Who was Roberto Duran?

Who was Roberto Duran?

  • HISTORY

How did people think to survive the plague?

The Middle Ages were a time of recurrent plague epidemics, the most famous of which was the Black Death, which ravaged Europe between 1346 and 1353. When it came to combatting the plague, many…

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

Describe the atmosphere in the meeting house before the Reverend Hooper enters and how this…

In Puritan times, as Hawthorne describes it, the church was a building called a meeting house and the Sabbath a cheerful time because of giving praise to God and because of visiting with members of…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What is Faber’s criticism of forms of entertainment like television or the Internet? How do these…

For Faber, books themselves are not “magical,” but the information they contain is important and in need of protecting: It’s not the books you need, it’s some of the things that once were in books…

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  • THE LION AND THE JEWEL

What are two characteristics of the Bale that are revealed in the mime of the lost traveler?

At the end of the mime of the lost traveler, the villagers bring the foreign photographer to the center of the village in front of the “Odan” tree. The villagers are upset at the lost traveler and…

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  • BUSINESS

What should you ask the sales rep in order to write a complete message? You are the receptionist…

Here are some suggestions on what to ask the sales representative to complete the message: Ask for the representative’s name, contact number and email address and the company he or she…

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  • THE METAMORPHOSIS

What prevents Gregor’s family from moving to a smaller apartment?

In the story “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka, Gregor’s transformation greatly impacts his family’s financial situation. Consequently, they desire to move to a smaller apartment for…

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  • WALDEN

What does Thoreau mean in Walden when he says that most men live meanly?

This question refers to paragraphs 16 and 17 in the chapter “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For” in Walden. Thoreau first explains in paragraph 16 why he moved to the shoreline of Walden…

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  • HAMLET

What are the similarities and differences between Lady Macbeth from the play Macbeth, and King…

Lady Macbeth and Claudius are similar in the fact that they both are, primarily, overly ambitious and would not allow anything to stand in their way to achieve their goals. Secondly, they are both…

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  • THE LION AND THE JEWEL

Can you explain the play The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka?

Wole Soyinka’s play The Lion and the Jewel is a comedy that chronicles how Baroka, the Bale of Ilujinle, fights with Lakunle, the village school teacher, for Sidi’s hand in marriage. Sidi is…

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  • THE RAVEN

From “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe, analyze the characters of Lenore and the raven and discuss…

The character of Lenore is the woman who the narrator loved but who has died, probably fairly recently. The man is grieving for her at the beginning of the poem and can’t get her out of his mind….

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  • THE ALCHEMIST

Why do some characters in Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist disappear and how does this reflect in the…

As one looks back over the story of Coelho’s The Alchemist, it would seem that each character in the story serves a purpose in Santiago’s life journey—as he seeks the truth of the world—his…

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  • SCIENCE

The 3 particles of the atoms are?

The three particles that atoms are composed of are protons, neutrons, and electrons. Protons carry positive electric charge and make up a nucleus of an atom. Each atom has to have at least one…

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  • THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC

What is the dramatic irony in Chapters 10 and 11 of The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen?

Chapters 10 and 11 of The Devil’s Arithmetic are about the journey on the rail cars to the concentration camp. Yes, there is definitely dramatic irony involved. Dramatic irony occurs within a…

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  • SCIENCE

Why don’t we see baby pigeons?

There are two reasons why baby pigeons are rarely seen. One is that urban pigeons, also known as rock doves or rock pigeons, tend to build their nests in out of the way and inaccessible places….

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  • THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

In the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, in what ways does Junior’s identity…

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Junior leaves the reservation to attend school at Reardan, and his identity is called into question. Essentially, Junior’s identity does not…

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  • HISTORY

What was the Battle of Cowpens?

The Battle of Cowpens occurred on January 17, 1781 in South Carolina. It was during the Revolutionary War, and a major victory over the British. The British had won some fairly major battles in the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus says, “Simply because we were licked a hundred…

In Chapter 9 of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus’s reference to being “licked a hundred years before” is a reference to slavery and pre-Civil War days. Prior to Atticus’s reference,…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Why did the author let Wilson die in The Great Gatsby?

