# What is an example of passive entertainment?This can be found in the Prologue

**GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL**

**What is an example of passive entertainment?This can be found in the Prologue**

You can find this on page 21 of my copy, at least, and the answer is pretty clear from the context. What Diamond is talking about here is entertainment where the person being entertained does not…

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**GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL**

**In Guns, Germs and Steel, how did irrigation development affect the development of river…**

Diamond in this book explores many different factors that could account for why some civilisations developed faster than others and moved from small groups of hunter-gatherers into larger, more…

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**GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL**

**How does geography effect the ability to adapt and refine inventions for use?This can be found in…**

I believe that what you are talking about is Diamond’s discussion of two ways in which geography affects the likelihood of adaptation and use of technology. First, he argues that societies can…

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**ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT**

**What is the author’s purpose in writing All Quiet on the Western Front?**

Particularly if you look at the rather intense reactions to the book in Europe and in other places, claiming that it was a book designed to destroy “manliness” and make nations and people weak, you…

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**GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL**

**How does Edison’s phonograph help disprove the theory of necessity as the mother of the…**

In my book, this can be found on pages 242 and 243. Look there for more details. The basic idea, however, is that Edison’s invention was not intended for the use that it became most famous for….

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**HISTORY**

**“History ia a set of lies people have agreed upon” To what extent is the following statement is…**

It’s hard to say about lies related to the American Revoluton, but I do think that there are plenty of legends based around the revolution. I do not think those are necessarily lies, but they are…

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**MATH**

**How do find the first four terms of an arithmetic sequence when given the first term (A1), An,…**

The two formulas you need to know: Find any term in an arithmetic sequence: An = A1 + (n-1)d where A1 = is the first term, n is the number in the sequence, and d is the common difference. Find the…

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**HISTORY**

**“History ia a set of lies people have agreed upon” To what extent is the following statement is…**

There were some very influential people around whom the Revolution developed. These legendary figures spread revolutionary fervor through thier charisma as much as thier ideas. People like Paul…

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**THINGS FALL APART**

**Contrast the white man’s laws and system of justice with that of the Umuofia society.**

Both systems of government are progressive and complex, although the white man’s culture believes the African culture to be primitive and backward. Both the white and African systems are…

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**HISTORY**

**How were the Native Americans in the Powhatan Confederacy different from those confronted by the…**

The Powhatan Indians were located in Virginia. They get their name from an important chief, Powhatan, who was the father of Pocahontas. These tribes had established a complicated chiefdom in which…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**using an appropriate example, discuss the statement that health is not a monolithic…**

I think the best way to look at this question is to compare basic examples of modern (Western) medicine and traditional (Eastern) medicine. Modern medicine tends to treat symptoms. A simplified…

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**THE EDIBLE WOMAN**

**In The Edible Woman, when Marian saw Carla and her babies, what did she think about that scene?**

It was a very sad scene: Clara, swollen and depressed was again pregnant while her house was in shambles. The heat was disheartening, the grass was high, the kids were everywhere. Diapers…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Mention at least 5 causes and their 5 effects. When it comes to television and…**

Hah. I have a preschooler. I’ll give you a couple observations: If used in moderation TV can be a great reward/motivation. If used in moderation TV can be a great educational tool (ie: vocabulary…

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**MATH**

**if (1,3) is a midpoint between ( x+1, 5) and (3, 2y) find x and y**

We have (1,3) is a midpoint between (x+1, 5) and (3, 2y) The midpoint m(mx, my) : mx = (xA+xB)/2 my =(yA + yB)/2 mx= 1 = (x+1 +3)/2 ==> 2 = x+4 ==> x= -2 my = 3 = (2y+5)/2 ==> 2y + 5 = 6…

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**MATH**

f(x) = 2x / (x-2)^2 Let f(x) = u/v where: u = 2x ==> u’ = 2 v= (x-2)^2 ==> v’ = 2(x-2) = 2x-4 f'(x) = (u’v – uv’)/v^2 = [2*(x-2)^2 – 2x(2x-4)]/(X-2)^4 = (2x^2 -8x +8 -4x^2 +…

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**MATH**

**Find the perimeter of the triangle whose vertices are A(0,3) B(2, 5) C (-1,2)**

We have the triangle ABC where A(0,3) B(2,5) and C(-1,2) We need to calculate the length of the sides AB, AC, and BC We knwo that the distance between two points is: d = sqrt(x2-x1)^2 + (y2-y1)^2…

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**THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW**

**What is the major conflict in The Magician’s Nephew?**

In all of the books in the series The Chronicles of Narnia, the over-riding conflict is good versus evil, most of which involves Aslan versus the White Witch. The individual novels all have…

