Unfortunately, the company closed down because it couldn’t keep _____ with rapidly changing technology A. fast        …

Probably the most famous film commenting on the twentieth-century technology is Modern Times, made in 1936. Charlie Chaplin was motivated to make the film by a reporter who, while interviewing him, happened to describe the working conditions in industrial Detroit. Chaplin was told that healthy young farm boys were lured to the city to work on automotive assembly lines. Within four or five years, these young men’s health was destroyed by the stress of work in the factories.

Abruptly, the film shifts to a scene of factory workers jostling one another on their way to a factory. However, the rather bitter note of criticism in the implied comparison is not sustained. It is replaced by a gentle note of satire. Chaplin prefers to entertain rather than lecture.

The young farm boys went to the city because they were ______.

A. promised better accommodation   

B. driven out of their sheep farm

C. attracted by the prospect of a better life   

D. forced to leave their sheep farm