# Why does Rudolf choose to look for the green door in O. Henry’s story "The Green Door"?

**HENRY**

**Why does Rudolf choose to look for the green door in O. Henry’s story “The Green Door”?**

The immediate reason why Rudolf chooses to open the green door is because a man distributing advertising cards has given him two cards upon which are printed the words “The Green Door.” Rudolf is…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout overhears her father and uncle Jack discussing the upcoming…**

In Chapter 9 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Uncle Jack and Atticus discuss the upcoming trial of Tom Robinson as well as dealing with children. Atticus tells his brother to answer a child when that…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Does the repeal of DADT threaten the security of The United States?We live in the Land of the…**

In my opinion, this will not compromise our security. Two reasons: Our national security at this point does not depend that much on the military. There has not been a military war (as opposed to…

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**HENRY**

**What hyperbole and paradox can be found in “The Green Door” by O.Henry?**

In his story, “The Green Door,” O. Henry employs hyperbole, or obvious exaggeration, for humorous effect. In defining true adventurers, O. Henry writes that the Prodigal Son is a “fine…

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**MATH**

**solve the inequality -3 -4 l 2x-7 l =< 9**

-3 – 4l2x-7l =< 9 First we will add 3 to both sides: ==> -4 l 2x -7 l =< 12 Now we will divide by -4 and reverse the inequality. ==> l 2x -7 l >= -3 Then, we have two cases, ==>…

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**MATH**

**calculate the absolute value for z is 3z -5i + 1 = z -4i**

Given the equation: 3z – 5i + 1 = z – 4i We need to find l z l. First we need to write z into the complex number format z = a+ bi. ==> Then, we will isolate z on the left side. ==> 3z -z =…

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**MATH**

**If f(x) = x^2 – x – 3. g(x) = 2x+3, what are the intersection points for f(x) and g(x).**

Given the foundations: f(x) = x^2 – x – 3. g(x) = 2x + 3 We need to find the intersection points of f and g. We know that the intersection points are the values of x such that f(x) = g(x). ==>…

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**MATH**

Given the inequality: -4 < 3-4x < 12 We will solve the same way we solve for the equations. We need to isolate x in the middle. Then we will subtract 3 from all sides. ==> -4-3 < -4x…

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**TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE**

**What can I say about mental and physical journeys in my essay relating to the book Tuesdays with…**

I would say that Morrie seems to go on the physical journey as his health begins to decline due to his ALS: his body slowly deteriorates until he eventually dies as a result of the disease. Morrie…

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**MATH**

**The sum of two numbers is 27 and the product is 140 . What are the numebrs?**

Let us assume that the numbers are x and y. Given the sum of the numbers is 27. Then we will write: x + y = 27 ………….(1) Also, given the sum of the numbers is 140. ==> x*y = 140…

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**MATH**

**f(x) = 2x-5 g(x) = sqrt(x^2) find fog(1)**

We are given the two functions f(x) = 2x-5 and g(x) = sqrt(x^2). We have to find fog(1) = f(g(1)). Now g(1) = sqrt 1^2 = 1 f(1) = 2*1 – 5 = 2 – 5 = -3 Therefore fog(1) = f(g(1)) = -3

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**Who is a character from another novel that is similar to Bob Ewell?Who is a character from…**

How about Huck Finn’s father, Pap, in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Like Bob Ewell, Pap is a low-life, the worst example of “white trash”. He mistreats his son, just as Bob Ewell mistreats…

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**MATH**

**If f(x) = sqrt(3x-5) what is f^-1**

Given the function f(x) = sqrt(3x-5). We need to find f^-1 (x) which is the inverse of the function f(x). First, we will assume that y= sqrt(3x-5). Now we will try to isolate x on one sides. ==>…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Is culture inherited or indoctrinated?**

The only possible answer here is that culture is indoctrinated. I am assuming that when you say “inherited” you mean physical inheritance. If so, culture cannot be passed down genetically, it is…

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**MATH**

**What is the circumference of the circle whose area is 25pi ?**

Given the area of the circle is 25pi. But, we know that the formula of the area of a circle is given by: A = r^2 * pi We will substitute: ==> A = r^2 * pi = 25*pi We will divide by pi. ==>…

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**THINGS FALL APART**

**In the book Things Fall Apart, what mutual misunderstandings are evident in Chapter 17 between…**

The central misunderstanding occurs when the missionaries ask the village elders for a plot of land to build their church. The elders thus give them a part of their “evil forest,” which, as the…