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**MATH**

l 2x – 5 l < 3 That means: 2x – 5 < 3 OR -(2x-5) <3 2x – 5 3 OR (2x -5 ) > -3 ==> -3 < 2x -5 < 3 Add 5 to all sides: ==> 2 < 2x < 8 Divide by 2:…

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**MATH**

**Please solve for x. 2log5 + 3logx = 2**

2 log 5 + 3 log x = 2 ==> log 5^2 + log x^3 = 2 We know that: log a + log b = log a*b ==> log 25*x^3 = 2 ==> 25x^3 = 10^2 ==> 25x^3 = 100 Divide by 25: ==> x^3 = 100/25 = 4 ==> x…

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**MATH**

**sqrt (x+2) = sqrt(2x -5 ) solve for x**

sqrt(x+2) = sqrt(2x -5) Square both sides: (x+2)^1/2 = (2x -5)^1/2 [(x+2)^1/2]^2 = [(2x -5)^1/2]^2 ==> x+2 = 2x – 5 ==> 7 = x ==> x= 7

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**ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD**

**What is the moment of climax in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead?I am looking for the most…**

I think the most dramatic question in the play comes near the very end. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern know that the letter they carry is the death sentence of their friend Hamlet, but they do…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What are the growth rate and birth rates in India?**

Let’s take the growth rate first. I will make the assumption that you are speaking of the economic growth rate. In some recent assessments, the Indian economy saw a large amount of expansion in…

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**CINEMA AND DRAMA**

**Favorite old movieWhat movie can you watch over and over and never get tired of? Mine is “Mildred…**

The movie that I have watched at least twenty-five times is Cool Hand Luke with Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Stother Martin. This movie about an unmotivated man who could have been a leader is…

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**GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL**

**How is farming an auto-catalytic process? How does this account for the great disparities in…**

For me, farming is an auto-catalytic process because things that farming causes to happen then turn around and make farming more necessary. So the more you farm, the more you need to farm. The…

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**GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL**

**In Guns, Germs, and Steel, how does comparing mutations help trace the spread of agriculture?**

Mutations in plants helped farmers to domesticate wild crops. Some crops, such as wheat, had evolved to drop their seeds and so reproduce, but farmers harvested and replanted the mutation of wheat…

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**GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL**

**How are the Polynesian Islands “an experiment of history”? What conclusions does Diamond draw…**

The Polynesian islands are an experiment of history because you have people from the same culture and ethnicity who go out and colonize a whole bunch of islands. If culture or race is what causes…

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**SCIENCE**

**What determines the life of a simple cell?**

Your body is composed of millions of cells with varying characteristics and varying functions. Some will argue that a simple cell is nonexistent in the grand scheme of physiology. You are…

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**LITERATURE**

**wht are indiaz climate and vegetation????? help!!!!!!**

As stated by our wonderfully intelligent friends from Wikipedia: The climate of India defies easy generalization, comprising a wide range of weather conditions across a large geographic scale and…

**THE CRUCIBLE**

**What is the symbolism of the golden candlesticks, Proctor’s signature, and poppets in The…**

In the drama, Rev. Parris wanted golden candlesticks for the altar, and according to John Proctor, preached about them often. Proctor resented Parris’s rich tastes, considering him to be a greedy…

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**HISTORY**

**what evolutionary benefit do microbes derive from making humans sick in bizarre ways such as…**

None. The negative symptons of its host are irrelevent (to the bacteria). It simply finds a place where it can live and breed, the unfortunate damage that it causes to it’s host are not its concern.

**MY LAST DUCHESS**

**Can anyone explain to me the characters in “My Last Duchess”? With the dramatic…**

Concerning Browning’s “My Last Duchess,” it sounds like you’re just having trouble figuring out the poem. The dramatic monologue is spoken by the Duke. He is speaking to a representative of his…

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**HISTORY**

**For the Supreme Court case Brown vs the Board of Education what does it mean when they say…**

When the Court said this (this phrase is not from the original decision in 1954 but from something typically known as Brown II in 1955), it basically gave the states a bunch of time to desegregate….

