What’s a way to describe Holmes’s opinion of the abilities of Jones, the Scotland Yard agent? Did…

What’s a way to describe Holmes’s opinion of the abilities of Jones, the Scotland Yard agent? Did…

  • THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE

What’s a way to describe Holmes’s opinion of the abilities of Jones, the Scotland Yard agent? Did…

I thought it as well to have Jones with us also. He is not a bad fellow, though an absolute imbecile in his profession. He has one positive virtue. He is as brave as a bulldog and as tenacious as…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

In “A Rose for Emily,” in what way does the minister’s visit to Emily’s house create an element…

The minister does not appear in “A Rose for Emily” until near the story’s end. When some of the townspeople disagree with her association and relationship with Homer Barron, they make a last-ditch…

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  • THE BIG SLEEP

What impression does Mr. Marlowe make on the reader in chapter one of The Big Sleep?

Marlowe creates the impression of being very self-assured and worldly-wise. Nothing seems to rattle him, even when Carmen Sternwood flirts with him and drops into his arms, and a bit later when…

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  • MATH

How high is the fountain?a high fountain of water is in the center of a circular pool of water….

You’re given the angle of the triangle, 55°. To find the height, you need to know the length of the base, from the edge of the circular pool to the center; that’s the radius of the circle. The…

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  • HISTORY

Who was credited with the invention of photography?

The history of photography is a complex and interesting one. The word, photography, comes from two latin roots. Photo, meaning light and graph meaning to write. In essence, photography is writing…

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  • MATH

If there are 270 million Americans,how many tons of aluminum need to be recycled each year if…

There are 365 days in a year. A person drinks a soft dring on 182.5 of those days. So each person contributes 182.5*(1/16) lbs of aluminum to the total, or 11.4 lbs. Therefore, 270 million…

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  • MATH

When NASA was communicating with astronauts on the moon, the time from sending radio signal on…

The formula for distance is speed x time. So d = 3.00 x 10^8 m/s x 1.28 s d = 3.84 x 10^8 m/s, or 384 x 10^6 m/s So the distance to the moon is 384 million meters.

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  • CAT IN THE RAIN

Explain how George and the hotel keeper are different in terms of their character and actions in…

George and the hotel keeper are foil characters. Hemingway uses the hotel keeper’s manners and attentiveness to portray what the American wife desires and employs George’s indifference and…

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  • MATH

What is the magnitude of the total force on the ball?5 boys are pushing on a snowball, and each…

The total force on the ball is the sum of every individual force vector pushing on the ball.(note that we’re excluding gravity, which would point down into the screen). ↘ ↓ → O ↗ ↑…

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  • BONJOUR TRISTESSE

How does one answer a question of literature?

Answering a question of literature is similar to any other discipline. I think the primary responsibility is to ensure that you are comprehending what the question is asking of you. This might…

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  • MATH

How far is the football displaced from its original position?A quarterback takes the ball from…

Lateral motion doesn’t count on the football field. So in effect, this is a one-dimentional problem, with only forward and backward motion contribiuting to the displacement. So: -10 + 50 yards = 40…

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  • MACBETH

What are Macbeth’s first words in the play Macbeth, and why are they significant?

Macbeth does not appear until the third scene of the first act in the play. His first words are “So foul and fair a day I have not seen” (I,iii,38). Macbeth speaks these words to Banquo, as they…

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  • TO BUILD A FIRE

In London’s story, “To Build a Fire,” what culture/nationality do you think the old-timer from…

Interesting question. London does not include the old-timer’s specific nationality, but an adept reader can make some valid inferences from the story. For example, Sulfur Creek is located in the…

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  • MATH

There is a two-digit number such that the sum of it’s digits is 6 while the product of the digits…

Only a few numbers sum to 6. Their products are listed below. 1 + 5, 2 + 4, 3 + 3 5 8 9 Of these options, only 5/15 = 1/3

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  • MATH

125 km out a total distance of 1000 km of rail track has to be repaired. What percentage of the…

A percentage is a way of expressing a number as a fraction of 100 (per cent meaning “per hundred”). We often do this because, for example, we can easily and quickly understand the numbers; like we…

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  • SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD

In “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” to what does Edwards compare humans?

