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									The Outsiders
     by S.E. Hinton


     Table of Contents
        Book Review
       Journal Entries
         Vocabulary
  Chapter Analysis Questions
     Character Analysis
     Theme Development
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                                         Journal Entries
1. What clues helped you determine the time period and setting of the novel? ___________________________
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2. Do you think Ponyboy is being portrayed as “different” from other Greasers? Explain using examples from
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3. What evidence shows that Pony and Johnny are best friends? How is their relationship similar to the one
between you and your best friend? _____________________________________________________________
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4. What advice would you have given to Pony and Johnny (instead of telling them to go to Dally)? __________
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5. Consider the theme of innocence. What does “nothing gold can stay” mean? __________________________
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6. Create a T-Chart to compare the Greasers and the Socs.
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7. Why do you think Cherry gets along with the Greasers? __________________________________________
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8. Did Johnny act heroically or foolishly by running into the burning church? Explain your answer. __________
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9. What do you think are the three most important scenes from the story so far? __________________________
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10. Tell me about a time when you did something, heard of something, or witnessed someone doing something
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11. What did you think about the conversation between Randy and Ponyboy? ___________________________
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12. Compare the points of view of Ponyboy, Darry, and Dally about the upcoming rumble.
             Ponyboy                                Darry                                  Dally




