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 agency handles the "package" deal that the man Buford meets in "Manchester" tells him about?

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

3. What match does Buford attend at the invitation of members of the firm?

4. What do Buford and R. McAllister discuss?

5. What does Buford discover about the places in which the games are played?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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"?

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does Buford notice about the flight to Turin that ends up proving himself wrong?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Buford meets many member of the ICJ in the chapter "Turin" what surprises him about the men? What does Buford think the men need or want from being a part of the ICJ?

Essay Topic 2

Buford does not mention many incidents involving women. Explain the two cases in which women are mentioned and how women might be affected as a whole by the violence and chaos of the football supporter's.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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