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44 POINTS In what way is Kurt Vonnegut’s short story “Report on the Barnhouse Effect” an example of postmodernism? A)the presence of a protagonist B)the use of irony with a serious topic C)the use of pacing in the story D)the presence of a moral at the end of the story

Answer: B.  themes and moral lessons Explanation: According to Aristotle´s Poetics, there are six elements of drama (which are still relevant today, though adapted to our times and cultures). The six elements are: thought, action, characters, language, music, and spectacle. Regarding the specific element of thought, this refers to what …

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In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the first conflict in the story arises when _____.

The sentence that best reveals the context is: “With the end of the cold war there was the creeping concern that without a focus for hatred and distrust, a sense of national identity would evaporate, that the left side of the hyphen—African-American, Mexican-American, Irish-American—would overwhelm the right.” By reading “…the …

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What is a generalization? A A simple statement about something complicated. B the final resolution or event that ties up loose ends in a story C A series of events that make up what happens in a story. D Hint or clue that tell you what is going to happen in a story

The sentence that best reveals the context is: “With the end of the cold war there was the creeping concern that without a focus for hatred and distrust, a sense of national identity would evaporate, that the left side of the hyphen—African-American, Mexican-American, Irish-American—would overwhelm the right.” By reading “…the …

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Which steps could be used to solve this story problem? The zoo has 20 birds in the enclosure. Twelve of the birds are blue, 3 are red, and the rest are orange. How many birds are orange? A. Multiply 12 × 3. Then add that product to 20. B. Add 12 and 3. Subtract the sum from 20. C. Subtract 3 from 12. Then add that difference to 20. D. Divide 20 ÷ 12. Then add 3 to that quotient.

Answer: The answer is 1 Step-by-step explanation: In order to complete the square, you have to know the rule for expanding a square of a binomial. The rule says: Let a square of a binomial in general The square of any binomial produces the following three terms: 1.   The …

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Which of these quotations from “Thanksgiving: A Native American View” shows logic in argument? A.) Nearly 70 percent of all crops grown today were originally cultivated by Native American peoples. B.) By 1623, Mather the elder, a Pilgrim leader, was giving thanks to his God for destroying the heathen savages…. C.) In stories told by the Dakota people, an evil person always keeps his or her heart in a secret place separate from the body. D.) I see, in the “First Thanksgiving” story, a hidden Pilgrim heart.

Answer: One of the many different themes that is dealt with in the short story “The Most Dangerous Game”, by Richard Connell, and which is really interesting, is the reality of human brutality, and cruelty that is disguised by civilization and education.   Explanation: This can be seen in the …

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Which of the following would be the best attention-getter for a speech encouraging people to take up rappelling? 1.Tell a story about rappelling into a cavern that can’t be reached any other way. 2.State that 13 percent of all recreational fatalities occur while rappelling. 3.Outline the rappelling process. 4.Ask the audience if they’ve ever been rappelling.

The correct answer is 1. Tell a story about rappelling into a cavern that can’t be reached any other way. Explanation: In speeches, an attention-getters refers to different techniques including t jokes, stories, quotes, etc. used at the beginning of speeches to grab the attention of the audience and engage …

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The title of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is an allusion to a(n) _____. Igbo folktale Nigerian short story novel by Joseph Conrad poem by William Butler Yeats

The correct answer is A) a quote that expresses the writer’s message. The statement that would be a supporting detail when analyzing the theme of a story is a quote that expresses the writer’s message. When you analyze the theme of any story you have to have in mind the …