13. What does Johnny mean when he tells Ponyboy to “stay gold?” Use examples from the text. ____________
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14. What do you think is the author’s purpose in paralleling Johnny and Dally’s deaths? Consider their
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                                                   Vocabulary
Ch   Pg       Word                          Context                        Definition   Association or Sketch
                           He had on a madras shirt. I can still see
1    8       madras
                                      it. Blue madras.
                           He has dark-brown hair that kicks out in
1    9       cowlick
                               front and a slight cowlick in back.
                            He liked fights, blondes, and for some
1    12   unfathomable
                                 unfathomable reason, school.
                             It’s just because you’re the baby – I
1    19       savvy
                               mean, he loves you a lot. Savvy?
                           Dally grinned roguishly. “I’m never nice.”
2    22     roguishly
                            She gave him an incredulous look; and
2    24    incredulous
                               then she threw her Coke in his face.
                             “Okay,” I said nonchalantly, “might as
2    25    nonchalantly
                                                 well.”
                            “We’re really Arabian slave traders and
2    28    shanghaiing
                           we’re thinking about shanghaiing them.”
                               Living in those conditions might turn
2    32     rebellious
                                someone else rebellious and bitter.
                             Two-Bit gallantly offered to walk them
3    35      gallantly
                                                home.
                                Socs were always behind a wall of
3    36     aloofness         aloofness, careful not to let their real
                                        selves show through.
                                  Mickey Mouse was a dark-gold
3    37       ornery         buckskin, sassy and ornery, not much
                                          more than a colt.
                             “And,” Two-Bit added grimly, “a few of
3    38        elite
                              the socially elite checkered-shirt set.”
                            “It’s the truth,” Johnny said with a bleak
3    40       bleak
                                         grin. “I don’t care.”
                            “Well,” Cherry said resignedly, “they’ve
3    40     resignedly
                                             spotted us.”
                             Johnnycake made a kind of gasp and
4    51     smoldering
                                     his eyes were smoldering.
                              My teeth chattered unceasingly and I
4    51    unceasingly
                                         couldn’t stop them.
                           “Dally,” Johnny said with finality. “Dally’ll
4    53       finality
                                         get us outta here.”
                            Buck made most of his money on fixed
4    53    bootlegging
                                   races and a little bootlegging.
                              In his hard face was character, pride,
4    54      defiance
                               and a savage defiance of the world.
                            Dally glanced contemptuously over his
4    54   contemptuously
                                 shoulder. “I was in the bedroom.”
                                    He rubbed his side ruefully.
4    54      ruefully
                             “You’ll die of pneumonia ‘fore the cops
4    55     pneumonia
                                            ever get you.”
                           I put the book down reluctantly. I wanted
5    63     reluctantly
                                         to start it right then.
                             I looked at Johnny imploringly. Johnny
5    64     imploringly
                                      sighed. “I’ll cut mine too.”
5    65       pansy              I look like a blasted pansy. I was
                                             miserable.
                             I leaned back next to him sullenly. “I
5   65      sullenly
                                             guess so.”
                         I was trying to find the meaning the poet
5   69      eluded
                                  had in mind, but it eluded me.
                          I drink Pepsi like a fiend, and going five
5   70       fiend
                           days without one was about to kill me.
                                 On the 5th day I had read up to
5   70       siege          Sherman’s siege of Atlanta in “Gone
                                          with the Wind.”
                               “You’re starved?” Johnny was so
5   71     indignant
                                 indignant he nearly squeaked.
                         “Gee,” Johnny said wistfully, “it sure will
5   73      wistfully
                                 be good to get in a car again.”
                               Johnny and I gorged on barbecue
5   74      gorged
                                 sandwiches and banana splits.
                         I had thought about turning ourselves in
6   77        jolt         lots of times, but apparently the whole
                                     idea was a jolt to Dallas.
                               You just keeled over from smoke
6   84      keeled
                                   inhalation and a little shock.
                               You just keeled over from smoke
6   84     inhalation
                                   inhalation and a little shock.
                             He passed out before he got out the
6   84      plasma
                         window. They’re giving him plasma now.
                           That guy knew how close to hysterics I
6   85     hysterics        was, for he talked to me in a soothing
                                voice all the way to the hospital.
                          I could hear the sobs racking him as he
6   87      racking
                                 fought to keep back the tears.
                         He grabbed a press hat and camera and
7   89     mimicking
                          walked around mimicking TV reporters.
                          A long-legged palomino colt that has to
7   89     palomino
                                   get his nose into everything.
                          I told you he looks like a movie star; he
7   90      radiates
                                          kind of radiates.
                          “Work?” Two-Bit was aghast. “And ruin
7   99      aghast
                                              my rep?”
                          Two-Bit was telling me about one of his
7   100     exploits
                           many exploits while we did the dishes.
                           “I won’t be able to walk again,” Johnny
8   107     faltered
                                       started, then faltered.
                         Black hair and black eyes was as far as
8   108   resemblance
                                     their resemblance went.
                           “All right,” Two-Bit said reluctantly. But
8   111    reluctantly
                              Darryl‘ll kill me if you’re really sick.
                         We had stood there, clenching our teeth
9   117    clenching     and grimacing, with sweat pouring down
                                             our faces.
                         We had stood there, clenching our teeth
9   117    grimacing     and grimacing, with sweat pouring down
                                             our faces.
                         Sodapop looked down on me with mock
9   118    superiority
                                 superiority, but Darry went on.
                             We could all do acrobatics because
                           Darry had taken a course at the Y and
9   119    acrobatics
