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. What does Buford say about antisocial behavior and individuality in "Dawes Road, Fulham"?

2. What two teams are playing for the FA Cup in "Cambridge"?

3. What does Robert tell Buford about Sammy?

4. What is DJ's profession?

5. What does Buford wonder about the energy of a crowd in football matches in "Cambridge"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Buford connect to the working class and individuals of the mob in "Dusseldorf"?

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

3. Explain what the National Front is and what it promotes.

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

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

6. What happens in the Cambridge Millwall game?

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

8. What does Buford notice about the skinheads at the disco in "Bury St. Edmunds"?

9. How does Buford end up at the political disco party hosted by the NF?

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

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

People other than members of a firm or supporters of a football team are affected by the mob's violence and mayhem. How is Buford specifically affected by the violence of the supporters? Who else is mentioned having been affected by the mob that was a bystander?

Essay Topic 3

When Buford attends the West Ham invitation he interviews many members of the ICJ. Why do the men place such high importance on their role within the firm?

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