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**MATH**

**Find the area of rectangle whose length is one more three time the width and the perimeter is 26.**

We will assume that the length of the rectangle is L, and the width is W. Given that the length is 1 more that 3 time the width. ==> L = 1 + 3*W ==> L = 3W + 1 ……………(1) Also, given…

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**MATH**

**Solve for a and b is 3a-b= 7 and 2a = 4b-5**

Given the equations: 3a – b= 7 …………..(1) 2a = 4b – 5 ==> 2a – 4b = -5 ………….(2) We have a system of two equations and two variables. Then we will use the elimination method to…

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**MATH**

**Find the missing number in the series -4, a, -10 , -13 if it is an A.P**

Given the series: -4, a, -10, -13. The numbersare terms of an arithmetical progression. Let us assume that the common difference is (r). Then e know that: a1= -4 a2= -4 + r = a…………(1) a3=…

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**MATH**

**What is the midpoint of (2,5) and ( -2,7)**

Given the points A( 2,5) and B( -2,7). We need to find the midpoint between both points. Let M(xm, ym) be the midpoint between A and B. Then the midpoint if given by: xm = ( xA+xB)/2 = (…

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**MATH**

**What is the distance between the point ( -9,10) and the origin point?**

Given the point ( -9, 10) and the origin point ( 0, 0). We need to find the distance between the point. Then we will use the distance formula to find the length of the segment between the points….

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**MATH**

**Find the critical values of the function f(x) = x^3 – 3x^2 -9x**

Given the function f(x) = x^3 – 3x^2 – 9x. We need to find the critical values of f(x). First, we need to find the first derivative. ==> f'(x) = 3x^2 – 6x – 9 Now we know that the critical…

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**MATH**

**Differentiate f(x) = (2x-1)/ (2x^2 +3)**

Given the function f(x) = (2x-1)/(2x^2 + 3) We need to find the first derivative f'(x). We will use the quotient rule to find the derivative. Let f(x) = u/ v such that: u= 2x -1 ==> u’ = 2 v…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**What are 10 life lessons from To Kill a Mockingbird?What are 10 life lessons from To Kill a…**

Since the book is a coming of age story, there are many life lessons to be learned. Throughout the story, Scout grows from a young child to become much more mature, in experience if not in age. 1)…

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**PROMETHEUS UNBOUND**

**Discuss the concept of the Byronic hero in “Prometheus Unbound.”**

When we consider the traits of the Byronic Hero, we gain a composite sketch of the figure who believes in self sacrifice. We can see this in the mere selection of Prometheus as a subject. The God…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**In To Kill a Mockingbird, what are three quotes that display that Jem and Scout show courage…**

In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, there are several instances when Scout and Jem (Atticus Finch’s children) show courage, shown in the following quotes. Chapter One – Jem answers Dill’s…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**In chapter six, what has Ralph fixed his mind on that the others seem to think of very little?…**

Ralph’s main concern is to be rescued, and to do so, they must keep the “fire” going; it represents hope, but for Ralph it sub-consciously represents civilization. He feels that if the boys…

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**MANFRED**

**How does Byron’s main character in “Manfred” represent a Byronic hero?**

There are many similarities between the protagonist in Byron’s work and the Byronic Hero. The most dominant one is that Manfred, like the Byronic Hero, is someone cast apart from society. Simply…

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**SCIENCE**

**where would you find a cuticle on a moss plant?**

A moss plant does not have a cuticle.

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**MATH**

**A Car retailer thinks that a 40,000 mile claim for the tire life by the manufacturer is too…**

The tyre life is assumed to be normally distributed with mean M = 40000 miles and standard deviation 7600 miles. The mean of sample size n also follows the normal distribution with the same…

**THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME**

**What are all the themes brought out in “The Most Dangerous Game?” Explain all using direct quotes…**

The primary themes in Richard Connell’s short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” are those of (1) revenge, (2) violence and cruelty, and (3) man’s inhumanity against man. The revenge factor doesn’t…

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**ROMEO AND JULIET**

**In Act III, Scene ii, lines 28-30, Juliet refers to “the mansion of a love.” To what/whom is…**

The danger of the social environment of Shakespeare’s play in the previous scene of Act III contrasts greatly with the soliloquy of Juliet as she waits impatiently for her new husband in the…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**How does Jem and Scout’s relationship change throughout the novel?**

