What did FDR promise to the American people when he took office?

What did FDR promise to the American people when he took office?

  • THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

How does the opening chapter of “The Canterville Ghost” serve as an exposition to the short story?

“Exposition” is English teacher language for introduction. Chapter one of “The Canterville Ghost” serves as the exposition (introduction) to the rest of the story, because it gives the reader key…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

In the story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, what is the mood throughout paragraphs 1-11?

Edgar Allen Poe’s story “The Tell-Tale Heart” has a beginning that immediately pulls the reader in. A lot of that is due to the mood and tone set by the unreliable narrator. Quick explanation of…

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  • TICKETS, PLEASE

I’ve read the short story “Tickets, Please!” by D.H.Lawrence, but I did not understand it very… 1 image

Ticket, Please! was published in 1922. The story is set during the aftermath of World War 1, so that’s the historical context. Remember that the 19th Amendment was ratified on August 1920, and on…

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  • LITERATURE

What is the context of the third stanza of “Feast” by Edna St. Vincent Millay?

The context of the third stanza of the poem “Feast” by poet Edna St. Vincent Millay is her talking about life and its anticipations. This is evident even in stanza one and two of this three stanza…

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  • A WORN PATH

How is the old woman facing difficulties in life?

Phoenix Jackson is very old and poor. The cane she uses to walk is made from an umbrella. The “worn path” represents the actual path she must take each time she goes into town to get medicine for…

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  • MISS BRILL

In the story “Miss Brill,” it says, “…she unclasped the necklet quickly, without looking, laid…

Katherine Mansfield’s Miss Brill is truly a story of denial. The main character is in complete denial of the loneliness and isolation from which she suffers. Throughout the story, she people…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Romeo and Juliet -Act 2, scene 2, why does Romeo not tell Juliet he’s there at the very…

Act II, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet is the famous balcony scene where the two offspring of the Montagues and Capulets express their love for each other. In Act I we are introduced to both…

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  • LITERATURE

1.Why did the Traveller want to see the Listeners in the poem “The Listeners”? 2.What does the…

  1. The Traveller wanted to see the Listeners in the poem “The Listeners” because he had promised that he would return to visit people who were supposed to be at this house. Therefore, the…

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  • THE BOOK THIEF

What are some quotes about bravery/courage in the Book Thief?

Max and Liesel are two characters who demonstrate bravery. If they killed him tonight, at least he would die alive. (The Struggler, Continued) I chose this quote because I think it demonstrates…

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  • THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

Is Anne Frank’s diary a commentary on war and its terrible impact on human life?

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl tells the story of a Jewish family and their neighbors attempting to hide from the Nazis in occupied Amsterdam. By itself, the diary is not a commentary on war’s…

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  • WAITING FOR GODOT

Waiting for Godot is a play where ‘nothing happens twice.’ Explain.

To understand this witticism, you must be familiar with other “modern” plays, (let us say Ibsen’s or Chekhov’s) enough to realize that they contain, besides character depictions, “plots”….

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What are some examples of personification in Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet?

Personification is a figure of speech where human qualities are given to non-human things like ideas, objects or animals. (It seems like a metaphor, but it is actually the opposite!) Act 2 has many…

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  • BUSINESS

The New York Stock Exchange is a in New York City. Where is the NASDAQ Exchange located? What…

The NASDAQ exchange is also in New York City, a couple of blocks from the New York Stock Exchange. In fact, a huge portion of all financial service activity in the United States—which is in fact…

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  • THE BEAR

How believable is the play The Bear?

The play The Bear is pretty unbelievable, when you really think about it. Here is a man who is owed money, a woman who has locked herself up in her house because her cheating husband died, and they…

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  • SCIENCE

Which chemical equation represents a possible chemical reaction? A. H2O2 -> H2O + O2 B. 6CO2…

None of the given equations are balanced. However, if we were to assume that balancing is not an issue, we can select the possible chemical reactions. A: Hydrogen peroxide breaking down to water…

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  • HISTORY

Who was Herbert Hoover?

