What were some political issues the pilgrims faced when starting a new colony?

What were some political issues the pilgrims faced when starting a new colony?

  • SCIENCE

Why do the tires of a car get hot when the car is driving?

The tires of a car are rubber and hollow so there is a lot of pressurized air inside the tire. As the car travels down the road and the tires rotate and make frictional contact with the ground,…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What is a good strategy for writing an essay based on the idea that the society on the island, in…

Initially, the boys are relatively organized (thanks to Ralph, Piggy, and the conch) and peaceful. Over time, Jack’s morbid interest in hunting increases. More and more boys are lured to his more…

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  • SCIENCE

The particle with mass equal to 9.1×10^(-31) kg and charge equal to -1.6×10^(-19) is: (a) ββ…

This would be a beta particle, as the quantities given represent the mass of an electron in kilograms and the charge of an electron in Coulombs. Beta particles are high energy electrons, so they…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the effects of high fructose corn syrup on plant growth?

To understand the nature of this question, let’s look at the process that provides energy for the plant to make new cells, photosynthesis. Photosynthesis takes carbon dioxide from the air, water…

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  • BEOWULF

What are the major themes of Beowulf?

Beowulf’s major themes revolve around the ideals of the ancient warrior. Good vs. Evil. The struggle of good vs. evil is a staple of the epic genre. In Beowulf, the title character wars against…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What is the significance of Ponyboy saying “I really couldn’t see what Socs would have to sweat…

This quote occurs very early in the book The Outsiders, at the end of chapter 2 while Ponyboy and Johnny are sitting at the drive-in theater with the Soc girls, Marcia and Cherry. It is significant…

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  • DREAMLAND

What motivated Sarah Dessen to write Dreamland?

Dreamland is about a young woman, Caitlin, who feels trapped in Cassandra’s, her older sister’s, “perfect” shadow, and thus seems to have no life or personality or recognition of her own. She’s a…

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  • MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN

How important is the theme of identity to an interpretation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children?

Identity is extremely important in interpreting Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children. One reason why identity is so important is because Midnight’s Children explores a national and psychological…

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  • BUSINESS

What are the needs for and the importance of insurances?

The greatest need of insurance is to safeguard against uncertainties, whether it is natural (earthquake, flooding, fire, etc.) or man-made (accident, arson, theft, etc). Potential uncertainties…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Why do societies under a federal system need a federal constitution?

Under the system of federalism, there needs to be a federal constitution. Federalism is a system of government where power is shared between the state governments and the federal government. The…

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  • HEALTH

What are the effects of legal, safety, and regulatory requirements on human resources processes?

This is a somewhat imprecise question because all of these are legal requirements that have an impact on the administration of human resources. It is probably a good idea to sort out the…

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

What was Jack’s confession in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde?

In the first act of the play, Algernon tells Jack that he has found the cigarette case Jack left behind the last time they were together. However, there is a great deal of drama about to whom the…

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  • HISTORY

What was the condition of civilians during World War I?

During World War I, civilians in the United States had to make significant adjustments. Because of the war, life was different in several ways. Women needed to begin working in factories….

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  • SCIENCE

What happens to potato strips when placed in distilled water, diluted salt solution and…

Osmosis is the diffusion of water. Water will travel down a concentration gradient. This means that water will travel from where there is more water to an area where there is less water. (In other…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

What are the 3 objections that Brutus has to Cassius’ suggestions for ensuring his success in…

Brutus objects to swearing an oath, including Cicero in the conspiracy, and killing Antony. When all of the conspirators arrive at Brutus’s house to discuss killing Caesar, Brutus asks them to…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

How does Steinbeck use comfort to develop theme and character?

In the narrative of Of Mice and Men, which is set in the Great Depression, without knowing what the future holds for them, the displaced characters that John Steinbeck has drawn yearn for a future…

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  • ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE

How does Keats characterize the nightingale in “Ode to a Nightingale?”