                          then spent the whole summer teaching
                               us everything he’d learned on the
                             grounds that it might come in handy.
                          “And what do you do for fun?” I inquired
9    119     awed
                                     in a serious, awed voice.
                          I had it then. Soda fought for fun, Steve
9    120   conformity      for hatred, Darry for pride, and Two-Bit
                                           for conformity.
                         “You sure don’t need an amplifier,” Soda
9    120    amplifier        said, and stuck out his tongue at the
                                       back of Darry’s head.
                         Tim grinned ruefully, probably thinking of
9    121    ruefully
                             his roughneck, hard-headed brother.
                           Numerous bruises on my back and on
9    127   detached             my face were throbbing, but I felt
                                      detached from the pain.
                               I was still dizzy and had only a dim
9    127   realization        realization of where I was going and
                                                why.
                             He was very still, and for a moment I
9    129     agony           thought in agony: He’s dead already.
                                           We’re too late.
                          Exhaustion, shock, minor concussion –
                           and Two-Bit came blubberin’ over here
10   136   concussion          with some tale about how you were
                            running a fever before the rumble and
                             how it was all his fault you were sick.
                               Today’s Tuesday, and you’ve been
10   136    delirious         asleep and delirious since Saturday
                                   night. Don’t you remember?
                            “It isn’t a reference theme; I want your
12   147   reference
                            own ideas and your own experiences.
                              Chapter Analysis Questions
Chapter 1
1. Why does Ponyboy feel more comfortable with Sodapop than with Darrel? __________________________
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2. Why do four Socs attack Ponyboy? __________________________________________________________
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3. From what point of view do we read The Outsiders? ____________________________________________
Chapter 2
1. How is Cherry different from the girls Pony is used to? __________________________________________
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2. Ponyboy calls Johnny, “the gang pet”. Explain what the narrator means by this. Use details from chapters 1
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Chapter 3
1. Why does Cherry choose to ride home with Bob? ______________________________________________
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2. Compare the family situations of Ponyboy and Johnny. How do you think their families shape their
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3. Why does Ponyboy run away from home? ____________________________________________________
Chapter 4
1. What happens to Johnny and Ponyboy in the park? _____________________________________________
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2. How does Johnny’s past experience with the Socs affect his behavior in the park? _____________________
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3. How does Dally help Johnny and Ponyboy after the murder? ______________________________________
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4. Does defending a friend’s life justify Johnny’s actions in the park? Why or why not? Use details from the
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Chapter 5
1. How does Ponyboy feel about changing his hairstyle? ___________________________________________
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2. Why does Gone with the Wind hold special importance for Johnny? ________________________________
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3. How do Johnny and Ponyboy feel about their time hiding out in the church? Explain fully. _____________
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Chapter 6
1. Why does Johnny decide to turn himself in? ___________________________________________________
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2. Why do Ponyboy and Johnny save the children in the church? ____________________________________
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3. How does Ponyboy’s relationship with Darry change in the hospital? _______________________________
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Chapter 7
1. How is the Curtis brothers’ relationship in danger? _____________________________________________
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2. How does Ponyboy’s view of Randy Adderson change after their talk? _____________________________
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3. What surprising things does Ponyboy learn? ___________________________________________________
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Chapter 8
1. Why does Johnny ask for a copy of Gone with the Wind? ________________________________________
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2. Why doesn’t Johnny want to see his mother? __________________________________________________
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3. What are the rules for the rumble? ___________________________________________________________
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Chapter 9
1. Why do the greasers roughhouse, chant and sing before the rumble? ________________________________
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2. How do Ponyboy and Dally react to Johnny’s death? ____________________________________________
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3. Does the rumble solve any of the greaser’s problems? If so, which ones? ___________________________
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Chapter 10
1. Why does Dally rob the grocery store? _______________________________________________________
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2. What does Ponyboy mean when he says Dally “died gallant”? ____________________________________
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3. How do Darry and Soda react to Ponyboy’s illness? _____________________________________________
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Chapter 11
1. Why does Randy visit Ponyboy at his house? __________________________________________________
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2. Why does Darry tell Pony to stop smoking and to neaten up the house? _____________________________
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3. Why does Ponyboy believe he killed Bob Sheldon? _____________________________________________
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Chapter 12
1. Why does Ponyboy neglect his schoolwork? ___________________________________________________
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2. What is Johnny’s main message in his letter to Pony? ___________________________________________
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3. What finally makes Ponyboy begin writing his English theme (essay)? ______________________________
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4. In what ways has Ponyboy’s life and attitude changed since the beginning of the novel? ________________
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                     Character Analysis
             Physical    Economic   Behavior   Personality
Character
            Appearance    Status
Ponyboy
 Curtis

 Darrel
 Curtis

Sodapop
 Curtis

Two-Bit
Matthews

  Steve
 Randle

Dallas
Winston

 Johnny
  Cade

Cherry
Valance

 Randy
Adderson

  Bob
Sheldon

 Jerry
 Wood

 Sandy
                   Theme Development
My Theme: Loneliness     Misunderstanding   Innocence
Chapter Character(s)       Event and Explanation

								
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