“You bet! I hope Jimmy has done half as well. He was a kind of plodder, though, good fellow as he was. I’ve had to compete with some of the sharpest wits going to get my pile. A man gets in a groove in New York. It takes the West to put a razor-edge on him.” Based on this excerpt from "After Twenty Years," what does the term "razor-edge" most likely mean?

Question 3 options:

A.) clean shaven

B.) a knife-carrying criminal

C.) a culinary chef

D.) sharp & cunning


Answer 1
Answer: D.) sharp & cunning

It's clear that the speaker thinks Jimmy is a very nice person but that he's a little slow. The speaker says that he's met many clever people but that it takes "the West" to give a person some sharpness and cunning, which it seems like Jimmy might not have. 

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Thomas More wrote Utopia during a period of political stability and religious unity.

mutual tolerance and social diversity.

improvement in health and medical treatments.

increased prosperity and a growing middle class.


The correct answer is D - Thomas More wrote Utopia in the year 1516 just before the commencement of the period which was characterized by a growing middle class and growing economic stability.

Thomas More and his Utopia

Besides writing the book Utopia just before the Reformation, Thomas More was known to have been sentenced to death for refusing to acknowledge that King Henry VIII was the head of the Church of England.

The correct answer thus is D.

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Thomas More wrote Utopia during a period of increased prosperity and a growing middle class. Utopia was published in 1516, a year before the outbreak of the Reformation. Nevertheless, it was written in a time when the issues that led to the Reformation were becoming more prominent. More was against Protestants, although in the book religious tolerance was key to the Utopian society. Utopia is a fictional book of socio-political satire. The book talks about a fictional island and its customs.


Words that have similar meanings.


Words that have similar meanings are synonyms. 

17pts Using the six questions for examining a source’s reliability, discuss what sources you would use to decide on what to do about furthering your education. In no less than five paragraphs, compile a list of at least five reliable resources and give your explanation about why or how you know they are reliable.

Is the author or source of information reputable ?
What are the credentials of the author or source of information?
Where and when was this information published?
Does the author or source of information have anything to gain by promoting this information?
Is the information presented in a logical way and supported by reputable and extensive research?
Does more than one reputable source support the same information?


In terms of pursuing a higher education, the six questions to evaluate a source’s reliability discuss which outlets of information are credible, and which ones are not. To apply the six questions into finding sources in pursuing higher education, I would make sure to have a reputable publisher (such as a university), an author with good credentials (such as a person holding a doctorate in the area they are discussing), an unbiased publisher (such as an outlet of objectivity rather than subjectivity), a currently-dated article (keeping the information up-to-date), information that has citations and evidence to back up their statements (such as a scientific method experiment), and lastly, information regarding a common issue or dilemma that is also being discussed by other sources of information (such as political debates or environmental issues). A couple of examples of reliable and credible sources of information regarding higher education would be the articles discussing amount of debt the average college student holds, articles discussing the average graduation rate of 4-year university students, articles discussing the hot-button issue of global warming and how it is a threat to future civilizations, articles discussing the amount of students to have reportedly participated in plagiarism and cheating, and articles discussing how college professors are underpaid and exploited.

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