I deleted those both, so I suppose I'm the best to answer this!
As BoltClock noted, both got bumped due to being answered with a copy-paste answer. There was a flag for multiple duplicate answers which lead me to the posts, where I closed them (after taking action on the duplicated answers).
I marked them as favorites to check back on them later, which I apparently did yesterday. I deleted them based on the quality of the questions in relation to the fact that they had been closed. (I don't unilaterally delete posts like this which are still 'On-Hold', but only if they've actually graduated to 'closed')
When I delete questions like these, I usually try to ignore the answers completely, and I try to apply a "what should happen to this question if it's posted today?" thought process to it.
That said, I think that first question might be worth talking about keeping around, solely on the basis of its answers... but something makes me feel a little bit icky there. I think the question seems to have been fine for the standards when it was posted, but today? Today, the biggest controversy over that question would be, "can't we be nicer to newbies than just telling them to RTFM?"
I've undeleted the first one. I think it could be improved to make it a decent question even for today, but I also suspect there's something else out there that would apply, such as this clumsily-worded Google search's second result.
Finally, one tiny mitigating point to mention: There were two weeks between closing and deleting, and right before that, the questions had been bumped by the c/p answer, so there was time for the community to review it, too.