What are some bad things that happened while Theodore Roosevelt was President?

What are some bad things that happened while Theodore Roosevelt was President?

  • HISTORY

Where would you be likely to find a market economy?

A market economy is an economic system that is dictated by the principle of supply and demand. These systems are commonly found in capitalist societies like the United States, United Kingdom,…

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  • THE SNIPER

Why hadn’t the sniper eaten since morning?

The text of the story answers that question in the sentence following the detail about him not eating. The story tells readers that the sniper had not eaten, because he was too excited to eat….

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Find one quote from the novel To Kill a Mockingbird that portrays Jem wanting to meet Boo Radley.

In Chapter 5, Jem and Dill write a note to Boo Radley asking him if he will come outside sometime and tell them what he does inside his house all day. They also mention in their note that they will…

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  • THE BET

How does the banker’s attitude toward the bet change as the years wear on?

The story is told with a long flashback, so the banker’s changes in his feelings and thoughts about the bet are not described in any chronological development. We know mainly how he feels about the…

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  • THE LOTTERY

Describe the people in the town in “The Lottery.”

The people in the town are what make this story so creepy and tragic. They all seem so normal, yet they are completely okay with a lottery system that elects one of their own members to be stoned…

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  • THE GIVER

How does the Receiver of Memory’s training proceed in The Giver?

Jonas initially experiences simple memories and then is gradually exposed to more difficult ones. The initial training for Receiver of Memory is a little confusing for Jonas. He had no idea what…

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  • THROUGH THE TUNNEL

What does Jerry accomplish by swimming through the tunnel in the story “Through the Tunnel”?

Jerry completes a rite of passage by successfully swimming through the underwater tunnel. When the English boy Jerry, who is on holiday with his mother, first leaves her and goes to the bay, he…

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  • KING LEAR

How does Lear face reality when he is betrayed by his evil daughters?

When Lear’s daughters Goneril and Regan both break their promises to provide for their father’s one hundred knights, his already well-established ungovernable temper causes him to rush out of doors…

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  • LYDDIE

In the book Lyddie by Katherine Paterson, how has Lyddie’s opinion on her father changed in…

Lyddie never stops loving her father and never blames him, but she begins to doubt he will ever come back. After the incident with the bear, Lyddie’s mother gives up on pretenses. Lyddie’s…

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  • THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

How does Hurston reveal Nanny’s motivation for forcing Janie to marry? Is that motivation pure,…

Nanny’s motivation is out of love and concern for her granddaughter. It is not entirely pure, but it is certainly not malevolent. When she sees “Johnny Taylor lacerating Janie with a kiss,” Nanny…

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  • TWO KINDS

In the story “Two Kinds” how does the mother try to make the daughter a prodigy?

Jing-mei’s mother tries to make her a prodigy by having her take tests to determine her talent. They finally settle on the piano. Jing-mei’s mother wants her daughter to be successful, like…

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  • HISTORY

Simon Bolivar was known as liberator for which people? 1 image

When tyranny becomes law, rebellion is a right. –Simon Bolivar Simon Bolivar is known as a liberator for most of South America. The man received the name El Libertador, the liberator, for good…

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  • A RAISIN IN THE SUN

What does Walter want from Ruth, which he tries to explain to her over breakfast?

The most important thing that Walter wants from Ruth is support. He feels trapped in a limiting job and hopes for more for himself (and for his family). Many of the requests Walter makes early in…

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  • THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND

What are three ways in which Helen’s situation when she comes to Holmes is similar to Julia’s…

Probably the most important way in which Helen’s situation is similar to that of Julia just before she died two years ago is that Helen is engaged to be married, just as Julia was engaged to be…

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  • SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

In Orwell’s essay, Shooting an Elephant, what problem is he asked to solve?

In Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell recounts an event that occurred while he was a sub-divisional police officer in a town in Burma. Specifically, Orwell tells the reader of his role in first…

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  • THE STRANGER

During what month does Meursault’s trial begin?

