The Outsiders Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tells Ponyboy that he is famous and shows him the newspaper article about him and Johnny?

2. While Ponyboy is sitting on the car at the grocery store in Chapter 12, three Socs pull up. Why don't these three Socs like him?

3. What has Dally done to make the cops chase him in Chapter 10?

4. Who comes over to Ponyboy's house to see him when he gets home from the hospital?

5. How does Ponyboy want to make Darry proud?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when the police pull Dally and Ponyboy over as they are on the way to the hospital?

2. Why does Ponyboy have to write a semester theme?

3. Where has Sandy gone by Chapter 7, and why?

4. What prognosis do the doctors give Johnny?

5. What does Dally ask Two-Bit for in the hospital?

6. What does Darry do while Ponyboy is sick?

7. Why doesn't Darry want Ponyboy to fight in the rumble?

8. What makes Ponyboy realize that Johnny is dying?

9. How does Ponyboy get home from the hospital after Johnny's death?

10. What happens at Ponyboy's court hearing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the significance of the title of the novel. Who is an "outsider" throughout the story, and what makes that person an "outsider"? What other interpretations of the title are there?

Essay Topic 2

What elements in the novel make the story more real? Discuss elements like point of view, characters, and how thematic elements like violence are handled.

Essay Topic 3

Compare The Outsiders to a similar rivalry story. Discuss how violence & friendships that arise between the groups, etc. are handled in each story.

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