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. In Chapter 2, what team is banned from attending its own matches?

3. Who does Buford meet and spend a long and informative evening with in "Manchester"?

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

5. Which of the following is not mentioned being beaten by the English?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Buford realize about members of the firm at the pub, Brunswick, in "Sunderland and Manchester"?

4. Why are Buford's friends surprised at Buford's reaction to the crowd's behavior at the train station?

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

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

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

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

9. What does Buford learn about the people high in command in the ICJ when he travels to Turin?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Buford compares the violence of the European football crowds to that of an addiction. What does Buford mean when he makes that comparison? How are they similar?

Essay Topic 2

What does Buford notice about the individual and the crowd at the end of "Cambridge"? How is this significant to the mentality of the crowd in general?

Essay Topic 3

Explain why Buford becomes so disgusted with DJ and his supporters. Why has Buford's opinion of the violence in the firm changed at the end of the chapter "Dusseldorf"?

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