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Outsiders Chapter 8 Quiz - Quiz

Check for Reading Comprehension ----And after discussion of Dynamic/Static characters!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why did the nurse at first tell Ponyboy and Two Bit that they could not go in to see Johnny?

    • A.

      She said they were too nasty looking and would give him germs.

    • B.

      She said that they were greasers and did not have the manners to be in a hospital.

    • C.

      She said that he was sleeping and needed tto get his rest.

    • D.

      She said that he was in critical condition and didn't need visitors at all.

    Correct Answer
    D. She said that he was in critical condition and didn't need visitors at all.
    Explanation
    The nurse initially told Ponyboy and Two Bit that they could not go in to see Johnny because she said that he was in critical condition and didn't need visitors at all.

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  • 2. 

    What did Johnny complain about in regards to being in the hospital?

    • A.

      The pain that he was having from the burns

    • B.

      The fact that they wouldn't let him smoke in bed

    • C.

      The fact they wouldn't let him put grease in his hair

    • D.

      The fact that the food wasn't any good

    Correct Answer
    C. The fact they wouldn't let him put grease in his hair
    Explanation
    Johnny complained about the fact that they wouldn't let him put grease in his hair.

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  • 3. 

    During this chapter while Ponyboy was talking to Johnny, he realized something important about their relationship.  He realized that.....

    • A.

      Johnny was a like a lost little puppy who had been hit too many times

    • B.

      Johnny needed them very much

    • C.

      That they (the greaser group) needed Johnny as much as Johnny needed the gang

    • D.

      That the greasers and the socs were different in many many ways and that nothing was ever going to change between them.

    Correct Answer
    C. That they (the greaser group) needed Johnny as much as Johnny needed the gang
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Ponyboy realized that the greaser group needed Johnny just as much as Johnny needed them. This implies that Johnny played an important role within the group and was valued by his friends. It highlights the mutual dependency and support among the greasers, emphasizing the significance of their relationship with Johnny.

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  • 4. 

    Ponyboy sent Two Bit to the drugstore to get something for Johnny because Johnny said he wanted it.  What did Ponyboy tell Two Bit to go get?

    • A.

      A coke

    • B.

      A sandwich

    • C.

      A book

    • D.

      A deck of cards

    Correct Answer
    C. A book
    Explanation
    Ponyboy sent Two Bit to the drugstore to get a book for Johnny because Johnny expressed a desire for it.

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  • 5. 

    Johnny said that he used to wish he were dead because his parents were so cruel to him, but now he realizes that he doesn't want to die because he realizes that , "It isn't long enough,"  Through this, we see that Johnny is making changes.....that makes him which kind of character?  (we have talked about it numerous times and we have done several activities with this type of character!!)

    • A.

      Static

    • B.

      Dynamic

    • C.

      Flat

    • D.

      Super

    Correct Answer
    B. Dynamic
    Explanation
    Johnny's realization that life isn't long enough and his change in perspective on death indicate that he is a dynamic character. A dynamic character undergoes significant internal changes throughout the story, often as a result of their experiences or personal growth. In this case, Johnny's shift in mindset shows that he is evolving and developing as a character.

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  • 6. 

    Who comes to the hospital to visit Johnny that he tells the nurse that he ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT want to see?

    • A.

      Randy

    • B.

      Cherry

    • C.

      His dad

    • D.

      His mom

    Correct Answer
    D. His mom
    Explanation
    Johnny tells the nurse that he absolutely does not want to see his mom when she comes to visit him at the hospital.

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  • 7. 

    What did Ponyboy say made him decide he liked Dally now?

    • A.

      Dally saved Johnny

    • B.

      Dally was glad he didn't kill Ponyboy

    • C.

      Dally was not angry with him anymore

    • D.

      Dally was Sodapop's best friend

    Correct Answer
    B. Dally was glad he didn't kill Ponyboy
    Explanation
    Ponyboy said that Dally being glad he didn't kill him made him decide he liked Dally now.

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  • 8. 

    What did Dally ask Two Bit for while they were in the hospital?

    • A.

      His clothes

    • B.

      His heater

    • C.

      His switchblade

    • D.

      His carkeys

    Correct Answer
    C. His switchblade
    Explanation
    Dally asked Two Bit for his switchblade while they were in the hospital.

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  • 9. 

    Who comes to talk to Ponyboy about the upcoming  rumble?

    • A.

      Darry

    • B.

      Cherry

    • C.

      Sodapop

    • D.

      Steve

    Correct Answer
    B. Cherry
    Explanation
    Cherry comes to talk to Ponyboy about the upcoming rumble.

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  • 10. 

    What did Ponyboy as Cherry to do---- she said she couldn't and it upset Ponyboy?

    • A.

      Come to the rumble and support the greasers

    • B.

      Go to the police station with him and support the boys

    • C.

      Go to see Sodpop and tell him what happened at the park that night

    • D.

      Go the the hospital to visit Johnny

    Correct Answer
    D. Go the the hospital to visit Johnny
    Explanation
    Ponyboy asked Cherry to go to the hospital to visit Johnny. This upset Ponyboy because he considered Cherry a friend and wanted her support during this difficult time. Johnny was in critical condition after being injured in a fight, and Ponyboy wanted Cherry to show compassion and solidarity by visiting him. However, Cherry declined, which made Ponyboy feel disappointed and hurt.

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