What does this excerpt from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens reveal about Scrooge’s childhood? “Why, it’s Ali Baba!” Scrooge exclaimed in ecstasy. “It’s dear old honest Ali Baba! Yes, yes, I know! One Christmas time, when yonder solitary child was left here all alone, he did come, for the first time, just like that. Poor boy! And Valentine,” said Scrooge, “and his wild brother, Orson; there they go! And what’s his name, who was put down in his drawers, asleep, at the Gate of Damascus; don’t you see him! And the Sultan’s Groom turned upside down by the Genii; there he is upon his head! Serve him right. I’m glad of it. What business had he to be married to the Princess!”

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 10:21 PM

Answered by admin AT 26/03/2020 - 10:21 PM

Answer:

This excerpt from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens reveals that during his childhood, Scrooge used his imagination to combat his loneliness.

Explanation:

In thi excerpt, the Ghost of Christmas Past transports Scrooge to the countryside where he was raised, and Scrooge remembers how he was as a child. He is confronted with touching memories of how he was a lonely boy. In this except, Scrooge is the "yonder solitary child" that was left all alone. Being constantly alone made him use his imagination to cope with loneliness and eventually he grew up to be a bitter person.

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Read the excerpt below and answer the question. Behold, I answer to him who asks, What was God doing before He made heaven and earth? I answer not, as a certain person is reported to have done facetiously (avoiding the pressure of the question), He was preparing hell, says he, for those who pry into mysteries. (Book XI, Chapter 12) What does the word “facetiously” mean? lacking a serious or respectful attitude lacking pleasure or happiness nervously or anxiously quietly or privately

Answer:

The word "facetious" means lacking a serious or respectful attitude  

Explanation:

The formal definition of the word facetious is to make fun of something or not to take something very seriously so it could refer to attitudes or personalities, in this case, taking away the seriousness or importance of the question or trying not to get to into a religious topic by talking about the things that God did.

ANSWERED AT 31/03/2020 - 10:47 AM


QUESTION POSTED AT 31/03/2020 - 10:47 AM

LAURA: Hello, mother, I was—[She makes a nervous gesture toward the chart on the wall. AMANDA leans against the shut door and stares at LAURA with a martyred look.] In the excerpt from The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, which element of drama is contained in brackets? dialect dialogue narration stage directions

The correct answer is D. Stage directions

Explanation:

In drama which is the representation of fiction through performance the term stage directions refers to the actions of the characters on the stage, this means the stage directions are the gestures, movements, position, and attitude of the characters during the events or scenes a play includes. These details and directions help the actors to know how to act and behave to fit with the characters they represent.

Additionally, these directions are usually linked to the lines or dialogues of the characters and included during scripts (a document that has all the information of a play) by using brackets or similar punctuation marks to separate the dialogues or words of the characters from their movements, gestures, and attitudes (stage directions). Considering the previous ideas, it can be concluded the information from the excerpt "The Glass Menagerie" that appears on brackets are D. the stage directions as this show the attitude and movements of the characters as in "She makes a nervous gesture toward the chart on the wall" which is the purpose of stage directions.

ANSWERED AT 31/03/2020 - 10:45 AM


QUESTION POSTED AT 31/03/2020 - 10:45 AM

How did the war in Greece affect a young boy and his sisters?

Idk if its supposed to be a specific boy and his sister, but my answer would be that it was much harder for him to protect them since the enemy could bust throught the defence and take them plus everyone else prisoner. i truly hope this was the answer you where looking for.

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:34 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:34 PM

A young girl with an uncontrolled magical power leaves her home to live alone in the forest. Which character motivation best matches this conflict? A. The girl hopes to find a prince to love. B. The girl loves her family and wants to protect them. C. The girl wishes to share her magic with others. D. The girl is angry with her family for loving her.

Answer:

B). The girl loves her family and wants to protect them.

Explanation:

Conflict is illustrated as the clash betwixt two combatant forces. These conflicts bring action to the plot that leads to creating tension and interest in the narrative. The conflicts could be internal or external which serves to arise action and stress in the plot that enhances the curiosity of the audience and keep their interest intact(by leaving them uncertain about the upcoming events).

As per the question, the character motivation that best compliments the given conflict 'A young girl......forest' would be 'the girl loves her family and wants to protect them' which might have encouraged her to commit the action or step that she has done/taken. Thus, option B is the correct answer.

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:33 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:33 PM

I tramp a perpetual journey, (come listen all!) How does the word “tramp” affect the tone of this line? It makes the tone of the line vaguely humorous. It creates a tone of arrogance within the line. It suggests the determination of the speaker. It indicates the weariness of the speaker.

Answer:

It suggests the determination of the speaker.

Explanation:

The tone refers to the author or speaker's attitude or feeling about a topic or story, and it is mainly created by word choice and syntax. In the excerpt, the verb “tramp” suggests that the speaker is walking firmly, without hesitation, with resolute determination through a path, and helps develop a determined tone.

