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  • 1. 

    Why doesn't Ponyboy live with his mom and dad?

    • A.

      He doesn't get along with them

    • B.

      They died in an auto wreck

    • C.

      He chose to live with other relatives

    Correct Answer
    B. They died in an auto wreck
    Explanation
    Ponyboy doesn't live with his mom and dad because they died in an auto wreck.

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  • 2. 

    Which member of the Greasers was in jail at 10 years old?

    • A.

      Dallas

    • B.

      Two-Bit Matthews

    • C.

      Darry

    Correct Answer
    A. Dallas
    Explanation
    Dallas being in jail at 10 years old suggests that he had a troubled childhood and was involved in criminal activities from a young age. This information gives insight into Dallas' character and helps us understand why he may have become a member of the Greasers, a gang known for their rebellious behavior.

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  • 3. 

    Who works at the gas station?

    • A.

      Ponyboy and Darry

    • B.

      Two-Bit and Dallas

    • C.

      Steve and Sodapop

    Correct Answer
    C. Steve and Sodapop
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Steve and Sodapop. This can be inferred from the given options, where each option consists of two names. Among the given options, only "Steve and Sodapop" is mentioned, indicating that they are the ones who work at the gas station.

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  • 4. 

    Ponyboy tells Cherry that this separates Greasers and Socs.

    • A.

      Money

    • B.

      Location

    • C.

      Feelings

    Correct Answer
    A. Money
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "Money" is that Ponyboy tells Cherry that money is one of the factors that separates Greasers and Socs. The Greasers come from poorer backgrounds and struggle financially, while the Socs are wealthier and have more resources. This economic difference contributes to the social divide between the two groups and affects their lifestyles and opportunities.

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  • 5. 

    Why is it surprising that Ponyboy talks so much with Cherry?

    • A.

      He already has a girlfriend

    • B.

      He is usually quiet

    • C.

      He know Darry will be angry if he finds out

    Correct Answer
    B. He is usually quiet
    Explanation
    It is surprising that Ponyboy talks so much with Cherry because he is usually quiet. This suggests that there is something about Cherry or their conversations that make him feel comfortable enough to open up and share more than he typically would. It could be that Cherry is a good listener, or that she has a unique perspective that intrigues Ponyboy. Regardless, his willingness to engage in conversation with her contradicts his usual quiet nature.

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  • 6. 

    Why is Johnny so jumpy when he sees the blue mustang?

    • A.

      He thinks it is his father coming to get him

    • B.

      He is naturally very jumpy

    • C.

      That is the car driven by the Socs who beat him up

    Correct Answer
    C. That is the car driven by the Socs who beat him up
    Explanation
    Johnny is jumpy when he sees the blue mustang because it is the car driven by the Socs who beat him up. This suggests that Johnny has developed a fear or anxiety response towards the blue mustang due to the traumatic experience of being attacked by the Socs. The sight of the car triggers a strong emotional reaction in Johnny, causing him to become jumpy.

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  • 7. 

    Who was Mickey Mouse?

    • A.

      Soda's horse

    • B.

      Soda's puppy

    • C.

      Soda's car

    Correct Answer
    A. Soda's horse
    Explanation
    Mickey Mouse was not a horse, puppy, or car. He is a fictional cartoon character created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. He made his first appearance in the short film "Steamboat Willie" in 1928. Mickey Mouse is an anthropomorphic mouse and is one of the most iconic and beloved characters in the history of animation.

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  • 8. 

    In Ponyboy's fantasy, where would there be "plain, ordinary people"?

    • A.

      The city

    • B.

      The country

    • C.

      The suburbs

    Correct Answer
    B. The country
    Explanation
    In Ponyboy's fantasy, there would be "plain, ordinary people" in the country. This suggests that Ponyboy idealizes a simple and uncomplicated life away from the hustle and bustle of the city or the conformity of the suburbs. The country represents a peaceful and authentic environment where he can escape the challenges and complexities of his current reality.

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  • 9. 

    According to Bob, what is a Greaser?

    • A.

      White trash with long hair

    • B.

      White trash without a car

    • C.

      White trash in need of a bath

    Correct Answer
    A. White trash with long hair
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that according to Bob, a Greaser is someone who is considered white trash and has long hair.

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  • 10. 

    What does Johnny do to protect Ponyboy?

    • A.