Keats characterizes the nightingale as being at “ease” and “too happy in thine happiness.” He means to say that the nightingale is so at ease that it has no cares at all. This contrasts with the…

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  • THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

What health problems does Junior have and how would you summarize Junior’s attitude toward…

It is true that Junior has hydrocephalus, which translates as “water on the brain” but actually refers to a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid. As a result, Junior needed brain surgery at six months…

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  • SCIENCE

The diagram shows a runner waiting to start a race in the Olympic games. Give one sense organ…

Because races are often set by a gunshot, the sense organ that the Olympic runner would be relying on at the start line of a race would be his ears. Specifically, the cochlea within the ear is the…

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  • REFERENCE

What is tourism?

It seems easy to define tourism. We all know that a tourist is someone who goes away from their home area to see the sights and enjoy the amenities of some other place in the world. However, when…

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  • GEORGE ORWELL

What are some of George Orwell’s claims about language? How could his claims be defended or…

Orwell created “Newspeak,” a language that “grows smaller every year” (67) and whose overt purpose is to remove the nuance of language. For example, the word “good” has an “Oldspeak” antonym…

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  • 1984

How does “Big Brother” manipulate people’s minds?

Big Brother manipulates minds in several ways. First, the city (or all of Eurasia?) is slathered with posters of “Big Brother” with eyes “that follow you about when you move” (3) that read ” BIG…

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  • THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

What is the summary of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot?

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is a non-fiction book that describes Skloot’s efforts to find out more about the history behind the HeLa cell line, and especially the woman,…

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  • HISTORY

Explain why Hitler was able to strengthen the Nazi Party in the years 1924-1928?

The Nazi Party grew to over 130,000 members between 1924-1928. The unbelievable rise to prominence of Adolf Hitler in the Nazi party was the primary reason for the party’s success. Hitler,…

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  • A WRINKLE IN TIME

Why was the adventure to Camazotz important?

The adventure to the planet Camazotz is important for several reasons. First, Meg and Charles Wallace’s father is trapped on this planet. The Murry family won’t be whole again until their father…

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  • CLAUDE LÉVI-STRAUSS

In what way did the works of Marx and Engels influence Levi-Strauss in writing Tristes Tropiques…

Levi-Strauss said that he had three “mistresses”: Marxism, (Freudian) Psychoanalysis, and Geology. So Marx clearly played a prominent role in his thinking, as he did for many intellectuals,…

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  • SCIENCE

How is a virtual image formed in both a plane and convex mirror?

In order to understand how virtual images are formed in plane and convex mirrors, one must understand what virtual images are. A virtual image is generally defined as an image formed at a position…

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  • SCIENCE

What will happen to a ray of light when it moves from water to air? Give reason for the answer

When the light beam passes from water to air occurs a refraction . The refraction of light is the deflection of light rays as they cross the boundary between two media with different indices of…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Compare the Pip-Joe relationship with the Pip-Magwitch relationship.

Pip, who is fatherless, finds father figures in both Joe Gargery, his brother-in-law, and in Abel Magwitch, his benefactor/convict. The characters of both men are opposites at first glance: Joe is…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What piece of farm machinery caused Candy to lose his hand?

There is no textual evidence in Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men indicating exactly how Candy lost his right hand. When he is introduced in Chapter Two he is described as pointing out George’s and…

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  • SCIENCE

What happens when iron oxide is reacted with carbon?

When carbon reacts with iron(III)oxide it displaces the iron as follows: 3C+4Fe2O3→4Fe+3CO23C+4Fe2O3→4Fe+3CO2 This is an example of a single replacement reaction. Carbon is more reactive than iron…

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  • THE HUNGER GAMES

What are ten words that describe Katniss in The Hunger Games?

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins is about a futuristic world where the government shows their power by systematically killing off two people from each district each year. Katniss…

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  • SCIENCE

We know that there are other galaxies besides the Milky Way. Do we know if there is life in those…

Of course, we’re open to the possibility of life existing wherever we find evidence for it. However, the majority of searches for alien life are limited to our own galaxy, and our own local region…

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  • THE RAVEN

How does the raven become a symbol of mourning and never ending remembrance?

