I am trying to answer the following questions. I can not seem to grasp the idea of this information, it is confusing me and I need to be able to see
a general idea that will clear it up for me.
I admire your recognition that you need to be able to "see a general idea that will clear (the relatiionship between these questions) for me."
You have every reason (no pun intended) to feel a little frustrated, probably because the key question in the second set does not seem to be stated clearly (style tip - try to avoid ending a sentence with 'is'). It should probably read: 'What is the foundation of ...