Many students study Edwards’ sermon at some point in their academic careers because of his use of figurative language, specifically imagery and metaphors. Throughout the sermon, Edwards uses…

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  • SCIENCE

What are problems with junk food?

While tasting very good for the most part, there are some significant problems with junk food consumption. The first rests with its addictive quality. Junk food can be easily consumed and easily…

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  • SCIENCE

In electrostatic paint spraying, after one coat of paint is attracted, paint is no longer…

This is really basic physics and an understanding of atomic parts. Electrons flow from the positive side of a battery to a negative side. So if we put a space between them then the electrons do…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What does Nick discover about Jordan Baker’s character? How does he feel about her?Chapter 3

At this point in the work, Nick begins to discover more about Jordan, her disposition, and her emotional state. Nick begins to understand more about Jordan and how she possess a dispassionate and…

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  • SCIENCE

What led to the invention of batteries and electrical piles?

In 1780 the Italian biologist Luigi Galvani observed dissected frog’s legs twiching after being struck by a spark. Galvani used the term “animal electricity” to describe whatever it was that…

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  • BUSINESS

What is the definition of the exchange economy?

The “American Heritage College Dictionary” defines an exchange economy as, “an economy in which goods are traded using money or exchanged for other goods.” In the “exchange economy,”…

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  • SCIENCE

What are organic phosphates?

According to my trusty “American Heritage Dictionary,” an organic phosphate is a phosphate that is found bonded to animal tissue or to plant tissue. They are created through a biological…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the role of biochemistry in the industrialization of agricultural raw materials?

Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of life (biology). In order to utilize the benefits of the raw materials one has to be able to see how they were constructed. Biochemistry allows one to…

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  • SCIENCE

How are clean biotechnologies used in agriculture?

In a nut shell, biotechnology is using technology to alter an organism’s natural state for an intended specific use or reason (read the website I included as a resource for more). “Clean” is a term…

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  • SCIENCE

Uranium, radioactivity and the environment?

Uranium, #92, comes in two basic forms, U235, and U238. U238 is not radioactive and is the heavier of the two isotopes. U235 on the other hand is radioactive, which means that it gives off…

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  • GRAMMAR

A one word substitute for ‘Where were you born and brought up?’

This is tricky because finding an appropriate one-word substitute would depend on the context in which you are using it. I think that there are a few possibilities. The one that comes to mind…

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  • ROBINSON CRUSOE

Discuss how Daniel Defoe achieves verisimilitude in Robinson Crusoe and provide two examples.

You can think of verisimilitude as including a “slice of life” in a piece of writing or work of literature. In other words, it’s imagery-packed and extremely realistic. If the descriptions are so…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the tropic level that feeds on animals only?

The name of animals that feed on animals only are called carnivores. Carnivores would be found in the third and higher trophic levels.

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  • SCIENCE

Investigate and report on strokes. (circulation problems)investigate, categorize, compare,…

A stroke is a medical condition in which there is impaired blood flow to the brain, either through a clot or cerebral hemorrhage. It is characterized by a sudden loss of consciousness, slurring of…

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  • THE BET

What is the theme of “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov?

When trying to work out the theme of a story, we need to remember that the theme is the overall meaning of a work of literature that usually expresses a view or comment on life. Writers rarely…

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  • INTO THE WILD

Krakauer explains in his Author’s Note that he aims to “leave it to the reader to form his or her…

As I read Into the Wild, I found myself disliking Chris, which made me very unsympathetic toward him. I felt that he received the attention and help of many kindhearted and generous people, but…

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  • THE BLACK CAT

What did the narrator’s wife often say about the cat that foreshadows what will later happen in…

Early in the short story, the narrator says that his wife often made references to the superstition that black cats were really witches in disguise. The narrator says that his wife was somewhat…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

What good or honorable church people does Chaucer include to balance his satire in The Canterbury…

Chaucer likes the Parson. In his description of him in the General Prologue, he says that the parson knew his gospel and preached it devoutly. He gave the church offerings to the poor. He never…

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  • EVERYDAY USE

What is a literary elements uesd in “Everyday Use” and how does it enhance the theme of the story?

