Among the Thugs Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Bill Buford
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 129 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Among the Thugs Test | Mid-Book 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 find interesting about the banned teams fans?

2. What happened to Roy Downes?

3. Who else does the man Buford meets in "Manchester" mention being involved with the ICJ?

4. What does the man Buford meets in "Manchester" do with him that evening?

5. Where do several English break into in "Turin"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the crowd react to the knowledge that Buford is a reporter in "Turin"?

2. What do the English fans do while they are on the bus traveling to the match in "Turin"?

3. Why is Buford particularly intrigued by the Manchester United firm?

4. Briefly describe Mick, the man Buford meets in "Manchester."

5. What happens to Buford that makes him unsuccessful within the mob in "A Station Outside Cardiff"?

6. What happens as Jackie attempts to distribute the crowd to their respective hotels?

7. Explain why history is so important among members of the firm in "Sunderland and Manchester"?

8. What does Buford learn about the people high in command in the ICJ when he travels to Turin?

9. What does Mick say makes a good leader within the ICJ?

10. What does the police superintendent R. McAllister want to discuss with Buford at the beginning of "Sunderland and Manchester"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Buford's initial feeling and attitude toward European football fans to that of his ending one. Include examples of events that support your opinion. How does this opinion grow or change throughout the book?

Essay Topic 2

Explain why the English supporters think they are most effective in causing chaos in a foreign country. What team embarrasses the Manchester United firm?

Essay Topic 3

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

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