What were the goals in the beginning of the Civil War for each side?

What were the goals in the beginning of the Civil War for each side?

  • THE LOTTERY

How often is the lottery held in “The Lottery”?

The lottery is held every year in the summer. Every surrounding village has a lottery. The village in the story is so small that the lottery can be held in one day. It is held on June 27. Every…

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  • BOYS AND GIRLS

What is the significance of the narrator decorating her room with “fancy” things and attempting…

The story Boys and Girls is about a young girl who refuses to accept that boys have a certain role in life and girls have a very different role. She refuses to do kitchen work and would rather feed…

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  • EMILY DICKINSON

What are the implicit and explicit meanings of the poem “I heard a Fly buzz when I died” by Emily…

Let’s start with the easier—the explicit. Our speaker starts by saying that she literally heard a fly buzz when she died. Move to stanza two and we learn that the room gets quiet and it would…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

How would you describe Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”?

Scrooge is a complex character. While he is a moody pennypincher in the beginning of the story, he grows and evolves as he confronts the past that made him the way he is, and the people whose…

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  • THE BRONZE BOW

In the book, The Bronze Bow, why did Daniel leave his village?

Daniel, the protagonist of The Bronze Bow, is living on a mountain in a camp with some bandits as the book opens. We know he hates the Romans and believes that Rosh, the head of the bandits, is the…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What are the theoretical views of the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan?

World War II devastated the Western European economies. The United States recognized that it was in their best economic and strategic interest to help rebuild these economies, and the Marshall Plan…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is meant by the term “poor white trash” in To Kill a Mockingbird? How do the Ewells…

“Poor white trash” is a derogatory term used to describe a stereotypical lower-class Caucasian, who is characterized as unintelligent, dirty, and discourteous. The Ewells exemplify the term “poor…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are 5 quotes about the social status of Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Bob Ewell and his family are social outcasts in Maycomb. The first example of Bob Ewell’s social status is when his young son Burris appears in Scout’s class. It is through Burris that we are…

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  • REFERENCE

What is the falling action in the plot of the film, A Christmas Story?

The falling action of the film, A Christmas Story, takes place after the climactic scene on Christmas morning. Ralphie received the gift he had been wishing for all Christmas season– a Red Ryder…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Where are each of the five senses addressed/appealed to in To Kill a Mockingbird?

The five senses–sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste–are the foundations upon which all good imagery is built. Authors like Harper Lee use them usually during descriptions of different settings…

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  • REFERENCE

What are advantages and disadvantages of the Appalachain Mountains

All mountains have advantages and disadvantages, so I will try to stick to those specific to the Appalachian Mountains. One major advantage of the Appalachian Mountains is their beauty. Many…

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  • HISTORY

What is the time and historical period of “The Interlopers”?

The Interlopers is a story by Hector Hugh Munro (Saki). It was part of a collection of short stories (The Toys of Peace, and Other Papers ) that was published in 1919 after Saki’s death. While…

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  • REFERENCE

What’s a cheap, decent and quality microphone I can use to record on my computer?

There are many reasons you would want to use a microphone to record on your computer. Maybe you record podcasts. I’ve summarized a few microphone options you could purchase that would be compatible…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How do Scout and Jem change their behaviors in the middle of the novel To Kill A Mockingbird?

Jem grows apart from Scout, and Scout develops empathy. At the beginning of the book, Scout and Jem are both young and behave like children. By the trial, which is roughly the middle of the book,…

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  • ARTS

Who wrote the music for “The Nutcracker Ballet?”

In the late 1800’s, the Russian born composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, wrote the music for “The Nutcracker Ballet.” The ballet, with Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s musical elements was first…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

In A Separate Peace by John Knowles, what is Finny trying to say in the passage where he tells…

In 1942, Gene and Phineas are good friends attending summer school at a private school called Devon. Gene excels academically and Phineas is the athlete. It is curious that these two would become…

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  • SCIENCE

Why do the phenotypes of many animal species change with the seasons?

To survive better, of course! Particularly in climates that have a wide range of temperatures (such as Alaska, where the record low is -80 F and the record high is 100 F), animals need to be able…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

How many courts and judges are in the Supreme Court? Also, what types of cases do they receive?

