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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 2, what team is banned from attending its own matches?
(a) Bobby Boss.
(b) Cockney Reds.
(c) Turin Juventus.
(d) Manchester United.

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

3. What does Buford realize as he talks to the men in "Sunderland and Manchester"?
(a) They are violent and hot headed.
(b) They take pride in their positions and want to inform the world of them.
(c) They are down to earth.
(d) They are arrogant.

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

5. What does Robert point out to Buford in "Sunderland and Manchester" relating to mob violence?
(a) The women allow it.
(b) The police allow it.
(c) The mob has to have humor as well.
(d) No one can control it.

6. What does Buford find interesting about the banned teams fans?
(a) They are banned, but without enforcement.
(b) The police wanted to ban them, but the government did not.
(c) They are enforced for the first half of the game only.
(d) Other teams are not banned.

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

8. Why is Buford amazed by the men in ICJ he meet in "Turin".
(a) The amount they cuss.
(b) The amount they drink.
(c) The trust they have and need to prove themselves to him.
(d) The way they attack and injure people.

9. Where does the man Buford meets in "Manchester" take him?
(a) A train station.
(b) A brothel.
(c) A match.
(d) A pub.

10. Where do several English break into in "Turin"?
(a) A brothel.
(b) A pub.
(c) A hotel.
(d) A football game.

11. What does it mean when a person is on the "jib"?
(a) They are fugitives.
(b) They travel to the games without spending any money.
(c) They are poor and broke.
(d) They are sick.

12. What does Richard say is the most important role in life?
(a) Being a hard worker.
(b) Being a member of a firm.
(c) Being a good dad.
(d) Being involved in church.

13. Who does Buford attempt to locate to interview at the end of "A Station Outside Cardiff"?
(a) A thug.
(b) A policeman.
(c) A pub owner.
(d) A football player.

14. What does being a jib require?
(a) Being politely rude.
(b) Finding a way around paying for tickets and travel needs through confrontation of large numbers.
(c) Agression.
(d) Being broke.

15. What is Buford's reaction to what happens to the man who falls at the beginning of the novel?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Surprise.
(c) Concern.
(d) Admiration.

Short Answer 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"?

2. What does the man Buford meets in "Manchester" say about those involved in firms?

3. What does the man Buford meets in "Manchester" say is a problem within the ICJ?

4. How does Buford feel among the crowd in "Turin"?

5. What does the man Buford meets in "Manchester" do for a living?

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