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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. Why are the Manchester supporters humiliated by the West Ham supporters in "Sunderland and Manchester"?
(a) They walked away.
(b) More Mancherster fans were killed than West Ham.
(c) The West Ham supporters do not flinch at the bottles thrown at them.
(d) They beat them up.

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

3. What does the man Buford meets in "Manchester" do for a living?
(a) He is a police officer.
(b) He is a retired football player.
(c) He's a skilled electrician.
(d) He is a janitor.

4. What is "the simple squeeze"?
(a) A method of wedging ones body through a crowd.
(b) Squeezing ones neck to kill.
(c) A method to calm oneself by squeezing one's legs.
(d) Method to get orange juice from an orange.

5. What two names does Buford mention he has heard of prior to meeting them in "Sunderland and Manchester"?
(a) Daffy Duck and Burnt Red.
(b) Daft Donald and Berlin Red.
(c) Daft Donny and Berly Reedy.
(d) D. Donn and B. Redd.

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

7. Which of the following does Buford not mention in relation to the football fans?
(a) Volatile.
(b) Addicting.
(c) Passionate.
(d) Self destructive.

8. What does Mark point out to Buford in "Sunderland and Manchester" relating to mob violence?
(a) No one can control the mobs.
(b) The police allow it.
(c) These men desire to make history, good or bad.
(d) It is vital to the game and community.

9. Who is the sole leader of the West Ham supporters that march in organized lines in "Sunderland and Manchester"?
(a) Bill Gardiner.
(b) Billy G.
(c) Bruce Gardney.
(d) Ben Garden.

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

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

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

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

14. What three adjectives does Buford use to describe the conditions of the matches?
(a) Smelly, bleak, and disgusting.
(b) Cramped, old, and violent.
(c) Pleasurable, dirty, and volatile.
(d) Cramped, dirty, and volatile.

15. What happens to the Italian boy that braves the square in hope to practice his English in "Turin"?
(a) He is stabbed.
(b) He is beaten to near death.
(c) He is spit and urinated on.
(d) He is kicked in the groin and led away by his friends.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Buford notice approaching him while he is standing at the beginning of the book?

2. What does being a jib require?

3. Who makes up the smaller circle of Manchester United supporters?

4. What does a "package" include?

5. Who does Buford remember a story about in "Turin"?

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