There is only one court “in the Supreme Court.” The Supreme Court is just one court. There are nine justices who make up the Supreme Court. The Constitution does not say how many justices…

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  • HISTORY

Which of the following concepts did NOT contribute to the crash of the stock market during the…

The correct answer to this question is Option A. There were many factors that contributed to the stock market crash of 1929, but excessive regulation of the stock market was certainly not one of…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Chapter 3, how is Cal’s role as a mother figure for Scout and Jem depicted?

In Chapter 3, Scout antagonized Walter Cunningham in the schoolyard for allegedly making her first day of school “start off on the wrong foot”. Jem stopped her and asked why she was mad at Walter,…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

What is an example of figurative language in “The Scarlet Ibis”?

The author uses figurative language to characterize Doodle. Figurative language is non-literal description. That means it does not describe something as it is, but in comparison to something else….

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  • LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

Why did Mary kill Patrick in “Lamb to the Slaughter” with a leg of lamb?

“Lamb to the Slaughter” was published in 1953. Those were the days when Americans were buying big freezers in which they stored many different kinds of frozen meats–steaks, chops, roasts, etc. It…

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  • A LONG WAY FROM CHICAGO

Did Grandma switch the pie cards so Rupert Pennypacker could win or because she thought she had a…

In A Long Way from Chicago, Rupert Pennypacker is supposedly the “best home-baker in the state of Illinois.” Along with Grandma Dowdel, Rupert enters a gooseberry pie for the Fruit Pies and…

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  • SCIENCE

What are three human foods that bacteria help produce?

Bacteria is very useful in producing food. In fact, bacteria helps in the production of all the produce, cereals, etc., by keeping the soil enriched with nutrients. A specific example of this is…

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  • RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI

How does the mood shift with the settings in “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” by Rudyard Kipling?

At the beginning of the story, Rikki finds himself washed away from his home to the bungalow where Teddy and his parents live. During this scene, which is set near and inside the bungalow, the mood…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In Act 3, Scene 1 of Julius Caesar why did Popilius say, ‘I wish your enterprise today will…

The effect of Popilius’ words is to add further to the dramatic tension leading up to the assassination. Popilius means exactly what he says. He knows that Cassius and a number of other…

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  • SCIENCE

If the difference between the dry bulb temperature and wet bulb temperature is 0°C, what is the…

The relative humidity is 100%. The device you are describing is called a psychrometer, two thermometers, one with a wick on the end of it. The two thermometers are attached to a sling, or a…

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  • TUCK EVERLASTING

What are some similar things about the Tuck and Foster family in Tuck Everlasting?

I think that the biggest similarity between the two families is their care for Winnie Foster. Both the Fosters and the Tucks clearly care for her and her safety. Mr. and Mrs. Foster are not…

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  • THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

What is observed from Gilman’s language choices? How does it look on the page? Why has she chosen…

This is an interesting set of questions. Let us tackle the trickiest one first: some aspects of format are beyond Gilman’s control, or beyond the control of any author. She did not, for example,…

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  • A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

How does Capote feel about the other members of the household?

In this short memoir piece, Truman Capote recalls his relationship with his elderly cousin with whom he lived as a child. Capote’s mother committed suicide when he was young, and he was sent to…

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  • SCIENCE

The chemical reaction between N2H4 and H2O2 produces nitrogen gas, N2 and water, H2O. Which of…

N2H4N2H4 is hydrazine and H2O2H2O2 is hydrogen peroxide. When these two substances react nitrogen gas and water are produced according to the following equation:

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Who is the boy named “Cunningham” in To Kill a Mockingbird? I believe his name starts with a ‘y’.

The young Cunningham who appears in the novel is Walter Cunningham, a classmate of Scout’s. He is the son of the older Walter Cunningham, a man for whom Atticus is serving as lawyer. The…

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  • MENDING WALL

What do you think the purpose of the wall is?

The reader never knows the inital reason why the wall was built, and that is the whole premise for the speaker asking his neighbor about the purpose of the wall. The speaker reasons, “Isn’t it /…

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  • SCIENCE

Why do we use Sudan III to identify lipids?

