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American Folklore American Studies 01:050:263 Rutgers, The State University Study Guide: “Tall Tale America” Chapter 1: Overcoming Hardships, America gets Discovered and Settled 1. Christopher Columbus intended to find a passage to India. What three factors threw him off and resulted in his “discovery” of America? 2. How was Ponce de Leon received by the Indians? What story did they tell him? 3. What did the discoverers write about America? How did they stretch the truth? What motivated settlers from Europe to travel to America?
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American Folklore American Studies 01:050:263 Rutgers, The State University Chapter 2: Captain Stormalong, the Revolution and Clipper Ships 1. What was the name of the ladies gave Captain John Smith and why? 2. What was the trouble with Miles and John? 3. When did the homebred heroes come along? 4. Who was Alfred Bulltop Stormalong, why was he important yet not mentioned enough? 5. What did the Serapis and Poor Richard do together and who was captaining each?
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American Folklore American Studies 01:050:263 Rutgers, The State University Chapter 3: Jonathan Slick, Southerners, Dutchmen and Daniel Boone 1. What was one main thing Jonathan Slick found out when he climbed into his peddler’s cart? What did he become? 2. Why were Yankees different? 3. What were Jonathan distinctions between the Quality Folks and the Poor White? 4. What was so different about the Dutchmen? 5. Who was Daniel Boone, what did he do?
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American Folklore American Studies 01:050:263 Rutgers, The State University Chapter 4: Mike Fink, King of Mississippi Keelboatmen 1. What was some of Mike’s problems? What came from those problems? When there was a shooting match, what would happen with Mr. Fink? 2. Who did Mr. Fink end up joining? What did they do? 3. What were the rules you had to follow on the flatboat?
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