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. According to Buford what is the individual aware of in the moment the violence "goes off" in "Dawes Road, Fulham"?

2. What does Buford mention happening at another no score game when a goal was finally made in "Cambridge"?

3. What does Buford say about the generation's use of violence at the end of "Dusseldorf"?

4. What does Buford not mention being a part of the politics of the crowd in "Bury St. Edmunds"?

5. Why does Buford say this moment of violence is addictive to those in the crowd on "Dawes Road, Fulham"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Buford say about crowd theories in the middle of "Dawes Road, Fulham"?

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

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

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

6. What does Buford realize when he is among the crowd in Tottenham in "Dawes Road, Fulham"?

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

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

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

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

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

Who does Buford attribute to coming up with crowd theories? What does Buford notice each crowd has in common after witnessing and experiencing them firsthand?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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