The Outsiders Novel By S.E. Hinton! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What are the three Curtis boy's names?

    • A.

      Johnny, Ponyboy, and Dally

    • B.

      Dally, Ponyboy, and Sodapop

    • C.

      Steve, Ponyboy, and Randy

    • D.

      Darrel, Sodapop, and Ponyboy

    • E.

      Darrel, Ponyboy, and Johnny

    Correct Answer
    D. Darrel, Sodapop, and Ponyboy
    Explanation
    There are three brother in the curtis family. Sadly that's all they have since their parents died.

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  • 2. 

    Ponyboy has a crush on which girl?

    • A.

      Cherry

    • B.

      Lola

    • C.

      Marcia

    • D.

      Strawberry

    • E.

      Jessie

    Correct Answer
    A. Cherry
    Explanation
    Ponyboy has a crush on Cherry.

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  • 3. 

    How Did Ponyboy's Parents Die?

    • A.

      An airplane crash

    • B.

      An Earthquake

    • C.

      A car Crash

    • D.

      A Fire

    • E.

      They Drown

    Correct Answer
    C. A car Crash
    Explanation
    The Curtis brothers were left alone after their parents tragic death.

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  • 4. 

    What does Johnny do to stop The Socs from killing him and Ponyboy?

    • A.

      Shoots them with a gun

    • B.

      Calls the police

    • C.

      Runs away

    • D.

      Stabs one with a switchblade

    • E.

      Beats them up with a baseball bat

    Correct Answer
    D. Stabs one with a switchblade
    Explanation
    Johnny stops The Socs from killing him and Ponyboy by stabbing one of them with a switchblade. This action is an act of self-defense and a desperate attempt to protect himself and his friend from harm. By using the switchblade, Johnny is able to incapacitate one of The Socs, causing them to retreat and preventing further harm to himself and Ponyboy.

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  • 5. 

    What Has Sodapop Wanted More Than anything?

    • A.

      A Horse

    • B.

      A Dog

    • C.

      A Car

    • D.

      A House

    • E.

      A Girlfriend

    Correct Answer
    A. A Horse
    Explanation
    Sodapop has wanted a horse more than anything. This implies that having a horse is his ultimate desire or dream. It suggests that he has a strong passion or longing for owning a horse, possibly because he enjoys horse riding or has a deep connection with horses.

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  • 6. 

    Who Did Johnny and Ponyboy Go To visit after they decided to run away?

    • A.

      Two-Bit

    • B.

      Sodapop

    • C.

      Darry

    • D.

      Steve

    • E.

      Dally

    Correct Answer
    E. Dally
    Explanation
    Johnny and Ponyboy decided to run away and they went to visit Dally. Dally is a member of their gang and they trust him to help them. He is known to be tough and street-smart, making him a reliable person to turn to in times of trouble.

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  • 7. 

    What is Sodapop like?

    • A.

      A good student, shy, and polite

    • B.

      Good looking, funny, not interested in school

    • C.

      A real jerk with a history of causing trouble

    Correct Answer
    B. Good looking, funny, not interested in school
    Explanation
    The given answer describes Sodapop as good looking and funny, but not interested in school. This suggests that Sodapop may prioritize his appearance and sense of humor over his academic performance. It implies that he may not be motivated or engaged in his studies, possibly leading to a lack of interest in school.

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  • 8. 

    What is Darry like?

    • A.

      Hardworking and responsible

    • B.

      A troublemaker

    • C.

      A popular Soc

    Correct Answer
    A. Hardworking and responsible
    Explanation
    Darry is described as hardworking and responsible. This implies that he is diligent and reliable in his actions and duties. He is likely someone who takes his responsibilities seriously and puts in a lot of effort to achieve his goals.

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  • 9. 

    Who is Dally?

    • A.

      Ponyboy's best friend

    • B.

      A hood with a criminal record

    • C.

      The Soc who is killed by Johnny

    Correct Answer
    B. A hood with a criminal record
    Explanation
    Dally is described as a "hood with a criminal record." This implies that he is involved in illegal activities and has a history of breaking the law. The term "hood" suggests that he is a part of a gang or a group involved in delinquent behavior. This characterization highlights Dally's rebellious and dangerous nature, setting him apart from the other options.

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  • 10. 

    Why does Ponyboy run away in the middle of the night?

    • A.

      He finds out he is being sent to a boys home

    • B.

      He wants to hang out with Johnny

    • C.

      Darry shoves him

    Correct Answer
    C. Darry shoves him
    Explanation
    Ponyboy runs away in the middle of the night because Darry shoves him. This suggests that there is tension and conflict between Ponyboy and Darry, possibly due to their strained relationship. The shove could be the breaking point for Ponyboy, causing him to feel hurt and rejected, leading him to run away as a way to escape the difficult situation at home.

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  • 11. 

    What does Dally give Ponyboy and Johnny to take to Windrixville?

    • A.

      A gun and fifty dollars

    • B.

      A pack of smokes and some bologna

    • C.

      A copy of Gone with the Wind

    Correct Answer
    A. A gun and fifty dollars
    Explanation
    Dally gives Ponyboy and Johnny a gun and fifty dollars to take to Windrixville. This indicates that Dally wants them to be prepared and protected during their journey. The gun can be seen as a means of self-defense, while the fifty dollars can provide them with necessary resources or assistance along the way. This suggests that Dally cares about their safety and wants to ensure they have the means to survive their trip.

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  • 12. 

    Who is spying for the Greasers?

    • A.

      Two Bit Matthews

    • B.

      Cherry Valence

    • C.