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:29 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:29 PM

Randy decides to beat the reigning science fair champion, Tamara, in this year's science fair, but Tamara won't go down without a fight. What character trait would Randy most likely need in order to beat Tamara? A. Intelligence and hard work B. Teamwork and enthusiasm C. Physical strength and endurance D. Trickery and guile

Answer: A. Intelligence and hard work.

Explanation: In the given situation, we can see the description of two people that will be participating in their school's science faire, one of them (Tamara) has previously won the first price, and the present year, Randy wants to beat her (he wants to win the first place), but Tamara will be working hard to maintain her position. In order to beat Tamara, Randy will need to work very hard and be intelligent to do an amazing science project.

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:27 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:27 PM

Who can quess the first letter of my name? If you get it correct, I will give you 50 points!!

It either begins wit the letter G it N

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:26 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:26 PM

Read the excerpt below and answer the question. I hope no one who reads this book has been quite as miserable as Susan and Lucy were that night; but if you have been…you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing was ever going to happen again. At any rate that was how it felt to these two. —from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis This story is written from the perspective of _____. Susan and Lucy the narrator neither the narrator nor Susan and Lucy

Answer:

B). The narrator.

Explanation:

Perspective or point of view is described as the approach through which the author communicates his emotions or point of view either himself or through the characters of the story. It is quite significant as it determines how the audience would perceive a particular literary text and how would they respond to it.

As per the question, the given story is written from the perspective of 'the narrator' which is reflected by the use of the pronoun 'you' and 'these'. The narrator here expresses his individual thoughts/perceptions about Susan and Lucy and relates it directly to the audience 'you'(second-person point of view). Thus, option B is the correct answer.

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:15 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:15 PM

11) In "The Most Dangerous Game," the character of Zaroff serves as a(n) ____ to the protagonst, sharply contrasting Rainsford's personality. 12) What does the following quote from "The Cask of Amontillado" reveal about Montresor's intentions? "Pass your hand,' I said, 'over the wall; you cannot help feeling the nitre. Indeed it is very damp. Once more let me implore you to return. No? Then I must positively leave you. But I must render you all the little attentions in my power." -He is sincerely concerned about Fortunato's well-being. -He wants to make sure that Fortunato does not suspect his motives. -He hopes Fortunato will prevent him from committing the planned murder. -He wants to warn Fortunato that his death is near. 13) In the short story, "The Cask of Amontillado," Poe's use of a(n) ______ narrator to tell the story heightens the uncertainty and sense of horror felt by the reader. 14) In "The Raven," which details of the setting contribute least to the poem's mysterious and despairing mood? -The room is dimly lit. -The room is decorated with busts of ancient gods. -The story takes place on a "midnight dreary" during a "bleak December." -The heavy purple curtains have an "uncertain" rustling. 15) The poetic device used in the line below is and example of _____. "For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams" -internal rhyme -irony -a smile -onomatopoeia 16) What is the effect of the author's use of assonance in the following line from "The Raven?" "For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore---" -It creates emphasis on Lenore. -It illustrates the theme of the poem. -It sets the informal tone of the poem.

For the first one, it's foil.

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 04:30 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 04:30 PM

Which excerpt from the letter to the editor includes an opinion? Our city currently has a dense downtown area and then a massive amount of sprawl reaching out in every direction—the sprawl takes up seventy-five percent of the city’s land. We need to ask for a change at this critical juncture, as our city rapidly expands at an unprecedented rate. The residents who live in these faraway suburbs often work downtown, where the majority of businesses are still located. Besides the business district, the city university, our two museums, and the most popular places to shop—including four grocery stores—are all in the center of the city, to name just a few key places.

In order for us to know when personal opinion is being used in contrast to objective information, we need to think about two things; the first, the grammatical use of the personal pronouns, which allow us to know if the language being used by the writer is subjective and personal, or academic and objective and the second is, the way that the writer exposes the information, whether it communicates objective and provable data, or if it is evident that the information springs from personal views and perceptions. Grammatically, when an author uses the first, or second, singular or plural pronouns (I, you, our, we), they are establishing that their sentence is not merely academic and objective, but rather an expression of a personal stance on a topic. In this particular case, given these two characteristics, we would have to choose option B: We need to ask for a change at this critical juncture, as our city rapidly expands at an unprecedented rate because the information put forth in this sentence exposes the thoughts and reactions of the writer towards an objective situation, instead of merely stating verifiable fact.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 07:17 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 07:17 PM

NEED HELP ASAP As the boys set out to search for the Beast, Ralph allows Jack to lead the way, and he sinks to the back of the pack, "thankful to have escaped responsibility for a time." What does this moment lead you to infer about Ralph and about his feelings about being the group’s leader? What does this moment foreshadow?

Ralph starts to feel like he needs/ wants to step back and let Jack lead the group for a while. He is slowly getting sick of all the responsibility of leading the group of boys. This foreshadows Jack's ruling of the group as Ralph becomes more of a follower. 

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 01:00 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 01:00 PM

Select all the correct answers. Wendy is writing the first draft of her research paper about symbolism used in George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Why should Wendy take short breaks while writing the draft? Wendy can read what she has written after a break and plan the best way to continue. Wendy can read what she has written after a break and edit any grammar and spelling mistakes. Wendy can use her break to find out what approach her classmates are taking. Wendy can get a better perspective of what needs to be included in her essay and how it should be presented. Wendy can use the time to get started on her other school assignments.

