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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. How does Nick say he takes each of Arsenal's wins or losses?
2. What team does Arsenal play on the fourteenth of October?
3. What is the name of the famous player Arsenal buys in 1976?
4. What is Charlie George's punishment for making obscene gestures to the Derby fans?
5. What team does Arsenal play on May the 2nd?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Nick think football helps in at this stage in his life?
2. How does Nick show signs of the beginnings of his obsession with Arsenal in this section?
3. What does Nick say he thinks about Pele?
4. How does the family's dad upset Nick in this section?
5. How does Nick feel when he sees himself on television?
6. In what way is the crowd different in the North Stand?
7. Why does Nick stereotype women?
8. Why is the real reason Nick wants to leave the scout camp?
9. How does Nick's obsession with Arsenal show signs of becoming unhealthy?
10. What does Nick think of Malcolm MacDonald?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What does Nick stopping smoking at the end of the book symbolize? What does it say about Nick's character that he was such a heavy smoker?
Essay Topic 2
What kind of person would Nick have developed into without football? What evidence is there that he would have developed into this person?
Essay Topic 3
What do the opening chapters say about Nick's character? What problems does Nick have to get over in his life? How close is Nick's character to his character in real life?
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