamber is briefly described below. Oxygen-poor blood that has been used by the cells is delivered back to…

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  • LITERATURE

In what ways do spoken language and written language differ?

Of course it depends of the person, but generally spoken language is much less formal than written language. People have higher standards for grammar, usage, etc when they are reading than when…

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  • THE STORY OF MY LIFE

How did Helen Keller keep herself busy?

Helen Keller wrote The Story of My Life when she was in her early twenties. During the early part of her life, Helen stayed busy. When she was not in school, she travelled with Miss Sullivan….

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  • BIRCHES

What effect do ice-storms have on birch trees in the poem “Birches” by Robert Frost?

In the poem “Birches” by Robert Frost, the speaker is reminded of his own childhood, living “too far away from town for baseball,” amusing himself by swinging down to the ground from the…

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  • MATH

A car starts from a certain point at a velocity of 100 kph. After 20 seconds, another car…

Hello! Certainly car B will overtake car B. After some time the speed of car B will become greater than the speed of car A and a quicker object always overtakes a slower one. Now determine the…

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  • MACBETH

How is Lady Macbeth presented in Act 5, Scene 1 and as a whole in the play?

In this scene, Lady Macbeth is presented as overwrought and restless, so much so that she cannot sleep and has taken to somnambulism. She consistently walks in her sleep so much that it has alarmed…

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  • REFERENCE

What is the speaker saying from 00:17-00:20 in the following video?…

From 00:17-00:20, the speakers says that: “Some feel all progress is good.” The larger context for this statement is that some people think that the progress which technology brings is beneficial,…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

Why was Tom getting very disturbed for Dr. Robinson?

Interesting question! In the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Tom witnesses a very unusual incident. In the book, Tom and Huck visit a graveyard, which leads to them witnessing a…

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  • SCIENCE

Suppose an organism had the genotype AABb. What gametes would be produced from this organism?

Sperm and egg cells are called gamete cells or gametes. Gametes are formed during a process called meiosis. Normally cells contain two copies of each chromosome. This means that there are also two…

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  • GOBLIN MARKET

Are conventional Victorian ideas about women contested or supported in Goblin Market? Can the…

Christina Rossetti’s narrative poem “Goblin Market” is often praised as a protofeminist work of literature, and for good reason: the text absolutely contests restrictive Victorian gender…

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  • ARTS

How can one describe the shape of fire? How can one convert this element into abstract fashion… 1 image

It is common for fashion designers to take inspiration from nature. Fire is an unusual element to consider in this way since it does not really have form, even though it is visual. Its shape is…

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  • WOLF HALL

In Wolf Hall, how does Cromwell’s character develop throughout the novel? Do his values change?

Cromwell’s character development is quite subtle throughout Wolf Hall; he seems a fully mature and wise counselor from the very start of the novel. He feels mercy for the disgraced Katherine of…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What are the levels of goverment?Elaborate on them.

This question can be answered in several ways. One way is to look at the levels of government in our federal government. The Constitution created three branches or levels of government. Each branch…

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  • OLD POSSUM’S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS
  1. S. Eliot’s poem describes Macavity as a ginger cat. What does it mean?

The term “ginger” is used in British English to refer to a yellow-orange color resembling that of the dried spice ginger, made from the ground root of the ginger plant and commonly used in many…

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  • LITERATURE

What is the theme of the story “The Stolen Bacillus” by H.G. Wells?

One distinct theme of this story is that things are not always as they appear. At the beginning of the story we are introduced to our two main characters: a bacteriologist working in a lab in…

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  • MACBETH

How does Shakespeare use Banquo’s ghost to present Macbeth in Act 3, Scene 4?

In Act 3, Scene 4, Macbeth’s response to seeing Banquo’s ghost gives the audience a good picture of his mental state at this point in the play. When he first sees the ghost, he says to his guests,…

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  • THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

How does Anne Frank criticize the attitude of the grown-ups in her diary?

Anne is constantly criticizing the grown-ups, which include her parents, the Van Daans, and Mr. Dussel. She feels that they are too involved in her life, overly critical, and clueless. Grown-ups…

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  • THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

What is the main conflict and theme of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”?

In “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” the main conflict is that of the Individual’s Desires against Reality; the main theme is A Person’s Dreams for Life vs. Society. Conflict – Individual’s…

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  • ROMAN FEVER

What is the full story that neither Mrs. Slade nor Mrs. Ansley knows?

In Edith Wharton’s “Roman Fever,” both Mrs. Slade and Mrs. Ansley have incomplete information of the events that took place years ago in Rome that one moonlit night. Mrs. Slade feels she has the…

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  • SCIENCE

When a piece of metal is illuminated by a monochromatic light of wavelength lambda, then stopping…

The stopping potential refers to the potential difference required to stop an electron emitted from a metal after it is illuminated by the light. This potential difference is equal to the kinetic…

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  • DANTE’S INFERNO

What do you think was Dante’s purpose in writing Inferno?

Like the rest of The Divine Comedy, Dante’s Inferno is a vast work encompassing many ideas, questions, and themes. However, Dante had a few major reasons for writing this first part of his epic…

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  • ROMAN FEVER

Discuss how dramatic irony plays out in “Roman Fever.” What is the full story that neither Mrs….

In Edith Wharton’s “Roman Fever,” the two women have secrets they’ve kept from each other for years. The dramatic irony is that the reader has access to each woman’s inner thoughts, so we know that…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

How does Napoleon change over time?

Napoleon, based on Joseph Stalin, has a desire for power from early on, but grows more corrupt and less like an animal as he becomes more powerful. At first, this “rather fierce-looking Berkshire…

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  • REFERENCE

How have human cultural practices influenced the patterns of infectious diseases? Note: be sure…

We often think and talk about disease on such a micro scale that we can forget to look at how the big picture enables or hinders the spread of disease. While poor hygiene and poor nutrition or an…

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  • ROMAN FEVER

How has their relationship changed by the end?

At the start of Edith Wharton’s “Roman Fever,” the characters of Mrs. Slade and Mrs. Ansley are civil with each other but not especially warm. The two women knew each other as young girls and as…

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