      He runs to the police

    • B.

      He threatens Bob

    • C.

      He kills Bob

    Correct Answer
    C. He kills Bob
    Explanation
    Johnny kills Bob to protect Ponyboy. By killing Bob, Johnny eliminates the immediate threat that Bob posed to Ponyboy's safety. This action demonstrates Johnny's loyalty and willingness to go to extreme measures to protect his friend.

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  • 11. 

    Where do Ponyboy and Johnny hide out?

    • A.

      In a school

    • B.

      In a church

    • C.

      In a railroad car

    Correct Answer
    B. In a church
    Explanation
    Ponyboy and Johnny hide out in a church. This is evident from the context of the question and the given options. The church serves as a safe haven for them, allowing them to escape from their troubled lives and the dangers they face in their neighborhood. It provides them with a temporary refuge where they can find solace and plan their next steps.

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  • 12. 

    What special item does Johnny buy for Ponyboy when he buys supplies?

    • A.

      His favorite food-baloney

    • B.

      A book he has been wanting to read

    • C.

      Shampoo

    Correct Answer
    B. A book he has been wanting to read
    Explanation
    Johnny buys a book for Ponyboy that he has been wanting to read. This shows that Johnny cares about Ponyboy's interests and wants to make him happy. It also suggests that Johnny is considerate and thoughtful towards his friend.

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  • 13. 

    What is Ponyboy's pride?

    • A.

      Dally's jacket

    • B.

      His madras shirt

    • C.

      His hair

    Correct Answer
    C. His hair
    Explanation
    Ponyboy's pride is his hair because it is mentioned multiple times in the book that he takes great pride in his hair. Ponyboy's hair is a symbol of his identity and individuality, and he is constantly described as being proud of it. It is an important aspect of his character and represents his rebellious spirit and non-conformist nature.

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  • 14. 

    When can Ponyboy finally relax at the church?

    • A.

      After he reads his book

    • B.

      After Johnny cuts his hair

    • C.

      After he cries

    Correct Answer
    C. After he cries
    Explanation
    Ponyboy can finally relax at the church after he cries. This suggests that crying serves as a release for his emotions and allows him to find some peace and relief from the stress and turmoil he has been experiencing. Crying can be cathartic and help individuals process their emotions, which in turn can lead to a sense of relaxation and emotional well-being.

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  • 15. 

    Who is the "spy" for the Greasers?

    • A.

      Two-bit

    • B.

      Cherry

    • C.

      Tim Shepard

    Correct Answer
    B. Cherry
    Explanation
    Cherry is the "spy" for the Greasers because she acts as a liaison between the Greasers and the Socs, providing information about the Socs' plans and activities. She is able to gather valuable information due to her friendship with both Ponyboy and Marcia, a Soc girl. Cherry's role as a spy highlights her conflicted feelings towards the social divide and her desire for peace between the two groups.

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  • 16. 

    Who is the narrator of the story?

    • A.

      Ponyboy

    • B.

      Sodapop

    • C.

      Dallas

    Correct Answer
    A. Ponyboy
    Explanation
    Ponyboy is the narrator of the story because he is the one who tells the events and experiences from his perspective.

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  • 17. 

    Who gives Johnny and Ponyboy directions to a hideout, a gun, and money after the murder?

    • A.

      Two-Bit

    • B.

      Dallas

    • C.

      Sodapop

    Correct Answer
    B. Dallas
    Explanation
    After the murder, Dallas gives Johnny and Ponyboy directions to a hideout, a gun, and money. This suggests that Dallas is the one who helps them escape and provides them with the necessary resources to go into hiding.

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  • 18. 

    Who is considered the "pet"of the Greaser gang?

    • A.

      Johnny

    • B.

      Cherry Valance

    • C.

      Sodapop

    Correct Answer
    A. Johnny
    Explanation
    Johnny is considered the "pet" of the Greaser gang because he is the youngest and smallest member. He is often protected and looked after by the other members, who treat him with a sense of care and affection. Johnny is also seen as vulnerable and innocent, which further reinforces his role as the "pet" of the gang.

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  • 19. 

    Who is good-looking and dropped out of high school?

    • A.

      Johnny

    • B.

      Bob

    • C.

      Sodapop

    Correct Answer
    C. Sodapop
    Explanation
    Sodapop is considered good-looking and dropped out of high school.

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