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 Buford realize about the man he meets in "Manchester"?

2. What two names does Buford mention he has heard of prior to meeting them in "Sunderland and Manchester"?

3. Why are the Manchester supporters humiliated by the West Ham supporters in "Sunderland and Manchester"?

4. Who is the sole leader of the West Ham supporters that march in organized lines in "Sunderland and Manchester"?

5. How much money does Buford estimate the man he meets in "Manchester" spends at the pub?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does the Italian army arrive and escort them to the match in "Turin"?

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

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

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

6. Why is Buford amazed at the way the supporter's interact with him in "Turin"?

7. What is the purpose Buford has for writing "Among the Thugs"?

8. How does the crowd react to the knowledge that Buford is a reporter in "Turin"?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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