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Flashcards in chp. 35 - the gold fields Deck (14):
1

when do Terry and Manjiro depart for California?

1850, 3rd year of Kaei, Year of the Dog

2

how do Terry and Manjiro travel from the East Coast to San Francisco?

around the tip of South America and Cape Horn by sailing ship

3

how does this ship to Sacramento differ from the whaling ships?

it is powered by steam

4

how much heavier is gold than water?

19x heavier

5

what is used to sluice for gold?

a long tom and a gold pan

6

what does Manjiro draw sketches of on the way to the gold fields?

trains

7

what does Manjiro think are the real treasures in America?

railroads, steamships, square-rigged sailing ships: fast- moving things

8

why are Terry and Manjiro able to find a claim in the gold fields?

the claims had been abandoned by gold miners who gave up on finding gold

9

why do the miners laugh when Manjiro shouts out that he has found gold?

Manjiro mistakens fool's gold foe real gold

10

what name do the miners call Manjiro for his mistakes?

Greenhorn

11

what does Terry and Manjiro about gold?

it sinks to the bottom of the gold pan and has a dull luster

12

what caused some gold miners to quit?

the backbreaking work, dysentery, standing in cold water all day long,and the cost of living

13

what keeps Manjiro from becoming discouraged?

his experience with hardship on the Franklin makes him have patience with the poor conditions

14

when does Manjiro realize he is going home?

when he discovers a large gold nugget