Answer:

Wendy should take short breaks while writing the draft so:

* Wendy can read what she has written after a break and plan the best way to continue.

* Wendy can get a better perspective of what needs to be included in her essay and how it should be presented.

Explanation:

It is suggested that Wendy should tale short breaks while she is writing the draft that means that she has not finished it, revisions are made until the writer finishes the draft, so she can just read it to keep on going with the rest, and after a little break she has a fresh vision of the work she is making and she can improve it before finishing it.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:59 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:59 PM

1. All of the following lines from "Cranes" demonstrate the story's message about the effects of war on people except. A. "The northern village at the border of the Thirty-eighth Parallel was snugly settled under the high, bright autumn sky."**** B. "Then he suddenly he thought that Tokchae,too, must want a puff. But today, how could he offer a cigarette to a fellow like this?" C. "They made me vice-chairman of the league because I was one of the poorest and I was a hard-working farmer. If that constitutes a crime worthy of death, so be it." D. "I thought of evacuating, even if I hd to carry my father on my back. But my father said no. How could the farmers leave the land behind when the crops were ready for harvest?" 2. Read the following paragraphs from "Cranes." Without a moment's delay, still out of breath from running, they untied the crane's feet and wings. But the bird could hardly walk. It must have been worn out from being bound. The two held it up in the air. Then, all of a sudden, a shot was fired. The crane fluttered its wings a couple of times and came down again. It was shot, they thought. But the next moment, as another crane from a nearby bush fluttered its wings, the boys' crane stretched out its long neck with a whoop and disappeared into the sky. For a long time the two boys could not take their eyes away from the blue sky into which their crane had soared. Which word best describes the mood created by these paragraphs? A. Celebratory B. Comforting C. Admiring***** D. Tranquil I think 1 is A and 2 is C. I'm not 100% sure if I'm correct or not.

The questions on my unit test for the East Asia and Pacific Rim were different for question 1, so do not have that for sure.

2. c. admiring

Just took test.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:58 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:58 PM

Choose the word or phrase that best defines the italicized word. " ...shook our heads in wonder and approval of such exemplary filial behavior." (filial being italicized) A. befitting a loving parent B. befitting a loyal citizen C. befitting a solider or warrior D. befitting a son or daughter

Answer:

D. befitting a son or daughter

Explanation:

The word "filial" is an adjective that describes something that is related to a son or a daughter. The word comes from the Latin. In this case, the phrase describes how the observers were extremely impressed by a particular behaviour that was admirable and wonderful. The observers believe that this behaviour is particularly desirable in a son or daughter.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:46 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:46 PM

Name five types of information found in a dictionary.

1. spelling
2. frequency information
3. pronunciation
4. word class
5. senses
6. collocations phrasal use and the syntactic operation of word (bonus)

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:39 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:39 PM

Read the sentences. The siblings were like cats and dogs when left alone together. As a result, the babysitter was careful to keep them separated as much as possible. The author most likely uses the simile to emphasize that A. the siblings were unusually hairy. B. the siblings did not get along well. C. the babysitter was not fond of animals. D. the babysitter was actually taking care of animals.

The author most likely uses the similie, "The siblings were like cats and dogs," to emphasize that the siblings did not get along well (B).

Even though there are cats and dogs that get along well, generally they are like fire and ice, complete opposites. Cats and dogs do not get along and apparently neither do these siblings. The author uses the similie to give the reader more imagery than simply stating the siblings don't get along.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:34 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:34 PM

Read the excerpt from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. I have repeatedly asserted, and produced what appeared to me irrefragable arguments drawn from matters of fact, to prove my assertion, that women cannot, by force, be confined to domestic concerns; for they will, however ignorant, intermeddle with more weighty affairs, neglecting private duties only to disturb, by cunning tricks, the orderly plans of reason which rise above their comprehension. This idea enhances Wollstonecraft’s argument by insisting that women deserve to be educated despite their inferior capacity for learning. suggesting that women’s natural curiosity will lead to trickery if it is not nurtured through education. asserting that domestic chores offer fulfillment because they require a vast knowledge of the world. claiming that women who excel in domestic roles should be called upon to serve as world leaders.

This idea enhances Wollstonecraft’s argument by suggesting that women’s natural curiosity will lead to trickery if it is not nurtured through education.

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is an exposition on overcoming the oppression and denial of the women in the society. It is a dedication to Charles. M. Talleyrand whose views on women education to Wollstonecraft were repugnant. She blamed the condition of adult women due to the negligence of girl's education. The women in the society only care about being attractive, modest and elegant. They are deprived to defend their fundamental rights and are treated as subordinates.

In her argument, she describes ways in which women combine their silliness. Their silliness includes visiting fortune tellers, reading a stupid novel, rivalries with women, and so forth. Due to women's low status and no education results in women's faults and not due to natural deficiency.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:32 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:32 PM