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1Information on violence among spectators indicates that sport fans today are
A)more disorderly than people at other mass events.
B)often vocal and emotional, but most do not engage in violence.
C)unaware of social norms while events are in progress.
D)likely to encourage one another to be destructive.

2According to the authors, watching sports on television often leads viewers to be
A)so hostile that it creates a context in which violence is common.
B)emotionally expressive, but not overtly violent.
C)targets of violence done by people who dislike sports.
D)angry and violent only when they are watching with a crowd.

3Historical evidence shows that compared to spectators in the past, spectators today are
A)less violent and less likely to disrupt action on the field.
B)more violent in the stands but less violent around the stadium.
C)less violent in the stadium but more violent around it.
D)more violent and more likely to use weapons in their violence.

4Most sociological research on sport spectator violence has been done by scholars in
A)North America.
B)South America.

5Research suggests that spectators are most likely to be violent when they interpret the actions of the players on the field to be
B)emotionally intense.

6Spectator violence varies with many factors. Which of the following is NOT one of those factors?
A)the location of the event
B)alcohol consumption by the spectators
C)the meaning and importance of the event for the spectators
D)the personality profiles of regular spectators at an event

7Information on spectator violence suggests that the worst cases of violence have usually been related to
A)the amount of media coverage given to a game or match.
B)issues and tensions that were important in the community as a whole.
C)efforts to control the amount of alcohol available at the game or match.
D)the number of uniformed police in the stadium or arena.

8In the box, “Terrorism: Planned Political Violence at Sport Events,” it is noted that
A)since 9/11/2001, security at sport events has actually decreased.
B)there has never been a case of terrorism at a major sport event.
C)sports can’t be separated from aspects of social life that inspire terrorism.
D)terrorists are regularly arrested at sport events.

9Which of the following is NOT among the authors’ policy recommendations for controlling sport violence?
A)respecting the needs and rights of the spectators
B)limiting on-the-field violence
C)establishing closer relationships between communities and teams
D)banning all block sales of tickets to large groups of people

10The primary goal of the suggestions for controlling spectator violence is to create
A)fear and anxiety among spectators.
B)antiviolence norms among spectators.
C)a policing system that is covert and unseen by spectators.
D)events that limit emotional expression among spectators.

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