Plot Diagram
The Outsiders
The Run #1
Persuasion
Grammar
100

What two things does the setting tell us about a story?

Where and When the story takes place.

100

When is The Outsiders set?  In what decade?

1950's-1960's

100

What is the name of the two main characters?

Dennis and Mac

100

Name at least THREE ways to convince your audience of your opinion on a topic.

Emotive language, power of three, statistics, alliteration, rhetorical questions, exaggeration, inclusive language

100

Name three types of nouns.

proper, common, concrete, abstract, collective

200

What is the first part of a story called? (Hint: It "exposes" the reader to important details. 

Exposition

200

What does the gang call themselves?  What is the name they use to describe themselves?

Greasers

200

Where did Dennis and Mac work?

On a ranch or farm (cattle)

200

What are the three parts of Aristotle's Rhetorical argument? (Hint:they end in -os)

Logos, Ethos, Pathos

200

What do verbs do in a sentence?

Describe the ACTION

300

What are the problems in a story called? This term is responsible for rising the action.

Conflicts

300

Who is the narrator of The Outsiders?

Ponyboy

300

How did Dennis and Mac first learn about the plague?

On the radio.  They did not have a TV or internet on the ranch?

300

When you use statistics to convince your audience of your opinion, you are using what kind of persuasive technique from Aristotle?

Logos

300

What two categories of noun is "Hutt Valley High School"?

Proper and concrete.

400

Name two kinds of conflicts.

Man vs. Man

Man vs. Self

Man vs. Nature

Man vs. Society

400

Identify three characteristics of Ponyboy.

Smart, 14 years old, likes books, likes watching movies, has green eyes, has long hair, loves his brother (Sodapop), doesn't get along with older brother (Darry), doesn't always use common sense

400
How does the virus affect people?

They become violently ill and fall into a deep sleep.

400

When you use expert opinions to support what you believe, what kind of Aristotle's argument are you making?

Ethos

400

What do adverbs do in a sentence?

Tell HOW the action is being done.

500

What do you call a character that makes significant changes throughout the story?

Dynamic

500

What happened to Ponyboy on the way home from the cinema?

He got jumped by Socs (gang of rich kids)

The Greasers saved him and ran them off

500

What does Dennis and Mac see when they leave the ranch?

Two acceptable answers:

The towns were all deserted (ghost towns)

Thousands of people running with wild eyes

500

When you try and convince your audience with emotions, what kind of Aristotle's argument are you using?

Pathos

500

What function does a preposition do in a sentence?

The preposition explains the position of the object in a sentence.

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