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem and Scout’s relationship changes. First, Jem is going through puberty. (He shares the news of hair growing on his chest with Scout.) The story primarily…

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**THE MERCHANT OF VENICE**

**Can someone please summarize Act 4, Scene 2 of The Merchant of Venice?**

This short scene follows the much longer and far more complex court scene in Act IV scene i. Having saved Antonio, Portia, dressed up as the famous lawyer, now is offered a gift of thanks from…

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**THE MERCHANT OF VENICE**

**What other bonds besides the Shylock’s pound of flesh are presented in The Merchant of Venice?**

There are a number of bonds in The Merchant of Venice, as many characters are bound in loyalty, duty or through financial connection to each other. Bassanio is bound to Antonio. Though they are…

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**THE MERCHANT OF VENICE**

**Can someone please summarize Act V, i, of The Merchant of Venice?**

This final scene of resolution opens with Lorenzo and Jessica’s famous love scene. Following this, the arrival of Portia and Nerissa is announced from the monastery, where they have supposedly been…

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**KATHERINE MANSFIELD**

**What is the central topic in “Life of Ma Parker” by Katherine Mansfield?**

This, like so many of Katherine Mansfield’s short stories, is based around class-consciousness and the completely different worlds that people of different classes live in. The central conflict is…

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**SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND OF EXPERIENCE**

**What is William Blake’s philosophy on perception as made clear in his writings, particularly…**

Great question. I guess when we think about perception in the context of this great collection of poems, we are struck most of all by the way that Blake presents us with a whole series of poems…

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**TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES**

**Who is responsible for the distress of Tess?who is responsible for the dietress of Tress**

You could blame a lot of different people for the problems that Tess faces in this novel. I would choose her father. It is her father’s pretensions and his drunkenness that bring about the events…

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**TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE**

**In Tuesdays with Morrie, why does Morrie decide to become a sociology professor?**

Mitch Albom jokes that Morrie became a professor “by default”: he hates blood and law, but still wants to help others. Morrie grew up in a lower-class family, and during the Depression, his…

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**THE SCARLET IBIS**

**What quality does the brother in “The Scarlet Ibis” show?**

Very perceptive question. The narrator, known as “brother” to Doodle, seems to spend most of the tale wanting to shape his brother into something that he actually isn’t. From the start we can see…

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**HISTORY**

**Why was Alexandria the major center of Hellenistic civilization?**

As they say in real estate: location, location, location! Alexandria is located on the Nile which gives it access to many ports. This was particularly important because of the common modes of…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**How does Dill explain Jems’s missing pants in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee?**

In Chapter 6, Jem loses his pants when he is trying to run away from the Radley house as Mr. Radley is shooting at Jem, Scout, and Dill. When the children return home, Atticus asks Jem about his…

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**A PASSAGE TO INDIA**

**In E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India, what is the impact of Mr. Fielding in the story?**

I think that you can place your focus on how Fielding is the only sample of hope for both sides in the Anglo-Indian relationship. Forster spends a great deal of time in the novel exploring the…

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**HISTORY**

Enclosure was a process that changed the nature of landholding in England. It took place over a long period of time, starting most notably in the Tudor period of the 1500s. Before enclosure…

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**HISTORY**

**Was Elizabeth I a successful monarch?**

It would be extremely difficult to argue that Elizabeth I was not a successful monarch. After all, she reigned for 44 years during a time in which her country became stronger in terms of military…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**What do the quotes about Piggy’s eyeglasses reveal about his character and his role in the…**

This question has already been answered. Please use the first link to answer your quesiton and the second one to clarify the significance of Piggy’s character.

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**How do Ralph and Piggy react to the death of Simon?From the book lord of the flies**

At first they are in a state of semi-shock and refuse to accept the reality of it and then they spend most of the rest of the time talking about it in such a way as to try and make themselves…

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**1984**

**Is 1984 pro or con for socialism?**

I would argue that 1984 is against socialism but mostly because of its anti-utopian bent which clearly has some implications for any kind of ideal socialist society in which people are willing to…

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**THE CRUCIBLE**

**Discuss Quotes on the power of the society and power of the individual in ‘The Crucible.’Discuss…**

In my mind, I think that the power of society and the individual relates to how society controls the power or freedom of the individual. Miller’s drama sets up the conflict so that individuals…