Story Elements
Conflicts
Novel Knowledge
Friendship
The Greasers
150

Whose point of view is the story told from?

Ponyboy

150

True/False: The Greasers & the Socs go to the same school.

True

150

In what decade does the story take place?

1960's

150

What did the Greasers consider Johnny?

their pet or kid brother

150

Who is the youngest Greaser that loves movies and does well in school?

Ponyboy Curtis

300

Which piece of textual evidence explains why Cherry and Marcia were without a car at the drive in movie theater?

A-“Cherry had said she wouldn’t drink Dally’s Coke if she was starving, and she meant it.”

B-“Cherry sounded annoyed. ‘It’s not my idea of a good time to sit in a drive­ in and watch people get drunk.’”

C-“Dallas could talk awful dirty if he wanted to and I guess he wanted to then.”

D-“Two ­Bit gallantly offered to walk them home... but they wanted to call their parents and have them come and get them.”

B-“Cherry sounded annoyed. ‘It’s not my idea of a good time to sit in a drive­ in and watch people get drunk.’”

300
Under what circumstances did Bob die?

Johnny stabbed him as other Socs were drowning Ponyboy

300

Who wrote "The Outsiders?"

S.E. Hinton

300

Who did Johnny consider "gallant" and a hero?

Dally
300

Who acts as a father figure?

Darry Curtis

450

In chapter 2, Cherry tells Ponyboy “things are rough all over.” Finally, in chapter 7, Ponyboy figured out what she meant by that statement. What did she mean?

Everyone has problems, and suffering is just part of being a teenager. 

450

Why didn't Cherry visit Johnny in the hospital?

She couldn't face Bob's killer.

450

How is Ponyboy unique, compared to the other Greasers?

He doesn't like to drink or fight.

450

What did Johnny leave for Ponyboy in the copy of "Gone with the Wind?"

a note

450

Who is from the streets of New York and was jailed at age 10?

Dally Winston

600

When Johnny tells Ponyboy to "Stay gold," what is he referencing?

Robert Frost's poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay"

600

What factors led to Johnny's nervous/shy personality?

His abusive/neglectful parents and being jumped by the Socs

600

When Johnny decides that he wants to turn himself in, does Ponyboy agree with him or think they should stay in hiding?

He agrees with Johnny.

600

Why did Dally run into the burning church?

He wanted to save Johnny who was saving the children.

600

Who are the two best friends? One is a high school dropout and they both work at the gas station.

Sodapop Curtis & Steve Randall

750

Where does this quote appear in the novel?

"When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had two things on my mind: Paul Newman and ride home..."

at both the beginning and the end

750

Why did Randy decide to not go to the major rumble from Chapter 9?

After Bob's death, he didn't see the point in fighting anymore.

750

What does the judge decide to do with Ponyboy?

The judge doesn't punish him at all.

750

True/False: Dally wanted to die. (AND WHY?)

True - He couldn't bear to go on without Johnny.

750

Who is the comedian of the group, an expert shoplifter who always has a comment.

Two-Bit Matthews 

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