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(Informational Response) Review the excerpt above. Answer the following question in a well-developed paragraph. How does the excerpt prepare the reader for the last line? What details and descriptions prepare the reader for the change in tone and mood in that final line? **Be sure to re-state the question in your topic sentence and use specific examples and details from the story to support your answers. Proofread your work before submitting. Chapter I, The Beginning of Things They were not railway children to begin with. I don’t suppose they had ever thought about railways except as a means of getting to Maskelyne and Cook’s, the Pantomime, Zoological Gardens, and Madame Tussaud’s. They were just ordinary suburban children, and they lived with their Father and Mother in an ordinary red-brick-fronted villa, with coloured glass in the front door, a tiled passage that was called a hall, a bath-room with hot and cold water, electric bells, French windows, and a good deal of white paint, and ‘every modern convenience’, as the house-agents say. There were three of them. Roberta was the eldest. Of course, Mothers never have favourites, but if their Mother HAD had a favourite, it might have been Roberta. Next came Peter, who wished to be an Engineer when he grew up; and the youngest was Phyllis, who meant extremely well. Mother did not spend all her time in paying dull calls to dull ladies, and sitting dully at home waiting for dull ladies to pay calls to her. She was almost always there, ready to play with the children, and read to them, and help them to do their home-lessons. Besides this she used to write stories for them while they were at school, and read them aloud after tea, and she always made up funny pieces of poetry for their birthdays and for other great occasions, such as the christening of the new kittens, or the refurnishing of the doll’s house, or the time when they were getting over the mumps. These three lucky children always had everything they needed: pretty clothes, good fires, a lovely nursery with heaps of toys, and a Mother Goose wall-paper. They had a kind and merry nursemaid, and a dog who was called James, and who was their very own. They also had a Father who was just perfect—never cross, never unjust, and always ready for a game—at least, if at any time he was NOT ready, he always had an excellent reason for it, and explained the reason to the children so interestingly and funnily that they felt sure he couldn’t help himself. You will think that they ought to have been very happy. And so they were, but they did not know HOW happy till the pretty life in the Red Villa was over and done with, and they had to live a very different life indeed. The dreadful change came quite suddenly.

Answer: D) I drove them, all three wailing, to the ships, Explanation: Odysseus chooses to do battle with the Greeks despite the fact that he wouldn’t like to leave his wife and child. Being a decent pioneer he will be, he sets aside his own wants and unselfishly offers himself …

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Which phrase from the story contains onomatopoeia? Then I lost my head entirely… I cursed and spat on the ground… We had to annoy her by whizzing a pebble into her flowers… We crept to the edge of the bushes that bordered the narrow road…

Answer: In Ha Jin’s story, the narrator decided to visit her teacher to pay her a visit and also maybe apologize for how she had been during high school. Her and her friends’ actions had been a source of punishment for her teacher during that time. So, she wanted to …

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Which of these story openings most clearly establishes a first-person narrator? A. Olivia was born in New York City, and although she grew up in the hustle and bustle, she feels most at home in the mountains of eastern Tennessee. B. New York City may be the place where I was born, but it’s in the mountains of eastern Tennessee where I feel most at home. C. Big city natives like Olivia, who were born in New York City, have a natural affinity for the rural mountains of eastern Tennessee. D. By an accident of birth you were born in a big city, but it’s in the mountains of eastern Tennessee where you all feel most at home.

The correct answer is B. They respected nature and rough terrain. Explanation American Indians were groups of indigenous people who live in the territory of America. Some famous indigenous communities Cherokee, Apaches, Iroquois, Chippewa and Sioux in North America; Mayas, Aztecs, Olmecs, and Nahuas in Central America; Aymaras, Guaranies, Mapuches, …

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Top five best-selling movies are finding dory, shrek 2, lion king, toy story 3, and frozen. Create a list of the possibilities for choosing a movie and choosing a wide-screen or full-screen versionsolve

Top five best-selling movies are finding dory, shrek 2, lion king, toy story 3, and frozen. Create a list of the possibilities for choosing a movie and choosing a wide-screen or full-screen versionsolve

