Outsiders: Chapters 7-12

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  • 1. 

    How did Johnny feel about dying in chapter 7?

    • A.

      He was not afraid of dying

    • B.

      He says he still has too much left to do

    • C.

      He wants to die

    • D.

      He wants to committ suicide

    Correct Answer
    B. He says he still has too much left to do
    Explanation
    In chapter 7, Johnny expresses that he still has a lot of unfinished tasks and goals in life, indicating that he is not afraid of dying. This suggests that he has a strong sense of purpose and a desire to make a meaningful impact before his time is up.

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  • 2. 

    What did Johnny mean when he told Ponyboy to "stay gold"?

    • A.

      To not lose his tan

    • B.

      To be true to himself

    • C.

      To always read Gone with the Wind

    • D.

      To stay sensitive and kind

    Correct Answer
    D. To stay sensitive and kind
    Explanation
    Johnny's statement "stay gold" is a reference to the poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost. In the poem, gold symbolizes innocence and beauty, which is fleeting and cannot last forever. Johnny's message to Ponyboy is to hold onto his sensitivity and kindness, to not let the harshness of the world harden him. It is a reminder for Ponyboy to stay true to himself and not lose his compassionate nature.

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  • 3. 

    What game did Curly Shepard and Ponyboy once hurt each other playing?

    • A.

      Chicken

    • B.

      Hide and seek

    • C.

      Russian roulette

    • D.

      Spades

    Correct Answer
    A. Chicken
    Explanation
    Curly Shepard and Ponyboy hurt each other playing Chicken.

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  • 4. 

    Why does Randy come visit Ponyboy when he is ill?

    • A.

      He wanted to beat him up

    • B.

      He is still mad at him about Bob

    • C.

      He wanted to tell him he is on his side

    • D.

      He wanted to tell him he is going to say Pony killed Bob

    Correct Answer
    C. He wanted to tell him he is on his side
    Explanation
    Randy comes to visit Ponyboy when he is ill because he wants to tell him that he is on his side. This suggests that Randy wants to show his support and loyalty towards Ponyboy, possibly indicating that he no longer holds any ill feelings towards him. This visit could be seen as an act of friendship and solidarity, as Randy wants to assure Ponyboy that he is not alone and has someone who believes in him.

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  • 5. 

    Why isn't Curly Shepard at the rumble?

    • A.

      He is in the cooler

    • B.

      He just wants peace

    • C.

      He is in the hospital

    • D.

      He is in the reformatory

    Correct Answer
    D. He is in the reformatory
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He is in the reformatory." This suggests that Curly Shepard is not present at the rumble because he is currently serving time in a reformatory facility.

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  • 6. 

    Why isn't Randy at the Rumble?

    • A.

      He knows it will not change anything

    • B.

      He is too scared to fight

    • C.

      He is in the cooler

    • D.

      He is in the rumble

    Correct Answer
    A. He knows it will not change anything
    Explanation
    Randy is not at the Rumble because he knows that participating in it will not bring about any significant change. This implies that Randy is aware of the futility of his involvement in the event and has chosen not to participate as a result.

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  • 7. 

    Why was the court hearing important?

    • A.

      It would determine whether Bob was dead or not

    • B.

      It would determine whether Pony stayed with Darry or not

    • C.

      It would determine whether Pony stayed in the hoptial or not

    • D.

      It would determine whether Johnny stayed with Darry or not

    Correct Answer
    B. It would determine whether Pony stayed with Darry or not
    Explanation
    The court hearing was important because it would determine whether Pony stayed with Darry or not. This suggests that there was a legal decision being made regarding Pony's living arrangements and potentially his custody. The outcome of the court hearing would have a significant impact on Pony's future and who he would be living with.

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  • 8. 

    Why does Dally rob the store?

    • A.

      He is hungry

    • B.

      He wants to show that he is tough

    • C.

      He wants to die

    • D.

      He does not rob the store, Darry does

    Correct Answer
    C. He wants to die
    Explanation
    Dally robs the store because he wants to die. This suggests that he is in a state of despair or hopelessness, possibly due to his difficult life circumstances or personal struggles. By engaging in dangerous and reckless behavior, such as robbery, Dally may be seeking a way to end his life or escape from the pain he feels. This action could be seen as a cry for help or a manifestation of his inner turmoil.

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  • 9. 

    What Genre is the book?

    • A.

      Non fiction

    • B.

      Fairy tale

    • C.

      Biography

    • D.

      Realistic fiction

    Correct Answer
    D. Realistic fiction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is realistic fiction because this genre typically refers to stories that are set in the real world and contain fictional elements. Realistic fiction often portrays characters and events that could plausibly happen in real life, but are not based on true events. This genre allows for imaginative storytelling while still grounding the narrative in a believable context.

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  • 10. 

    What two things did Johnny want the boys to get him in the hospital?

    • A.

      Gone with the Wind and toothpaste

    • B.

      A cigarette and a switchblade

    • C.

      A switchblade and Gone with the Wind

    • D.

      Gone with the Wind and hair grease

    Correct Answer
    D. Gone with the Wind and hair grease
    Explanation
    Johnny wanted the boys to get him "Gone with the Wind" and hair grease in the hospital.

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  • 11. 

    Why does Ponyboy not care that Randy is seeing his house in a messy condition?

    • A.

