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ESL Quiz: Measurement in Sports

ESL Quiz: Measurement in Sports

This is a series of two quizzes focusing on sports vocabulary. The first quiz deals with measuring sports, and the second quiz on sporting venues. Time, the score and distance are measured in various ways depending on which type of sport you are speaking about. Decide which time, score and/or distance measurement is used in each of the sports below.

Was Leonardo da Vinci Gay?

Was Leonardo da Vinci Gay?

No, we're not saying Leonardo Da Vinci was gay. We don't know if Leonardo was gay. Frankly, it's none of our business who (if anyone) or what (if anything) titillated Leonardo's libido 500 years after the fact, but let's give those who do care some information. Freud's Take Smarter people have said that, yes, Leonardo was gay.

Chemistry 101 - Introduction & Index of Topics

Chemistry 101 - Introduction & Index of Topics

Welcome to the world of Chemistry 101! Chemistry is the study of matter. Like physicists, chemists study the fundamental properties of matter and they also explore the interactions between matter and energy. Chemistry is a science, but it is also used in human communication and interaction, cooking, medicine, engineering, and a host of other disciplines.

The Indian Revolt of 1857

The Indian Revolt of 1857

In May 1857, soldiers in the army of the British East India Company rose up against the British. The unrest soon spread to other army divisions and towns across north and central India. By the time the rebellion was over, hundreds of thousands-possibly millions-of people had been killed, and India was changed forever.

Indiana Wesleyan University Admissions

Indiana Wesleyan University Admissions

Indiana Wesleyan University Admissions Overview: IWU has an acceptance rate of 74%. This means that the large majority of those who apply are admitted each year. Students can submit an application through the school's website. Along with an application, additional materials needed include scores from the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts.

Penn State Behrend Admissions

Penn State Behrend Admissions

Penn State Behrend Admissions Overview: With an 88% acceptance rate, Penn State Behrend is an accessible school. Students with good grades and test scores are likely to be admitted. Along with an application, prospective students will need to send in high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT.

How to Deal With Someone Threatening You With a Weapon

How to Deal With Someone Threatening You With a Weapon

If you come face-to-face with someone threatening you with a gun, knife, or any other weapon, there are steps that you can take to make the situation less dangerous. Stay Calm The most important thing to do will probably be one of the most difficult things to do, and that is to remain calm. Remember that you will need all of your mental facilities to increase your chances of gaining control of the situation, and if you are in a state of hysteria, it is unlikely that you will be able to maintain mental clarity.

What is Forced Molting in Factory Farms?

What is Forced Molting in Factory Farms?

Forced molting is the practice of causing stress to egg-laying hens, usually through starvation, so that they will produce larger eggs later. This practice is common among large factory farms, where egg-laying hens live in battery cages that are so crowded, the birds cannot fully extend their wings. Withholding food from the birds for 5 to 21 days causes them to lose weight, lose their feathers, and stop egg production.

Strategies to Improve English Listening Skills

Strategies to Improve English Listening Skills

As a new English speaker, your language skills are progressing well -- grammar is now familiar, your reading comprehension is no problem, and you are communicating quite fluently -- but listening is still posing a problem. First of all, remember that you are not alone. Listening comprehension is probably the most difficult task for almost all learners of English as a foreign language.

Atticus Finch Biography

Atticus Finch Biography

Atticus Finch is one of the greatest fictional figures in American literature. Both in the book and in the film, Atticus stands larger-than-life, bold-and-courageous against the falsehood and injustice. He risks his life and his career (seemingly without care), as he defends a black man against charges of rape (which were based on lies, fear, and ignorance).

Dunkleosteus

Dunkleosteus

Name: Dunkleosteus (Greek for "Dunkle's bone"); pronounced dun-kul-OSS-tee-us Habitat: Shallow seas worldwide Historical Period: Late Devonian (380-360 million years ago) Size and Weight: About 30 feet long and 3-4 tons Diet: Marine animals Distinguishing Characteristics: Large size; lack of teeth; thick armor plating About Dunkleosteus The marine animals of the Devonian period--over 100 million years before the first dinosaurs--tended to be small and meek, but Dunkleosteus was the exception that proved the rule.

The Sri Lankan Civil War

The Sri Lankan Civil War

In the late 20th century, the island nation of Sri Lanka tore itself apart in a brutal civil war. At the most basic level, the conflict arose from the ethnic tension between Sinhalese and Tamil citizens. In reality, though, the causes were much more complex and arose in large part because of Sri Lanka's colonial history.

Why Study the Classics?

Why Study the Classics?

While the ancient world may seem remote and quite divorced from the problems of the present, the study of Ancient History can help students make sense of the world as it is today. The nature and impact of various cultural and religious developments, the responses of societies to complex social and economic challenges, the issues of justice, discrimination and violence were as much part of the ancient world as they are of ours.

Shanidar Cave: Evidence for Neanderthal Burials and Violence

Shanidar Cave: Evidence for Neanderthal Burials and Violence

The site of Shanidar Cave is located adjacent to the modern village of Zawi Chemi Shanidar in northern Kurdish Iraq, on the Zab River in the Zagros Mountains, one of the major tributaries of the Tigris River. Between 1953 and 1960, the skeletal remains of nine Neanderthals were recovered from the cave, making it one of the most important Neanderthal sites in western Asia at the time.

Moore College of Art and Design Admissions

Moore College of Art and Design Admissions

Moore College of Art and Design Admissions Overview: MCAD has an acceptance rate of 57%, making it generally accessible to those who apply. Interested students will need to submit an application, along with high school transcripts and (optional) SAT or ACT scores. Students will also need to submit a portfolio--complete instructions and information can be found at the school's website.

Hittites and the Hittite Empire

Hittites and the Hittite Empire

Two different types of "Hittites" are mentioned in the Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament): the Canaanites, who were enslaved by Solomon; and the Neo-Hittites, Hittite kings of northern Syria who traded with Solomon. The events related in the Old Testament occurred in the 6th century BC, well after the glory days of the Hittite Empire.

What Does a Strong College Applicant Look Like?

What Does a Strong College Applicant Look Like?

Many of the most selective colleges in the United States reject far more students than they accept, so it's only natural to ask what qualities and credentials the admissions folks will be looking for. What makes one applicant stand out while another gets passed over? This series- "What Does a Strong College Applicant Look Like?

Cornelius Tacitus - Roman Historian

Cornelius Tacitus - Roman Historian

Name: Cornelius Tacitus Dates: c. A.D. 56 - c. 120 Occupation: Historian Importance: Source on Imperial Rome, Roman Britain, and Germanic Tribes "It is the rare fortune of these days that a man may think what he likes and say what he thinks." Histories I.1 Biography Little is known for certain about the origins of Tacitus, although he is believed to have been born, around A.

Introduction to Studying French Verbs

Introduction to Studying French Verbs

Most French students are impressed with French verbs. So let's talk about them, and the terms used to explain how we should conjugate French verbs. What is the 'Verb'? A verb indicates an action. It can be physical (to walk, to run, to go), mental (to think, to laugh) or a condition or a state (to be, to have).

The Best Gifts You Can Buy Mom on a Student's Budget

The Best Gifts You Can Buy Mom on a Student's Budget

Gift-giving occasions like Christmas, Hanukkah and Mother's Day often come at a rough time for college students. They tend to fall at the end of the semester, a time when finals are quickly approaching and funds may be running low. Still, you want to show your mom you're thinking of her and appreciate everything she's done for you.