What is antimatter?

What is antimatter?

  • HISTORY

What was the government’s relationship with the press during the war with Spain?

The government’s relationship with the press was good during the Spanish-American War. In fact, the government was glad to have the press reporting the events in the exaggerated way it did. By…

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  • HISTORY

What was the most important thing that happened in 1535?

In my view, there are two possible answers to this question. One has to do with European history while the other is more connected to the history of the Americas. You can choose which you think…

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  • HISTORY

Did Paul Revere’s actions help or hurt the colonists?

While Paul Revere’s actions were not nearly as heroic as they are sometimes made out to be, I do not see how they can be said to have hurt the colonists. Revere did play a part in alerting the…

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  • HISTORY

Why did the Progressive Movement end?

The Progressive Movement came to an end in the mid to late 1910s. There were a few reasons for this. One reason was the start of World War I. Once World War I began and especially once we joined…

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  • HISTORY

How did the U.S. government deal with the problems faced after the civil war?

The United States government faced problems after the Civil War. One of those problems was trying to figure out a way to bring the southern states back into the country. There were many…

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  • HISTORY

Who used the Boston Massacre to stir up revolutionary fervor?

The Boston Massacre occurred on the night of March 5, 1770. After all was said and done, the British soldiers who fired into the crowd killed five colonists. While this killing was unfortunate, it…

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  • HISTORY

To what did increased industrialization lead?

Increased industrialization had many effects on our country. One impact is that it changed the workplace. Workers came to work in factories instead of at home or in smaller, more family-friendly…

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  • HISTORY

What was the government, economics, and religion like in the three regions of the 13 colonies?

The British colonies were divided into three regions. These were the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies. Each region had its unique characteristics in terms of government, economics, and…

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  • HISTORY

What were Voltaire’s beliefs about religion?

Voltaire is one of the most famous Enlightenment thinkers. During this time, traditional, religiously-guided culture was met head-on with the newfound passion for scientific thought. Through his…

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  • HISTORY

Where did political support shift to in the 1828 election?

After the election of 1828, political power began to shift in our country. With the election of Andrew Jackson, it showed that the west (and to some degree the South) was gaining more political…

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  • HISTORY

What are two arguments people have made IN FAVOR of remaining part of the British Empire?

There were several reasons why some colonists wanted to remain a part of the British Empire. One factor was that some believed it was reasonable for the British to do the things they were doing….

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

Do you think Harrison Bergeron knows he will die as a result of his behavior?

If Harrison Bergeron wanted to make a political statement, he would have made his point and then attempted to escape. But his decision to dance with the ballerina until he was shot and killed makes…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Discuss how the antagonists challenge the protagonist in the story Animal Farm.

The antagonists and protagonists switch throughout the novel. In the beginning, Old Major and then Napoleon and Snowball lead the group of protagonists: the animals themselves. From this…

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  • HISTORY

What were the political causes of the American Revolution?

One political cause was the colonists felt their rights were being violated. In England, people can’t be taxed unless they have representatives in Parliament who can speak about and vote on the…

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  • HISTORY

Why were smoothbore guns not as accurate as rifles?

Early firearm barrels featured smoothbore barrels. Smoothbore barrels did not cause projectiles to spin, so they tended to tumble quickly during flight. Gunsmiths sought to minimize inaccuracy by…

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  • HISTORY

Did the Assyrian empire have a main religion?

The Assyrian Empire is the name given to an ancient and vast kingdom in the northern part of Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq). When the Assyrian Empire was first formed, in around 1365 B.C., its…

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  • THE PRINCE

What advice does Machiavelli give about why a prudent ruler should not keep a promise?

Machiavelli advises his audience that Princes should not keep promises, nor live uprightly, if they intend on keeping their power. He argues that in the time The Prince was written, those Princes…

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  • SCIENCE

How can you find elements that have similar chemical properties?

