List three changes in transportation in the 1700s and explain each

List three changes in transportation in the 1700s and explain each

  • OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, what is the magic number for true expertise?

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, he claims that the magic number for true expertise is 10,000 hours. He supports this claim through a series of case studies, in which he examines exemplars from…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What was Bob’s “real” problem according to Randy?

In Chapter 7, Randy Adderson stops by the Tasty Freeze to have a conversation with Ponyboy before the rumble. When Ponyboy gets into his car, Randy tells him that he won’t be at the rumble and is…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

In the story, “A Christmas Carol,” what point does Scrooge’s nephew, Fred, make about who suffers…

In Stave Three of “A Christmas Carol,” Scrooge sees a glimpse of the present-day when he is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Present. During a look into his nephew’s house, he hears Fred make an…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Was it wise for Jem to tell Scout not to tell Atticus about Bob Ewell?

In the end, it wasn’t wise for Jem to keep the threats of Bob Ewell quiet. If Jem or Scout had told Atticus, he might have taken the revenge Bob Ewell wanted more seriously. Atticus was a…

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  • ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

What is an example of a soliloquy in “Anne of Green Gables”?

A soliloquy is most often understood in the context of a play when one of the characters expresses him or herself privately (aside) so that the audience has an insight into something the other…

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  • LITERATURE

What sort of person is Dolphus Raymond in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Dolphus Raymond is a sad character who, like the blacks in the community of Maycomb, is oppressed by the values and beliefs of white society. Raymond comes from a well-known wealthy family;…

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  • SCIENCE

A truck is traveling at a constant velocity of 20m s^-1 (72 km.h^-1) when the driver sees a child…

Speed of the truck = 20 m/s distance to the child = 50 m Acceleration = -1.25 m/s^2 Reaction time = 0.5 s During the 0.5 seconds, that the driver takes to hit the brakes, the truck will travel 10 m…

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  • HISTORY

What were the two most important reasons why the communists won the Vietnam War.?

There were reasons why North Vietnam and the communists won the Vietnam War. One reason was the United States was not prepared for fighting a guerilla-style war. We knew how to fight a war where…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What are some examples of imagery in The Outsiders?

Imagery is the use of visually descriptive, figurative language. It’s not always using words to get images to come to the reader’s mind; it could be descriptive words that are trying to stimulate…

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  • A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

What evidence is there to prove that Sook is like a child?

Throughout this story, which is a semi-autobiographical portrait of Truman Capote’s own childhood, the reader is given suggestions that Buddy’s cousin Sook is like a child. In the third paragraph,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

After reading To Kill a Mockingbird, we can infer that Harper Lee used the title to highlight a…

The mockingbird is the symbolic centerpiece of the novel. Atticus notes that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird because, unlike the crows or bluejays, the mockingbird does not harm crops or attack…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

How has the modern presidency acquired legislative powers?

Your question hits on a fascinating and controversial topic—the increasing use of executive power in the modern presidency. In the constitution of the United States, the legislative branch,…

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  • THE CAY

In The Cay by Theodore Taylor, after Timothy spots the cay, what happens to Phillip that enrages…

At the beginning of Chapter Six in The Cay by Theodore Taylor, Timothy sees a small island in the distance–a cay in the ocean. When he tells Phillip that he sees it, Phillip gets so excited that…

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  • THE TWENTY-ONE BALLOONS

How did Professor Sherman make his balloon as light as possible in The Twenty-One Balloons?

In The Twenty-One Balloons, Professor Sherman made his balloon as light as possible by being very careful about how he designed and constructed his basket. Since he wanted to stay up in the air for…

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  • MY LAST DUCHESS

Is the Duke in “My Last Duchess” a “Bluebeard”?

This is an interesting question. In the original French folk tale, Bluebeard’s latest wife disobeys her husband’s orders and looks into a little room forbidden to her, where she discovers the…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Would Brutus, from the Tragedy of Julius Caesar, be considered as a villain or a hero?

