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 crowds at the games at the end of "A Station Outside Cardiff"?
(a) Intrigued by the crowds chaos.
(b) Scared of the crowds.
(c) Surprised that he enjoys the crowds.
(d) Hates the crowds.

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

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

4. What does a "package" include?
(a) Air travel, hotel, and match tickets.
(b) Hotel and tickets.
(c) Tickets and a meal plan
(d) Air travel and hotel.

5. What do Buford and R. McAllister discuss?
(a) How to become a part of a firm.
(b) American football.
(c) European football.
(d) The mob's violence.

6. Where is Buford standing at the beginning of the book?
(a) A pub.
(b) A train station outside of Cardiff.
(c) An airport.
(d) A football field.

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

8. What is the Manchester football fan club named?
(a) In Cite Jibs.
(b) Inner Cite Jabbers.
(c) Inner City Jibbers or ICJ.
(d) Iron City Jaws.

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

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

11. What is Brunswick?
(a) A city.
(b) A pub.
(c) A man Buford meets.
(d) A football player.

12. 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 arrogant.
(d) They are down to earth.

13. What is "the shove"?
(a) An ineffective way of entering a fight.
(b) The initiating moment of a football game.
(c) A method of pushing the person in front of you to force the mob to move.
(d) A method of fighting.

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

15. Why does Buford quickly realize after he sees the man fall in, "A Station Outside Cardiff"?
(a) He sees the violence is not random and is intentional.
(b) That he is in over his head.
(c) That he needs to leave and go home.
(d) That the city supports this behavior.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Robert point out to Buford in "Sunderland and Manchester" relating to mob violence?

2. What does the man Buford meets in "Manchester" do with him that evening?

3. Who is Michael Wicks?

4. What does Buford notice after he arrives at a firm?

5. What does Buford address in his book "Among the Thugs"?

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