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Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. O. Henry’s short story “The Cop and the Anthem” is both funny and sad. B. Amigo Brothers has been included in this collection of short stories. C. They enjoyed reading Thank You, M’am, a short story by Langston Hughes. D. “Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto is a short story about the first day of school. Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. In 1883, the “Orient Express” began railroad trips from Paris to Istanbul. B. I have a ticket for the Crescent passenger train, which will take me all the way to New Orleans. C. The “Flying Scotsman” was a luxury express train with a restaurant and a cinema coach. D. Beginning in 1936, the Super Chief passenger train ran from Chicago to Los Angeles. Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. As Mom cooks breakfast, she hums one of her favorite songs, Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’. B. My baby brother already knows songs like “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” C. I really like that song called “Do You Believe in Magic?” D. Dad makes me laugh when he sings the Elvis Presley song “Hound Dog.” Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. Even though it made him sad, he enjoyed reading Hans Christian Andersen’s short story The Little Match Girl. B. In April 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. C. Here is the current issue of the magazine Sports Illustrated for Kids. D. The main newspaper in New Orleans is called “The Times-Picayune.” Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. My little brother just saw the movie “101 Dalmatians” for the first time. B. This sports magazine has a funny article titled “Top Ten Team Mascots.” C. In the chorus concert, we’re singing the song titled Don’t Fence Me In. D. The first spacecraft to travel to Saturn was the Pioneer 11 in 1979. Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. I really enjoyed reading Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. B. Who painted “Starry Night,” Van Gogh or Cezanne? C. Suzanne recited Winter Time, a short poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. D. My parents saw the Metropolitan Opera Company perform The Magic Flute on Saturday night. Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. Clément Ader piloted his steam-engine powered airplane named “Éole.” B. I don’t read all the newspaper, but I do read the editorials in the Washington Post. C. Ms. Franz recommends Walter Lord’s book titled “A Night to Remember.” D. One of Michelangelo’s most famous sculptures is the Pieta. Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. Vanessa looked up several articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association. B. I get a peaceful feeling when I look at Monet’s painting titled Water Lilies. C. Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is a play that has been made into a movie and an opera. D. I was inspired by the story told in this book, “Washington at Valley Forge.” Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. Composers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein wrote the music for the Broadway play The Sound of Music. B. My favorite song from the musical is Do-Re-Mi, which is sung by Maria and all of the von Trapp children. C. The musical is based on Maria von Trapp’s book, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. D. The Academy Award for Best Picture in 1965 went to the musical movie “The Sound of Music.”

March 4, 1933, was perhaps the Great Depression’s darkest hour. The stock market had plunged 85% from its high in 1929, and nearly one-fourth of the workforce was unemployed. In the cities, jobless men were lining up for soup and bread. In rural areas, farmers whose land was being foreclosed …

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Why might a story be reinterpreted by another author? A. To make a story more specific to the circumstances of another culture B. To stop readers from reading a story that is offensive and unpleasant C. To show it is not a great story and could have been written better D. To allow readers of a new era to discover a story written in a previous age

The fifth alternative is correct (E). Conotative is the meaning we give to a word because of its context, which does not correspond to its literal meaning. It is different from the figurative meaning, which responds to the literal sense of the word. For example, the sun is hot. The …

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Why might a story be reinterpreted by another author? A. To make a story more specific to the circumstances of another culture B. To stop readers from reading a story that is offensive and unpleasant C. To show it is not a great story and could have been written better D. To allow readers of a new era to discover a story written in a previous age

The fifth alternative is correct (E). Conotative is the meaning we give to a word because of its context, which does not correspond to its literal meaning. It is different from the figurative meaning, which responds to the literal sense of the word. For example, the sun is hot. The …

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The author chose to tell Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy from the perspective of children rather than adults. Which best describes the effectiveness of this strategy in recounting the story? It is ineffective because the reader is not able to understand who is involved in the racial conflict occurring between Phippsburg and Malaga. It is ineffective because the reader is not able to understand the reasons behind the racial conflict occurring between Phippsburg and Malaga. It is effective because the reader is able to better understand how young people are experiencing the racial conflict between Phippsburg and Malaga. It is effective because the reader is able to better understand what occurs as a result of the racial conflict between Phippsburg and Malaga.