Although Brutus does play a pivotal role in Caesar’s assassination, he is not really considered to be a villain because his motivations are not selfish or full of malice. Instead, Brutus is…

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  • HISTORY

Characterize the nature of American foreign policy after World War II and discuss why the United…

American foreign policy after World War II was designed to stop the spread of communism. We believed the communists intended to spread their system worldwide. We didn’t want a system that was the…

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  • HISTORY

What did the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War share in common?

The Vietnam War and the Cuban Missile Crisis are related to some degree. Both events were related to the spread of communism. In the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Soviet Union was installing offensive…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Chapter 5 of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, why does Miss Maudie say that Scout is being…

In Chapter 5, Scout asks Miss Maudie if Boo Radley is still alive. Miss Maudie says, “What a morbid question. But I suppose it’s a morbid subject.” (Lee 57) Miss Maudie tells Scout that she knows…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Why was the Cratchit family still content?

In Stave Three of the story, we meet the Cratchit family as part of Ebenezer’s tour with the Ghost of Christmas Present. While the family of eight (Mom, Dad, and six children) are poor, and while…

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  • REFERENCE

Describe the geography of Greece, including what the land is like and what surrounds it.

The country of Greece is located in southeastern Europe. It is divided into three geographic regions: the mainland, the Peloponnese (peninsula), and the chain of hundreds of island. The mainland is…

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  • HISTORY

What were some issues that caused the French revolution and what did the revolutionaries do to…

The financial problems that can be traced back to Louis XIV’s frivolous spending were the main catalyst for the French Revolution. The unstable economic conditions of France were worsened by a…

  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Is Daisy in The Great Gatsby really a Catholic?

The narrator, Nick Carraway, who is also Daisy Buchanan’s cousin, states, “Daisy was not a Catholic” and is surprised when he hears Myrtle’s sister, Catherine, tell this lie to him. In Chapter Two…

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  • WUTHERING HEIGHTS

What does the title Wuthering Heights symbolize?

The title Wuthering Heights is symbolic of the characters and relationships in the novel. First of all, the title of the novel symbolizes the setting in which the house of the same name is…

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  • A SOUND OF THUNDER

In “A Sound of Thunder”, what was the purpose of the path?

“A Sound of Thunder” concerns a group of hunters going into the past via a time machine, in order to hunt animals that are extinct in modern times. A significant amount of exposition is devoted to…

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  • MATH

Can someone please help me answering those problems on the attached files at the bottom? 2 images

You are not allowed to ask multiple questions. This is a response for 3 of the several that you have posted. # If f(x)=x+2−−−−−√f(x)=x+2 , determine whether f is continuous from the left, from the…

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  • LITERATURE

What is a suitable indefinite pronoun that fits into the phrase?: “All pens are bad ——– seem…

There are two indefinite pronouns which are appropriate for this sentence, but choosing the correct one depends on the meaning of the phrase. If there is a context, you can use it to find clues…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

In the novel The Outsiders, what page does it say the boys left their door unlocked for the other…

In Chapter 7, on page 105 of the SPEAK Penguin Group edition, or on page 93 of the Laurel-Leaf Books Edition, is the scene where Ponyboy explains why Darry leaves the doors unlocked. Pony says that…

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  • HISTORY

What three historical documents define governments that give sovereign rights to the people?

Throughout history, most governments have been founded on the absolute authority of a sovereign ruler: a king or queen. The earliest document that wrested this power away and granted rights to the…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

Why does Miss Emily’s servant, Tobe, stay with her so faithfully during her life and then leave…

Tobe is, in the opinion of one who has taught the novel for so long, one of the most enigmatic and fascinating characters William Faulkner has ever gifted his readers. It because of the minimalism…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

What is the name of the boy in Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas that Bruno describes to…

The name of the boy that Bruno describes to Lieutenant Kotler in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is Shmuel. My guess is that this question is one in a series of questions specifically asked about…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

How many children does Bob Cratchit have in A Christmas Carol?

Bob Cratchit and his wife have six children. The eldest is Martha, who is old enough to have a job as an apprentice to a milliner. She comes home late from work for Christmas dinner and her…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

Why would a contemporary audience find Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer an entertaining…

In his brief preface to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain, acknowledged that the future audience for his novel about a young mischievous boy in the American…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

What is a summary of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens?