In The Stranger, Meursault’s trial for the murder of the Arab begins in June. This is shown in the opening paragraph of Part 2, Chapter Three, in which Meursault says: My case was down for the…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

How can I write a modern day pilgrimage about Canterbury Tales?

I see someone else is already working on answering your question, so I’ll just add this: a list of modern day “pilgrims” that would be fun to stereotype today, from the humorous literary website…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Why does Romeo choose to go to Capulet’s party in Act I of Romeo and Juliet?

In Act I, Scene 1 of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is distraught over his unreciprocated love for Rosaline. He complains to his cousin Benvolio that she won’t return his affection. The…

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  • AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE

Do you think that Farquhar’s dream made it easier for him to face death? Why?

I think that sounds like a romantic attitude–and Ambrose Bierce was certainly not a romanticist. Far from it. He was noted for being a realist, a cynic, a pessimist. If Farquhar thought he was…

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  • SCIENCE

Which property of sulfuric acid makes it suitable to use as a catalyst for the preparation of…

Esterification is the reaction of an alcohol with an acid to produce an ester and water. When the acid used in the reaction is carboxylic acid, the reaction is sometimes called a Fischer-Speier…

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  • HISTORY

How did trade between Nova Scotia and the West Indies improve the lives of the people?

Trade between Nova Scotia and the West Indies, which both produced diverse goods, played an important role in what was available to the people of both regions. Nova Scotia shipped goods such as…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

What type of ruler would Harrison have been? Would he have been better or worse than the…

Harrison Bergeron would not be a much better leader than Diana Moon Glampers because he declares himself “Emperor.” Interestingly, when he tears down the door to the television station, Harrison’s…

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  • LITERATURE

What are some conflicts in Hamlet, act 2?

In Act II, the main conflict revolves around appearance versus reality: Hamlet, still reeling from the ghost’s revelation that Claudius murdered his father, must determine what is real: is the…

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  • THE GIVER

How does Jonas feel about Gabriel in The Giver?

Jonas feels a connection to Gabriel as he has eyes like him and seems different from other newchildren. In Chapter 3 the father, who has procured a reprieve from being released for the baby, brings…

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  • HISTORY

What was the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dred Scott case?

The Dred Scott case involved two separate issues. One was whether Scott, as an enslaved man, had a right to sue in court. The other was whether Scott, having spent some of his life in free…

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  • REFERENCE

How are Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s theories similar?

Piaget and Vygotsky are similar in two key areas. First, both men believe that learners construct knowledge through interactions with their social environments. In other words, children do not…

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  • THE ODD COUPLE

In The Odd Couple, what is the set?

The Odd Couple takes place in three acts, all in the New York City apartment of Oscar Madison. The play was written in the 1960’s, but the message is somewhat universal, so that it could be (and…

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  • THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN

Was Jane Pittman the woman who went to an all-white water fountain and took a sip of water?

In The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, the story of the titular character is told as she lives through slavery in the 1800s and the Civil Rights movement in the early 1960s. The story is…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

From Philbrick’s Freak the Mighty, who does the narrator live with? Explain how they feel about…

The narrator for Philbrick’s Freak the Mighty is Maxwell Kane. He makes up the Mighty part of “Freak the Mighty” and his friend Kevin, who is a brain, makes up the Freak part. Max lives with his…

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  • HISTORY

How did the Great Depression affect Americans?

The Great Depression of the 1930s had a profound and generally negative effect on the lives of many Americans. By 1933, the unemployment rate had nearly doubled, meaning fifteen million people did…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Explain Napoleon’s paranoia as it is depicted in Animal Farm.

Once Napoleon had seized power on the farm by getting rid of Snowball, he becomes obsessed with protecting himself from what he believed would be a challenge to his position. Immediately after…

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  • LITERATURE

How does the bravery of Beowulf compare to the bravery of Sir Gawain as they both face death?

Both Beowulf and Gawain bravely face death at numerous points in their respective tales. The fact that honor and fame play such an important role in how the protagonists face death makes for an…

 

  • SCIENCE

In what ways do zoos impact both society and the animals that live in them?

