# When did the Chinese feel it was justifiable to turn against a ruler?

**HAMLET**

**What are three metaphors in Act 2, Scene 2?**

Act 2, Scene 2 is the longest scene in the play. It is basically broken down into four parts: Polonius’s conversation with the king and queen. Hamlet’s first feigning madness in conversation with…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**When did the Chinese feel it was justifiable to turn against a ruler?**

The Chinese ruling class, during the dynastic period, used what is called the “Mandate of Heaven” to remove rulers who were not living up to their responsibilities. The “Manadate of Heaven” was…

**A&P**

**Discuss Sammy as an unreliable narrator with supporting examples of actions or insights, and say…**

Sammy might be considered an unreliable narrator in that he can only see the “visit” by the girls to his store as a totally innocent event; as a “warm-blooded” young man, he can see nothing wrong…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Why would it be more difficult to escape your caste in rural India today?**

I believe the phrase “escape your caste” in the question is used to refer to not being subjected to, or influenced by the cultures and customs specifically associated with the caste of a person….

**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Did Jews believe that other peoples belonged to their spiritual community?**

The Jewish nation constitutes a “closed” spiritual community. This means that they believe that they have been chosen by God for a special mission, and that this mission comes together with a set…

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**THE ODYSSEY**

**How do the suitors Antinous and Eurymachus treat Telemachus in book one?**

Antinous and Eurymachus are men (suitors) who have descended upon Odysseus’ wife, Penelope, vying for her hand in marriage (and all that comes with it) because Odysseus has been gone for twenty…

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**ANIMAL FARM**

**Which of the 3 pigs does Orwell charaterize as the strongest leader?please help and thanks**

There are, in my mind, two answers to this. In many ways Snowball is the strongest leader. He is the clearest thinker, the one who is actually concerned with the welfare of the peasants, or in…

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**CHEMISTRY**

**What is the definition of a Chemist?**

The word and occupation of “Chemist” can be different depending on where and in what context it is used. Generally speaking, a chemist studies and experiments with chemicals at the molecular and…

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**WHERE ARE YOU GOING, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?**

**Does the story make use of symbolic settings?**

I would suggest that the “restaurant across the highway” where the older kids all hang out at is used symbolically. It is a place where the “cool” kids gather; they are older and envied by those…

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**NUMBER THE STARS**

**Through her experiences waht did Annemarie discover about courage, pride, and friendship from the…**

Annemarie grew up in difficult times, under the occupation of the Nazis in Denmark during World War II. Her older sister was killed, but Annemarie did not learn about the circumstances until she…

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**PLATO’S REPUBLIC**

**Poetry and Unreality by Plato-main points and critical commentsPoetry and Unreality by Plato-main…**

Plato considers all artists imitators, or at least he says he does. He seems to see value mostly in the practical, not the poetic. He wants people to work to solve the world’s problems, not write…

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**THE MALTESE FALCON**

**How is Joel Cairo persistent in the book The Maltese Falcon?**

Cairo shows his persistence in Spade’s office during their first meeting. He pulls a gun on Spade and says he is going to search the office for the black bird. But Spade knocks him unconscious….

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**MACBETH**

**Discuss in detail the use of dramatic irony in Macbeth.**

Dramatic irony occurs when the audience knows more than the characters. The earliest example of dramatic is our knowledge that Macbeth has been named the new Thane of Cawdor before he knows it….

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**BIOCHEMISTRY**

**in osmosis what happens to water molecules if they are heated?**

Osmosis is the movement of water across a selectively permeable membrane from high concentration, to low concentration until the concentration gradient on either side of the membrane is equal. By…

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**FREAK THE MIGHTY**

**In Freak the Mighty, who are the characters and what are their backgrounds?**

Freak the Mighty is the story of an unusual friendship that develops between two boys. One boy is a small bodied kid with a very intelligent mind who moves next door to another boy. He is known…

**SONNET 130**

**How does the tone of this sonnet help engage the reader?(how the poetic speaker’s tone operates…**

William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130 has often been called an anti-Petrarchan sonnet because it seems to be mocking the idea of the conceit in which the lover compares his love to qualities that are…

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**HISTORY**

**Explain to me about the colonial rule and conquest of Africa.**

Almost all of the European empires were involved in the colonization of Africa at some point or another, starting with the Portuguese and Spanish. But the real “Race for Africa” started in the…

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**HAMLET**

**Which are the Gothic features that help develop the story?Jus the ones that help develop the…**

The most essential Gothic element is Shakespeare’s use of the supernatural. The ghost’s appearance to Hamlet in the form of his father clearly creates a sense of foreboding and urgency to the…

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**THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO**

**In the short story, “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, state and explain two examples…**

My favorite example of verbal irony in “The Cask of Amontillado” comes when Fortunato is being led deeper into the catacombs and has to stop to catch his breath. After a long cough, Montressor…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Why is the free market linked with efficiency?**