Literary elements are a category of literary devices (one of two categories) that are not optional. This means that literary elements appear in all literary narratives, whether novels or short…

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  • THE LOTTERY

What are three of Tessie Hutchinson’s character traits from “The Lottery”?

  1. Tessie is somewhat of a “rebel.” She arrives at the lottery later than anyone else and claims that she forgot what day it was, and that it was only when she recognized that her husband and…

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  • HATCHET

How does Brian see and hear differently from when he first crashed into the lake?

Over time, Brian undergoes significant changes in both his physical and mental states of being as a result of his experience in the wilderness. One such change is that Brian becomes more aware and…

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  • HISTORY

How did the U.S. expand itself imperially in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and why…

The motivations of American imperialism were complex, but essentially grew out of the lack of space for “Manifest Destiny”-type expansion once the West Coast was reached, ethnocentrism and the…

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  • GARRISON KEILLOR

In Garrison Keillor’s short piece “How the Crab Apple Grew,” what is the significance of the crab…

This short piece draws from Garrison Keillor’s monologues “Tales from Lake Wobegon,” which he recites weekly on his radio show. Like the others, it is a reflection and remembrance on small-town…

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  • THE LOTTERY

What is an effective inference-based question and two theme-based questions for “The Lottery” by…

Inference-based question: Why does the town in “The Lottery” continue the lottery from year to year? Jackson never explicitly answers this question, but she certainly expects her readers to be…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In “Fahrenheit 451” how did Montag escape the hound and get to the upper level?

The answer to this one one is quite simple, but you have to be reading very carefully in order to catch it. Near the beginning of the book, Montag enters the firehouse, and the Mechanical Hound…

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  • GARRISON KEILLOR

In Garrison Keillor’s short piece “How the Crab Apple Grew,” what is significant about the setting?

Like most of Garrison Keillor’s stories about his fictional hometown, Lake Wobegon, “How the Crab Apple Grew” is rooted in the small events and little details that make up memory and nostalgia. The…

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  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

In Chapter 1 of All Quiet on the Western Front, describe Paul Baumer’s characterization of the…

Paul Baumer is very perceptive in his characterization of the other characters in Chapter 1. It is clear that he holds a special affection for the three boys with whom he once was classmates,…

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  • LITERATURE

Can you please tell me what this quote means ” life will always be what we ourselves make it.”

Samuel Smiles’ quote is reflective of many other ideas contained within his thought. Essentially, the quote stresses the idea of positivism, that human beings can actively and powerfully create…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

What is the exposition in Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game”?

The exposition and narrative hook in “The Most Dangerous Game” occur when Rainsford and Whitney, two hunting friends, are aboard the ship bound for big-game hunting lands. As they stare out into…

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  • STATE OF WAR

Why John Dewey stated that education is life not a preparation for life?about individuals goal in…

Dewey is a Pragmatist who believes that individuals should fully participate within their environments and settings. He could not subscribe to traditional metaphysical deductions that sought to…

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  • BEOWULF

What are the major five battles of “Beowulf?”

I am not really certain as to what you are referring. Beowulf only had three major battles; not five. There are discussions throughout the story about older victories, and other wars, but in the…

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  • FENCES

Describe how Troy’s behavior impacta his relationship with Cory and Rose in Fences.

I would say that there mere title of the play might help explain how Troy’s behavior impacted his relationship with his wife and son. Part of this lies in the reality that surrounds Troy. He was…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In “The Crucible” why was everyone so eager to assume witchcraft was to blame for the bizarre…

A good resource to answer this question is looking at the prologue to the play; Arthur Miller gives a great commentary to why Salemites were so prone to believe in witchcraft, and to use it as a…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How can I write a character sketch of the school teacher in Chapter 2 of To Kill a Mockingbird?

Miss Caroline Fisher is certainly a memorable minor character from the novel and one who is developed sufficiently for you to write a character sketch about her. In fiction writing, much as in…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Chapter 4 of Lord of the Flies, how does Roger behave toward Henry?

This is the scene where Roger is throwing stones at Henry, one of the littleuns. It is significant because this is where we start to notice the boys losing their civilian nature. The boys are…

 


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