Joe magarac, Man of steel
8. In section 1, what does the author mean when he says joe magarac is a folk hero?
A. Joe was a real man who spent his whole life in the steel mills of Pittsburgh.
B. Joe was a mysterious figure who vanished without a trace.*
C. Joe was a legend admired for his superhuman strength.
D. Joe was a protector to the people of Hunkietown.
9. Which statement from the text provides the best evidence to support the answer to the previous question?
A. His story takes place in and around the steel mills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
B. He uses his bare hands to stir boiling metal and then puts warm steel between his fingers and forms it into steel rails for the railroad.
C. Joe liked to work more than do anything, so he knew he'd never be a good husband.
D. Others think he melted himself down so there would be enough steel for a new mill to be built.*
I disagree with both your answers. Folk heroes may or may not be based on a real person, but their adventures and feats are usually embellished into fiction, exaggerated, or not real at all.posted by Reed