Among the Thugs Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Bill Buford
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. While Buford waits for his tickets to be set up, who throws bottle and debris at their head beneath the stadium in "Turin"?
(a) Italians.
(b) Children.
(c) The women.
(d) English.

2. Where does Buford meet R. McAllister?
(a) London.
(b) Manchester.
(c) Sunderland.
(d) Cambridge.

3. What does Buford address in his book "Among the Thugs"?
(a) Thugs in music, sports, and media.
(b) Thugs in Europe.
(c) The violent behavior of European football firms.
(d) Thugs in America.

4. What does Buford notice at the first game he attends?
(a) Children are not allowed.
(b) Many younger individuals swear violently and fight.
(c) Women are not present.
(d) Women are present.

5. What does it mean when "it's going to go off"?
(a) Someone is about to die.
(b) Someone is about to scream.
(c) Violence is about to erupt.
(d) People are getting drunk.

6. Where does R. McAllister work?
(a) A pub.
(b) Wearside Police.
(c) A firm.
(d) A travel agency.

7. What happens to the woman who screams in the crowd in "Turin"?
(a) She is seriously injured.
(b) She is passed to the front and exits.
(c) She dies.
(d) She falls and breaks her leg.

8. How much money does Buford estimate the man he meets in "Manchester" spends at the pub?
(a) 75 pounds.
(b) 60 dollars.
(c) 60 pounds.
(d) 75 dollars.

9. What does Buford purchase from the man he meets in "Manchester"?
(a) His airfare to the next game.
(b) The package.
(c) His watch.
(d) His game tickets.

10. What does the boy who looks like Keith Richards say to Buford about the football violence?
(a) It is part of human nature and they would "go off" elsewhere if it weren't at the games.
(b) It's a vital part of the game and community.
(c) He hates it.
(d) It's necessary.

11. What does Buford discover about the places in which the games are played?
(a) They don't have air conditioning.
(b) They are really clean and nice.
(c) They are filled with rotten odors.
(d) They are run down and dilapidated.

12. Where does Buford go to find a "firm" in "A Station Outside Cardiff"?
(a) Stamford Lane.
(b) Samford Canal.
(c) Stamford Bridge.
(d) Stafford Road.

13. Who makes up the smaller circle of Manchester United supporters?
(a) Unofficial supporters or members of the firm.
(b) The wives to the men of the larger circle.
(c) Ex football players.
(d) The sons to the men of the larger circle.

14. Where does Buford arrive after searching for a firm in "A Station Outside Cardiff"?
(a) The pub.
(b) The Shed.
(c) The lake.
(d) The river.

15. What does the man Buford meets in "Manchester" do with him that evening?
(a) Beats him up.
(b) Gets Buford really drunk as they talk.
(c) Takes him to dinner.
(d) Nearly kills Buford.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Buford realize is the reason for those approaching where he is standing at the beginning of the book?

2. In Chapter 2, what team is banned from attending its own matches?

3. Who else does the man Buford meets in "Manchester" mention being involved with the ICJ?

4. Who does Buford meet and spend a long and informative evening with in "Manchester"?

5. What does Buford mean when he says the man he meets in "Manchester" is well off?

(see the answer keys)

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