What did Admiral Dewey do?

What did Admiral Dewey do?

  • LAW AND POLITICS

What is the most likely explanation for the lack of a female president thus far? A. The American…

The answer to this question is largely a matter of opinion. There is no objectively correct answer. Therefore, I would say that it is important for you to look for an answer in your own class…

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  • HATCHET

According to Brian, what was the “great, single driving influence in nature?”

To put it simply, food. Food is the thing that drives every single action in all of nature. All the animals he encounters, even the plants are all focused on getting food. It took him a rather…

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  • THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND

What did Sherlock Holmes ask Watson to place in his pocket and why in The Adventure of the…

When Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are about ready to take a train from Waterloo Station down to Leatherhead, Holmes tells Watson: I should be very much obliged if you would slip your revolver…

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  • INTO THE WILD

Where does Alex stay outside of Salton City in Into the Wild?

The part of the book that discusses the Salton Sea and where McCandless was staying is one of my favorite parts of the book, because I frequently ride dirt bikes out there. I know exactly where he…

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  • THE LOTTERY

In the story “The Lottery” what are the rules when someone can’t attend the lottery?

When Mr. Summers gets ready to start the first drawing he asks: Anybody ain’t here?” “Dunbar.” several people said. “Dunbar. Dunbar.” Mr. Summers consulted his list. “Clyde Dunbar.” he said….

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Does Atticus think a jury of children would have found Tom Robinson innocent?

There is every reason to believe that if the jury was made of only children, Tom Robinson would have been declared innocent. Atticus knows this, and the reader knows this. There are at least three…

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  • THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

Chapter two of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian introduces the theme of poverty….

In America, we often think of poverty as people lacking something—a car, a job, cable television. But the most basic type of poverty is the inability to eat. But for Junior, the worst part of…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

How does Freak change the meaning of summer for Maxwell?

Maxwell has lived a pretty isolated boring life without social relationships. Freak, whose real name is Kevin, comes along and engages Maxwell in adventures and activities that Maxwell never…

  • THE DOLL’S HOUSE

Kezia seems to be different from her sisters in “The Doll’s House.” How is this shown?

Kezia stands out from her two sisters, Isabel and Lottie, in many ways. We notice early in the story that she possesses a deeper sense of aesthetic susceptibility in that her immediate focal point…

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  • THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO

Who was the gangster in “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” married to and why?

The Gangster is married to Trujillo’s sister. She is an older woman, and certainly not the young bombshell that Beli is. Apparently the Gangster and Mrs. Gangster met while both were working in the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are the problems and solutions in Chapter 4 of To Kill a Mockingbird?

In Ch. 4, Jem and Scout find solutions to several problems. At the beginning of the chapter, Jem and Scout find two polished Indian-head pennies in the knot-hole of the Radley tree. There is one…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

What does Darcy’s sister, Georgiana, look like?

When Elizabeth Bennet first met Georgiana Darcy in chapter 44, she was surprised by what she saw. Contrary to her expectations, she found Georgiana to be quiet and shy. Georgiana was tall in…

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  • FRINDLE

In Frindle, how long had Mrs. Granger taught at Lincoln Elementary School?

When Nick Allen was a student at Lincoln Elementary School, Mrs. Granger had already been a teacher there for a long time. She was described as having white hair and never wearing pants, which…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet uses the word “villain” up until Act 3 then quits using it. Why?

Juliet comes to terms with Romeo’s killing of her cousin, because she loves him. Many people call Romeo a villain, mostly relatives of Juliet, when he kills Tybalt. When she calls him a villain,…

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  • MACBETH

What words phrases develop your understanding of how Lady Macduff feels about Macduff?

In Act 4, Scene 2, Lady Macduff asks Ross why Macduff has left. She feels that he has abandoned her. Ross is vague and simply tells her to be patient. Ross says he must have had a good reason to…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

What are the thematic ideas for “The Scarlet Ibis”?

There are many different themes represented in Hurst’s “The Scarlet Ibis.” Siblings’ relationships, parent-child relationships, love vs. pride, and accepting people for who they are can all be…

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  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

In “The Devil and Tom Walker”, where does Tom Walker first meet the Devil?

The first place that Tom meets the Devil is at the ruins of an old Indian fort. By Indian, the text is using the then-common term for Native Americans. The Devil (called “Old Scratch” or the…

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  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

In “The Devil and Tom Walker”, what finally happens to Tom Walker?

Tom cuts what is traditionally called a “Faustian bargain”, trading his soul to the Devil in exchange for worldly favors. In the context of the story this detail is left out, being referred to as…

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  • 1984

Why is Winston shocked at the coarseness of Julia’s language?

In Part 2, Chapter 2, of 1984, Winston and Julia meet in the woods and he admits to being shocked by the “coarseness of her language.” Whenever Julia talks about the party, for example, she uses…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

What was Freak’s explanation for a robot body in Freak the Mighty?

Freak’s explanation for a robot body is that he is participating in ground-breaking medical research which will make him the first ‘bionically improved human.’ When Freak shows Max the location of…

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  • RELIGION

What is the foundation of faith in religions?

In a sense, one could argue that what defines faith is that it does not have a foundation. One normally would not describe a belief based on evidence or observation as faith; instead, faith is…

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  • HEALTH

What is the largest muscle in your body?

The human body contains about 640 muscles, the largest of which (by volume) is the Gluteus Maximus, otherwise known as the buttocks. These are used for hip extension and hip external rotation and…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What is veto power?

Veto power is a very important power granted to the executive branch of government. This would be the president at the federal level and the governor at the state level. The word “veto” means to…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Please help me find the equilibrium income in this scenario. I know how to find the multiplier… 1 image

The way to find the equilibrium income in this question is to know what Y, I, C, and G stand for. In this situation, Y stands for income. It is also equal to the gross domestic product (GDP) of…

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  • BUSINESS

What is targeted recruitment?

