What were the primary strategies employed by the North and South in the Civil War?

What were the primary strategies employed by the North and South in the Civil War?

  • HISTORY

Does imperialism still exist in modern form and if so, what form does it take?

Imperialism does still exist in the modern world, but it is somewhat different than it was in earlier times. Imperialism exists in economic and cultural form rather than in political form. Today,…

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  • HISTORY

Is imperialism/colonialism just another word for racism?

Imperialism is the territorial domination of one country over another. When we look at the New Imperialism of the late-nineteenth century, when Europe, the U.S. and Japan colonised much of Africa…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What are the descriptions of each important place on the island in Lord of the Flies by William…

There are four main locations where important events take place in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. The meeting place, referred to by Golding as “the palm terrace,” represents the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How can Atticus’s actions be characterized on the night the men came to the jailhouse in Harper…

In Chapter 15 of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus’s actions in response to the mob in front of the jailhouse can be characterized as brave and ingenious.One of his ingenious actions was…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the two ways to fix carbon dioxide on earth?

The increasing carbon dioxide concentration in our atmosphere is causing enhanced greenhouse effect, thus resulting in global warming. A number of steps are being currently taken or have been…

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  • HISTORY

What was the effect of the new industrial revolution on American laborers, and how did labor…

The Industrial Revolution had a profoundly negative effect on workers during the early Twentieth Century. In the past, workers that crafted consumer goods were highly valued and respected. With the…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In Fahrenheit 451, what does Bradbury seem to be arguing on pages 91-92?

Tensions are building by pages 91-92 in Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. This is the point in the novel when a fireman and a professor decide to take action to save Montag from getting arrested for…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

How could Miss Havisham from Great Expectations be described?

Despite the movies’ depictions of Miss Havisham as an old woman, in the novel it is revealed that she is in her forties, perhaps even in her thirties, when Pip first meets her. Her hair is white…

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  • LITERATURE

Why does the poet say “I firmly believe” instead of “I believe” in the poem “I Believe” by…

The addition of “firmly” has to do with the poem’s meaning. The poet wrote 6 complete stanzas in the poem. The first five stanzas are about all of the things that the speaker could supposedly do,…

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  • SCIENCE

How do carnivorous plants obtain nutrients?

Plants obtain energy from the sun (photosynthesis) and nutrients from the ground through root uptake. However, some plants have developed an alternative method of obtaining nutrients – carnivory….

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  • A WEEK IN THE WOODS

Who is the intended audience of Andrew Clements’ A Week in the Woods?

Andrew Clements wrote A Week in the Woods for an elementary-school-aged audience. While Mark, the protagonist, is a little unusual in that he is a supper rich kid who has attended private schools…

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  • HISTORY

What are crimes against humanity?

Crimes against humanity are defined as systematic actions directed against civilians, or a part of a population, that causes great harm and is done in an inhumane fashion. They are characterized as…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

On what night does A Christmas Carol take place?

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol appropriately takes place on the night of Christmas Eve / morning of Christmas Day. The story begins on Christmas Eve, as Scrooge is forcing his worker, Bob Cratchit, to…

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  • THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH

What are the connections between Invisible Man and The Wretched of the Earth?

Both Franz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth and Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man have themes suggesting that the most powerful limits in one’s world are attributed to what race one belongs to….

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  • HISTORY

What gave the U.S. economic entry into Japan?

The United States wanted to trade with Japan. However, Japan had a closed-door policy and did virtually no trading with other countries from 1639-1853. The United States decided to force the issue…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Please critically explain what Helena means in Act III, Scene 2, Lines 131-133 in Shakespeare’s A…

“Weigh oath with oath, and you will nothing weigh. Your vows to her and me, put in two scales, Will even weigh, and both as light as tales” (III.ii.131-133). The above passage is spoken by Helena…

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  • SCIENCE

Is zinc a ductile metal?

