Cricket grew out of the many stick-and-ball games played in England
500 years ago, under a variety of different rules. The word ‘bat’ is an old
English word that simply means stick or club. By the seventeenth century,
cricket had evolved enough to be recognisable as a distinct game and it
Folk Dances of India
India is a land of varied cultures and traditions. Diversities in all spheres make the Indian culture quite unique. Indian folk and tribal dances are product of different socio-economic set up and traditions. Indian folk and tribal dances are simple and are performed to express...
The earliest inhabitants of what is now Thailand were hunter-gatherers. However about 4,000 BC they began farming. They grew rice. At first the farmers used stone tools but about 3,000 BC bronze was discovered. From about 500 BC the people of what is now Thailand used iron.
At first what...
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The History of Pepsi-Cola
Caleb D. Bradham was born in Chinquapin, North Carolina in 1866 to a well-to-do family. Caleb was a very well liked young man who was not only very smart, but very popular as well. He seemed to be destined for great things in life. Caleb wanted to become a doctor and aft...
Indian History and Culture
1. Who wrote “Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna Ab Hamare Dil Mein Hai” ?
(A) Mohammad Iqbal
(B) Ramprasad Bismil
(C) Kazi Nazrul Islam
(D) Firaq Gorakhpuri
Ans : (B)
2. Who wrote the play ‘Uttararamacharita’ ?
This book is an introduction to Hindi and the script used to write it. It was written as an entry at hindi.unilang.org, and the author was kind enough to grant permission to copy and freely modify the text under the GFDL. Presently it is in a very colloquial style and needs editing to...
- About 4000 islands make up the Japanese archipelago, island group. Southern Japan enjoys a mild climate with plenty of rainfall.
- Only 15% of the land is suitable for farming. Natural resources are in short supply.
- Late summer and early fall strong tropical storms (ty...
U.S. History I
FINAL: THURSDAY JUNE 27TH
A. Spanish Exploration of America: Model of colonization: 3G’s GOD, GOLD, GLORY
1. Developed model of colonization in America based on 3 key concepts
a. Spain’s monarchy maintained firm control over its colonies with virtually no autonomy granted...
Great-Lakes St. Lawrence Forest Region, Ottawa St. Lawrence Lowland
Fields can be like prarie, tundra, mudflats, and even burnt lands.
Old fields support many non-native species:
Queen Anne's Lac...
Missouri Compromise = A series of agreements passed by congress in 1820-1821 to maintain the balance of power between slave state and free states
Monroe Doctrine = A policy of U.S. opposition to any European interference in the affairs of the western Hemisphere, announced by President Monroe in 18...
1. Consequences of the Neolithic Revolution didn’t include
* End of hunting-gathering societies
2. Most scholars believe that, during the Paleolithic Age, social organization was characterized by
* A rough social equality
3. The earliest metal worked systemicall...
Paleolithic Age: The period of Stone Age associated with the evolution of humans. Predates the Neolithic period.
Neolithic Age: The period of the Stone Age associated with the ancient Agricultural Revolution(s). Follows by Paleolithic period.
Foragers: People who support themselves by hunting wild...
1. Describe with clear and specific details from the texts the role the state of Florida played in the outcome of the Election of 1876. What other states played a similar role?
In the election of 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden fought a very closely contested campaign. The results o...
On the 28th June 1919, Germany resentfully signed the most famous treaty ever, Versailles. Although years of readjusting the treaty followed, this essay will focus mainly on the strengths and weaknesses of the 440 articles in 1919. The Treaty followed a massive war, with huge human...
1. The cartoon below:
a. Was published shortly after the landslide victory of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the presidential election of 1936
b. Reflected efforts of Franklin D. Roosevelt to submit all legislation to the Supreme Court for an opinion on its constitutionality
c. Was published immed...