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. How many people does Buford mention being injured in Chester in "Dusseldorf"?

3. Who saves Buford from being beaten against a lamppost?

4. Who is present when Buford meets Neil?

5. What does Buford begin subscribing to in "Dusseldorf"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is interesting about the bar that hosts the disco party in "Bury St. Edmunds"?

2. What does Buford say about crowd theories in the middle of "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. What happens to end the disco party in "Bury St. Edmunds"?

5. Describe the duality of Harry's life, the man Buford meets in "Dusseldorf."

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

7. What does Buford say at the end of "Dawes Road, Fulham" about the moment when the mob goes off?

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

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

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

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 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

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?

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