How old is Ponyboy?
Why is Darry the guardian of Ponyboy and his other brother?
Their parents died in a car accident
What is the name of the oldest Curtis boy?
What is the name of the middle Curtis boy?
Who is the novel’s narrator and the youngest Curtis boy?
What is the name of Sodapop’s girlfriend?
Who is the joker of Ponyboy’s gang?
What is Two-Bit’s prized possession?
His black-handled switchblade
Who is Sodapop’s best friend?
Which greaser used to be a member of a New York City gang?
Which member of the gang has alcoholic, abusive parents?
Who is the most sensitive of the gang?
Where are the greasers from?
The East Side
What is the name of Bob’s girlfriend, a Soc cheerleader, who befriends Pony and finds that they have a lot in common?
What is the name of the violent, drunken Soc who is killed by Johnny?
Who is Cherry’s best friend and Randy’s girlfriend?
What is the name of Bob’s best friend?
Which Socs take a stand against the rumble? – name two
Randy and Cherry
Who is injured the most in the church fire?
What is the name of the town in which Johnny and Pony hide?
What is the name of Dally’s friend and the leader of the group of what Pony thinks is a group of street hoods and criminals?
What is the name of Tim Shepherd’s younger brother?
Who is the most protective of Johnny?
What is the name of the book that Johnny and Pony read to pass time in the church?
Gone with the Wind
What importance does their hair have to the greasers?
It marks their identity
Why does Cherry refuse to visit Johnny in the hospital?
Because he killed Bob
Who wins the rumble?
What does Dally rob?
A grocery store
Who guns Dally down?
Does Dally want to die?
Is Ponyboy allowed to stay with Darry?
Why did Ponyboy write this story?
For a term paper
Is Pony blamed for Bob’s death?
Who is caught in the middle of Pony and Darry’s fighting?
What is Two-Bit’s real name?
What is Cherry’s real name?
Why is Sherry called Cherry?
Her red hair
Where does the story take place? – This is S.
E. Hinton’s home state
Why does Pony run away?
Because Darry hit him when he came home late
What does the newspaper call Johnny and Pony?
What is “Soc” short for?
Where are the Socs from?
The West Side
How old is Johnny?
What do the other greasers call Darry?
Who does Two-Bit flirt with?
Who said, “I can’t stand fights…I can’t stand them…”
Who said, “…you don’t just stop living because you lose someone. I thought you knew that by now. You don’t quit!”
Who said, “Why do people sell liquor to boys? Why? I know there’s a law against it, but kids get it anyway.”
Who said, “Things are rough all over, but it was better that way. That way you could tell the other guy was human, too.”
Who said, “You could use a bath greaser. And a good working over. And we’ve got all night to do it. Give the kid a bath, David.”
Who said, “To have somebody lay down the law, set the limits, give him something solid to stand on. That’s what we all want, really.”
Who said, “You mean if I’m looking for a good jumping, you outnumber us, so you’ll give it to us?”
Who said, “There sure is a lot of blood in people.”
Who said, “He’s hard as a rock and about as human….He thinks I’m a pain in the neck…”
Who said, “I think I like it better when the old man’s hittin’ me.”
vocab – patiently accepting; in an
vocab – open, bold resistance to authority
vocab – strength, physical power
vocab. – state of emptiness; void
vocab – daring act or heroic deed
vocab – draw to another direction; turn
from its course
vocab – great in size or scope
vocab – acting according to general rules or standards
vocab – in a gloomy, silent, surly way
vocab – cautiously; carefully
vocab – in a casual and unenthusiastic
vocab – uninvolved; indifferent;disinterested
vocab – in a stubborn or persistent way
lit. element – clues that suggest events that may happen in the future
lit. element – a deliberate exaggeration or overstatement
lit. element – comparison of two unlike things using “like” or “as”
lit. element -reference to a well known person, place, event, literary work or work of art
lit. element -referring to something as if it were something else (That baby is a doll) – comparison without like or as
lit. element – descriptive language that appeals
to the senses of sight, sound, touch, smell and taste
lit. element – treatment of non-human
subjects as if they were human
lit. element – a struggle between two opposing forces
lit. element -time and place of the action
lit. element – central message or insight into life revealed in a work of literature
lit. element – the feeling created in the reader by the literary work
lit. element – “…he looked like some Greek god come to earth.”
lit. element -“…so you can keep Darry off my back.”
lit. element – “….Soda attracted girls like honey draws flies,…”
lit. element -“…it’s fun to swipe everything that isn’t nailed down.”
lit. element – “It drives my brother Darry nuts when I do stuff like that,…”
lit. element -“Darry would kill me if I got into trouble with the police.”
lit. element -“They walked around slowly, silently, smiling.”
lit. element – “I was wishing that I looked like Paul Newman…”
lit. element – “His eyes are dark brown-lively, dancing, recklessly laughing eyes that can be…”
lit. element -“He reminded me of Will Rogers–maybe it was the grin.”
lit. element “…although Soda just can’t sit still long enough to enjoy a movie and they bore Darry to death.”
lit. element -“If you can picture a little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times and is lost in a crowd of strangers, you’ll have Johnny.”
“lit. element – His eyes were blue, blazing ice, cold with a hatred of the whole world.”
lit. element – “Greasers can’t walk alone too much, or they’ll get jumped.
lit. element – “The blue Mustang vroomed off.”
lit. element – “Things are tough all over.”
lit. element – “Nobody was ever going to beat him like that again. Not over his dead body…”
.What were Johnny’s injuries from the fire?
A burned and broken back
Why does Darry fight?
To show his strength
Why does Soda fight?
For the fun of it
Why does Two-Bit fight?
To fit in
Why does Steve fight?
Pony believes that the only good reason for fighting is this..
To defend yourself
The only time Darry cries is?
When he sees Pony at the hospital
Why does Johnny’s death ‘break’ Dally?
Johnny is the only thing that he loved.
Why does Randy refuse to fight?
He says that it won’t change anything.