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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Ponyboy run into the church during the fire?
(a) To get his book.
(b) To hide from the police.
(c) To save the kids from the fire.
(d) To save his parents.

2. What does Ponyboy try not to do after he gets jumped?
(a) Scream for help.
(b) Cry.
(c) Run away.
(d) Fight back.

3. Why doesn't Dally want Johnny to go to jail?
(a) Because Dally wants to teach him a lesson.
(b) Because Ponyboy will be alone without Johnny.
(c) Because jail will harden Johnny.
(d) Because Johnny is too young.

4. What do Ponyboy and Johnny do to pass the time while hiding out in the church?
(a) They watch movies.
(b) They write letters to family.
(c) They read Gone With the Wind.
(d) They build a fort.

5. What do the two boys in the blue car call Johnny, Ponyboy, and Two-Bit?
(a) Troublemakers.
(b) Greasers.
(c) Bums.
(d) Jerks.

6. Why is Ponyboy embarrassed by Dally when they sit near the Soc girls?
(a) Dally gets in a fight with Soda.
(b) Dally is talking dirty and loudly.
(c) Dally is drunk.
(d) Dally is not wearing a shirt.

7. Why are there children at the church in Chapter 6?
(a) They are picking flowers.
(b) They are looking for Johnny.
(c) They are going to Sunday school.
(d) They are having a picnic.

8. Who is in the ambulance with Ponyboy?
(a) Soda.
(b) Jerry.
(c) Johnny.
(d) His mother.

9. What kind of car do Cherry and Marcia's boyfriends drive by in?
(a) A Mustang.
(b) A Honda.
(c) A pickup truck.
(d) A Corvette.

10. Who tells Dally to leave the Soc girls alone?
(a) Ponyboy.
(b) His mother.
(c) Johnny.
(d) Soda.

11. What story does Ponyboy tell Cherry when they are getting snacks at the drive-in?
(a) He tells her how he got his scars.
(b) He tells her a made up story about two teenagers who fall in love.
(c) He tells her about how his parents died.
(d) He tells her about how Johnny got badly hurt in a fight.

12. What does Two-Bit say Dally got caught doing in the parking lot?
(a) Slashing someone's tires.
(b) Drinking beer.
(c) Stealing a car.
(d) Smoking a cigarette.

13. What celebrity does Ponyboy wish he looked like?
(a) Gary Cooper.
(b) Rock Hudson.
(c) Clark Gable.
(d) Paul Newman.

14. What do Johnny and Ponyboy need to get once they get to the church?
(a) A phone book.
(b) A bible.
(c) A week's supply of food.
(d) A gun.

15. What book does Johnny bring to the church for Ponyboy?
(a) Black Beauty.
(b) Go Ask Alice.
(c) A Tale of Two Cities.
(d) Gone With The Wind.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the names of the girls Ponyboy and the greasers meet at the drive-in?

2. How did Soda know that Dally knew where Ponyboy was?

3. Who is the only person who can tease Darry?

4. Who invites Ponyboy and Johnny to sit with them at the drive-in?

5. Why doesn't Soda attend school?

(see the answer keys)

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