The Outsiders- Chapters 1-6

18 Questions
The Outsiders Quizzes & Trivia

Part I: Answer the following questions to demonstrate your reading comprehension of the first half of The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. The questions are not necessarily in the order of the events in the novel. (5 pts. Each- total 90pts. )Part II: On a separate piece of paper, answer the following questions in complete sentences:What motivates Johnny and Ponyboy to save the children caught in the church fire? What does this tell you about their personalities? (10 pts. )

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the 2nd youngest member of the greasers?
    • A. 

      Johnny

    • B. 

      Two-Bit

    • C. 

      Steve

    • D. 

      Sodapop

  • 2. 
    In which town is the abandoned church where Ponyboy and Johnny hide?
    • A. 

      Tonkawa

    • B. 

      Guthrie

    • C. 

      Windrixville

    • D. 

      Bartlesville

  • 3. 
    What is the name of Sodapop's horse?
    • A. 

      Daniel

    • B. 

      Captain Steven

    • C. 

      Lightening

    • D. 

      Mickey Mouse

  • 4. 
    What does Ponyboy say is visible on both the East Side and the West Side of town?
    • A. 

      Sunsets

    • B. 

      Rainbows

    • C. 

      Sunrises

    • D. 

      The moon

  • 5. 
    What book do Johnny and Ponyboy read in the church?
    • A. 

      How the West Was Won

    • B. 

      Rumble Fish

    • C. 

      Gone with the Wind

    • D. 

      Great Expectations

  • 6. 
    What does Two-Bit give to Ponyboy when the Socs approach them after the movie?
    • A. 

      A switch-blade

    • B. 

      A gun

    • C. 

      A broken pop bottle

    • D. 

      An arrest warrant

  • 7. 
    What is Two-Bit's most prized possession?
    • A. 

      His 1920 silver dollar

    • B. 

      His silver-plated 45

    • C. 

      His switchblade

    • D. 

      His mother's locket

  • 8. 
    How old is Darry?
    • A. 

      Twenty-three

    • B. 

      Twenty

    • C. 

      Nineteen

    • D. 

      Eighteen

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Their boyfriends left because they did not like the movies that were playing.

    • B. 

      Their boyfriends walked off with two other girls from their high school.

    • C. 

      The girls decided to go out by themselves that day.

    • D. 

      The girls walked away from their boyfriends when they found out their boyfriends had booze.

  • 10. 
    Who bleaches Ponyboy's hair?
    • A. 

      Sodapop

    • B. 

      Marcia

    • C. 

      Johnny

    • D. 

      Dally

  • 11. 
    How did the Curtis brothers' parents die?
    • A. 

      In a car accident

    • B. 

      In a roller-coaster accident

    • C. 

      In a boating accident

    • D. 

      In a horse-riding accident

  • 12. 
    What is Ponyboy's real name?
    • A. 

      Frederick

    • B. 

      Walter

    • C. 

      Jason

    • D. 

      Ponyboy

  • 13. 
    Where did Dally live before moving to Ponyboy's town?
    • A. 

      New Orleans

    • B. 

      Dallas

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      Tuscaloosa

  • 14. 
    Johnny and Ponboy turn to Dally for help after Johnny kills a Soc.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Johnny doesn't feel bad about killing the Soc.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Johnny and Pony rode a box car out of town after Johnny killed the Soc.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What does the term rat race mean?
    • A. 

      A rumble between two gangs

    • B. 

      A car speed competition

    • C. 

      A competitive scramble for money or goods

    • D. 

      A fight between two dirty players