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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the rich kids call Ponyboy and his friends?
(a) Losers.
(b) Greasers.
(c) Nerds.
(d) Wavers.

2. Who wrote the poem that Ponyboy recites to Johnny?
(a) Walt Whitman.
(b) Robert Frost.
(c) Cherry.
(d) Ponyboy.

3. Who does Ponyboy and Johnny think can help them after the fight in the park?
(a) Randy.
(b) Dally.
(c) Cherry.
(d) Soda.

4. Where has Johnny gone when Ponyboy wakes up in the church?
(a) To call his parents.
(b) To get the police.
(c) To get supplies.
(d) Back home.

5. Why doesn't Ponyboy know what is going on during the fight in the park?
(a) He runs home.
(b) He is unconscious from nearly drowning in the fountain.
(c) He has been stabbed and passes out.
(d) Johnny covers his eyes and ears.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Ponyboy and Johnny do in Chapter 5 to disguise themselves?

2. Cherry says the greasers are more ___________ than the Socs.

3. Who is in the ambulance with Ponyboy?

4. According to Dally, where do the cops think Ponyboy and Johnny are headed?

5. Why does Cherry decide to leave with the Socs instead of walking with Ponyboy and the greasers?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Cherry and Marcia's boyfriends show up as they are walking from the drive-in with the greasers?

2. Describe the major event that occurs in Chapter 4 and how is a turning point in the novel.

3. What news does Dally give Ponyboy and Johnny when he comes to see them at the church?

4. What happens when Ponyboy comes home late in Chapter 3?

5. What things are Ponyboy thinking about as he sits at the drive-in?

6. Why is Ponyboy nervous about walking home alone from the movies?

7. Describe the fight between the greasers and the Socs that occurs when Ponyboy is walking home from the movies.

8. Explain how Johnny speaks up to the older boys at the drive-in.

9. Describe the gang known as the "greasers".

10. What two differences does Cherry point out between the greasers and the Socs?

(see the answer keys)

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