The Outsiders Novel Trivia Quiz: Chapter 1 To 3

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  • 1. 

    In what point-of-view is the novel told?

    • A.

      1st person

    • B.

      2nd person

    • C.

      3rd person

    • D.

      3rd person omniscient

    Correct Answer
    A. 1st person
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1st person because the novel is told from the perspective of the narrator, who is a character in the story and refers to themselves as "I". This point-of-view allows the reader to have a direct insight into the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of the narrator.

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  • 2. 

    What evidence is there that Ponyboy's oldest brother truly loves Ponyboy?

    • A.

      Darry gave Ponyboy a gun and 50.00 and hid him when he was in trouble.

    • B.

      Darry gave up a football scholarship, going to college, and works two jobs in order to keep he and Sodapop at home with him after their parents died.

    • C.

      Sodapop is always making jokes and ready to make him laugh; furthermore, Ponyboy talks about him all the time throughout the novel. We talked about how point-of-view is important in the novel in regards to how much someone talks about the character in that regards.

    • D.

      Two-Bit Matthews is always there for him and takes care of him in the midst of a fight always.

    Correct Answer
    B. Darry gave up a football scholarship, going to college, and works two jobs in order to keep he and Sodapop at home with him after their parents died.
    Explanation
    Darry's actions of giving up his own opportunities and working multiple jobs to support Ponyboy and Sodapop after their parents' death show his selflessness and dedication towards his brothers. This sacrifice demonstrates his love for Ponyboy, as he prioritizes their well-being and chooses to stay with them instead of pursuing his own dreams. This level of commitment and responsibility is a clear indication of his love and care for Ponyboy.

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  • 3. 

    What does the word ornery mean?  

    • A.

      Quiet

    • B.

      Stubborn

    • C.

      Calm

    • D.

      Awesome

    Correct Answer
    B. Stubborn
    Explanation
    The word "ornery" means stubborn. It refers to someone who is difficult to deal with or uncooperative, often displaying a stubborn or irritable attitude. This word is commonly used to describe individuals who are obstinate, inflexible, or unwilling to compromise.

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  • 4. 

    The fact that the word weed means cigarette in 1967 is an example of vernacular.  In your questions and in our discussions we talked about what vernacular means. I asked you to add it to your notes. What does the word vernacular mean? 

    • A.

      Something that is odd and strange to us because it means something it shouldn't.

    • B.

      A wod which was differint in meaning during one time in history, but it's changed in today's world.

    • C.

      A word that means sounds the same as another word but has a diferent meaning - it's sort of like a synonym.

    Correct Answer
    B. A wod which was differint in meaning during one time in history, but it's changed in today's world.
    Explanation
    The given answer correctly defines vernacular as a word that had a different meaning in the past but has changed in meaning in today's world. This explanation aligns with the example provided in the question, where the word "weed" meant cigarette in 1967 but now commonly refers to a different concept.

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  • 5. 

    Ponyboy likes Darry much more than he likes Sodapop because Darry is his younger brother and they are much closer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because it states that Ponyboy likes Darry much more than he likes Sodapop because Darry is his younger brother and they are much closer. However, in the book "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy actually has a closer relationship with Sodapop. Ponyboy describes Sodapop as being more understanding and easygoing, while he often feels misunderstood by Darry. Therefore, Ponyboy likes Sodapop more than Darry.

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  • 6. 

    What did Cherry and Ponyboy discuss was the biggest difference between the Socs and the Greasers?

    • A.

      They discussed that the Socs have much more money than the Greasers.

    • B.

      They discussed that the Socs were much meaner than the Greasers.

    • C.

      They discussed that the Greasers were much more of a family than the Greasers.

    • D.

      They discussed that the Greasers were much more emotional than the Socs.

    Correct Answer
    D. They discussed that the Greasers were much more emotional than the Socs.
    Explanation
    Cherry and Ponyboy discussed that the Greasers were much more emotional than the Socs. This suggests that the Greasers are more open and expressive with their feelings compared to the Socs, who may be more reserved or guarded emotionally. This difference in emotional expression could potentially impact the way the two groups interact and handle conflicts.