      Johnny

    Correct Answer
    B. Cherry Valence
    Explanation
    Cherry Valence is the correct answer because in the novel "The Outsiders," Cherry is secretly providing information to the Greasers about the activities and plans of the rival gang, the Socs. She does this because she sympathizes with the Greasers and wants to help bridge the gap between the two groups. Her role as a spy for the Greasers is significant in the story as it shows her internal conflict and her desire for peace and understanding between the two rival gangs.

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  • 13. 

    How does Johnny feel about Dally?

    • A.

      He idolizes him

    • B.

      He feels sorry for him

    • C.

      He is embarrassed by him.

    Correct Answer
    A. He idolizes him
    Explanation
    Johnny idolizes Dally because he sees him as tough and fearless. Dally is like a role model to Johnny, someone he looks up to and wants to emulate. Johnny admires Dally's rebellious nature and the way he handles himself in difficult situations. Johnny sees Dally as someone who understands him and protects him, which creates a strong bond between them.

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  • 14. 

    What does the doctor say will happen to Johnny?

    • A.

      He will most likely heal after his stay in the hospital

    • B.

      He will have brain damage

    • C.

      He will most likely die

    Correct Answer
    C. He will most likely die
    Explanation
    The doctor predicts that Johnny will most likely die. This suggests that Johnny's condition is severe and his chances of survival are slim. The doctor's statement indicates that the prognosis for Johnny's health is not optimistic and that his condition is critical.

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  • 15. 

    When Johnny's mother comes to visit, what is his reaction?

    • A.

      He finally realizes that she cares about him after all.

    • B.

      He refuses to see her.

    • C.

      He asks her to come back when Ponyboy is not there.

    Correct Answer
    B. He refuses to see her.
  • 16. 

    Who wins the rumble?

    • A.

      The Socs

    • B.

      The Greasers

    • C.

      No one; it is declared a tie.

    Correct Answer
    B. The Greasers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Greasers. This suggests that in the rumble, the Greasers emerge as the winners.

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  • 17. 

    What are Johnny's last words?

    • A.

      Stay gold Ponyboy. Stay gold.

    • B.

      I love you Ponyboy.

    • C.

      I never meant for this to happen. I'm sorry.

    Correct Answer
    A. Stay gold Ponyboy. Stay gold.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Stay gold Ponyboy. Stay gold." This phrase refers to a line from the book "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton. It is Johnny's last message to Ponyboy before he dies, emphasizing the importance of staying true to oneself and maintaining innocence despite the harsh realities of life.

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  • 18. 

    What is Ponyboy's real name?

    • A.

      Jerry

    • B.

      Patrick

    • C.

      Ponyboy

    • D.

      Dave

    Correct Answer
    C. Ponyboy
    Explanation
    Ponyboy's real name is Ponyboy.

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  • 19. 

    Who is the second-youngest member of the greasers?

    • A.

      Johnny

    • B.

      Soda Pop

    • C.

      Two-bit

    • D.

      Steve

    Correct Answer
    A. Johnny
    Explanation
    Johnny is the second-youngest member of the greasers because he is portrayed as the youngest and most vulnerable member of the group in the novel "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton. He is described as being smaller and more innocent compared to the other greasers, and his age is explicitly mentioned as being 16 years old. This makes him younger than Soda Pop, Two-bit, and Steve, who are all older members of the group.

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  • 20. 

    What does Ponyboy say is visible on both the East Side and the West Side?

    • A.

      Rainbows

    • B.

      Sunrises

    • C.

      Sunsets

    • D.

      The moon

    Correct Answer
    C. Sunsets
    Explanation
    Ponyboy says that sunsets are visible on both the East Side and the West Side. This suggests that regardless of where one is located, they can still witness the beauty of sunsets. It highlights the shared experience and commonality between the two sides, despite their differences. Sunsets are a natural phenomenon that can be appreciated by all, emphasizing the universal aspects of life.

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  • 21. 

     What book do Johnny and Ponyboy read in the church?

    • A.

      Great Expectations

    • B.

      Rumble Fish

    • C.

      Gone with the Wind

    • D.

      Romeo and Juliet

    Correct Answer
    C. Gone with the Wind
    Explanation
    In the novel "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton, Johnny and Ponyboy read "Gone with the Wind" in the church. This book is significant because it represents an escape from their harsh reality and provides them with a temporary refuge from their troubled lives. It also symbolizes their longing for a different world, one that is far removed from the violence and poverty they experience on a daily basis. Additionally, the themes of love, survival, and resilience depicted in "Gone with the Wind" resonate with the challenges faced by the characters in the novel.

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  • 22. 

    Who kills Dally?

    • A.

      The police

    • B.

      Darry

    • C.

      A drunk driver

    • D.

      Bob and Randy

    Correct Answer
    A. The police
    Explanation
    In the novel "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton, Dally is killed by the police. After a series of events, Dally becomes overwhelmed with grief and anger, leading him to commit a crime that ultimately results in a confrontation with the police. During this confrontation, Dally pulls out an unloaded gun, prompting the police to shoot him in self-defense. This tragic event serves as a climax in the story and highlights the consequences of Dally's actions and the harsh reality of the world the characters live in.

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  • 23. 

    When did Ponyboy’s recurring nightmares begin?

    • A.

      The night Johnny killed Bob

    • B.

      The night he found our Sodapop was dropping out of school

    • C.

      The night of his parents' funeral

    • D.

      The night he met Cherry Valance

    Correct Answer
    C. The night of his parents' funeral
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The night of his parents' funeral." This is when Ponyboy's recurring nightmares began. The loss of his parents was a traumatic event for him, causing him to have nightmares as a way of processing his grief and emotions.

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