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

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

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

4. What does the man Buford meets in "Manchester" say about those involved in firms?
(a) Nearly everyone is rich.
(b) Nearly everyone is an ex football player.
(c) Nearly everyone is charged with a crime or put in jail at some point.
(d) Nearly everyone has to fight.

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

6. Buford notes how much alcohol he has consumed with the man he meets in "Manchester." How much is it?
(a) 2 cans of lager and 8 pints of bitter.
(b) 4 shots and 7 pints of lager.
(c) 2 cans of bitter and 8 pints of lager.
(d) A bottle of Vodka and 4 cans of lager.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. What does Buford notice about the men on his flight in "Manchester"?
(a) The men are merely foot soldiers.
(b) The men are very important with the ICJ.
(c) The men are very angry and aggressive.
(d) The men are ready for a fight.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the fans do as they exit the plane in "Turin"?

2. What happened to Roy Downes?

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

4. What is Buford's reaction to what happens to the man who falls at the beginning of the novel?

5. Where is Buford standing at the beginning of the book?

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