Whether or not you think zoos are valuable for society is a matter of opinion. While it’s up to you to determine how you feel about the matter and, in turn, decide which stance you’d like to take…

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  • THE CAY

What are some things that Timothy taught Phillip?

Even before Timothy realizes that his illness is serious, and that he’d better prepare Phillip to live alone on the island, blindness and all, the kind old man has begun to teach him things of…

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  • LITERATURE

What happened when the narrator of “A Poison Tree” did not express his anger?

In “A Poison Tree,” the narrator says that his anger grew. And he uses the growth of the tree as an extended metaphor for his anger, his wrath, viewing the anger like a tree that must be given…

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  • WINTER DREAMS

Compare and contrast Dexter’s desire for material success with his desire for Judy.

In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Winter Dreams” financial success was Dexter’s ambition but Judy Jones was his obsession. From a young age, Dexter dreamed of joining the ranks of the wealthy men…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What are some interview questions to ask people regarding the fight scene between Tybalt and…

When you say “interview questions,” do you mean questions about the text? Or do you mean questions for characters who were in the background of the fight scene? I’m going to understand this…

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  • HAMLET

What quotes in the play prove Hamlet was depressed?

Hamlet learns from his father’s ghost that his uncle, Claudius, murdered his father. Claudius is now married to Hamlet’s mother. Hamlet has to decide if the ghost is really telling the truth. If…

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  • HISTORY

In John F. Kennedy’s inaugural speech, whose freedom was he referring to, blacks or the poor?

Most people know John F. Kennedy’s January 1961 inaugural address by its most famous line: “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, how long had Myrtle and George been married?

In Chapter VIII of The Great Gatsby, after Myrtle’s death in the previous chapter, we hear of what happened after Myrtle’s body was taken away, from the testimony of Michaelis, who is a neighbor of…

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  • HISTORY

Why did the settlers in America decide to break away from Britain and was this a good decision?

The grievances that the American colonists had towards the English government are expressed clearly in the Declaration of Independence (1776). Without having to rehash all of them, it can be stated…

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  • THE INTERLOPERS

In The Interlopers, Georg had townspeople in mind when he said that. As it turned out, who were…

The term “interlopers” has many applications in this story. Ulrich feels that Georg is interloping on his land. Georg thinks Ulrich is interloping on land that he (Georg) should have access to….

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  • ANIMAL FARM

What are a few examples of figures of speech in chapter one of Animal Farm?

A figure of speech is a word or phrase that means something different than its immediate, literal meaning. Examples of figures of speech include metaphors, similes, personification, hyperbole,…

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  • GOOD COUNTRY PEOPLE

What did Hulga/Joy and Manley Pointer have in common?

One of the ironies of “Good Country People” is how alike Hulga and Manley Pointer are. As Mrs. Freeman states, “Some people are more alike than others,” and that applies to Mrs. Hopewell’s daughter…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Scout mature throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird?

Scout matures throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird and becomes a morally upright individual like her father, Atticus. At the beginning of the novel, Scout is a hot-headed, naive little girl…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What is Fitzgerald’s version of the American Dream and how is it different than Gatsby’s?

Comparing Fitzgerald’s vision of the American Dream to his most famous character’s vision of the American Dream is an intriguing and challenging task. In brief, we might say that Fitzgerald,…

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  • MACBETH

What are the main points of Macbeth’s letter to his wife?

In Act I, Scene V, we find Lady Macbeth in the process of reading Macbeth’s letter. He describes meeting the witches and how they have “more in them than mortal knowledge.” He is suggesting that…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How is Gatsby a dynamic character?

A dynamic character is a character who changes, grows, or learns through the events of the story. Although Gatsby has changed a lot, most of his changes occurred before the story began, so it’s…

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  • INTO THE WILD

Did Chris McCandless commit suicide?

While we can never know about Chris McCandless’s mindset and precise circumstances at the time of his death with certainty, little to no evidence would support the notion that he committed suicide….

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  • HISTORY

What are some bad things that happened while Theodore Roosevelt was President?

While Teddy Roosevelt was President, many good things happened to our country. However, there were some events that had some negative consequences for us. When Teddy Roosevelt was President, we…

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