No. Zinc is, generally speaking, very brittle in nature. It breaks apart into pieces or chunks, which is about as anti-ductile as a metal can get. There is a certain temperature range where it…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How do you distinguish between the three major sociological perspectives of functionalism,…

Functionalism is a theoretical approach that suggests all actions and actors in a society are part of the whole. Functionalists take no position on whether an action or actor is good or bad because…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Suppose you know that Canada’s GDP in 1999 was $900 billion, and Canada’s GDP in 1933 was $9…

You cannot make any judgement about the economic well-being of the average Canadian from these statistics. It may seem as if you can, but you really cannot without more information. On its face,…

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  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

Who was the real villain in “The Devil and Tom Walker”?

This is an interesting question, but I think the “correct” answer will strongly depend upon the reason the question is being asked. For example, if this is a comprehension question to see if…

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  • BUSINESS

K sold 800 shares at Rs. 36.17 less commission of Rs. 0.12 per share. What are the proceeds of…

The proceeds of a sale are equal to the product of the number of items sold and the net price of each of the items. If N items are sold at a price P and a charge of C has to be paid on the sale of…

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  • HISTORY

Success and/or failure of European peoples and societies in implementing the ideas of the…

Nicollo Machiavelli was a powerful figure in Italy. He was very powerful in his train of thought. He used more logical practical methods of reason with consistency. The successes of society were…

  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Why does Montag remember the dandelion in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury?

In Part Three of Fahrenheit 451, Montag is resting in a barn after fleeing the Mechanical Hound in the city. As he thinks about Clarisse, he thinks of the dandelion because she is “the girl who…

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  • HISTORY

Were the sons of liberty justified in their action?

Based on your question, I am assuming you are referring to the actions of the Sons of Liberty at the Boston Tea Party. Let’s view this event from various perspectives so you can make a decision…

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  • THE HUNGER GAMES

What do you learn about Katniss based on her internal/external struggles?

In the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, the character Katniss appears to have multiple levels to her personality. Throughout the book, her internal and external struggles reveal to the…

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  • HISTORY

What were several challenges that confronted George Washington during his years as president?

George Washington was the first president of the United States under the United States Constitution. He had to set a precedent for future presidents regarding what the role of the executive branch…

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  • THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

How do the characters Davies from The Caretaker, Stanley from The Birthday Party, and Max from…

To understand Harold Pinter’s plays, we must first understand the ‘theater of the absurd.’ This is because Pinter is one of the few playwrights connected to this absurdist movement in theater. The…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the ΔΔH of reaction in kJ/mol of n-C6H14 for the reaction described in the image? 1 image

The heat energy produced by the combustion of 1.00g of n-hexane is equal to the sum of the heat absorbed by the water and the heat absorbed by the calorimeter. The specific heat of water tells…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

What is the difference between Freak the Mighty the book and the movie?

Well, the first difference is the title: the book Freak the Mighty becomes the movie The Mighty. This shows that there are other changes as well. Much of the movie follows the book fairly well,…

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  • THANK YOU, M’AM

Who is the author of “Thank You M’am?”

The author of the short story, “Thank You, M’am,” is Langston Hughes, 1902 -1967. Although he was born in Joplin, Missouri, due to family circumstances, he lived many places in his young…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

According to Dolphus Raymond, how will growing up change Scout and Dill in Harper Lee’s To Kill a…

In Chapter 20, Scout and Dill talk with Dolphus Raymond outside of the courthouse. Dill had been crying at the way Mr. Gilmer was questioning Tom Robinson. Dill felt that it wasn’t right how Mr….

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

In “The Minister’s Black Veil,” why does Mr. Hooper wear the veil?

Mr. Hooper wears the black veil because he has come to understand a certain truth about humanity: that we are all sinful, but we attempt to hide our sinfulness from one another by holding up a…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

Grim says “poor kevin” and gives a “long sorrowful look”. How do you think grim’s name and these…

You are smart to recognize Grim’s words and actions as foreshadowing. Foreshadowing, of course, is a mention in a novel of what could happen later. When Grim talks about “poor Kevin” and…

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  • THE HUNGER GAMES

In The Hunger Games, how does the author reveal that Peeta has good communication skills?

In The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, the character Peeta is shown at being incredibly gifted at communication skills. Although he might not be as proficient at some survival skills as Katniss,…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

What problems did Okonkwo face in Things Fall Apart that led to his downfall?

In Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe vividly illustrates the tragic story of proud warrior Okonkwo as he faces the challenges presented by a rapidly changing Umuofia. Okonkwo faces a number of…

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  • SCIENCE

A 1520 kg geosynchronous satellite orbits a planet similar to Earth at a radius 1.93 × 105 km…

A satellite that orbits around a planet is subjected to a force of gravitational attraction of the planet. Over the satellite it must be exercised a force, equal and opposite to the force of…

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  • HEALTH

What is urine infection and does it have a cure?

Urine infections are very common and are easily cured by taking oral antibiotics. Urine infections, which are also called urinary tract infections, are usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria…

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  • SCIENCE

Each period of the periodic table begins with an element from which family?

Periods of the periodic table are the horizontal rows. Families, which are also called groups, are the vertical columns. Properties of elements increase or decrease moving across a period and tend…

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  • THE CALL OF THE WILD

What does Mercedes do to help the dogs that only ends up to harming them in The Call of the Wild?

Mercedes steals from the fish sacks and feeds the dogs more than their rations when no one is watching; this action proves detrimental because it creates a food shortage later on. Mercedes, the…

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  • THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY

About whom does the frame narrator ask Simon Wheeler?

The frame narrator was asking Simon Wheeler about Rev. Leonidas W. Smiley, and he reiterates this name at least twice to Wheeler, but all Wheeler hears is the name Smiley, and that gets him to…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

How is the theme of censorship and mind control seen in Fahrenheit 451?

Though a reader’s first instinct may lead them to interpret Fahrenheit 451 through the lens of censorship, the ambiguous nature of Beatty’s character shows that Bradbury had a larger theme he…

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  • THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER

Why does Matt hardly recognize Attean when he comes back to the cabin in “The Sign of the Beaver”?

There are two instances in The Sign of the Beaver when Matt is startled by Attean’s very different appearance. One was a happy moment and the change was mostly physical. The other was not a…

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  • HISTORY

How did the Wade-Davis Bill’s plan for reconstruction differ from Lincoln’s Ten Percent Plan?

The Wade-Davis Plan was more punitive in its proposed treatment of the defeated Confederacy. Lincoln’s Ten Percent Plan, announced in response to the need to figure out how to reconstruct some…

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  • THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

In The Old Man and the Sea, what is the connection or difference between suffering and being a man?

The theme of suffering and how that impacts manhood is prevalent in The Old Man and the Sea. Santiago has very definite ideas of what suffering should be to a man. The story shows different types…

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  • HISTORY

What were the primary strategies employed by the North and South in the Civil War?

In the Civil War, the North tried to encircle the South and then cut it apart. The South could have stood on the defensive, but it did not. Instead, it tried to take the fight to the North so that…

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  • REFERENCE

What are ways the meanings of words can hinder communication?

The meaning of words can hinder communication in several ways. First, if a communication partner does not know the meaning of a word used, they will be unable to understand the full meaning of the…

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  • THE MIRACLE WORKER

What is the doctor’s diagnosis of baby Helen in The Miracle Worker?

In the story, baby Helen has been diagnosed with ‘acute congestion of the stomach and brain.’ The doctor tells baby Helen’s parents that they are very lucky their baby has survived the fever….

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  • HISTORY

What events caused voters to lose faith in the political system and the nation’s leaders in the…

Several events contributed to a decline in popular faith in the nation’s political system and leader during this period. These included: The deteriorating situation in Vietnam. More and more lives…

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  • ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

I am giving an oral report on Shakespeare’s play Antony and Cleopatra, but I don’t understand…

Cleopatra plans to commit suicide rather than be taken to Rome and paraded as a captive by Caesar. She is a queen and wants to die in a queenly manner. She obviously wants to look her best because…

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  • THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

Notice the repetition of “the things they carried.” How do these “things” advance or impede the…

The “things” carried in The Things They Carried impede the carriers both physically and emotionally. The narrator takes pains to list every item carried by the company exhaustively. Not only does…

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