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

2. What happened to Roy Downes?
(a) He kills Tony Roberts.
(b) He was appointed head of ICJ.
(c) He was murdered.
(d) He was stabbed by several rival fans.

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

4. What does the boy who looks like Keith Richards say to Buford about the football violence?
(a) It is part of human nature and they would "go off" elsewhere if it weren't at the games.
(b) He hates it.
(c) It's necessary.
(d) It's a vital part of the game and community.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Brunswick?

2. Who arrives at the square at the end of "Turin"?

3. What firm is Gurney a part of?

4. How does Buford feel about the English football game at the end of the first chapter?

5. Who is Sammy and what does he do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain what Mick arranges for Buford in "Manchester."

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

3. Why do the members of the ICJ feel they are most effective when they are in a foreign country at the end of "Sunderland and Manchester"?

4. Why does Buford go to Stamford Bridge in "A Station Outside Cardiff"?

5. Who arrives at the Stamford Bridge in "A Station outside Cardiff" and what do they do?

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

7. What is the return flight from Turin to England like at the end of "Turin"?

8. What does the police superintendent R. McAllister want to discuss with Buford at the beginning of "Sunderland and Manchester"?

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

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

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