Sudan III, 1-(4-(phenyldiazenyl)phenyl) azonaphthalen-2-ol, is a member of Sudan dyes that are used for lipid testing. Basically this dye is used to color non polar organic substances such as oils,…

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  • NIGHT

In Night, what does author Elie Wiesel say is left behind in the trains other than the Jewish…

In Night, upon arriving at Auschwitz, author Elie Wiesel says, “The cherished objects we had brought with us thus far were left behind in the train, and with them, at last, our illusions” (Wiesel…

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  • THANK YOU, M’AM

Symbolically, what’s interesting about Hughes’ description of Mrs. Jones’ purse in the story…

“Thank You M’am” by Langston Hughes commences with a description of Mrs. Jones and her purse. It says, “She was a large woman with a large purse” and this alerts the reader to the importance of…

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  • MACBETH

Where is it found in Macbeth where Malcolm tests Macduff? (What act and scene?)

It is in Act IV, Scene 3 that Malcolm, son of Duncan, tests the nobleman Macduff. Realizing that his father, King Duncan, died because he trusted Macbeth, Malcolm has become skeptical and wary of…

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  • LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS

What is the conflict in Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder?

With “Little House in the Big Woods” Wilder began the Little House series in the early 1930s. The story centers on the day to day pioneer life of the Ingalls family and is told through the voice…

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  • TUCK EVERLASTING

How does Tuck seem to feel about his changelessness for the last 87 years? Support the answer…

Tuck does not like his changelessness. Perhaps he did at one point, but after 87 years, Tuck has realized that he missed the normal ebb and flow of a changing life. He misses the maturing…

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  • A MODEST PROPOSAL

What problem is laid out in the first section of “A Modest Proposal?”

The problem laid out in the first section of “A Modest Proposal” is the severe poverty in Ireland. Swift describes seeing …the roads and cabbin-doors crowded with beggars of the female sex,…

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  • ARTS

What classic film is sometimes called “the American Christmas Carol”?

Clearly, you have your answer. It’s a Wonderful Life is very much the American Christmas Carol. Now you should ask a different question: What qualities do the two stories have in common? Great…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Could the reader predict that Jem fought Bob Ewell at the end of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird,…

In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the reader could predict an attack from Bob Ewell after reading Chapter 27, but not that Jem would fight him. At the beginning of Chapter 27, Scout mentions…

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  • ALL SUMMER IN A DAY

What are some similarities and differences in the plot of the story “All Summer in a Day” and the…

If you are talking about the 1982 short film based on the story, there are significant differences. For one thing, Margot in the story is much more isolated. In the film she has a friend with whom…

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  • HISTORY

What was William Bradford’s job? 1 image

What is your dad’s job? This is a popular question among children on the playground. If somebody asked one of William’s three sons this question, they may have looked at the inquisitor with a…

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  • THE GIVER

From Lois Lowry’s The Giver, what are some examples of man vs. society?

The conflict of man vs. society can also mean the difference between an individual’s preferences or choices pitted against the values or traditions of a community or government. A dystopian society…

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  • AFTER TWENTY YEARS

When does Jimmy recognize his friend Bob in “After Twenty Years”?

Jimmy recognizes his old friend Bob while he talks to him in the doorway of what once was Brady’s restaurant. As Bob lights his cigar, Jimmy recognizes the “pale, square-jawed face with keen eyes…

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  • HISTORY

What led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence?

There were many events that led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence. After the French and Indian War ended, the British passed laws that upset the colonists. The Proclamation of 1763…

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  • SCIENCE

Are gabbro and basalt chemically similar?

Yes, gabbro and basalt are similar chemically and in composition. The rocks are made mostly of plagioclase and pyroxene minerals. The rocks may also contain augite and olivine. Both are igneous…

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  • SCIENCE

The grouping of things that are alike is the science of: A. petrology B. classification C….

  1. Classification In science, sorting living things into groups that are alike and have similar qualities makes them easier to study and to identify newly discovered organisms. The grouping…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What were the goals in the beginning of the Civil War for each side?

When the Civil War began, both the North and the South has goals for the war. Those goals weren’t identical. The North has several goals in the Civil War. These goals included conquering the…

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