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**SCIENCE**

**Can a contraction of the muscle ever be reversed with physical therapy before the muscle gets too…**

Yes, absolutely. Contractures of the muscles are due to inactivity and disuse. Even if the person has suffered an illness like a CVA and the extremity is paralyzed, contractures of the muscles can…

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**SCIENCE**

**Do the same synapses fire when you are asleep and when you are awake?**

First, synapses do not fire, neurons do. The synapse is the gap between the terminal buttons of one neuron and the dendrites of another neuron. Neurotransmitters are released from the terminal…

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**MATH**

**solve for x and y: y(j2 – 2) – xj (j4 + 3) = 2 2. determine cubic roots: 8(cos120 +…**- i) y(j^2-2)-xj(j^4+3) =2 y(-1-2) -x(j^5-+3j) = 2 -3y-xj(1+3) = 2, as j=sqrt(-1). j^2 = -1 and j^4 =1. -3y+4xj = 2+0j Equating real parts on both sides, -3y = 2, y=2/-3 = 2/3. Equating imaginary…

**1984**

**How does Winston make use of the INGSOC idea of “the mutability of the past” as he deals with…**

The answer can be found in Part I, Chapter 4 of 1984: In the speech under review, Big Brother had referred to an organization called the FFCC, praised it and singled out an official, Withers, for…

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**A TALE OF TWO CITIES**

**In Book the Third, Chapters 9-15, what is symbolic about Miss Pross’s meeting place with Jerry…**

In Chapter 14 of Book the Third or A Tale of Two Cities, Jerry Cruncher avows that he will give up his occupation as “resurrection man” and never again complain about this wife’s “flopping.” Miss…

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**SCIENCE**

**If I get bitten by a poisnous snake, how would i know that the venom got in my blood?**

If you were unfortunate enough to be bitten by a poisonous snake there is no definitive way to know if you were envenomed. Tachycardia is a hallmark sign of envenomation but in this situation the…

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**SCIENCE**

A mantoux test is a skin test that uses PPD (purified protein derivative) to test if someone has ever been exposed to tuberculosis (TB). A PPD sample is injected subdermally in the anterior…

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**ALICE WALKER**

**I need to know how Alice Walker’s life experiences influenced her works such as “Everyday Use”,…**

Although Alice Walker did not live during the time of slavery – certainly she grew up not far enough removed that she understood the difference between freedom and oppression. As the youngest of 8…

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**SCIENCE**

**What hormone causes increased calcium absorption?**

The parathyroid hormone (PHT) is the most important when it comes to calcium absorption. It works basically in three ways. First, it stimulates the production of vitamin D in the kidneys….

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**PRIDE AND PREJUDICE**

**In Pride and Prejudice, what are some quotes that show that Jane Bennet and Mr. Bingley have…**

This is a very interesting question because actually I don’t think that Jane Bennet and Mr. Bingley do change. They seem to stay as sweet and naive and loveable as they started out. Consider Mr….

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**MATH**

**lg 10^3x = lg 10^15 + lg 10^6 x = ?**

First, let’s remember the property that lg 10 =1. Now, we’ll use the power property of logarithms, so that: lg 10^15 = 15 lg 10 =15 lg 10^6= 6 lg 10= 6 lg 10 ^3x = 3xlg 10 = 3x Now, we’ll…

**MATH**

**Calculate cos a if tan a = 1 and a is in the third quadrant.**

First, we have to emphasize that if a is in the third quadrant, the value of cos a is negative. We’ll use fundamental formula of trigonometry: (sin a)^2 + (cos a)^2 = 1 We’ll divide the formula by…

**MATH**

**Verify if the function f=ln[(1-x)/(1+x)] is odd.**

A function f(x) is odd if and only if f(-x) = -f(x). As we can see, the function is a logarithmic function and we can apply the quotient property of logarithms. f(-x) = ln [(1+x)/(1-x)] = ln(1+x)…

**ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST**

**What are some themes for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest?One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken…**

There are three major themes in Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Individual vs. Society Much of the plot revolves around McMurphy’s struggles against Nurse Ratched, who is dictatorial…

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**MATH**

**Prove that the vectors u and v are not perpendicular for any value of a : u = 3i + aj , v= (a…**

First, we’ll write the vectors u and v in a standard form: u = xu*i + yu*j v = xv*i + yv*j The constraint for 2 vectors to be perpendicular is: xu*xv + yu*yv = 0 Now, we’ll identify xu,xv,yu,yv…

**SCIENCE**

**What is hemoptysis?Can anyone have this?**

Hemoptysis is the act of coughing up blood. Damage to the lung parenchyma sometimes contributes to this. Tuberculosis patients commonly have hemoptysis because the TB organism or mycobacterium…

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**SCIENCE**

Uremia or uremic poisoning (older term) is when high levels of nitrogenous waste or nitrogen containing waste products are circulating in the blood. Nitrogen is primarily found in proteins,…

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**MATH**

**a,b,c, are natural numbers and they are the terms of a G.P. If a+b+c is an even number, prove…**

a, b , c are terms in geometric progression: a= a b = a*r c= a*r^2 ==> a+b + c = a+ ar + ar^2 But a+ b + c is an evern number. ==> a+b + c = 2n (n=1,2,3….) ==> a + ar + ar^2 = 2n ==>…

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