Michael Lee :: multiple choice quiz

(1) The men Michael brought to Fort Pierce had:

just got out of jail

no home of their own

just arrived from Mexico

been looking for work picking grapefruit

(2) The men got their paychecks

from the farm owners and took them to the bank

from the farm owners and then signed them and returned them

from Michael and then signed them and returned them to him

from Michael and took them to the bank

(3) Michael tempted the men by promising them

good housing

parties and women

drugs and liquor

lots of good food

(4) The taps in the house

worked but only bad water came out of them

worked but no hot water came out of them

worked but only a little water came out of them

usually didn't work at all

(5) The story suggests that because there was pesticide on the fruit, the men

should have been properly trained before beginning to work

should have worn protective masks

should have been able to wash their hands before eating

should have taken a shower as soon as they got home

(6) George was beaten up

by Michael and another man

by Michael alone

by some of Michael's friends

by the labour boss on another farm

(7) The fact that George and his friends won their lawsuit was important because it was the first time

fruit growers had been punished for using slaves

a labour boss had been punished for using slaves

a US court had acknowledged that there were slaves on US farms

a US court had acknowledged that slavery was illegal

(8) The story implies that farm owners use labour bosses to hire workers because

this protects them from being accused of bringing workers into the US illegally

this protects them from being accused of using slave labour

this saves them the trouble of having to provide housing for their workers

they think the labour bosses are the only people who know where to find good workers