The Outsiders Questions and Answers
Compare and contrast the Socs and the Greasers in The Outsiders. How are they different? Are there any similarities?
In Chapter 12 of The Outsiders, the last quote in the book says, "When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home." What does this mean?
What does Cherry say is the difference between Socs and Greasers in Chapters 2 and 3 of The Outsiders?
What page is this on from The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton? "You take up for your buddies, no matter what they do. When you're a gang, you stick up for the members. If you don't stick up for them, stick together, make like brothers, it isn't a gang anymore. It's a pack. A snarling, distrustful, bickering park like the Socs in their social clubs or the street gangs in New York or the wolves in the timber."
In The Outsiders, what does Johnny mean when he says, "I think I like it better when the old man's hittin' me. At least then I know he knows who I am"?
In the novel The Outsiders, how does Ponyboy see himself? Include textual evidence to support your answer.
What is the significance of the church fire scene in The Outsiders? How does it help the characters develop?
In The Outsiders, what do the newspapers report about the fire and the three greasers who were on the scene?
What is in the letter that Dally brings Ponyboy from Sodapop when Ponyboy is hiding in the abandoned church in The Outsiders?
On what page of The Outsiders is the following quote? “They grew up on the outside of society. They weren't looking for a fight. They were looking to belong.”
In The Outsiders, how does the quote "It seemed funny to me that the sunset she saw from her patio and, the one I saw from the back steps was the same one. Maybe the two different worlds we lived in weren't so different. We saw the same sunset" reflect life and what does it mean?
Find a quote from chapter 3 of The Outsiders that foreshadows Ponyboy and Johnny's experience in the burning church.
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