The free market is linked with efficiency because it is the economic system that is least likely to lead to waste. In a free market, firms will not, in the long run, produce things that consumers…

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**THE SUN ALSO RISES**

**How does Hemingway use sport in The Sun Also Rises?How and why?**

Hemingway uses sports in several symbolic ways in his terrific novel The Sun Also Rises. The three primary sports mentioned–boxing, fishing and bullfighting–are all described in a true macho…

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**HISTORY**

**Which river begins in the Pamirs?**

The Pamirs are a very jumbled set of mountains that are basically the joining parts of various ranges including the Hindu Kush, the Himalayas, the Kunlun and Karakoram, and include pieces of…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**Why is freedom of expression so fundamental to democracy?**

In order to have democracy, people need to be able to express themselves freely. A country cannot be democratic if the people do not govern themselves. If you are not allowed to say what you…

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**A MERCY**

**What is the siginificance of the last quotation in A Mercy: “to be given dominion over…**

The last line in Morrison’s A Mercy highlights one of the overarching themes of the novel. Throughout the story, the lives of the characters are drastically affected by fact that someone has…

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**KILLINGS**

**What is the plot summary of “Killings”?**

In the story “Killings,” Matt and Ruth’s son—Frank—has been murdered by Richard. Frank was twenty-one and dating Richard’s soon-to-be ex-wife. Richard is known for having a terrible temper….

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**THROUGH THE TUNNEL**

**In “Through the Tunnel,” how is the use of symbols and metaphors linked to the theme of…**

What is important to focus on is how the theme is developed through the use of the symbol of the tunnel in this excellent short story. By the end of the story Jerry has gone through a journey from…

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**IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES**

**Why were the nuns partial to Sinita of In the Time of Butterflies?**

Sinita is a friend Minerva makes when she first arrives at school. Sinita and Minerva first make a connection when Minerva makes a gesture of friendship, giving Sinita a “friendship” button she…

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**GREEN GRASS, RUNNING WATER**

**What is magical realism and is it used in Green Gass, Running Water?**

Magical realism, first employed by Latin American writers Miguel Angel Asturias and Alejo Carpentier, creates a fusion of reality with magical or supernatural events often presented as myths,…

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**THE SNIPER**

**In “The Sniper” how is suspense created and built?I need to put it in an essay formatted like…**

Clearly there are plenty of parts of the text you can look at. Unfortunately, as you didn’t specify a particular part of the text to focus on, I will choose one and give you an example of a…

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**HISTORY**

**Should India or Pakistan control Kashmir, and why or why not?**

If you ask the Kashmiris themselves, you might get the answer that neither one should control the whole region. There are different groups within the region itself that might side with India,…

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**MATH**

**The floor of a room is covered with a carpet with a 2-color design. The room is square shaped….**

The room has 12 ft sided square floor The capet has a circular red part in the centre which leaves 2ft on each side from the floor. From this we decide that the red circular part of carpet has a…

**BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON**

**How does John in the story “By the Waters of Babylon” compare to a classic hero?**

In my opinion, John is not really a classic hero. This is because what he does is not something that will clearly help anyone else. My understanding of a classic hero is that it must be a person…

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**MATH**

**Use l’Hospital’s rule to evaluate the limit. lim f(x) x–>3 f(x)= ( x^2 – x -6 )/( x – 3 )**

f(x) = (x^2-x-6)/(x-3) To find the limit as x –> 3. Solution: We see that f(3) = (3^2-3-6)/(3-3) = (9-3-6)/(3-3) = 0/0 is an indeterminate form. In such case we resolve the limit by using the…

**MATH**

**Evaluate the limit of f(x)=(2x^2-4x)/(x-2) x–>2**

To evaluate the limit, we’ll substitute x by 2 in the expression of the function. lim f(x) = lim (2x^2-4x)/(x-2) lim (2x^2-4x)/(x-2) = (8-8)/(2-2) = 0/0 We notice that we’ve obtained an…

**MATH**

**Does lim f(x), x–>-1, exist? If so which is the value of the limit. f(x)=(2x^2-x-3)/(x+1)**

To verify if the limit exists, for x = -1, we’ll substitute x by -1 in the expression of the function. lim f(x) = lim (2x^2-x-3)/(x+1) lim (2x^2-x-3)/(x+1) = (2+1-3)/(-1+1) = 0/0 We notice that…

**TEACHERS**

**What is the teacher trying to accomplish by asking students to make their (writing) rubric by…**

On the most elemental of levels, the teacher is trying to compel students to develop their own method of assessment. This allows them the opportunity to take a more focused role in producing…

