What would the US have lost if it had let some other country possess the Philippines?

What would the US have lost if it had let some other country possess the Philippines?

  • SCIENCE

How do lysosomes work with each part of the eukaryotic animal cell?

Eukaryotic cells are those that make up multi-cellular organisms such as plant and animals. They have separate organelles, each with a specific job to do in order for the cell to function properly….

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

In The Scarlet Letter, why is Dimmesdale manipulative?

While most people bestow the trait of manipulation upon Roger Chillingworth, the reality is that Dimmesdale can actually be just as manipulative with other aspects of his life, and that of others….

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  • THE LOTTERY

In what ways are the characters differentiated in the short story “The Lottery”?

I’ve always considered the people in the story to be one entire unit with very little distinction. There are some exceptions. Mr. Summers stands apart because he is in charge of the proceedings….

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  • ONCE UPON A TIME

Do you think “Once upon a Time” is too brutal or violent? Explain.

Certainly all readers are horrified at the ending of the story when the innocent child, play acting as the brave prince setting out to rescue Sleeping Beauty, becomes entangled in the Dragon’s…

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  • RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI

What happens when Riki tiki goes down the rat hole with Nagaina in “Rikki-tikki-tavi?”

Rikki fights Nagaina and emerges victorious after killing her. Cobras do not likely have many natural predators. The mongoose appears to be one. The conflict between Rikki-tikki and Nag and…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

If Mayella Ewell’s mother died when she was little, then whose children are they who live with…

To answer your question, we will refer to the text in the novel. Accordingly, the first reference to the Ewell mother is at school, when Miss Caroline asks concerned questions about Burris Ewell….

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  • HISTORY

What factors affect the decisions of human beings on whether or not to domesticate?

I assume that you are asking about factors that determine whether human beings decide to domesticate certain plants and animals. Jared Diamond has discussed this topic at length in his book Guns,…

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  • THE GIVER

In The Giver, why is December eventful in Jonas’s community?

December is eventful because there are ceremonies in which the children pass through life stages. In Jonas’s community, children do not have birthdays. Everyone turns a year older on the same…

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  • SCIENCE

Vector cannot be reduced to its two component vectors. True or False?

A vector can, most definitely, be resolved into its constituent component vectors. Hence the given statement is false. A vector quantity has both a direction and a magnitude. Vector components are…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What are 10 characteristics of Ponyboy from the book The Outsiders?

Ponyboy is a central character in the novel The Outsiders. He is characterized in the following ways: Socio Economic- Ponyboy is poor. He is referred to as a Greaser, born on the wrong side of the…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

What is Prince Prospero’s solution to the red death?

Prince Prospero has several responses to the red death. The first response is isolation, a form of self-quarantine. He gathers 1000 friends and they all take refuge in an abbey. They were…

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  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

Does the story “Monkey’s Paw” end the way you expected?

In my opinion, the ending of the short story was predictable. When Sergeant Major Morris gave the monkey’s paw to Mr. White, the reader could intuit that something bad was going to happen. Morris…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

I have a lawsuit for violations of the Fair Housing Amendment Act of 1988, a Civil Rights…

I am a retired attorney, and I am going to give only general commentary based on the information you have provided, since it is unlikely that I have ever been admitted to practice in your circuit…

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  • DONALD BARTHELME

In the short story “A City of Churches” by Donald Barthelme, Cecelia, when threatened to be kept…

As Donald Barthelme’s short story “A City of Churches” focuses on the theme of absurdity, it is certainly a mystery as to what Cecelia means when she says towards the end, “I’ll dream the Secret.”…

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  • THE SNIPER

What is the inciting incident in “The Sniper”?

The inciting incident of a story is the event or decision that begins a story’s problem. I had a former teacher explain to me that everything before that incident is only backstory. Everything…

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  • A MODEST PROPOSAL

Why does the proposer call it a “modest” proposal? Why didn’t he just call it “A Proposal”?

The narrator or proposer of this text likely calls his proposal a “modest” one because he is completely unaware of how monstrous a thing it is that he proposes. One of the ways that Jonathan Swift,…

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  • THE VELDT

How does the setting of “The Veldt” influence the characters?

