What are Jim Crow laws?

What are Jim Crow laws?

  • FRINDLE

What are the character traits and physical traits of Mrs. Chatham in Andrew Clements’ Frindle?

In Chapter 9 of Andrew Clements’ Frindle, Mrs. Margaret Chatham, principle of Lincoln Elementary School, schedules a conference with Nick and his parents at Nick’s house. During the conference, the…

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  • TO BUILD A FIRE

In “To Build a Fire,” why were the creeks particularly dangerous?

The omniscient third-person narrator of Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” explains why the area around the creeks were particularly dangerous, although the creeks themselves were frozen solid. The…

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  • FRINDLE

What are Janet’s feelings about Nick’s use of the word frindle in Andrew Clements’ story?

In Andrew Clements’ story, Janet’s reaction towards hearing Nick use the word frindle the first time is surprise and puzzlement. But, as the story continues, we see that she very eagerly helps to…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Faber says that books themselves are not the key to happiness, but three other factors are. What…

Faber says that books themselves are not very special. They contain no magical properties and are ultimately irrelevant in terms of their physical or metaphorical nature. What is important is the…

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  • LITERATURE

What’s the difference between a tragedy, history, romance and comedy?

Speaking from a literary viewpoint, there are several main differences between a comedy, a tragedy, a romance and a history. A comedy was first referred to in the medieval times as any writing…

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  • RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI

What advantage does Rikki-tikki have over Nag and Nagaina?

Rikki Tikki is a young mongoose. He is washed into the garden by a flood and has never before fought a snake, but he has an understanding or an instinct that he is the most terrible enemy any snake…

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  • THE LOTTERY

How does the author use foreshadowing to increase suspense in the first four paragraphs of the…

Anyone who had not previously read “The Lottery” would think from reading the opening paragraph that this was going to be a folksy little story about small-town life. The lottery sounds like…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In the book The Great Gatsby, what are Nick’s judgments? What do they reveal about his character…

Throughout the novel, we see evidence that Nick is quite judgmental about practically everyone he meets and even more so about his favourite person, Jay Gatsby. In the opening pages, he has this to…

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  • EDITH HAMILTON’S MYTHOLOGY

Who is left behind to tell the Trojans the lie?

The Greeks knew that they could not win unless they took their enemies by surprise within Troy itself. Odysseus, ever cunning, devised a plan: he had a worker craft a large wooden horse with a…

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  • A WRINKLE IN TIME

What does Meg realize after talking with Calvin in A Wrinkle in Time?

Your question must refer to a specific time Meg talks with Calvin during A Wrinkle in Time, but without more specific information I must assume that you mean when Meg talks with Calvin while they…

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  • HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS

How is the setting at a Spanish railroad crossing appropriate to the theme?

The two people seem to be in the middle of nowhere. The hot, barren setting with the bleached mountains in the background is nearly surrealistic. This is a junction. They are waiting to transfer to…

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  • HISTORY

Did a unique American identity emerge by the time the Revolution began? What unique…

It is difficult to say that a unique American identity had formed by the time the American Revolution had begun in 1776. The colonists were still British citizens and continued to believe in many…

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  • THE PIGMAN

Briefly describe the three omens that Lorraine refers to in Chapter 6 of The Pigman by Paul…

Chapter 6 in Paul Zindel’s The Pigman is when John and Lorraine meet Mr. Pignati at the Baron Park Zoo. Lorraine doesn’t like zoos anyway because she can’t stand seeing the animals locked up and…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In The Crucible, what is an example of how people manipulate verses from the bible to prove that…

Although Arthur Miller does not quote any Bible verses in The Crucible, it is well known that the Puritans ordered their lives based on Biblical principles, mainly from the Old Testament. They…

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  • MONEY

What are three factors that determine the value of money?

The first factor, and most important, is the balance of trade and investment. This is determined by the gap in exports and imports for a country. This is essentially like supply and demand. If the…

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  • BUSINESS

Why is a mixed economic system preferable?

A mixed economic system is mid-way between a free market economy and a regulated economy or between capitalism and socialism. In such a system, while the market forces determine the price (with…

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  • SCIENCE

How is the periodic table laid out?

The periodic table is like a big grid that is organized based on the atomic structure of the elements. The elements are placed in order based on their atomic numbers (the number of protons in their…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the function of ribosomes and why do cells need them?

Ribosomes are small organelles that can be found attached to the rough endoplasmic reticulum (ER) or free-floating in the cytoplasm. Ribosomes help to transcribe DNA in order to make proteins….

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  • SCIENCE

What was Redi’s theory called?

Francesco Redi was a 17th century scientist who was known for creating the idea of controlled experiments and disproving the theory of spontaneous generation. Essentially, Redi proved that maggots…

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  • SCIENCE

Who discovered the electron?

JJ Thompson’s cathode ray experiment is accredited with the discovery of the electron. Cathode ray tubes (CRTs) were once used to display images on old televisions. There is a cathode (negatively…

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  • SCIENCE

What formula do you use to calculate kinetic energy?

The kinetic energy of a body is the energy that it has due to its movement and is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of mass m from rest to a speed v. The expression to calculate the…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the names of the various cell organelles?

Organelles are small, membrane-bound packages within eukaryotic cells that have specific functions (jobs) within the cell. Alone, organelles are not considered living. Some examples of organelles…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the behavioral adaptations of a polar bear?

A number of physical and behavioral adaptations allow polar bears to survive in their environment (harsh tundra regions). Behaviorally polar bears are very solitary animals and spend most of their…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

How does the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell come full circle—the conclusion come to mirror…

This novel is an allegory for the Russian Revolution. The aim of the revolution was to replace the oppressive czar with a government run by the people. This was the promise of communism. It…

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  • THE FLY

In The Fly, why has Mansfield left the protagonist unnamed?