      He's sick

    • B.

      He's accepted him as a friend and this no longer matters to him

    • C.

      He is passed out when Randy comes over

    • D.

      Randy never comes to Ponyboy's house

    Correct Answer
    B. He's accepted him as a friend and this no longer matters to him
    Explanation
    Ponyboy does not care that Randy is seeing his house in a messy condition because he has accepted Randy as a friend and this no longer matters to him. This suggests that Ponyboy values their friendship more than superficial things like the cleanliness of his house. It shows that Ponyboy has developed a deeper understanding of the importance of genuine connections and acceptance, rather than focusing on materialistic appearances.

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  • 12. 

    What are the possible decisions of the court?

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      Randy could be found guilty of murder

    • C.

      Pony could be found guilty of murdering Bob

    • D.

      The boys could be separated

    Correct Answer
    D. The boys could be separated
    Explanation
    The given options suggest possible decisions that the court could make. One option is that Randy could be found guilty of murder, indicating that he may be held responsible for the crime. Another option is that Pony could be found guilty of murdering Bob, implying that Pony may be held accountable for the act. The third option is that the boys could be separated, indicating that the court may decide to separate them, possibly for their own safety or to prevent any further harm. Therefore, the possible decisions of the court include finding Randy guilty, finding Pony guilty, or separating the boys.

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  • 13. 

    Who kills Dally?

    • A.

      Randy

    • B.

      The Socs

    • C.

      The cops

    • D.

      Bob

    Correct Answer
    C. The cops
    Explanation
    In the novel "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton, Dally, also known as Dallas Winston, is killed by the police. After Johnny's death, Dally becomes filled with anger and grief, leading him to commit a series of crimes. Eventually, he robs a grocery store and threatens the police with an unloaded gun. In response, the police shoot him, resulting in his death. This event serves as a tragic end for Dally, highlighting the consequences of his reckless behavior and the harsh reality of the society depicted in the novel.

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  • 14. 

    How does Darry know Paul Holden, his first opponent at the rumble?

    • A.

      They fought together before

    • B.

      They were buddies in high school

    • C.

      They have always been enemies

    • D.

      They played soccer together years ago

    Correct Answer
    B. They were buddies in high school
    Explanation
    Darry knows Paul Holden, his first opponent at the rumble, because they were buddies in high school. This suggests that they were friends during their time in high school, which implies a positive relationship between them.

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  • 15. 

    Who wins the rumble?

    • A.

      The greasers

    • B.

      The socs

    • C.

      Neither side wins

    • D.

      They both win

    Correct Answer
    A. The greasers
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the greasers win the rumble. However, without any context or additional information provided in the question, it is difficult to determine the exact nature of the rumble or the criteria for winning. It is also unclear who the socs are and what their role is in the rumble. Therefore, a comprehensive explanation cannot be provided based on the given information.

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  • 16. 

    Why does Ponyboy say he killed Bob and Johnny wasn't dead?

    • A.

      He had a concussion

    • B.

      He was just pretending

    • C.

      He was tricking Randy

    • D.

      He was in denial

    Correct Answer
    D. He was in denial
    Explanation
    Ponyboy says he killed Bob and Johnny wasn't dead because he was in denial. This means that he was unable to accept or acknowledge the truth of the situation. Ponyboy was traumatized by the events that took place and his mind may have been trying to protect him from the harsh reality of what had happened. By denying the truth, Ponyboy was able to avoid facing the guilt and pain associated with his actions.

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  • 17. 

    How does the book show that Pony's life was still troubled after court?

    • A.

      His life isn't troubled after court

    • B.

      He ends up in jail

    • C.

      When he breaks the bottle when confronted by the Socs

    • D.

      He goes to a boys home

    Correct Answer
    C. When he breaks the bottle when confronted by the Socs
    Explanation
    The book shows that Pony's life was still troubled after court when he breaks the bottle when confronted by the Socs. This action indicates that Pony is still dealing with the trauma and tension from the events that occurred. Breaking the bottle demonstrates his emotional turmoil and the lingering effects of the violence and conflict he experienced. It suggests that even though the court case may have provided some resolution, Pony's life is still filled with difficulties and challenges.

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  • 18. 

    What message does Johnny leave in the book?

    • A.

      He is okay with dying now

    • B.

      It was worth it to save the kids

    • C.

      For Pony to stay gold; there is still good in the world

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". This means that Johnny leaves multiple messages in the book. He expresses that he is okay with dying now, indicating a sense of acceptance. He also believes that his sacrifice was worth it to save the kids, showing his bravery and selflessness. Additionally, Johnny wants Pony to stay gold, symbolizing the preservation of innocence and the belief that there is still goodness in the world. Therefore, all of these messages are conveyed by Johnny in the book.

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  • 19. 

    Why is Soda so upset at the end of the book?

    • A.

      He got bad news from Sandy

    • B.

      He keeps fighting with his brothers

    • C.

      He feels the need to stick together

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Soda is upset at the end of the book for multiple reasons. Firstly, he received bad news from Sandy, which could have been emotionally distressing for him. Additionally, Soda constantly fights with his brothers, which may contribute to his overall frustration and unhappiness. Lastly, Soda feels the need to stick together with his family, which could be a source of stress and pressure for him. All of these factors combined contribute to Soda's upset state at the end of the book.

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