The easiest way to identify elements with similar chemical properties is to look at a periodic table. The periodic table begins by grouping chemicals into the following categories: metals,…

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  • THE LOTTERY

Why might the title “The Lottery,” or the opening description in paragraph one, be considered…

The title or the opening description in paragraph one might be considered ironic because they both give hints to the reader that this story is going to be a happy and fun story, which is the…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In The Crucible, what is the significance of the Putnams?

In the play, the Putnams seem to be primarily responsible for initiating the belief that the girls — Betty Parris and Ruth Putnam, their daughter — are the victims of witchcraft. Mrs. Putnam’s…

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  • SCIENCE

Which of the following options lists the elements in order of INCREASING atomic radius? a….

The elements are very conveniently arranged in the periodic table for determination of similarity in chemical properties and changes in atomic radius. If we go down a group, we find that the atomic…

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  • SCIENCE

if a car carried 67200L of hydrogen gas at standard pressure 14.7 psi and that volume of gas had…

Using the Boyle’s Law, product of pressure and volume is constant (Assuming temperature to be constant), i.e., P1V1=P2V2P1V1=P2V2 Here, P1 = 14.7 psi , V1 = 67,200 lt , V2 = 4.5 ft^3 1 ft^3 = 28.32…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What does Miller mean when he states from The Crucible, “It is a paradox in whose grip we still…

Miller explains that in Salem, a theocracy had formed. This means a society ruled by religious authority. He goes on to say that this combination of state (government) and religious authority was…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Who died in To Kill A Mockingbird?

First, Jem and Scout’s mother died. It is mentioned in passing a few times. So, even if she did not die during the book, it is noteworthy. Second, Mrs. Dubose died. She is important, because Jem…

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  • BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

What attacks John while he is in the Place of the Gods?

While John is exploring the ruins of the Place of the Gods, he is attacked by a pack of wild dogs. After finding the ruins of a temple, John sees a lone dog as “big as a wolf” sitting in the…

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  • A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Do you think Mrs. Younger made the right decision in deciding to give money for the liquor store…

I’m not sure this question can be answered “yes” or “no”; it really depends on what you think Mrs. Younger’s motive is for giving Walter part of the inheritance money. Walter has not been…

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  • HISTORY

How did progressives seek to improve working conditions?

During the early twentieth century, progressives such as Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson sought to pass legislation to improve working conditions and protect workers. One of the…

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  • HISTORY

During the Age of Exploration, why was there a need to create an alternate trade route to Asia?

The major motivation for Europeans to open a new route to Asia was profit. For the previous two centuries since Marco Polo’s journeys to the orient and China, Europeans had acquired a taste for…

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  • REFERENCE

How would you use the word “earnest” in a sentence?

Earnest can either be used as an adjective or noun. Earnest as an adjective can mean that you are serious or sincere about something. Earnest as a noun can mean something of value given to someone…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

In The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne, how could the new home serve as a symbol for the…

The new home near Auschwitz could easily serve as a symbol of Nazi success, and also as a symbol of Hitler’s control. The family learns about the new home when Hitler comes to dinner with Eva….

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  • HISTORY

Why did some Americans decide to leave the new United States?

When the war of independence broke out between Britain and her 13 colonies, not everybody supported the American cause. In fact, historians estimate that between 15 and 20 percent of the colonial…

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  • THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

Why does Hazel act so mean to Augustus in the book but not in the movie?

It can be pretty annoying (or at least confusing) when a film based on a book doesn’t really match up with how the book conveyed the story. This is a matter of interpretation, and unfortunately, a…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Where does Fahrenheit 451 take place?

The novel Fahrenheit 451, written in 1953, takes place in a society that is a dystopia. A dystopia is a society that believes it is a utopia (perfect) and is doing the right thing, but in reality,…

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  • SCIENCE

In what region of the body is the thumb located?

The thumb is the innermost digit on the hand, and so there are two, one on each hand. We humans (in the hominid line) have what are called fully opposable thumbs which is to say that the thumbs can…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

What qualities does the bird, the scarlet ibis, exhibit in “The Scarlet Ibis”?

