What was the name of the Indian Confederacy leader who surrendered in 1766?

What was the name of the Indian Confederacy leader who surrendered in 1766?

  • HISTORY

What did Russia have to do with militarism?

Militarism—which, simply put, refers to a country’s military taking a greater role in the political process—is thought to be one of the main reasons for the conflicts that led to World War I….

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In the story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” does Zaroff give a fair chance to his human opponents in…

The answer to this question is a resounding, “no.” The game is not fair in any respect. Here are the reasons: First, Zaroff has the home field advantage. He knows the island and the terrain very…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does the character Atticus show Harper Lee’s ideas of social justice in To Kill a Mockingbird?

In To Kill a Mockingbird, author Harper Lee paints ideas of social justice by showing its antithesis–social injustice. Social injustice is particularly expressed through the theme of racism…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What does dramatic purpose mean? How does it apply to Romeo and Juliet?

Dramatic purpose is a term used to describe a scene or part of dialogue in literature that serves a specific purpose to the plot. There are several factors that can make a scene or speech have…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

In A Separate Peace by John Knowles, why does Gene keep out of the way when Phil Latham wraps the…

Phil Latham wraps a blanket around Phineas because he has just tumbled down some stairs in the Assembly Hall corridor. The boys were putting on a mock trial about the day Phineas broke his leg…

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  • THE BIRDS

How do other people react to the birds in the story “The Birds”?

In “The Birds,” the characters react quite differently to the birds’ attacks. Mr Trigg, for example, adopts a rather blasé attitude: he thinks that a gun will provide adequate protection, as he…

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  • SCIENCE

How do volcanic intrusions get uncovered?

Volcanic intrusions are one of the results of interactions between the earth’s solid crust and its fluid mantle. The crust, being mostly solid, reacts differently than a fluid. Fluids are capable…

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  • SCIENCE

What is a example of convection in Earth’s system?

Convection occurs within the mantle of the Earth. The lower portion of the mantle, the aesthenosphere, heats from the high temperatures of the Earth’s core. As it heats, this part of the mantle…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In Of Mice and Men what articles do the men keep on their shelves?

John Steinbeck called his book Of Mice and Men “a playable novel.” This was mainly because he had an agreement to have the story produced as a play in New York in 1937, the very same year the book…

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  • SCIENCE

What type of cellular transport requires energy because molecules are moving against their…

Transport which requires the cell to use energy in order to move things across a membrane is called active transport. Active transport can occur in at least two forms; either the use of protein…

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  • SOCIOLOGY

What other human disasters, resulting from bureaucratic incompetence, could be targets for…

Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” famously suggested that those throughout the British kingdom eat Irish babies in order to prevent, among other things, overpopulation of the poor, thereby…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

What is the narrator’s internal conflict?

In The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator struggles with his own madness, fueled by the pale blue eye of the old man. Although he very clearly says many times at the beginning that he is in fact not…

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  • LITERATURE

What are Hale’s and Parris’ personal reasons for wanting to obtain a confession in The Crucible?

I think that you are referring to the end of the play, when both men are encouraging John Proctor to confess to witchcraft and sign his confession. I believe that Hale now genuinely believes that…

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  • HAMLET

How do Ophelia and Laertes differ in the way that they handle Polonius’ death?

For Ophelia, her father’s death is the last straw that sends her over the edge into madness. She has been plagued by the seeming madness of Hamlet. She believed that he loved her and then was…

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  • THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, what issues does Junior deal with on the…

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Junior deals with a host of issues on his reservation including alcohol abuse, poverty, death, and lost hope. In response to poor living…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Does Scout learn anything from overhearing Atticus’s conversation with Uncle Jack in Harper Lee’s…

In Chapter 9 of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout learns a great deal from eavesdropping on the conversation between her father and her Uncle Jack. First, she learned that, in general,…

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  • HISTORY

Why do you think the Roman senators plotted against Caesar to kill him?

Roman senators plotted to kill Julius Caesar because they feared that he would declare himself Emperor. Given that Rome had already had a history with monarchy and tyrannical foreign kings, their…

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  • MY LAST DUCHESS

What are we to understand the speaker’s companion to have asked in “My Last Duchess”?

