Where is the proper placement of a thesis in essays and papers?
A thesis belongs in the first paragraph of an essay. It should either be the first or last sentence and should be clear to the reader.
How did the "Lost Generation" impact American literature during the 20th century?
The "Lost Generation" was a term coined by Gertrude Stein to describe the writings of various post-WWI authors, including Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. These writings emphasized the detrimental human cost of war as well as the empty facade of wealth and shallow dreams.
How did the Silk Road facilitate communication/trade between the East and West?
The Silk Road was responsible for multiple positive and negative transactions between Asia and Europe throughout its existence. It was imperitive in the successful network of goods varying from spices and teas to gold, jewelry, and valuables. It also created an exchange of religion, art, music, and culture. However, the Silk Road was also responsible for the transmission of the bubonic plague which resulted in the death of millions across Europe.