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  • 7. 

    Ponyboy learned that through his interaction (meeting and getting to know Cherry) that there were some similarities between him and Cherry.  What was one thing that he learned they both loved?

    • A.

      Watching movies with friends

    • B.

      Watching sunsets

    • C.

      Coke and popcorn

    • D.

      Family and friends

    Correct Answer
    B. Watching sunsets
    Explanation
    Through his interaction with Cherry, Ponyboy learned that they both loved watching sunsets. This suggests that they share a similar appreciation for nature and beauty. It also implies that they have a common interest that can potentially bring them closer together and bridge the gap between their different social backgrounds.

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  • 8. 

    Who is the 'pet' of the greasers and why?

    • A.

      Two-Bit Matthews - because he is very funny and fun to be around/ he always gets his 'two bits' in! :)

    • B.

      Ponyboy - because he is Sodapops baby brother and everyone loves Sodapop.

    • C.

      Sodapop - because he's like a Greekgod and is also so fun loving and fun to be around that everyone loves to be in his presence.

    • D.

      Johnny Cade - because his homelife is so incredibly sad and everyone wants to make him feel better/they know he needs them.

    Correct Answer
    D. Johnny Cade - because his homelife is so incredibly sad and everyone wants to make him feel better/they know he needs them.
    Explanation
    Johnny Cade is the 'pet' of the greasers because his homelife is incredibly sad and everyone wants to make him feel better. They know that he needs their support and love, so they treat him with special care and attention. This is evident in the way they protect him and look out for him, as they understand the hardships he faces at home. Johnny's vulnerability and need for emotional support make him the 'pet' of the greasers.

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  • 9. 

    What is a motif?  (remember we discussed in class)  An example of it is seen in this novel in  the words ...."You never use your head".....

    • A.

      Something that is difficult to understand.

    • B.

      Something that the character does a bunch.

    • C.

      Something that shows up repeatedly in a novel.

    • D.

      Something in a novel that happens to confuse the reader.

    Correct Answer
    C. Something that shows up repeatedly in a novel.
    Explanation
    A motif is a recurring element or theme that appears throughout a novel. It can be a symbol, an image, a phrase, or any other literary device that is repeated to convey a deeper meaning or enhance the overall narrative. In this case, the phrase "You never use your head" is an example of a motif because it appears multiple times in the novel, suggesting a recurring theme or idea.

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  • 10. 

    What happens that causes Ponyboy to come home after his curfew?

    • A.

      He and Two-Bit Matthews walk the girls home from the movies.

    • B.

      He and Johnny Cade fell asleep in the lot.

    • C.

      He and Johnny Cade went to the park.

    • D.

      He and Dally were on their way to the train.

    Correct Answer
    B. He and Johnny Cade fell asleep in the lot.
    Explanation
    Ponyboy comes home after his curfew because he and Johnny Cade fell asleep in the lot.

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  • 11. 

    Why does Johnny like it better when his dad is hitting him?

    • A.

      ....because he likes to feel sad.

    • B.

      ....because he wants to have a family and at least when his dad is hiting him he knows he has a family.

    • C.

      ....because then he wants to feel bad and when his dad is hitting him he definitely feels bad! :(

    • D.

      ....because at least then he knows that his dad knows he is there.

    Correct Answer
    D. ....because at least then he knows that his dad knows he is there.
  • 12. 

    What happens when Ponyboy comes home late from curfew?

    • A.

      Sodapop yells at him and Darry says he's calling the police.

    • B.

      Darry hits him and Ponyboy runs away.

    • C.

      Dally hits him and Ponyboy runs away.

    • D.

      Ponyboy and Sodapop get angry with Darry and decide to run away.

    Correct Answer
    B. Darry hits him and Ponyboy runs away.
    Explanation
    When Ponyboy comes home late from curfew, Darry hits him and Ponyboy runs away. This suggests that Darry has a strict and aggressive approach towards discipline, causing Ponyboy to feel scared and threatened. Ponyboy's decision to run away highlights his fear and desire to escape the abusive situation at home.

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