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The Outsiders: some comprehension, vocabulary definitions, and character traits


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Outsiders is an example of what type of genre
    • A. 

      Non-fiction

    • B. 

      Fantasy

    • C. 

      Fiction

  • 2. 
    The author of The Outsiders is
    • A. 

      S.E. Hinton

    • B. 

      Pontyboy Curtis

    • C. 

      Gary Soto

  • 3. 
    Which best describes the setting of The Outsiders?
    • A. 

      1990's, Oklahoma

    • B. 

      1960's, Texas

    • C. 

      1960's, Oklahoma

  • 4. 
    Which of these characters is most resourceful?
    • A. 

      Johnny

    • B. 

      Two-Bit

    • C. 

      Steve

  • 5. 
    What is Darry's occupation?
    • A. 

      He is mad at Pony

    • B. 

      He works in construction

    • C. 

      He loves his brothers no matter what

  • 6. 
    Which character is most lighthearted?
    • A. 

      Johnny

    • B. 

      Ponyboy

    • C. 

      Sodapop

  • 7. 
    Who accompanies Cherry to the movies in Ch 2?
    • A. 

      Ponyboy

    • B. 

      Marcia

    • C. 

      Dally

  • 8. 
    The use of darkness in this novel is meant to give the reader.....
    • A. 

      An eerie feeling

    • B. 

      A feeling of amusement

    • C. 

      A hopeful feeling

  • 9. 
    Johnny actions in the church fire can best be described as
    • A. 

      Daring

    • B. 

      Crazy

    • C. 

      Depressing

  • 10. 
    Johnny's behavior throughout the books makes him seem like a _______ character
    • A. 

      Disturbed

    • B. 

      Cautious

    • C. 

      Hostile

  • 11. 
    Feeling sorry for someone who has had a bad day
    • A. 

      Ingenius

    • B. 

      Sympathetic

    • C. 

      Bewildered

  • 12. 
    Complete confusion
    • A. 

      Hostile

    • B. 

      Determined

    • C. 

      Bewildered

  • 13. 
    Not meaning what you say
    • A. 

      Eerie

    • B. 

      Insincere

    • C. 

      Sociable

  • 14. 
    A great idea
    • A. 

      Determined

    • B. 

      Ingenius

    • C. 

      Climax

  • 15. 
    Infer
    • A. 

      A guess based on information

    • B. 

      Feelings of anger towards something or someone

    • C. 

      Working towards a goal

  • 16. 
    Protest
    • A. 

      To vocally disagree

    • B. 

      To vocally agree

    • C. 

      Angry and violent

  • 17. 
    Distressing
    • A. 

      Upsetting

    • B. 

      Encouraging

    • C. 

      Happily

  • 18. 
    Efficient
    • A. 

      Doing things in a timely and effective manner

    • B. 

      Going about life in a carefree fashion

    • C. 

      Having enough money to buy what you want

  • 19. 
    What does Randy tell Ponyboy
    • A. 

      That he is glad Bob is dead

    • B. 

      That he is going to testify in court about Bob's death

    • C. 

      That he is not going to fight in the rumble

  • 20. 
    What happened with Soda and Sandy?
    • A. 

      Her parents sent her to Florida to avoid marrying Soda

    • B. 

      They ran away to get married

    • C. 

      They roke up because she refused to marry him

  • 21. 
    The media see the boys as
    • A. 

      Heroes

    • B. 

      Thugs

    • C. 

      Idiots

  • 22. 
    How is Ponyboy changing his judgements?
    • A. 

      He realizes that heroes aren't always celebrated

    • B. 

      He thinks that maybe Soc's and Greasers have things in common

    • C. 

      He realizes that he can't count on anyone but himself

  • 23. 
    Who has green eyes?
    • A. 

      Soda

    • B. 

      Johnny

    • C. 

      Cherry