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Tutor profile: Sydney H.

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Sydney H.
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Subject: Shakespeare

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In Shakespearean literature what is the difference between a character using "thee/thou" instead of "you?"

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Sydney H.
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Contrary to what it seems, the use of "thee/thou" is actually less formal and typically used between characters of similar social standing, familial origin, gender, or class. In turn, "you" is used to show respect or deference between one character and another.

Subject: Literature

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In 1953 while writing this well-known book, noted American author Ray Bradbury famously did what to get his title?

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Bradbury called his neighborhood firehouse to ask them at what temperature paper would burn. They had to call him back after they tested by burning loose paper they had and the answer was 451 degrees Fahrenheit,

Subject: US History

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In what way was the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) linked to eugenics when the test was originally conceived in the early 20th century?

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Sydney H.
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Lewis Terman, an American eugenicist in the early 20th century, promoted the idea that people's intelligence is inherited, leading his fellow eugenicist and the College Board to develop a testing system to create a test that they argued showed those with the highest scores would perform best in higher education.

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