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. In Chapter 2, who does Manchester play?
(a) Turin Jeventus.
(b) Dusseldorf.
(c) Cambridge United.
(d) Cockney Reds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What does Buford mean when he says the man he meets in "Manchester" is well off?
(a) He never has to take the train.
(b) He is a lawyer for the IJC.
(c) He hasn't missed a match in 4 years.
(d) He owns every pub in West Manchester.

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

10. What happens to cause the English to throw everything breakable at the Italians in "Turin"?
(a) An Italian throws a rock at the bus.
(b) An Italian pushes Miachel Wicks.
(c) An Englishman is killed.
(d) An Italian is killed.

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

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

13. How do Buford and the Italians feel as they watch the English outside the square in "Turin"?
(a) Ready to fight back.
(b) Angry.
(c) Fascinated and in awe.
(d) Disgruntled and appalled.

14. How does Buford feel about the English football game at the end of the first chapter?
(a) He is indifferent and just wants to finish his story.
(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 hates it, but needs his interview.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does being a jib require?

2. Buford notes how much alcohol he has consumed with the man he meets in "Manchester." How much is it?

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

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

5. Where do several English break into in "Turin"?

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