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Study Guide for At a Slaughterhouse, Some Things Never Die – by Charlie LeDuff Q: As explained in the Slaughterhouse article, the “_picnic line” is a conveyor belt that moves pork shoulders past workers who will debone the meat at the per-worker rate of one shoulder every 17 seconds. A: (Page _61___): Q: As explained in the Slaughterhouse article, the “first thing you learn about in the hog plant is the value of a sharp knife. The second thing you learn is that _ you don’t want to work with a knife_____.” A: (Page __61___): Q: As explained in the Slaughterhouse article, in the hog plant, the _ black/mexican workers are the ones who get the dirtiest jobs. A: (Page _62___): Q: As explained in the Slaughterhouse article, the Smithfield Packing Company is one of the only places within a 50-mile radius of its North Carolina location where a/an _ person can make more that $8/hour. A: (Page _62____): Q: As Charlie LeDuff notes in his Slaughterhouse article, the Smithfield Packing Company will hire just about any man or woman with a pulse and __
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