Among the Thugs Test | Final 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. Where is Buford walking when he recognizes the man in the stadium in "Cambridge"?

2. What does the newspaper Buford receives after he goes to St. Edmunds promote?

3. Who does Buford mention terrorizing London with his friends and end up killing a person in "Dusseldorf"?

4. What team does Buford mention tying several games and only winning in the second of third rematch in "Cambridge"?

5. What does the police officer in "Dawes Road, Fulham" hit Buford with?

Short Essay Questions

1. What qualities make DJ different from other football supporters according to Buford in "Dusseldorf"?

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

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

4. According to Buford, explain what the crowd is like when waiting for a goal to be scored at a football match.

5. According to Buford, how does a crowd react if a goal is never scored?

6. According to Buford, what happens to the individual among the crowd when the football game begins?

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

8. Describe what members of the NF do when a black player gets the ball in a football match?

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

10. What does Robert tell Buford as they walk to Tottenham in "Dawes Road, Fulham" that is significant about one of the mob members?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Compare and contrast Buford's initial feeling and attitude toward European football fans to that of his ending one. Include examples of events that support your opinion. How does this opinion grow or change throughout the book?

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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