Herbert Hoover was President of the United States from 1929-1933. He won the election of 1928 by defeating Al Smith. Prior to becoming President, he was the Secretary of Commerce for the Republican…

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  • A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

What are some examples of onomatopoeia in “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote?

Onomatopoeia are sounds that have been formulated into words. They are nonsensical in meaning but, when you read them out loud, the pronunciation causes you to recreate the noise that the author is…

  • HISTORY

How did Feudalism impact the lives of people living in Western Europe?

For much of the Middle Ages, Feudalism dominated the lives of those who lived in Western Europe. But its impact on individuals depended chiefly on their social position. The king or ruler, for…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is the meaning of the quote “Best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open,”…

In Chapter 30, Atticus is having a conversation with Sheriff Tate following Bob Ewell’s attack on Jem and Scout. Atticus begins to contemplate how he will defend his son, Jem, for killing Bob…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What stops Nick from calling to Gatsby at the end of chapter one? What does Gatsby’s…

The end of Chapter I of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is the first time we actually see Gatsby. He is standing alone on his lawn, looking out over the water. Nick describes him as emerging from the…

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  • THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON

In The Swiss Family Robinson, name three examples of advice that the father gives to his boys.

It is not hard to find instances of the father in The Swiss Family Robinson giving advice to his children. He does so in almost every chapter. Usually these bits of advice are short and are…

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  • HISTORY

What did John O’Sullivan think America stood for?

O’Sullivan is most famous for his famous assertion that it was the “Manifest Destiny” of the United States to expand throughout the North American continent to the Pacific. This vision was closely…

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  • HISTORY

How did the Manifest Destiny affect expansionism?

Manifest Destiny had a big effect on expansionism both at home and abroad. Manifest Destiny refers to our desire to expand from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Once that was accomplished,…

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  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

In “The Devil and Tom Walker,” how would the story change if it was in a different time and place?

What an interesting question! As we answer it, I think we’ll see that the story is universal: that it could happen anywhere, during any time, because it’s simply the story of someone so greedy and…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

How does Slim react to the fact that George and Lennie travel together?

Slim shows curiosity about the fact that George and Lennie travel together. “It jus’ seems kinda funny a cuckoo like him and a smart little guy like you travelin’ together.” This is mainly…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is Calpurnia’s trait in chapters 12-16 of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird?

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, while Calpurnia is discussed in chapters 13 through 16, she does not appear much as a character having dialogue; therefore, her character traits do not really…

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  • THE CHRYSALIDS

In Chapter 5 of the Chrysalids, David’s character is described more completely. He is now at the…

David’s secret with Sophie demonstrates how he is a child, but his protectiveness of her also shows his maturity. Sophie is a double-edged sword for David. He is young enough to still be naïve…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What four things did Atticus do that Jem and Scout had never seen before?

One of Harper Lee’s major themes throughout the novel deals with gaining perspective. There are several scenes throughout the novel that relate to this theme, and portray Scout and Jem witnessing…

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  • HISTORY

What did Alexander Hamilton think was the best type of economy?

Alexander Hamilton’s vision for the American economy was, in a word, modern. Modeled after the evolving British system, he favored centralizing the American economy with a national bank and by…

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  • HISTORY

What type of thinking spread during the Renaissance and Reformation periods?

During the Renaissance period, thinking shifted from that which closely aligned to the teachings of the Catholic Church to a more humanist perspective. This was in part because of the invention of…

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  • THE HOBBIT

According to Gandalf, what lay hidden somewhere not too far ahead of the travelers in The Hobbit?

Gandalf is going to Rivendell, the home of the elves. Bilbo and company are on a journey to take back the dwarves treasure from the dragon. When the travelers are done fighting the trolls, they…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What significance does the title Of Mice and Men have?

The title of Of Mice and Men is taken from a poem written by the Scottish poet, Robert Burns, in 1785, called “To A Mouse.” The following lines of this poem are highly significant in illuminating…

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  • HISTORY

Why were the Aztecs open to deception by the Spanish conquerors?

The Aztec civilization practiced human sacrifice and usually any surprise visitors were captured then sacrificed to the gods. However in 1500s when Cortes, the Spanish conquistador, arrived in the…

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  • THE VELDT

In “The Veldt,” why is the children’s virtual room called a “nursery” instead of a play room?