  1. Scott Fitzgerald probably disposed of George Wilson by having him commit suicide in order to avoid leaving any loose ends. If Wilson had lived, he would have been arrested and put on trial for…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

Why is the watch important in “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe?

In “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, twice the narrator mentions the word “watch.” The first reference comes early in the story when the narrator is standing at his victim’s door with his…

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  • HISTORY

Why did Benjamin Franklin start a group called The Junto?

The Junto was created as a sort of philosophical discussion club, but one aimed at undertaking practical reforms. Franklin called the Junto a “club of mutual improvement,” and its members were…

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  • SCIENCE

How does the oscilloscope allow sound waves to be seen?

To understand how an oscilloscope allows sound waves to be seen, one must first understand what an oscilloscope is used for. Oscilloscopes are used to generate wave representations, or pictures, of…

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  • SONG OF MYSELF

What things does the speaker of “Song of Myself” describe as “not the Me myself”? What does it…

This question comes from Section 4 of “Song of Myself,” where Whitman talks about the petty concerns of everyday life. The things that are “not the Me myself” are the “trippers and askers” who…

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  • BUSINESS

First time car buyers often need to be assisted with the buying process. Identify another group…

Another group of customers who might need special assistance the first time they buy would be first-time home buyers. The fear of carrying a large debt can be quite overwhelming and can contribute…

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  • HISTORY

What are the seven causes of the Civil War?

There are many reasons why the Civil War occurred. One reason was concern over the spread of slavery in the territories. The South wanted it to spread while the North wanted to prevent it from…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Mercutio’s “Queen Mab” speech, identify five details in Queen Mab’s appearance which suggest…

The “Queen Mab” speech is essentially Mercutio teasing Romeo for pining over Rosaline (whom he loves, but who will not give him the time of day) and trying to amuse him. This “Queen Mab” is the…

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  • MACBETH

What shows that Macbeth has blind trust in the prophecy?

During Macbeth’s first encounter with the witches, he is told that he shall be Thane of Cawdor and the King of Scotland. Upon realizing that he has indeed been named as Thane of Cawdor, the…

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  • SCIENCE

Which science studies the relationship between land use activities and their effect on aquatic…

Three branches of science that may study the relationship between land use activities and their effects on aquatic ecosystems are identified below. Studying the relationship between land use…

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  • THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE

What happened on the night of the attempted robbery in the story “The Red-Headed League?”

On the night in question, Holmes and Watson meet with Peter Jones, a police officer, and Mr Merryweather, a bank director, at Baker Street. From there, the four men travel to the vault of Mr…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Lee show the importance of seeing from other’s perspectives in chapters 12–20 of To…

In Chapter 15, the Old Sarum bunch, consisting of Mr. Cunningham and his crew, arrive at the Maycomb County jailhouse to lynch Tom Robinson, who is awaiting his trail. They confront Atticus, who is…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Romeo and Juliet, what problem or complication is presented in scenes 2 and 3?

Keep in mind that Romeo and Juliet has five acts, each of which has a Scene 2 and a Scene 3. As I am not sure to which you were referring, I will break down the potential problem or complication…

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  • BUSINESS

It’s been said, “You can talk yourself out of a customer, but you can never listen yourself out…

There is a difference between hearing and listening. Effective customer service skills include having effective listening skills. Listening requires focusing on what is communicated from the…

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  • SCIENCE

On October 13, 2002, British runner Paula Radcliffe set a new world’s record for the women’s…

The speed, is one of the magnitudes which identifies the mechanical movement and is defined as the distance traveled per unit of time. The speed value which identifies any movement, regardless of…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What are some quotes about Piggy’s specs with page numbers in Lord of the Flies?

