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paired stories, second series
2: slavery today
b: Michael Allen Lee
multiple choice questions
key to this exercise
story: "Michael L"

Michael Allen Lee: multiple choice questions


choose the best continuation according to the information in the story

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

(a) just got out of jail

(b) no home of their own

(c) just arrived from Mexico

(d) been looking for work picking grapefruit


(2) The men got their paychecks

(a) from the farm owners and took them to the bank

(b) from the farm owners and then signed them and returned them

(c) from Michael and then signed them and returned them to him

(d) from Michael and took them to the bank


(3) Michael tempted the men by promising them

(a) good housing

(b) parties and women

(c) drugs and liquor

(d) lots of good food



(4) The taps in the house:

(a) worked but only bad water came out of them

(b) worked but no hot water came out of them

(c) worked but only a little water came out of them

(d) usually didn't work at all



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

(a) should have been properly trained before beginning to work

(b) should have worn protective masks

(c) should have been able to wash their hands before eating

(d) should have taken a shower as soon as they got home



(6) George was beaten up

(a) by Michael and another man

(b) by Michael alone

(c) by some of Michael's friends

(d) 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

(a) fruit growers had been punished for using slaves

(b) a labour boss had been punished for using slaves

(c) a US court had acknowledged that there were slaves on US farms

(d) a US court had acknowledged that slavery was illegal



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

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

(b) this protects them from being accused of using slave labour

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

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