The term “nursery” suggests a place where the children are raised, not kept entertained, which is why Ray Bradbury’s word choice in “The Veldt” is extremely important. David McClean, the…

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  • SEEDFOLKS

In Seedfolks, what does Sam have to do with the story?

The narrator of Chapter 6 in Seedfolks, Sam, is an activist who has spent his entire life helping people and fighting for peace. Now that Sam is older, he focuses his efforts on the small garden…

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  • MATH

For maximum protection, a car radiator needs 7 parts antifreeze to 3 parts distilled water. If…

Hello! This problem is relatively simple. If the radiator is filled with 7 (equal) parts of antifreeze and 3 parts of distilled water (these parts have the same volume as parts of antifreeze), then…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, how does Miss Maudie explain Atticus’ role in the community?

The morning following the trial, Miss Maudie invites the children over to her house for some cake. She tells Jem not to fret because she can sense that Jem is still upset at Tom Robinson’s…

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  • AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

Does the entire party agree to leave with Narracott in the morning in And Then There Were None ?

No, only seven of the ten people invited to the island are on the boat with Fred Narracott. He observes that they are a mixed and unusual group of people. The seven on the boat with him are:Mr….

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  • DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT

How can I analyze the poem “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas? What are the…

In analyzing the poem Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, you must consider that the poem’s overall statement is that people should battle death. Because the author wants his father to hold off…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

How do Portia’s and Calpurnia’s attitudes compare with those of their husbands?

Portia is in total sympathy with her husband Brutus. Her only complaint is that he doesn’t take her into his confidence. She is troubled by seeing all the furtive men visiting him at his home at…

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  • HISTORY

How did the westward movement of people impact the United States?

The westward migration of people affected the United States in a number of ways. Let us look at a few of them. First, one historian named Frederick Jackson Turner argued that the availability of…

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  • RAYMOND’S RUN

What is the setting of the short story “Raymond’s Run”?

“Raymond’s Run” is set in Harlem, New York. The setting of the story is important. This is the story of a young girl attending a May Day race. We know that the story takes place in Harlem,…

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  • SCIENCE

What are some examples of compound machines that I could replicate for a school project?

A compound machine is a machine that utilizes two or more simple machines. A simple machine is a tool that changes a force’s direction or magnitude. Simple machines are used to make a job easier….

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  • SCIENCE

Is the science described in the city of Ember accurate?

The science described in the City of Ember is accurate. In the description of the generator, a modern hydroelectric device is described, capable of generating electricity. This generator has been…

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  • HISTORY

How many weeks did it take Christopher Columbus to sail from Palos, Spain to San Salvador? 1 image

This question refers to the first voyage of Christopher Columbus when he “discovered” America. The voyage was funded by the Spanish crown in a quest for a western route to India. Columbus and his…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the advantage of wiring two lightbulbs in parallel?

The main advantage of wiring light bulbs in parallel rather than in series is so that when one burns out the other stays lit. Parallel circuits are branched and provide more than one pathway…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

In The Catcher in the Rye, what does Holden mean when he says that Mr. Antolini is more witty…

Wit is defined as a clever expression with a keen perception that usually invokes laughter or profound thought. Sometimes people confuse wit with sarcasm, but wit is based on a perceived truth that…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

In the book Freak the Mighty, does Max like his bedroom, “the down under”?

Early on in the novel, we learn that Max’s bedroom is in the basement of Grim and Gram’s house. In fact, Max himself says, “… but do I complain about the crummy panelling, or the rug that smells…

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  • MENDING WALL

Do the speaker’s actions in the poem match his words? Why or why not?

In Robert Frost’s poem, “The Mending Wall,” the speaker questions the need for a wall to stand between his own property and his neighbor’s property. In the poem, the narrator jokes about the stones…

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  • HISTORY

What did FDR promise to the American people when he took office?

Franklin Roosevelt promised the American people a “new deal,” a pledge he made actually before he was elected, at the Democratic National Convention in 1932. What he was promising, in effect, was…

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