Why is there an anterior and a posterior pituitary gland?

Why is there an anterior and a posterior pituitary gland?

  • PETER PAN

In the book Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, what is the conflict that drives the plot?

There are a few conflicts going on in the book. I would say that the main conflict is the man vs. self conflict that surrounds Peter. Peter desperately wants to avoid growing up. To Peter, being…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In The Lord of the Flies chapter one, why is Ralph elected chief?

Ralph is the one that learns to blow the conch with Piggy’s help and this alone helps to set him apart from everyone else on the island. As the one that signaled a meeting, bringing all the boys…

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

Why is Father Hooper wearing a veil in The Minister’s Black Veil?

The truth is, the reader never truly finds out why Father Hooper is wearing the veil. It appears quite suddenly, and the members of his church are most definitely put off by its addition to his…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How many years was it until Boo was seen again?

Scout tells us at the beginning of the story that it had been 15 years before Boo was seen again after his arrest and becoming a recluse in the Radley house. Boo Radley was arrested for some…

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  • THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE

Does Mr. Wilson’s appearance say anything about him as a person in “The Red-Headed League?”

Mr. Wilson is described as fat and red-faced, so he probably is not very active or inquisitive. Watson describes Mr. Wilson this way as being overweight and red in the face. I HAD CALLED upon my…

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  • SCIENCE

What kind of bonding would you expect to see between these elements? 1. Li and Na 2. K and K…

The goal of chemical bonding is to fulfill the octet rule. The octet rule states that main group atoms are most content with eight valence electrons (the electrons that are found in their outermost…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What difficulties does Tiresias predict for the journey to come?

Perhaps the biggest difficulty for Odysseus to face as predicted by Tiresias is the wrath of Poseidon, who is furious with Odysseus for blinding his son, the Cyclops named Polyphemus. Tiresias…

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  • THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

Is the Yellow Wallpaper an example of cultural modernism?

As the “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman was published in 1892, it was written before the beginning of “high modernism”, but it is within a transition period between the Victorian…

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  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

In “The Devil and Tom Walker”, why does the Devil say that Deacon Peabody is damned?

The Devil (“Old Scratch”) says that Deacon Peabody is damned, “or will be”, if he doesn’t look after his own sins instead of the sins of others. A deacon is a title of somewhat ambiguous placement…

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  • A WAGNER MATINEE

How did Clark react to the letter from his uncle in A Wagner Matinee?

Clark is stunned when he receives a letter from his Uncle Howard, informing him that his aunt Georgiana will be in Boston to settle some estate matters. Initially, he feels a little irritated that…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

In “The Scarlet Ibis” how is pride both a good and bad thing?

Pride is a bad thing in “The Scarlet Ibis” because it causes Brother to be ashamed of Doodle. Doodle is born sickly and weak. Everybody thinks that Doodle will die. Even when Doodle does not die…

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  • THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

What are the physical features of Hazel Grace from John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars?

Well, in the book, Hazel Grace describes her features as thus: “I was wearing old jeans, which had once been tight but now sagged in weird places, and a yellow T-shirt advertising a band I…

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  • SELF-RELIANCE

Is there too much or too little emphasis on self-reliance and individualism today? Do you think…

Although this is an opinion question, I think there are some good arguments that show that today’s society is less individualistic and self-reliant than in the past. Our obsession with social…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What is an example of alliteration from the book Fahrenheit 451?

Alliteration is the repetition of like consonant sounds in poetry or literature. Writers use alliteration to emphasize text and to create rhythm and mood in their writing. When a writer uses…

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  • A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

What is ironic about the end of “Chapter 4: Tyranny is Tyranny” of Howard Zinn’s A People’s…

There are examples of irony throughout Chapter Four in A People’s History of the United States. Most of the irony centers around how the colonial elite criticize the King of England for his…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

In the Advenures of Huckleberry finn, what are Huck’s and Tom’s characteristic traits?