Leaving a character nameless may serve several purposes. It may be done to build up an air of mystery and enigma and intensify the suspense element. It could also be to use a character as a…

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  • SCIENCE

Why might solar cells be more useful in space than on earth?

Solar cells would be much more useful in space than earth’s surface because they will receive much more solar energy. If we look at what happens to the total solar energy received by Earth, we find…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the uses and importance of the distillation process? And what are the uses and…

Distillation is a process used for purification of organic compounds. The distillation process is based on physical property of compounds, such as normal boiling point. Distillation process…

  • SCIENCE

What structural feature do the nucleus, mitochondria, Golgi apparatus, and endoplasmic reticulum…

The nucleus, Golgi apparatus, mitochondria, and endoplasmic reticulum are all organelles in eukaryotic cells (cells that contain a nucleus). By definition, organelles are membrane-bound, meaning…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the difference between atoms and molecules?

The atom is the smallest particle or fragment of an element that still retains its properties. It consists of a nucleus (made up of protons and neutrons) surrounded by electrons. Atoms combine with…

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  • SCIENCE

How can we know the atomicity of all elements ?

Atomicity of an element is a measure of the total number of atoms present in a molecule. For example, an oxygen molecule (written as O2) consists of 2 atoms of oxygen (O) and hence an atomicity of…

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  • SCIENCE

What is a scientific question?

A scientific question is a question that may lead to a hypothesis and help us in answering (or figuring out) the reason for some observation. Asking a scientific question is a part of the…

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  • SCIENCE

How can humans decrease chemical weathering?

Chemical weathering is the process of weathering or break down of rocks, soil, etc. by chemical reactions. These reactions include hydrolysis, carbonation, hydration, dissolution, etc. Human…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the difference between renewable energy and fossil fuels ?

Renewable energy is generated from renewable energy sources, sources which can be renewed and hence are practically unlimited in quantity. Some examples are solar energy, wind energy, etc. Fossil…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the three main parts of cell theory?

The cell theory is a scientific theory that defines the characteristics that all cells should manifest. Cells were first discovered by Robert Hooke in the 17th century. Matthias Schleiden, Theodor…

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  • SCIENCE

What do we know to be true about the distance and velocity of objects thrown and their paths? (up…

Any object thrown upwards will be pulled back by the earth’s gravitation field and will experience a negative acceleration (or deceleration) equal in magnitude to g (acceleration due to gravity)….

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  • SCIENCE

Which illness is caused by bacteria?

Bacteria can be both useful and harmful to us. The bacteria can be divided into pathogens (those that cause diseases) and non-pathogens (those that do not cause any diseases). Some of the pathogens…

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  • SCIENCE

What happens to energy when matter undergoes a chemical or physical change?

During a chemical change, a new substance is created. The atoms that make the current substance are rearranged into new substances. Thus, a chemical reaction has occurred. Examples of chemical…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the most common way to dispose of hazardous waste in the United States?

Hazardous wastes are those that can cause irreversible damage or severe damage and may include acids, strong bases, radioactive materials, harmful chemicals, carcinogens, etc. The method of…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the characteristics of amphibians?

There are three main amphibian classes: frogs, caecilians and salamanders. They all share common characteristics. Amphibians can be distinguished from other animals by means of several…

  • SCIENCE

Why are chemicals different colors?

Emission or absorption of light having a specified wavelength is responsible for a color’s existence. The process of absorption of energy by a chemical generates an electron’s excitation which…

  • SCIENCE

Which solids expand most?

All materials, solids, liquids or gases, are expanding if their temperatures are raised. In case of solids, the more increased the temperature is, the higher atoms vibrations become, they moving…

  • SCIENCE

How are enzymes important ?

Enzymes are catalysts. They catalyze a large number of reactions in our body and in our industries, thus enabling the production a large number of useful chemicals. Enzymes are typically protein…

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  • SCIENCE

Different parts of the human digestive system help to break down molecules of fat so that they…

There are identified two types of actions of digestive system, such as: muscular action, enzyme action. Muscular action is mechanical and it helps for food to be broken down into smaller pieces,…

  • SCIENCE

What is in blood?

Blood is composed of cells and cell fragments in an aqueous solution (plasma). Blood makes up about 7-8% body weight for an adult human being. Plasma constitutes almost 55% of the blood volume and…

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  • SCIENCE

how does anything leave or enter the nucleus

The double membrane, called the nuclear envelope, in eukaryotes, separates cytoplasm from nucleus. The communication and exchange of materials between cytoplasm and nucleus is allowed by nucleus…

  • HISTORY

What was the economy during the New Kingdom period of Egypt like?

The economy of the New Kingdom period of Egypt can best be described as an agricultural command economy. The economic system was very similar to the feudal system of the Middle Ages. The primary…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

According to Old Major, what is the cause of all the animal’s problems?

This is a good question. The speech that Old Major delivers in chapter one is absolutely clear on the root cause of the problems of the animals. For Old Major, the problems of the animals can be…

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  • FOOTFALLS

What is a summary of the play Footfalls?

Performed first in 1976 at the Royal Court Theatre, London, Footfalls, one of Beckett’s recent plays, is yet another classic addition to the theatre of the absurd. Before discussing a summary of…

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  • OKAY FOR NOW

How does Gary Schmidt deal with troubling topics like abuse in Okay for Now?

In his book Okay for Now, Gary Schmidt uses a subtle, very respectful approach to address troubling topics like abuse. Rather than focusing on the gory details, as so many other authors feel it…

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  • HISTORY

What are Jim Crow laws?

Jim Crow laws were laws that allowed segregation to exist in the South. The southerners had been trying to reverse some of the gains African Americans made during Reconstruction. Some southerners…


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