The speaker, the Duke, notes that when Fra Pandolf painted the portrait of his (Duke’s) last duchess, he was present. The Duke felt he needed to be present because he wanted to control every aspect…

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  • GREEK MYTHOLOGY

Compare Apollo and Daphne and Apollo and his lyre.

In both myths about Apollo and Daphne and Apollo and his lyre, Apollo deals with gods taking the form of a child. In Apollo and Daphne, the god deals with Eros (Cupid), a god depicted as a…

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  • HISTORY

What struggles did the North face at the beginning of the Civil War?

The North faced some struggles at the beginning of the Civil War. Two of these struggles were a lack of preparation for the war and overconfidence. Since most of the military schools were in the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

To Kill a Mockingbird warns against intolerance. How is this shown through out the novel and what…

The dangers of intolerance are all throughout the novel. Let me give you two examples. First, we see religious intolerance in the character of Boo Radley’s father. Miss Maudie gives background…

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  • NIGHT

Why did Elie Wiesel survive the concentration camps while so many others perished?

When reading Elie Wiesel’s Night for the first time, it is astonishing to discover how many times Elie escapes death. The fact that he survives the Holocaust seems near miraculous. Even so,…

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  • TO BUILD A FIRE

What mood is created by the description of the setting in “To Build a Fire?”

Jack London creates a mood of desolation and foreboding as he describes the setting in “To Build a Fire.” First, he describes the Yukon morning as being sunless with no “promise of sun.”…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What are some quotes from Fahrenheit 451 that describe Guy Montag burning books, with page numbers?

“Montag grinned the fierce grin of all men singed and driven back by flame” (2). “Kerosene is nothing but perfume to me” (4). “A fountain of books sprang down upon Montag as he climbed…

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  • SCIENCE

Which organelle lets nutrients into the cell and allows waste products to leave?

Although not an organelle, the cell membrane allows nutrients into the cell and waste products to leave- thus it is referred to being “selectively permeable”. The cell membrane is made of a lipid…

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  • SCIENCE

Does color indicate the magnitude of a star?

Ejnar Hertzsprung and Henrey Norris Russel found a correlation between the luminosity (absolute magnitude) and color of 90% of stars in 1912. When they plotted this correlation, most of the…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

How does Rainsford’s attitude toward hunting compare with Zaroff’s in “The Most Dangerous Game”?

Rainsford and Zaroff both enjoy hunting and are good at it, but Zaroff is bored with hunting animals. Rainsford is a skilled hunter. He is so experienced and well-respected, in fact, that he has…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How does the conch connect the boys to their lost society in Lord of The Flies?

The conch serves a particular purpose throughout the story, changing as time goes on and conditions on the island change. At the outset of the story, it is the thing that calls the boys together…

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  • FRINDLE

In the book Frindle, what two important things happen to Nick during his junior year of college?

In Andrew Clements’ book, Frindle, Nick Allen has a very exciting junior year of college. He turns 21 years old, which means he is eligible to receive the trust fund money that his father started…

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  • MONSTER

Why is Steve disturbed by the fact that he looks similar to the other guys in the detention center?

On Friday, July 10th, Steve Harmon is forced to mop the corridor floors with four other inmates. While Steve is mopping, he suddenly realizes that he looks like the other four guys he’s working…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What is the conflict of Book 5 of The Odyssey?

The main conflict of Book 5 is the sea nymph Calypso. After Odysseus landed on her island, she kept him there with her, not allowing him to leave. This book opens with a conversation between…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

According to Captain Beatty, why are people in the society of “Fahrenheit 451” so fascinated with…

Beatty has a short monologue on fire shortly after he and the rest of the firemen arrive at Montag’s house, revealing that the alarm has been called on Montag and that Beatty knew what he was up to…

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  • NIGHT

What kind of assembly did the prisoners attend on the eve of Rosh Hashanah?

In Night, by Elie Wiesel, the prisoners gathered in assembly to worship God on the Eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. About 10,000 men attended, and they prayed and bowed before God. Elie,…

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  • THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

How does Brom feel when Ichabod disappears? Why might he feel this way?

