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

2. What color is the hair of the girl Ponyboy talks to at the drive-in?
(a) Red.
(b) Blonde.
(c) Pink.
(d) Black.

3. Cherry tells Ponyboy that he is the type of person who ________________.
(a) Steals cars.
(b) Watches sunsets.
(c) Gets upset easily.
(d) Hits women.

4. What activity is common to the greasers?
(a) Driving old cars.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) Holding up gas stations.
(d) Gang fights.

5. According to Dally, where do the cops think Ponyboy and Johnny are headed?
(a) California.
(b) The hospital.
(c) Texas.
(d) Home.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who admires Dally because he is gallant?

2. What is Ponyboy doing at the beginning of Chapter 1?

3. What kind of car do Cherry and Marcia's boyfriends drive by in?

4. Where do Johnny and Ponyboy go after Cherry and Marcia leave with the Socs?

5. What are Ponyboy and Johnny looking at when Ponyboy recites the line "Nothing gold can stay"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Ponyboy tell Cherry and the others about Darry as they are walking to Two-Bit's house?

3. How do Johnny and Ponyboy realize that they are not alone at the park?

4. What strikes Johnny about the characters in Gone With The Wind?

5. What is Ponyboy's living arrangement?

6. What do Johnny and Ponyboy do in the vacant lot?

7. What does Ponyboy realize that he has in common with Cherry?

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

9. What happens when Dally tries to give the Soc girls a soda at the drive-in?

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

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