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. How does Buford feel about the English football game at the end of the first chapter?
(a) He hates it, but needs his interview.
(b) He loves it and wants to become a leader in one of the firms.
(c) He likes it, although he is not in a firm yet.
(d) He is indifferent and just wants to finish his story.

2. What does the Manchester group note at the end of "Sunderland and Manchester"?
(a) They want to keep fighting.
(b) They hate West Ham.
(c) They want to stop the mob violence.
(d) They work best in foreign countries.

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

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

5. Who is Michael Wicks?
(a) The acting British Consul.
(b) The head of the ICJ.
(c) A pilot.
(d) A football player.

6. Who else does the man Buford meets in "Manchester" mention being involved with the ICJ?
(a) Ray Deer and Bob Bob.
(b) Royce Doons and Bobby Ban.
(c) Raye Down and Bann Bobby.
(d) Roy Downes and Banana Bob.

7. What does the man Buford meets in "Manchester" say is a problem within the ICJ?
(a) Having more than one leader.
(b) The huge violence.
(c) The women wanting to enter the mobs.
(d) The police.

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

9. Who does Buford remember a story about in "Turin"?
(a) His first time meeting football fans.
(b) The head of the ICJ being murdered.
(c) A scared journalist.
(d) His ex girlfriend.

10. What is a "firm"?
(a) A notarized invitation.
(b) A football fan club.
(c) An office of lawyers.
(d) A speech.

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

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

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

14. Who does Buford meet and spend a long and informative evening with in "Manchester"?
(a) Chuck.
(b) Nick.
(c) Mick.
(d) Mike.

15. Who does Buford notice approaching him while he is standing at the beginning of the book?
(a) Thugs.
(b) An old lady.
(c) Football players.
(d) Several police officers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Buford follow out of the mob in "Turin"?

2. Where does Buford arrive after searching for a firm in "A Station Outside Cardiff"?

3. What does it mean when a person is on the "jib"?

4. What does the boy who looks like Keith Richards say to Buford about the football violence?

5. What happens to cause the English to throw everything breakable at the Italians in "Turin"?

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