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. Who is supposed to be Buford's host for the evening in "Bury St. Edmunds"?

2. What does Buford point out happens among many football matches in "Cambridge"?

3. What does Buford realize as he is being hit by the police officer in "Dawes Road, Fulham"?

4. Who does Buford say leads a double life of family man and mob supporter in "Dusseldorf"?

5. What is the name of the newspaper Buford receives after he goes to St. Edmunds?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What happens in the Cambridge Millwall game?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the consciousness of the crowd when the moment of violence "goes off." What happens to the individual among the crowd when chaos breaks out?

Essay Topic 2

In the chapter "Turin," how do the English fans behave toward the Italians? What is Buford's reaction to the supporters' behavior?

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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