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Bill Buford
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Buford discover about the places in which the games are played?
(a) They don't have air conditioning.
(b) They are really clean and nice.
(c) They are filled with rotten odors.
(d) They are run down and dilapidated.

2. What country are the semi-finals held in Chapter 2?
(a) Italy.
(b) England.
(c) Germany
(d) Austria.

3. What happens to the woman who screams in the crowd in "Turin"?
(a) She dies.
(b) She falls and breaks her leg.
(c) She is passed to the front and exits.
(d) She is seriously injured.

4. What is Buford's first game?
(a) Tottenham-Manchester.
(b) Manchester-Turin.
(c) Tottenham-Hotspur.
(d) Juventis-Hotspur.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 2, who does Manchester play?

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

3. How does the man Buford meets in "Manchester" feel about journalists?

4. Where does Buford go to find a "firm" in "A Station Outside Cardiff"?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Buford particularly intrigued by the Manchester United firm?

2. What does Buford learn about those traveling on his flight to Turin in "Manchester"?

3. Explain why history is so important among members of the firm in "Sunderland and Manchester"?

4. Briefly describe Mick, the man Buford meets in "Manchester."

5. What does Mick say makes a good leader within the ICJ?

6. Who is Michael Wicks, and what is he doing as Buford exits the plane in "Turin"?

7. What happens to Buford that makes him unsuccessful within the mob in "A Station Outside Cardiff"?

8. Why does Buford go to the bathroom to write down the stories he hears from the members of the firm in "Sunderland and Manchester"?

9. Explain what it means to be "on the jib."

10. Explain what the "simple squeeze" and "the shove" are.

(see the answer keys)

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