In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck and Tom, while both mischievous and both full of a desire for adventure, are different in that Huck has a more mature sense of the world, while Tom…

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  • ANTIGONE

Why does Antigone refuse to allow Ismene to share guilt? And what are the consequences for…

In Antigone, Antigone refuses to allow Ismene to share the guilt because Antigone believes that Ismene has not acted honorably in her decision to not be a part of the burying of Polynices….

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  • THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER

What advice does Matt’s father give Matt about bees?

In Chapter Five, Matt desperately wants some honey, but he remembers that his father had warned him to stay away from the bee tree before he left. Although he realizes that bees are ‘better left…

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  • THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

Why does Della misunderstand Jim’s reaction in the short story “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry?

There are two main reasons why Della misunderstands Jim’s reaction. First, Della expects Jim to act negatively about her decision to cut her hair. This is an important point, because our…

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  • THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE

What are some of the goals of the Red-Headed League?

The goals of the Red-Headed League seem vague. This, of course, is because such an organization does not really exist. It was invented by Jabez Wilson’s assistant, who calls himself Vincent…

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  • MONSTER

According to Petrocelli what is this case about?

Sandra Petrocelli begins her closing arguments by stating that the case is not about the character of Mr. Zinzi, Mr. Bolden, Osvaldo Cruz, or Richard ‘Bobo’ Evans. She then says that this case is…

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  • LYDDIE

What is the power source of the mills in Chapter 8 of Lyddie?

The power source for the mills is the running water from the river. When Mrs. Bedlow, the boarding housekeeper, asks Lyddie for a hand, she explains why: I think the girls will be home for…

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  • HISTORY

What was the Stamp Act?

The Stamp Act was a law introduced in the colonies by the British Government on March 22, 1765. It required all colonists to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used, from newspapers and…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What did Odysseus give the Cyclops as a gift?

Odysseus gives the Cyclops Polyphemus very strong wine as a gift, but it is not with good intentions. In fact, he gives the Cyclops the wine to put the Cyclops at ease before he eventually passes…

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  • LITERATURE

What are some social themes in “Shooting An Elephant” by George Orwell?

There are a number of social themes in “Shooting An Elephant.” According to the reference link provided, a culture clash is one such theme, reinforced through Orwell’s unwillingness to shoot the…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

In The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, what did Bruno ask Maria and why was she secretive about it?

In The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Bruno tells the story of his family’s experiences when they move to “a desolate place,” away from his beloved Berlin where he has friends “for life” and is…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

Why is Giles Corey expelled from court? Why won’t Danforth hear his evidence? Why is Giles…

Giles Corey is expelled from court because he basically burst into a trial without ceremony or introduction, demanding that the court hear his evidence. Danforth calls his intrusion a…

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  • ARMS AND THE MAN

Discuss the real picture of the battle won by Sergius in Arms and the Man.

At first, it might be tempting to conclude that the “real picture” differs greatly from Catherine’s description of the battle. But if you read the text, you’ll find that Catherine’s description…

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  • SCIENCE

What type of bonding you would expect to see between the following pairs of elements? 1. Mg and…

Bonding occurs so that atoms can become more stable. In many cases, increased stability is characterized by obtaining eight valence electrons in the atom. Valence electrons are the electrons…

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  • HISTORY

Why do you think the Allies (U.S., Britain, France) wanted a strong Germany following World War II?

The Western Allies (France, the US, and Great Britain, but not the USSR) wanted a strong Germany only after they started to be worried about Soviet expansionism. Before that, they wanted a weak…

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  • HEALTH

What are potential negative impacts of culture on people’s health?

Many aspects of cultural traditions affect our health. Perhaps the most significant ones are related to food. In many cultures, lavish meals are signs of wealth and hospitality. While these made…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What is the difference between free-market and centrally planned economies?

Market economies and centrally-planned economies, often known as command economies, are very different. In a market economy, the activity is unplanned. Meaning people determine what occurs in the…

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  • SCIENCE

plans for cell replication are in which organelle? a.nucleus b.endoplasmic reticulum…

Among the given cell organelle, each is responsible for a certain action or function. Cell Nucleus is the brain of the cell and contains all the genetic material of the cell. The main purposes of…

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  • THE CALL OF THE WILD

In the Call of the Wild by Jack London, how does Francois begin “his rise in Buck’s estimation”…

When Buck is taken aboard the Narwhal and meets Perrault and Francois, he had been beaten savagely and lost a great deal of respect for mankind in general. He doesn’t expect any more kind treatment…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

According to the United Nations, who does the ocean belong to?