There are several settings, and several characters, to take into consideration, and the effects on each of them are different. The most obvious “setting” of the story is the nursery, and…

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  • SEEDFOLKS

In Seedfolks, why was Amir critical of America?

Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman is structured as a series of vignettes, with each chapter written from the point of view of a different character. Amir, an Indian immigrant, is the 12th character…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What are the positive and negative aspects one can observe in the video of the Stanley Miligram…

The obedience experiment conducted by Stanley Milgram in 1963 has become widely known for its sociological and psychological implications. It’s difficult to assign positive or negative values to it…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Why are humans brought back to the farm in Animal Farm?

Some background information is important to answer this question. Running a farm proves to be more difficult than the animal think. For one thing, their supplies begin to run low. For this reason,…

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  • SCIENCE

What two parts of a magnet are the strongest?

The magnetic poles, designated as North and South poles, are the strongest parts of a magnet, in terms of the magnetic field. The magnetic field is strongest at the poles and weakest halfway…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

What are some metaphors in “The Most Dangerous Game”?

The most significant metaphor in the story is the hunter versus the hunted. A metaphor is when an idea stands for something else. The biggest extended metaphor in the story is voiced by Rainsford…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

At times, Jocasta and Oedipus rely upon the predictions of the oracles. At other times, Jocasta…

In the beginning of the play, Iocasta and Oedipus trust the oracles presented by the Gods because they are integral to their belief systems and culture (this would have been customary during the…

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  • SCIENCE

During what stage of the cell cycle does replication occur?

Cell cycle consists of events that ultimately result in generation of two daughter cells from a single cell. These events include Interphase, mitotic phase and cytokinesis. The interphase is…

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  • SCIENCE

Why do the golf clubs in a golf bag have different angles on the heads and different weights?

Golf clubs are designed so that a golfer can hit the ball various distances and heights with the same swing. The different loft angles of the club heads result in different trajectories when the…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the word for the force between two magnets?

Magnets are substances that display magnetism due to the movement of the electrons within the atoms of the substance. The movement of the electrons causes moving electric charges. Iron is the most…

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  • SCIENCE

For a geography project I have to write about 4 recent news articles relating to Canadian…

Whether you’re using an index like the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature (at the library where they keep all the old magazines, or in the reference section,) or scouting for articles on line…

  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

In the opening paragraph, Montresor speaks of carrying out his revenge with “impunity”—with…

In order to ensure that he succeeds in getting his revenge on Fortunato Montresor concocts an elaborate plan to ensure that he will succeed and will never be caught. The first part of his plan is…

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  • A SMALL, GOOD THING

Do you consider Raymond Carver’s “A Small, Good Thing” a pessimistic or optimistic story?

I don’t know if I’d classify this story as pessimistic or optimistic. I’d say this story says something about one of the overwhelming human desires—the desire to be understood and experience…

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  • THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND

How did the snake kill its victims at the end of “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”?

The snake comes through the ventilator and bites its victims, killing them with poison. In this story, the client is Helen Stoner. She hires Sherlock Holmes because she fears for her life. Her twin…

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  • LITERATURE

What is the rationale of the Critical Race Theory in the No Child Left Behind Act that offers…

According to the UCLA Public Affairs Department, Critical Race Theory (CRT) involves analyzing race and inequality from a legal perspective. From a learning standpoint, the cultural and racial…

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What is the purpose of NAFTA?

NAFTA is the acronym for the North American Free Trade Agreement. The purpose of this agreement is to increase trade between Mexico, the United States, and Canada and, thereby, to improve the…

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  • RELIGION

Now I know some people think that animals don’t have any sense of religion but lets say they did….

Interesting question, and one on which I will have to give you my opinion since, as hinted at in the question itself, there will not be a lot of reference material to consult. 🙂 Let’s get…

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  • THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND

What did Holmes bring with him to Stoke Moran in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band?”

