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Grade 7 The Outsiders
Why was Bob lying on the ground when Ponyboy woke up?
  1. He was drunk and passed out.
  2. Johnny stabbed him to protect Ponyboy.
  3. He fell asleep watching the stars.
  4. Ponyboy punched him so hard that he knocked him out.
Grade 7 The Outsiders
Whom does Johnny idolize?
  1. Dally
  2. Ponyboy
  3. Sodapop
  4. Darry
Grade 7 The Outsiders
Why did Ponyboy pass out after Dally died?
  1. It was too stressful.
  2. He had a concussion.
  3. Two-Bit hit him in the head.
  4. Ponyboy did not pass out.
Grade 7 The Outsiders CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.7.5a
An example of allusion in the story is when:
  1. one of the characters call the Socs "chicken"
  2. Pony and Johnny talk about "Gone With the Wind"
  3. there is a fire in the church
  4. Soda thinks about his future with Sandy
Grade 8 The Outsiders
Who do Ponyboy and Johnny meet at the drive-in movie?
  1. Steve and Soda
  2. Cherry and Marcia
  3. Two-Bit and Dally
  4. Darry
Grade 8 The Outsiders
Define nonchalantly.
  1. excited about something that is going to happen
  2. Worried
  3. nervous
  4. relaxed and calm; don't care
Grade 8 The Outsiders
Define Incredulous.
  1. believing strongly in something
  2. amazement
  3. feeling or showing lack of disbelief
  4. surprised about something
Grade 8 The Outsiders
Grade 8 The Outsiders
Grade 8 The Outsiders
Which theme from "The Outsiders" is illustrated by the following example?
Johnny pleads with Pony to "stay gold".
  1. Idealism (innocence) is a gift.
  2. Life isn't fair
  3. The deepest love is often hidden
  4. A hero is not measured by image but by deeds
Grade 8 The Outsiders
What does the following quote foreshadow: "And Johnny, who was the most law-abiding of us, now carried in his back pocket a six-inch switchblade. He'd use it, too, if he ever got jumped again. Nobody was ever going to beat him like that again. Not over his dead body."
  1. This foreshadows that Johnny will indeed use his switchblade later to protect Ponyboy.
  2. This foreshadows that Pony will later meet a couple of Soc girls, Marcia and Cherry.
  3. This foreshadows the flight of Johnny & Pony after Johnny kills Bob.
  4. This foreshadows that there will be much bloodshed later which may all have been cause by his own hand.
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