Fair Wages and Worker Safety MCQs

Fair Wages and Worker Safety MCQs

Answer these 20+ Fair Wages and Worker Safety MCQs and see how sharp is your knowledge of Fair Wages and Worker Safety.
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1: Some companies, under political pressure, have begun the task of ______, which is bringing jobs back to their home countries and making more products in-house.

A.   Restructuring

B.   Reshoring

C.   Redeveloping

D.   Revamping

2: Which of these companies benefit from the wrongdoing and abuses of their suppliers through low costs that lead to higher profits?

A.   Gap and Wal-Mart

B.   Apple and Disney

C.   Wal-Mart and Hasbro

D.   H&M and Gap

3: Foxconn and Pegatron have been reported by the media and by the China Labor Watch for ______.

A.   Political pressure

B.   Product standards

C.   Worker abuse

D.   Labor costs

4: Asia has a strong ______, which makes it possible to ramp up production rapidly.

A.   Electronics supply chain

B.   Employee–employer relationship

C.   Application software

D.   Product design

5: Apple chose Foxconn because it had the ______, ______, and ______ to produce adequate quantities of products within short time frames.

A.   Scale; framework; suppliers

B.   Scale; capabilities; flexibility

C.   Capabilities; suppliers; framework

D.   Products; components; framework

6: Workers’ wages in many countries are below subsistence level wages for urban areas and must be supplemented with ______ so workers can make ends meet.

A.   Regular pay

B.   Housing allowance

C.   Overtime pay

D.   Food vouchers

7: The use of employees working in deplorable factories and suffering from physical and mental abuse is an example of ______.

A.   Labor watch

B.   Work protection

C.   Dormitories

D.   Labor camps

8: What does CLW stand for?

A.   China Labor Watch

B.   Chengdu Labor Watch

C.   Compound Labor Watch

D.   China Large Watch

9: Over 60% of Pegatron employees working on Apple iPhones worked more than ______ hours of overtime every month.

A.   85

B.   90

C.   60

D.   75

10: Pegatron employees working too many hours of overtime every month is a violation of Apple’s ______ for its suppliers.

A.   Demands

B.   Products

C.   Guidelines

D.   Structures

11: Apple workers are given a break for 10 minutes every two hours, something also called the ______ policy. This was only in effect during the auditing period.

A.   Labor

B.   Urban

C.   Break

D.   Rest

12: Employees of Windy Apparel are given 14 sick days a year. Some employees were told if they take more than one sick day they will be ______.

A.   Terminated

B.   Promoted

C.   Suspended

D.   Humiliated

13: Why do you think factories did not do something about wages and working conditions?

A.   Because the owners felt they were paying their employees a fair wage

B.   Because costs have risen each year when global clothing prices decreased

C.   Because owners were focusing on money in their pocket and not the health of workers

D.   Because it would take time away from distribution and product lines

14: According to ______, about 10% of Bangladeshi lawmakers are directly involved in the garment industry.

A.   Siddiqur Rahman

B.   Exporters International

C.   Transparency International

D.   Khaleda Zia

15: Constantly shifting work to factories with marginally lower costs deters retailer factory owners from spending money on ______.

A.   Student internships

B.   Line investigations

C.   Product line

D.   Safety improvements

A.   Both companies are guilty of deplorable work conditions that resulted in many deaths.

B.   Both companies improved work conditions with the help of work advocates.

C.   Both companies’ main production line is focused on the electronic industry.

D.   Both companies struggled to bring in business to keep the company afloat.

17: The owner was arrested and the mayor suspended for allegedly allowing the construction of Rana Plaza without ______.

A.   Safety permits

B.   Safety audits

C.   Investigations

D.   Accommodations

18: It is ______ for foreign retailers to order a separate third-party safety audit of a prospective manufacturer.

A.   Expected

B.   Common

C.   Uncommon

D.   Concerning

19: Apparel companies must do a better job of hiring ______ who will conduct full building inspections.

A.   Commoners

B.   Laborers

C.   Auditors

D.   Retailers

20: Factories making members’ garments are required to undergo safety inspections and fix problems uncovered by safety inspectors. This work safety program is called ______.

A.   Alliance of Pakistan

B.   Alliance of Dhaka

C.   Alliance of Bennton

D.   Alliance of Bangladesh

21: Both agreements require ______ and ______ to pay for the inspections; neither one requires them to pay for the safety improvements themselves.

A.   Brands; retailers

B.   Consumers; retailers

C.   Countries; retailers

D.   Employees; consumers

22: The terms of the ______ require brands and retailers to negotiate with suppliers to make it “financially feasible” for factories to be upgraded.

A.   Tazreen

B.   Accord

C.   Rana Plaza

D.   Pegatron

23: Retailers pursuing the lowest manufacturing costs find that their goods will sometimes be made in factories that lack adequate ______ and ______.

A.   Overtime; internships

B.   Safety audits; internships

C.   Safeguards; worker protection

D.   Work protection; overtime

24: The Accord claims that paying workers during closures for safety remediation was the responsibility of the ______.

A.   Retailers

B.   Consumers

C.   Employees

D.   Factory owners

25: Working in average ______ in countries like Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cambodia, Honduras, and Nicaragua raises a worker’s income above the average for that country.

A.   Labor camps

B.   Workplaces

C.   Retail shops

D.   Sweatshops