Answer: The example of deductive reasoning is A. In my community, it’s a law that all dogs out on walks must be on leashes, so most dogs I see on walks today will be on leashes. Explanation: Deductive reasoning goes from a broad premise to a more specific/limited conclusion. That …

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How does Mr. Hyde’s character develop during the story??

Answer: The best option to combine sentences 6 ans 7 is “The disease has made the man insane, but he does not know it.” Explanation: Option c combines sentences 6 a 7, which are independant sentences, into a compound one. Both sentences are now linked by the coordinating conjunction “but” …

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Assignment “Write a composition of three to four paragraphs (at least 200 words) making use of what you have learned about vivid adjectives and adverbs. Choose an event to discuss, describing it as accurately as possible, or make up an imaginative story.” Any ideas for an imaginative story?

The correct answer is: C) To persuade his countrymen to not feel hatred toward the British. In this speech, Mohandas Gandhi, enumerates the reasons why hating the british people is wrong. We can see that this is a persuasive speech, meaning that the author tries to make the audience do …

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Which of the following sentences has errors in spelling, capitalization, or punctuation? Ernie, Tom, and Melissa have created web pages as their final project. The Statue Of Liberty is on our school seal. Elmer’s tie was askew, and his shoes needed to be polished. “Rip Van Winkle,” by Washington Irving, is a very imaginative story.

I guess this also depends on what the “Advanced Reading Skills” lessons talks about, but don’t think of it as “really hard”! Work on one word, one phrase, one sentence, and you’ll start making progress. =)  In general, when translating, the first thing you’ll have to do is to understand …

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HELP PLEASE In the story “Old Man of the Temple” by R. K. Narayan, what experience does the narrator have in the Taxi on his way to Kumbum? A. His driver becomes possessed by the spirit of an old man at the temple. B. His driver accidentally hits and kills an old man in front of the temple. C. He discovers that his driver is drunk and hallucinating about an old man in front of the temple. D. His driver insists on taking on an old man as a second passenger, so the narrator visits with this man on the ride.IS IT A OR B???

Posted in English Pretty sure its A, His driver becomes possessed Related Questions Posted in English The students were bored. They didn’t know this history would be important to them. correct?? Yes; the sentence given:________________________“The students were bored. They didn’t know this history would be important to them.”________________________could be correct.________________________The …

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1. How does Kurt Vonnegut address the concept of equality differently in “Harrison Bergeron” than Martin Luther King Jr. does in “Letter from Birmingham Jail”? What relationship does Vonnegut’s story show between equality and personal freedom/individual achievement? What relationship does King’s letter show between these things? How are the two works similar, and how are they different? Use examples from the texts to support your response. Write at least five sentences.

It is often said that you should never divide a word, even if you know you can get away with it, but if you must, then do it in a sensible place. Which I believe is a statement by Vincent McNabb. Thus, to answer your question,  I believe the answer …

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Story problems don’t know when to add subtract multiply or divide

Step 1 First situation when a ladder is leaning against a wall Let x——-> the distance of the bottom of the ladder from the wall L——-> the length of the ladder Find the length of the ladder Applying the Pythagorean Theorem ——> equation Step 2 Second situation when the ladder …

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Which of these is a poem that tells a story? A. Structured poem B. Free verse C. Haiku D. Narrative poem help!!!!!

I paced around my room, trying to organize the scrambled words in my brain. I had to convince my parents to let me go to camp, but I was still working out my speech. A few minutes later I gathered up the courage to ask. I had my whole speech …

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What is the effect of hearing Grendel’s story from his own point of view? How is your reaction to him different from when you read about Grendel in Beowulf? Can a person be objective when telling a story, or does his or her point of view always change the story?

1.B manufacture refers to the action of creating or producing something. When refering to a verb, you need to identify the word that describes an action or state, rather than a thing or a quality. 2.C the use of plural nouns and pronouns had the quality of refering to everyone, …

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