The morning after the Van Tassel party, Ichabod Crane did not come to breakfast, nor any other meal that day. Townspeople searched for him, but found only his hat floating in the brook and a…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

In The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, what are some of Gretel’s attributes?

In The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Bruno refers to his sister Gretel as “The Hopeless Case.” Bruno is the narrator and so the story is told from his perspective and Gretel’s key characteristics or…

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  • HISTORY

Why were Greeks good at navigating and exploring?

The Greeks became masters of the Mediterranean Sea out of necessity and due to their innovation. The Greek mainland is very mountainous and rocky. The soil is not fertile enough to support large…

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  • TUCK EVERLASTING

In Natalie Babbitt’s book Tuck Everlasting, what are Winnie’s changing emotions throughout the…

In Natalie Babbitt’s young reader’s novel Tuck Everlasting, Winnie Foster certainly does experience a wide range of emotions within the first five chapters.As described in the first chapter,…

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  • FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH

What did Mr. Ages say Timothy had?

In the second chapter of Robert O’Brien’s Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, the title character Mrs. Frisby ventures out to see a white mouse whom she knows named Mr. Ages; she hopes Mr. Ages can…

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  • AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE

How long does it take for Farquhar to die in Ambrose Bierce’s short story “An Occurrence at Owl…

It is difficult to reach any concrete conclusions about how long it takes Farquhar to die in Ambrose Bierce’s short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” because, though the story is rich with…

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  • WALDEN

In Walden, when are two times that Thoreau suggests people live too fast?

Living slowly (“deliberately”) was one of Thoreau’s themes. He mixes this theme with another favorite, that of simplicity. (And if you ask me, it’s long past time we revive Walden and make it…

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  • BUSINESS

List the factors that can increase labor productivity and give an example for each one using the…

In order to increase labor productivity, we have to increase the amount and/or the quality of capital that we use. We use labor and capital to make products, so the only way to increase the…

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  • MUSÉE DES BEAUX ARTS

In mythology, who was Icarus? What part did he play in the poem “Musee des Beaux Arts?”

In W.H. Audens’s poem “Musée des Beaux Arts,” one section of the painting contains the deathly dive of Icarus into the sea. Icarus is the son of Daedalus, the architect who had formed the…

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  • EVERYDAY USE

Walker gives Mamma a unique perspective of both of her daughters in “Everyday Use.” Why does…

In the story “Everyday Use,” Mama makes the best narrator because she is the most informed, most experienced, and the most perceptive of the three women. Mama is also the mediator between the two…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what is Atticus’ approach from the Hero’s Journey?

The Hero’s Journey is an idea developed by Joseph Campbell that describes a series of events that he believed all heroic stories followed. He felt that all great stories had some aspects of the…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

In The Outsiders, what is a heater and why does Dally have it?

In Chapter 5, Dally drives up to Windrixville to visit Johnny and Ponyboy in the abandoned church on Jay Mountain. Dally finds Johnny and Pony looking pale and skinny when he arrives. Dally gives…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are examples of indirect and direct characterizations of Scout Finch in Harper Lee’s To Kill…

An author creates indirect characterization when, instead of telling the reader exactly what the character is like, the author implies or shows what the character is like. An author can show a…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

In the story “A Rose for Emily,” why does the minister’s wife send for Miss Emily’s relations?

The debacle involving the minister, and then his wife, happens in part IV of the short story “A Rose for Emily” shortly after Emily Grierson meets Homer Barron and starts to show herself around…

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  • HISTORY

What was the name of the Indian Confederacy leader who surrendered in 1766?

Pontiac was the name of the Ottowan Indian leader who surrendered to the British following a rebellion/war in 1766. He represented Indian anger with poor treatment by the British following the…

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  • THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX

Why does Chiaroscuro go by the name Roscuro?

“Chiaroscuro” is an art term describing a high contrast between shade and lightness in a painting or drawing. Chiaroscuro, the rat, was named this by his parents because they liked to have fun and…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

Why is John Proctor and Reverend Parris’s relationship important to Salem in the play?

The relationship between John Proctor and Reverend Parris is important in the play because they initially represent two opposing sides: Proctor is practical, Parris is superstitious; Proctor is…

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