On page nine, Piggy first mentions his “specs” when he tells Ralph that he has been wearing them since he was a little boy: “I’ve been wearing specs since I was three.” The second time…

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  • SCIENCE

In a chemical equation, when one of the reactants is a solution and the solvent is water, the…

Benzene is an organic solvent. Thus, you may use (org) to denote it. In your example, it would look like this: 2C[6]H[6](org) + 15O[2] -> 12CO[2] + 6H[2]O It is also sometimes useful to use…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How is Atticus’s speech to the kids an example of hypocrisy?

In chapter 5, Atticus discovers that his children have been trying to send a note to Boo, by way of fishing pole, through a side window of the Radley’s house. He had caught them playing out the…

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  • BUSINESS

How can you speed up the process of serving customers when they talk for long periods about…

Whether you assist customers face-to-face or on the phone, there will definitely be times when a conversation can get off track and while you don’t want to be rude to the customer, sometimes you…

  • HISTORY

How were the Native Americans involved in conflicts between the Europeans?

The Native Americans were involved in conflicts between the Europeans. The Native Americans had developed relationships with some of the European powers. For example, many Native American tribes in…

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  • MY LAST DUCHESS

Are there themes of regret expressed by the speaker in My Last Duchess?

To answer this question plainly, no, the speaker in this poem has no regret for killing his previous Duchess. He committed murder simply because he thought the Duchess cast her eyes and smiled at…

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  • SCIENCE

What kind of atoms lose electrons?

Metal atoms lose electrons and non-metal atoms gain electrons. Metals are on the left side of the periodic table, Groups 1 and 2 and the transition elements, Groups 3-12. Metals lose electrons to…

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  • CHAINS

In Chains, what was their previous plan?

This is a very general question in that there are many plans within the book Chains; however, because the main character is the slave named Isabel and because Isabel’s main goal is to keep the…

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  • HISTORY

Why would the English colonists be considered treasonous against the British?

In the eyes of the British government, the colonists who supported the Revolutionary War and who were involved in writing the Declaration of Independence were committing treason against Great…

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  • HISTORY

What is the court case McKeiver v. Pennsylvania?

McKeiver versus Pennsylvania was a court case held in the United States Supreme Court during the years of 1970 and 1971. Joseph McKeiver had been charged with crimes including theft, robbery, and…

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  • RULES OF THE GAME

What are two examples of personification in “Rules of the Game”?

Rules of the Game.pdf Since the short story, “Rules of the Game” is about chess, it is fitting to give two examples of personification that deal with the game. First, when Waverly is learning…

  • OF MICE AND MEN

Why does Candy come into Crooks room? How can you tell Crooks was pleased that Lennie and Candy…

Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men Candy did go into Crooks’s room. He did so to look for Lennie. When Crooks saw him at the door, he said that he could come in. In fact, Crooks was very pleased at…

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  • LITERATURE

In Fun Home, Bechdel describes Alison and her father as living in separate times. In what ways do…

Bechdel and her father are illustrative of the drastic changes in the LGBTQ presence in society. Bechdel, who acknowledges and accepts, though not without some struggle, her sexuality, was part of…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What does Aunt Alexandra work as in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird?

In chapters 12 and 13 of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra moves from Finches Landing to her brother’s home in Maycomb. We are told she is doing so because both she and Atticus…

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  • JOHNNY TREMAIN

What is a summary of Chapter 10 of Johnny Tremain?

In the book Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, chapter ten offers unique insight about the beginning of the Revolutionary War in the United States. During this chapter, several pivotal events occur,…

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  • THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

What is Della’s plan in “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry?

In “The Gift of the Magi,” Della desperately wants to give her husband Jim a special gift for Christmas, but she has very little money–one dollar and eighty-seven cents to be exact. After crying…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

What do you think of the way “The Cask of Amontillado” ends? Do writers have an obligation to…

This is a logical question. If Poe had written about the same crime being perpetrated in his own country and in his own time, he would probably not have been able to get it published. A writer…

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  • HISTORY

Who was Roberto Duran?

Roberto Durán is a former professional boxer who many people think is one of the greatest boxers of all time. Durán was born in Panama in 1951 and began boxing at a very young age. He won the…

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