Based on the information in the passage, which one of the following is most closely analogous to the type of folklore... on May 24, 2021

Question 13

Why is C wrong. I get A but I was stuck on C

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Victoria on May 24, 2021


Happy to help!

We learn from the passage that, prior to the 1970s, folklore studies focused on the folklore as opposed to the people who transmitted the lore as part of their culture.

Answer choice (C) is tempting but is incorrect for two reasons. First, the historian is ignoring newspaper accounts as opposed to ignoring all individuals who wrote documents dealing with a particular historical event. Second, the historian is solely ignoring newspaper accounts. This would be equivalent to folklore studies studying folk songs and proverbs, but ignoring folk tales.

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