The scarlet ibis, a symbolic representation of Doodle in James Hurst’s story “The Scarlet Ibis,” exhibits qualities of delicacy, beauty, other-worldliness, and fate. The scarlet ibis is certainly a…

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  • LITERATURE

What is the summary for “Devils in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood” by Jennifer…

“Devils in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood” was written by Jennifer Traig. The book summarizes Traig’s childhood by recalling her obsessive compulsive disorder. Traig was also…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What are the political differences between collectivism and capitalism?

Collectivism and capitalism are very different ideologies. The main characteristic of collectivism is the idea that the good of the group is more important than the rights of the individual. By…

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  • SCIENCE

Two students who live on the equator want to estimate the circumference of the earth. The…

The two students would like to measure the circumference of the Earth. To do this they synchronize their watches at home and then one of them leaves for vacation to a place that is 600 miles due…

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  • RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI

What is Rikki-Tikki’s “great war?” Describe Darzee and Chuchundra.

The first sentence of “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” states that the story is about the “great war that Rikki-Tikki-Tavi fought single-handed, through the bathrooms of the big bungalow.” The war was a war to…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How does Shakespeare present the effect of blinding passions in Act III, Scene 1 of Romeo and…

Blinding passion leads to the death of two main characters in Act III, Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet. Often considered the turning point in the play (happiness turns to tragedy), it focuses on the…

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  • COLD WAR

How did the Cold War shape the politics, economy, society, and culture of the US during the…

The Cold War had a huge impact on our country during the time period of 1947-1960 (and beyond.) It impacted us economically, politically, socially, and culturally. The Cold War had a big impact on…

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  • RUDYARD KIPLING

How does the poet convey hopes and fears in the poems “If- ” and “Prayer Before Birth”?

In Rudyard Kipling’s If, the speaker’s voice is that of a father instructing his young son on becoming a man. The speaker wants his son to develop a specific type of character; a character in…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the total magnification of an object viewed under a microscope with a high power of 50x?

The total magnification being used can be evaluated using the following formula, such that: total magnification= ocular x objective As an example, if the ocular is 10x and the high power objective…

  • UP FROM SLAVERY

What is Booker T. Washington’s Up From Slavery about?

This autobiography written by Washington is the story of a Black man who went from slavery to education. He firmly believed that he had to do something to help the freed slaves. He wanted to…

  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How typical of Fitzgerald’s themes and style is Chapter 5 of The Great Gatsby?

This is a crucial chapter of the novel. In it, Daisy accepts an invitation to visit Nick, and sees Gatsby again for the first time in years. We also see examples of certain significant themes, in…

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  • SCIENCE

Mrs. And Mr. Smith both have widow’s peaks (dominant). Their first child also has a widow’s…

If a widow’s peak is dominant, people with both the heterozygous and homozygous genotypes (allele combinations) would result in the widow’s peak phenotype (physical attribute). Homozygous genotypes…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What’s an alliteration and a simile used in Romeo and Juliet in Act 1, Scene 5?

It is easy to find a simile in Act 1, Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet. A famous one is Romeo’s reaction to Juliet’s beauty when he sees her for the first time. It seems she hangs upon the cheek of…

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  • HISTORY

How did the individuals that lost the Civil War recover, and what was the state of the…

You have really asked three questions here. I will answer the third question in detail. It took time for the southerners to recover after the Civil War. The South was in complete disarray, and…

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  • MACBETH

What do Macbeth and Lady Macbeth get from murdering Duncan? What are three things they believe…

The witches (three weird sisters) gave Macbeth and Banquo the premonition that he (Macbeth) would become Thane of Cawdor. This comes true, so Macbeth informs his wife in a letter of this promotion….

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  • SCIENCE

What is antimatter?

Antimatter is the collection of particles that correspond to the particles of matter but that have opposite electrical charges of their normal matter paired particles. Antimatter and matter…


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