Charles Dickens’ book A Christmas Carol is about a man named Ebenezer Scrooge, who is very selfish and mean. Early in the book, two men come to see him to ask for a donation to help the poor, and…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Describe the two men who are at the green pool in Of Mice and Men. What are their names?

This is a great question. The green water is referred to twice in the novella. In fact, the novella begins with the green pool of water – the Salinas River, and ends there as well. In the…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Why can’t a president serve for longer than 8 years?

It is the 22nd Amendment that creates a term limit on the presidency, but to say that the term limit is eight years is actually incorrect. The term limit is ten years. A president can serve out…

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

What effect were the veil and Mr. Hooper said to have had on the corpse at the funeral?

When Mr. Hooper arrives at the funeral, for once, the veil was “an appropriate emblem.” The veil itself and Mr. Hooper’s presence seem to match the solemn and somber mood of the funeral, and his…

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  • HISTORY

Which early English document influenced most states to include a bill of rights in their…

Magna Carta, which was written in 1215 CE, exerted a powerful influence both on the United States Constitution and on the constitutions of the various states. Americans of the 1700s viewed Magna…

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  • RULES OF THE GAME

What special treatment does MeiMei receive in her home in the story “Rules Of the Game?”

This is a great question. As Waverly became better in chess, she had more privileges at home. At first, she did not have to do the dishes. Her brothers, Winston and Vincent were annoyed at this…

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  • SCIENCE

What substances can react with magnesium?

Magnesium is a somewhat reactive metal in the alkaline earth family. It forms forms a 2+ ion. It reacts with non-metals such as hydrogen, nitrogen and halogens to form ionic compounds. It also…

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  • HISTORY

Summarize “The Isles of Greece” by Lord George Gordon Bryon. 1 image

Lord George Gordon Byron was captivated and moved to action in Greece’s struggle for independence. He wrote the poem Isles of Greece to communicate his thirst for Greek freedom. The poem recaptures…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of the Flies, what are some important things that Samneric say or do?

One of the first places that Samneric emerge as important characters is atop the mountain. The twins are there tending the fire overnight when the fighter planes fight high above the island. One of…

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

According to the narrator, what is the veil’s one desirable effect?

Though the veil has a number of tremendously negative effects, it does have one positive or desirable consequence as well: it makes “its wearer a very efficient clergyman.” Wearing the veil, Mr….

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why doesn’t Aunt Alexandra want Scout to invite Walter Cunningham over?

Aunt Alexandra’s greatest concern in life is maintaining her social status in Maycomb County–and that extends to her niece and nephew. She is a privileged woman born into a multi-generational,…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

What are some specific passages in Tom Sawyer where Twain uses sarcasm to critique the traditions…

In the early chapters of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain employs sarcasm to critique the traditions of small town life, Sarcasm consists of remarks that are intended to ridicule. –In Chapter 1, when Tom…

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  • THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

In The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, how does Nat and Kit’s relationship…

When Kit and Nat parted after her arrival in Wethersfield, there was a distance between them. Nat was still upset with Kit for diving into the cold water near Saybrook. During their last few days…

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  • THE GLASS CASTLE

In The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, what are 4 examples of figurative language? What type of…

There are many examples of figurative language depicted throughout The Glass Castle, with the most common examples of figurative language including metaphors, similes, and symbolism. METAPHOR…

  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Where do the Ewells live?

In Chapter 17, Mayella Ewell is called to the witness stand to testify during the Tom Robinson trial. Atticus questions Mayella about her family life and background. The Ewells are the most…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

List three changes in transportation in the 1700s and explain each. It is for the Industrial…

Improvements in transportation in the 1700s made it easier for manufacturers to transport goods. Factories during the Industrial Revolution in Britain produced mass amounts of goods, such as…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Who is Sunday’s offering being taken up for in To Kill a Mockingbird? Why?

Sunday’s offering is begin taken for Helen Robinson because her husband is in jail and no one will hire her. When Jem and Scout accompany Calpurnia to church, they see many things they have not…

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