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**MATH**

**Given that dy / dx = 0 calculate x . y = 2x^4+4x^2+1**

To calculate the roots of the equation dy/dx=0, we’ll have to differentiate the given relation both sides. y= 2x^4+4x^2+1 dy= (2x^4+4x^2+1)’dx To differentiate the given expression 2x^4+4x^2+1,…

**MATH**

**x + y = 1. f'(x) = 3x + 2. Which are the values of x, y.**

We’ll note f(x) = y and we’ll express y from the relation x + y = 1. We’ll isolate y to the left side. For this reason, we’ll subtract x both sides: y = 1 – x We’ll differentiate with respect to…

**MATH**

**Determine the angle B of the right trapezoid ABCD if C=21degrees and AB is parallel to CD.**

Given the fact that the sum of the measures of all 4 angles of the trapezoid is: A+B+C+D = 360 degrees and since the trapezoid is right angled and the angle C is of 21 degrees, then the right…

**MATH**

**Verify the result of indefinite integral of y = 1/(x^2 – 7)**

Y = 1/(X^2 – 7) INTG y = intg (1/(x^2 – 7)) Let us rewrite: 1/(x^2 -7) = 1/(x+sqrt7)(x-sqrt7) ==> A/(x+sqrt7) + B/(x-sqrt7) = 1/(x+sqrt7)(x-sqrt7) ==> A(x-sqrt7) + B(x+sqrt7) = 1 ==> Ax -…

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**MATH**

**The angles of a triangle are in inverse ratio to the numbers 2/5, 1/2, 2/3. Which are the angles ?**

let a b c be the angles of the triangle: ==> a + b + c= 180……..(1) a = 1/(2/5) *x ==> a= (5/2) x b= 1/(1/2) * x ==> b = 2*x c= 1/(2/3)*x ==> c = (3/2) *x Now substitute in (1):…

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**MATH**

**f(x)=-2x+4 . Evaluate the sum f(1) + f(2) +..+ f(10)**

f(x) = -2x + 4 Let S = F(1) + f(2) + …+ f(10) f(1) = -2*1 + 4 = 2 f(2) = -2*2+4 = 0 f(3) = -2*3 + 4 = -2 f(4) = -2*4 + 4 = -4 f(5) = -2*5 + 4 = -6 ……. We notice that S is an A.P such that a1=…

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**MATH**

**Calculate the area of the triangle which has as vertices the intercepting points of the graph of…**

We have the triandle ABC such that: A(0, 0) B and C are the intercepting points of f(x) and x-axis and y- axis ==> f(x) = x-2 ==> x= 2 ==> B(2,0) ==> f(0) = -2 ==> C ( 0, -2) Now…

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**MATH**

**Determine x for f(x) < g(x) f(x) = 2x – 1 g(x) = x + 8**

We’ll substitute the expression of f(x) and g(x) in the given inequality: 2x – 1 < x + 8 We’ll move the variable to the left side. For this reason, we’ll subtract x both sides: 2x – x – 1 <…

**MATH**

**Determine the interception of the lines 3x+6 and 4x+12.**

3x+6 and 4x+12 are not lines. But 3x+6 = 0 and 4x+12 = 0 are lines. 3x+6 = 0 is same as x+2 = 0 …..(1) 4x+12 = 0 is same as x+3 = 0….. (2) The lines (1) and (2) are parallel lines . x+2 = 0…

**THE WASTE LAND**

**In The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot, why does he say, “April is the cruelest month”?**

According to Eliot, who wrote those famous opening lines to his poem “The Waste Land,” April is cruel because it leaves you hoping and wishing that spring would come, but it never really follows…

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**MATH**

**Determine the expression of the linear function f(x). f(x) is represented by a line AB. A(0,-2)…**

f(x) is representing the line AB. A has the coordinates (0,-2) and B has the ccordinates (3,0) Therefore f(x) is the line passing through A(0,-2) and B(3,0) So the equation of the line AB is :…

**MATH**

**Calculate x^2 + 1/x^2 if x – 1/x = 7 .**

x-1/x =7 To calculate x^2+1/x^2. Solution: x-1/x = 7. Square both sides. x^2-2x*1/x+1/x^2 = 7^2 x^2-2+1/x^2 = 49 Add 2 both sides: x^2+1/x^2 = 49+2 = 51/ x^2+1/x^2 = 51

**LAW AND POLITICS**

**What would anindividual on probation do to change probation officers within that department, and…**

Due to corruption in the past, and the manipulation and gaming of the system by organized crime, both federal and state laws were enacted setting policies for how probation officers are assigned…

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**OEDIPUS REX**

**In Oedipus Rex, how can the choragos refer to God–“How can God’s will be accomplished…**

First, the Ancient Greeks weren’t necessarily polyatheists. They are better classified as polytheists with some elements of pantheism. Keeping that in mind, the origin of Greek theatre plays a…

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