Targeted recruitment, as the name suggests, is recruitment targeted at a specific group. These groups could be people with a specific skill set, from a certain demography, of a certain…

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  • BUSINESS

What are the roles of business in society?

Businesses are a part of society and are the wealth and job creators and innovators. Business generates employment opportunities for people with various skillsets and provide them with means of…

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  • BUSINESS

Discuss at least ten reasons for communicating well in business.

Your question asks for at least 10 reasons for communicating well in business. While it may seem like a good idea, even essential, to communicate well in business, at times the reason for doing so…

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  • BUSINESS

Suppose you overhear a conversation by a former school teacher who laments how teachers are so…

There are at least two ways to answer this question. One of them has to do with demand while the other has to do with supply. On the demand side, I would argue that there is not really strong…

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  • BUSINESS

What is the relationship between labor and business?

There is a relationship between business and labor. Both business and labor need each other. Neither could survive without the other. The business provides the necessary tools to make products and…

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  • BUSINESS

What is career planning?

Career planning is, in general, a continuous process in which an individual evaluates what he/she wants to do, what one needs to do to achieve those goals, etc. Whether one is in school or college…

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  • BUSINESS

What is a reason behind a pay scale increase or decrease?

Our pay scale keeps on changing each year, mostly (and hopefully) in the increasing direction. The changes in the pay scales reflect one or a combination of the following: employee’s performance:…

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  • BUSINESS

What are the managerial skills needed at the different levels of management?

Assuming three levels of management, supervisory, mid-level, and upper level, in a typical organization, there is a difference not so much in the kinds of skills one needs as much as there is a…

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  • BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

What is the theme of this quote from By the Waters of Babylon? “Truth is a hard deer to hunt. If…

To understand this quotation, we must look at what is going on in the story up to this point. John, the main character, essentially goes on a quest. Because he is a member of a primitive…

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  • ARTS

Describe da Vinci’s influence on our society today.

A man ahead of his time, Leonardo da Vinci is considered by many one of the greatest minds the world has ever known. His influence has not just been limited to art, but has touched the worlds of…

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  • TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE

How can Tuesdays with Morrie relate to the quote/theme “out of failure comes success”?

Mitch had developed a close friendship with his teacher Morrie during his time as a student at Brandeis University. After his graduation he promised his teacher that he would keep in touch. He…

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  • MATH

What does slope mean?

Slope refers to the steepness of a line. A line written in slope-intercept form is written as y=mx+b where m is the slope of the line. A positive slope indicates that the line rises as you move…

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  • SCIENCE

Why is lung capacity measured in liters instead of centimeters?

Capacity indicates the amount an object can hold, thus the units for capacity are the same units as for volume. The SI unit for volume is the liter, so we measure lung capacity in liters….

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  • SCIENCE

How does a pizza pie relate to the Erathosthenes method of finding circumference?

Eratosthenes measured the circumference of the earth by measuring the distance between two cities and the relative angle between them, and, assuming the earth to be a sphere (a circle in 2-D), he…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the role of oxygen in photosynthesis?

Photosynthesis is the process in which light energy of the sun is converted to chemical energy. The process also consumes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and we end up with glucose and oxygen….

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  • SCIENCE

what kind of air would be characteristic of a maritime tropical air mass?

The term maritime tropical refers to an air mass’s humidity and temperature. Maritime sounds like “marine”. Marine is a term that relates to the sea. Thus, a maritime tropical air mass is going to…

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  • SCIENCE

What are 3 different things to consider when looking at the health of a stream?

Health of a stream is measured by a number of parameters (which can be further classified into primary, secondary and tertiary) including temperature, pH, turbidity, color, odor, dissolved metals,…

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  • SCIENCE

Do athletes need energy from respiration in their muscle cells?

Yes. Cellular respiration is the combination of oxygen and glucose in order to produce water, carbon dioxide and energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (otherwise known as ATP). In this…

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  • SCIENCE

What is an example of a plant which competes for space?

Organisms, both animals and plants, compete with individuals of another species or with their own species for resources. These resources may include food, space, etc. A competition for resources is…

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  • SCIENCE

How can the atomic mass of an individual element be calculated given only the atomic number?

The atomic mass number , atomic number  (number of protons in the atom, by which the periodic table is ordered – also equal to the number of electrons in the atom) and neutron number …

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  • SCIENCE

what observations did darwin make on his voyage?

Darwin’s voyage on the H.M.S Beagle (the name of his ship) took him past Australia, the tip of Africa, to Spain, back around South America. One of the most significant observations that Charles…

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  • SCIENCE

What are fossil fuels?

Fossil fuels are the result of the fossilization process. In simpler terms, plants and animals that were buried deep down in the Earth’s subsurface converted over to petroleum, natural gas, etc….

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  • SCIENCE

What is earth’s hot middle layer called?

Earth’s hot middle layer is known as the mantle. Earth is divided into three layers: the crust or the outermost layer on which we live; the underlying, middle layer – the mantle – and the core…

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  • SCIENCE

Compare and contrast magnification and resolution

Magnification and resolution are two important specifications when dealing with optical instruments like microscopes and telescopes. Magnification refers to the ability of an optical instrument to…

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  • SCIENCE

Is radioactivity a chemical or physical property?

A chemical property is a property that is associated with chemical reactions and changes in the composition of matter. Examples of chemical properties are heat of combustion, flammability,…

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  • HISTORY

What did Admiral Dewey do?

The United States was looking to become a world power at the end of the 1800s. We wanted to expand our influence overseas to increase our trade and to gain land that could become American colonies….

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