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea took place between 1973 and 1982 and finalized an agreement between its participants on the rights and responsibilities of nations’ ocean usage,…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How does the study of Sociolinguistics help us in understanding language ?

Sociolinguistics is the study of language’s relation to or influence from society. Sociolinguists look at language on both a micro and macro scale. Micro Sociolinguistics would study social…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What would happen if the International Date Line was defined as passing through Greenwich?

The International Date Line (IDL) is an imaginary longitudinal line from the North pole to the South pole approximately 180 degrees east (or west) around the globe from the Greenwich Meridian,…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What are some times in the novel Of Mice and Men where Lennie felt frustration, anger, relief,…

There are a few examples in which Lennie feels frustration, anger, relief, loneliness, fear, and humiliation. His emotions are interesting because they contrast with emotions and reactions usually…

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  • JANE EYRE

How does the significance of role playing and disguise in creating generic effects in Jane Eyre…

The role playing of the guests at Thornfield suggests that these charades are indicative of the real characters of Mr. Rochester’s guests. After the guests arrive at Thornfield and there is a…

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  • MACBETH

Find three examples of dramatic irony in Act 3, Scene 4, and explain their purpose.

Dramatic irony is when the audience knows something that a character (or characters) is unaware of. At this point, Lady Macbeth does not know that Macbeth has hired murderers to kill Banquo and…

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  • MATH

What property do parenthesis represent? What operation is associated with this property?

Strictly speaking, parenthesis do not represent any property, but they serve to prioritize an operation. According to the order of operations agreement, the operation in parenthesis is always…

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  • SCIENCE

How do tsunamis change landforms ?

Tsunamis are generated when underwater earthquakes move the plates of the ocean floor. This results in formation of waves, which can have a speed of up to 700-800 km/h. In the ocean, these waves…

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  • SCIENCE

which type of weather occurs when clouds form near the ground? foggy, rainy, sunny, windy

The answer is fog. Essentially, fog is a low-lying cloud. Clouds form after evaporation in the water cycle. The water condenses on dust particles that are suspended in the air. Fog is a collection…

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  • SCIENCE

What are particulates?

Particulates or particulate matter (abbreviated as PM), are suspended solid and liquid particles in our atmosphere. They are considered significant polluters of our air and have health…

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  • SCIENCE

A roller coaster is moving at 25 m/sec at the bottom of a hill. Three seconds later it reaches…

The acceleration of an object is the rate of change of its velocity. Mathematically it is given as: a = dv/dt where a is the acceleration, V is velocity and t is the time. This can also be given…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the difference between a chloroplast and a vacuole?

Chloroplasts are organelles found in plant cells only, while vacuoles can also be found in animal cells. Animals cells may have small vacuoles (much smaller than plant cells), and often have more…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the energy of motion called?

Energy is the ability to do work. There are many different forms of energy: potential, kinetic, mechanical, sound, light heat, electrical, elastic, chemical, gravitational, nuclear, etc. The energy…

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  • SCIENCE

Do amphibians and reptiles have bumpy skin?

Amphibians and reptiles have different skin characteristics, best suited to their habitat, and only the reptiles have bumpy (or scaly skin). Amphibians live both in water and on land, unlike…

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  • SCIENCE

The sun is much lager than the moon. However, as viewed from earth, the sun and moon appear to be…

The reason why we see the moon and sun to be similarly sized even though the sun is much larger is simply due to the distance of each of these bodies from us. The sun is very large, having a radius…

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  • SCIENCE

Why is there an anterior and a posterior pituitary gland?

Pituitary gland is the master gland in our body and controls the functions of all other endocrine glands. It has three parts: anterior, intermediate and posterior. In humans, the intermediate gland…

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