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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 does Ponyboy say killed Bob?
2. What is the result of Ponyboy's hearing?
3. 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?
4. What does the judge ask Ponyboy?
5. Who crawls into bed with Ponyboy and falls asleep with him in Chapter 10?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Ponyboy have to write a semester theme?
2. Why won't Cherry go see Johnny in the hospital?
3. What does Soda say to Ponyboy and Darry about their fighting?
4. What do the newspaper articles say about Ponyboy?
5. What does Darry do while Ponyboy is sick?
6. How does the rumble get started?
7. Explain how Dally dies.
8. How does Ponyboy get home from the hospital after Johnny's death?
9. What do Ponyboy and Randy talk about when Randy comes to visit him?
10. What happens at Ponyboy's court hearing?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare The Outsiders to a similar rivalry story. Discuss how violence & friendships that arise between the groups, etc. are handled in each story.
Essay Topic 2
Explain the reasons why The Outsiders may or may not belong to the realistic fiction genre? What other genres could it belong to?
Essay Topic 3
Describe Johnny's growth throughout the story. What events contribute to his maturity and change the way he looks at life?
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