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Grade 8 The Outsiders
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
Grade 8 The Outsiders
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
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
Define Incredulous.
  1. believing strongly in something
  2. amazement
  3. feeling or showing lack of disbelief
  4. surprised about something
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.
Grade 8 The Outsiders
How does Frost's poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" relate to The Outsiders?
  1. Ponyboy learns that good things in life don't last.
  2. Ponyboy learns the flowers are beautiful.
  3. Ponyboy learns to fake his emotions.
  4. Ponyboy learns to choose a new friend
Grade 8 The Outsiders
What does Cherry mean when she says "things are rough all over"?
  1. Don't get too hard and tough
  2. Despite appearances, everyone has problems
  3. She feels bad that her life is perfect and Pony's is so rough
  4. A hero is not measured by image but by deeds
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