Holmes brings Watson’s pistol. A woman named Helen Stoner comes to hire Holmes to say that her sister was killed and she is afraid she is next, because she is the heir to a will and has an evil…

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  • REFERENCE

What are the most important things we need to do to make and keep friends? I need help to start….

Friendships are one of the most valuable aspects of a good life, I think, and understanding how to make and keep friends is well worthy of consideration. The same qualities that allow us to make…

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  • HISTORY OF PLYMOUTH PLANTATION

What is a summary of Chapter 4 in “Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford?

In chapter four of William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation, he is outlining the reasons for the Pilgrims to leave Leiden in Holland for the lands across the Atlantic Ocean. They endured a hard…

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  • ALL SUMMER IN A DAY

What is the theme in “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury? Why?

“All Summer in a Day” is one of Ray Bradbury’s most famous stories because it touches on the theme of cruelty toward those who are different. One of the reasons why Bradbury’s science fiction is so…

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  • ONCE UPON A TIME

Who is a character who changes throughout “Once Upon a Time”?

The wife seems to be the only character who changes at all in “Once upon a Time.” At the beginning of the story, she fears that “people of another color” will “stream in” to her neighborhood and…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

In the novel The Outsiders, what excuse did Dally invent when he was pulled over by the police?

In Chapter 9, the boys beat the Socs in a rumble and Dally tells Ponyboy to get into the car because Johnny is dying and they need to see him at the hospital. Dally is driving his friend Buck…

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  • MY LAST DUCHESS

How does Browning present jealousy in “My Last Duchess?”

In Robert Browning’s dramatic monologue “My Last Duchess,” the speaker, Duke Ferrara, is shown to be an extremely jealous man whose jealousy has led him to commit murder. Yet he does not believe…

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  • BUSINESS

How is contemporary society affected by such a book as Animal Farm?

Contemporary society should be affected by the reading of Animal Farm with its reminder of the dangers of socialism taken to an extreme, as well as the threat of totalitarianism. George Orwell’s…

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  • RIP VAN WINKLE

Why does Rip enjoy spending time listening to the junto in Rip Van Winkle? Describe Rip’s…

Rip Van Winkle is a carefree man. He will play any sport or game with the children of the village. He will fish for hours on end, even without the faintest hope of catching anything. He will do…

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  • YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN

Who do you think the old man Brown meets on the road is? Look closely at the words used to…

The old man that Young Goodman Brown meets on the road is clearly meant to be the Devil. Brown knows from the moment he leaves on his journey that he is doing something that he should not, and as…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

What is the literal meaning of the carousel and the golden ring in The Catcher in the Rye? Also,…

Note: The literal meaning of something means that the reader is looking at exactly how this thing is being used in the plot. While the figurative meaning of something is looking at deeper meanings…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

In John Knowles’ “A Separate Peace”, what are some direct quotations that are examples of…

There are several examples of foreshadowing in Chapter 2, most of them having to do with Gene’s eventual resentment of Finny. The first example occurs when Finny wears the pink shirt to class….

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  • HISTORY

What would the US have lost if it had let some other country possess the Philippines?

There were three main things that people would have thought that the US would lose if some other country annexed the Philippines after the Spanish-American War. First, people thought that the US…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some of the lessons Scout learned at the end of To Kill a Mockingbird ?

By the end of the book, Scout has learned to empathize with people. There are three main people Scout learns to empathize with in the book: her father, Mayella Ewell, and Boo Radley. By the end of…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Compute inflation for each year and determine which years were inflation. Which years did…

To answer this question, we need to know two things. We need to know the definitions for inflation, deflation, and disinflation and we need to know the formula for calculating the rate of…

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  • THE LAST CROSSING

What are key events from chapters 21-30 of The Last Crossing? What events are considered…

When you speak of chapters 21-30, you are speaking of the latter parts of the novel The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe. You are right in suggesting that there are important parts to the plot…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Is Cassius responsible for turning Brutus’s thoughts to murder Caesar?

Without the manipulation of Cassius, Brutus would not have thought of murdering Caesar. And most likely there would not have been an assassination at all, because Cassius needed Brutus as a…

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