Poe’s raven becomes a symbol of mourning and never-ending remembrance because he has been taught the single word “Nevermore” which acts as a reflection of the speaker’s grieving mind that mourns…

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  • HISTORY

Was the League of Nations successful ?

The League of Nations was not a success because it could not prevent war and never gained United States participation. In 1908, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proposed the idea for the League of…

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  • NEVER LET ME GO

In Never Let Me Go, how does Ishiguro use Tommy to explore his ideas about love and loss?

One way that Ishiguro is able to use Tommy to explore ideas of love and loss is in how Tommy strives to find hope in both. Ishiguro constructs Tommy as highly optimistic. He strives for the…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

What happened to Boxer in Chapter 9 of Animal Farm by George Orwell?

In Animal Farm, by George Orwell, Boxer is one of the hardest working of all the animals. By Chapter 9, he is close to what was considered retirement age by the animals. As a matter of fact, it had…

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  • SCIENCE

What will be the mass of H2SO4 present in 18 moles of H2SO4?

Stoichiometry can be used to answer this question. Stoichiometry is defined as the relationship of quantities of substances taking part in a reaction that form a compound. Stoichiometry problems…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Why is Friar Laurence responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet?

Friar Laurence is responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths because he agreed to marry them in secret and then gave Juliet a potion to fake her death so she would not need to marry Paris. Friar…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What characters (real or fictional) parallel the major characters in the Odyssey?

The Odyssey is the classic hero’s journey, both for Odysseus and for his son Telemachus. If you can identify how they both go through the hero’s journey, it is pretty simple to find other examples…

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  • MEDEA

Is Medea, in Euripides’ Medea, a positive or negative role model for female empowerment? Why or…

Medea, as portrayed by Euripides and other ancient authors, was not intended as a positive role model in any manner whatsoever, nor is she an example of female empowerment. If anything, she is…

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  • SCIENCE

How can a scientist measure the boiling point of a piece of metal?

The boiling point of a piece of metal can be measured the same way that the boiling point for any chemical solid or liquid is measure. A sample of the material is heated in a temperature…

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  • LITERATURE

Literary criticism – theory and practice How does Wordsworth defend his theory of poetry in his…

In his ‘Preface to the Lyrical Ballads’, published in 1798, Wordsworth set out to revolutionize poetry. He had two main goals viz to make the subject of his poetry the simple lives of the common…

  • TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES

How does nature play a vital role in the novel, Tess Of The D’urbervilles?

In the novel, Tess Of The D’urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, nature plays a pivotal role in defining the events of Tess’s life. When spring and summer are happening, Tess seems to lead a quiet, yet…

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  • SCIENCE

Taxonomy Worksheet: Explain why each of the following characteristics of a classification system…

The system used in science in order to name living things is known as nomenclature. In biology, binomial nomenclature is used which was devised by Carolus Linnaeus in the 1700’s, employing a…

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  • SCIENCE

Explain why each of the following characteristics of a classification system is important: 1) It…

Classification systems are developed to ensure easy sharing of knowledge and to avoid any confusion among the users. The classification systems should have the following characteristics: Single,…

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  • SCIENCE

Can we use pure water in place of acidified water in electrolysis?

No. Pure water contains no ions, which are charged particles, either positively or negatively charged, which will allow the conduction of electricity. So it is not the water itself that allows…

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  • SCIENCE

How might advances in technology affect the kind of questions scientists ask about the world?

Technology is a buzzword that is often thought to be the panacea, or “cure-all” of all the problems we face on earth. In many cases, it does indeed point scientists in a different direction than…

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  • HISTORY

What were some political issues the pilgrims faced when starting a new colony?

When the Pilgrims reached the New World they were far off course from their intended destination of Northern Virginia. The patent that they traveled under, the First Peirce Patent, granted them the…

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  • LITERATURE

Is it true that there are six steps to becoming an active reader?

I think that there are some widely accepted strategies to becoming an active reader. I would not get caught up on numbers. Sometimes, the strategies are worded and configured differently, so our…

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