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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 language does Nick teach in London?
2. What does Nick say he cheers during the West Ham Arsenal game?
3. What section does Nick buy season tickets for?
4. What competition are Liverpool and Juventus competing in?
5. Which of Nick's friends is even more fanatical about football than Nick?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Nick's life change when he moves to North London?
2. How does Cambridge Utd.'s losing streak affect Nick?
3. Why does Hornby have to go home from Wembley in this section?
4. What does Nick highlight about rituals in this section?
5. How happens during the Heysel disaster?
6. Why is Nick ashamed of his countrymen in this section?
7. How did the Hillsborough disaster affect British football?
8. What does Nick buying tickets in the all-seater part of the stadium signify?
9. How does Nick take comfort in Neil Kaas?
10. What does Nick state is his worst fear in this section?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How did the Heysel and Hillsborough disasters affect football worldwide? How does Nick show this change in the book? How do the changes affect Nick's own character?
Essay Topic 2
How does Nick's obsession with Arsenal become unhealthy? How does Nick control his obsession? In what way does Nick stopping smoking symbolize his recovery from his obsession?
Essay Topic 3
What kind of person would Nick have developed into without football? What evidence is there that he would have developed into this person?
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