Analyse and Compare How Lady Macbeth and Curley's Wife Are Presented Shakespeare’s ' Macbeth' and Steinbeck’s ‘of Mice and Men’

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Define the following: 1. Propaganda Information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help orharm a
Person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.

2. Deceit the act or practice of deceiving

3. Home front the civilian sector of a nation at war when its armed forces are incombat

4. Billy Hughes wanted to gain ‘yes’ vote in 1916-1917?

5. Triple entente the understanding between Russia, France and great Britain developed between 1894-1907

6. Triple alliance the secret alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy formed in 1882 lasting till 1914.

7. Ww1 started in which year? 28 July 1914

8. Crimson thread of kinship The Crimson Thread of Kinship is a 12-metre-long sewing representing the unfolding story of Australia. It depicts the changing landscape of the nation, beginning with Aboriginal occupation of the continent and finishing in the southern night sky.

9. Crimson thread of allegiance is not real

10. Crimson thread of agreement is not real

11. Anzac stands for? Australia and new Zealand army corps

12. What is conscription was compulsory military service for young men, this defense act began 1902.

13. What was prime minister Hughes campaign to introduce inscription

14. Who were opposed to conscription

15. Ww1 ended in which year? November 11, 1918

16. Who was assassinated in ww1? Archduke Franz Ferdinand

17. Areas fought in ww1? 'Western Front' in France and Belgium were the biggest war areas

18. Most important reason for Australia declaring war in September 1939? Germany invaded Poland and so Great Britain has declared war on them along with Australia.

19. Who were POW in ww2 in Australia internment camps? The main use of internment camps were to put the people against Australia according to…...

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