Among the Thugs Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Bill Buford
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does being a jib require?

2. Which of the following does Buford not mention in relation to the football fans?

3. What three adjectives does Buford use to describe the conditions of the matches?

4. Where does Buford retreat to jot down the stories the men give him in "Sunderland and Manchester"?

5. What happens to Buford after he makes his way out of the mob in "Turin"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe what DJ, a budding photographer, tells Buford at the beginning of "Dusseldorf."

3. What does Buford specifically mention in "Cambridge" that happens when a score is finally made between the two Glasgow teams?

4. What happens to end the disco party in "Bury St. Edmunds"?

5. What does Buford notice about the man he sees that stood close to him at the game in "Cambridge"?

6. What happens to the Italian boy who goes into the crowd to practice his English in "Turin"?

7. What is the story of John Johnstone about in "Dusseldorf"?

8. How does Buford feel about the crowd at the end "A Station Outside Cardiff"?

9. What does Buford realize when he is among the crowd in Tottenham in "Dawes Road, Fulham"?

10. What does Buford say about antisocial behaviors among members of the mob when it goes off in "Dawes Road, Fulham"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Do you think European policemen are effective in controlling the chaos and violence of the football supporter's? How do the police help relieve or contribute to the violence of the crowds?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the relationship between politics and that of the mentality of the crowd. How does Buford support or refute this relationship?

Essay Topic 3

Explain DJ's opinion of the late 20th century's antisocial behavior. Does football violence relate to that of a political or economical cause?

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