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Outsiders Lit Skills

(CK) Outsiders Lit Skills

The main conflict in The Outsiders stems from the ----- rivalry between the wealthy Socs and the poorer greasers
Where did the majority of the story take place? on the East Side, or poor part, of a town in Oklahoma
The reader can tell the story probably took place in the 1960s by the references to ---. Beatle haircuts and Elvis Presley
What genre, or literary category, is The Outsiders? realistic fiction, a story that could actually have happened and is like real life
The story is told from the point of view of ---. Ponyboy, who shares his thoughts and feelings with the reader
The greasers’ identity is symbolized by their ---. long hair
At the drive-in, Dally began to bother Cherry, and Johnny told him to leave her alone. Dally got up and stalked off. What can the reader conclude Johnny? Johnny knew that Dally would listen to him, and he wanted to be respectful of the girls.
When Ponyboy introduced himself to Cherry, she said, "That's an original and lovely name." What can the reader tell about Cherry by her statement? She is a kind and sensitive person.
Ponyboy and Cherry were in line at the concession stand and he told her about the time Johnny had been jumped and beaten. This is an example of. . . Flashback
Ponyboy said Johnny had been very scared and would kill the next person who jumped him. This is an example of . . . Foreshadowing
"You've always got your nose in a book," Darry said to Pony. This is an expression that means someone reads a lot. An expression like this is called. . . an idiom
Fact or Opinion: Ponyboy's parents had been killed in an auto wreck.
An idiom is an expression that means something other than the literal combination of its words, such as saying someone "kicked the bucket" to mean the person died. Which of these is an idiom used by Darry? The author used flashback when ---.
Why did Ponyboy leave the house and tell Johnny they were running away? Darry had slapped him while they were arguing.
When Ponyboy and Johnny arrived at the church, Ponyboy had "kind of a creepy feeling" and wondered if it was a premonition a warning of a future event that is usually unwelcome
At the church, Ponyboy became upset when Johnny said they were going to ---. cut their hair and Ponyboy would have to bleach his
How did Johnny’s behavior change when the church was burning? He seemed confident and determined
What was the climax or turning point of the story? Johnny died of the injuries he suffered saving the children from the burning building.
When Ponyboy was in the ambulance, what did he learn about Johnny? He had been burned pretty severely and might have a broken back.
When Dally was in the hospital, what did he say that made Ponyboy feel as if they were buddies for the first time? He was glad he hadn't killed Ponyboy when he hit him on the back as the church was burning.
What did Ponyboy say to Cherry to let her know that he wasn't angry with her after she said she wouldn't see Johnny in the hospital? "Hey, can you see the sunset real good from the West Side?"
When Ponyboy and Two-Bit encountered Johnny's mother in the hall at the hospital, we felt _______________ for Johnny. sorry that Johnny had had to grow up with an unkind mother
What was the persuasive language Dally used when he and Ponyboy were going to the hospital to see Johnny after the rumble. "You'd better wise up, Pony ... you get tough like me and you don't get hurt. You look out for yourself and nothin' can touch you...."
When Ponyboy picked up the glass so it wouldn't cut anyone's tires, this showed his ____________________ side. sensitive
What caused Ponyboy to realize “the Socs were just guys after all?” Randy said that all Bob had wanted was for someone to lay down the law and set limits for him.
Which two characters in the story were the most alike? Dally Winston and Tim Shepard OR Two-Bit Mathews and Curly Shepard OR Darry Curtis and Sodapop Curtis OR Johnny’s mother and Ponyboy’s mother Dally and Tim
Two-Bit and Johnny both believed that Ponyboy should NOT become. . . hardened and tough like Dally
The reader might predict that in the future, Ponyboy try to understand. . . why Darry was so hard on him
"The cinders and embers began falling on us, stinging and smarting like ants." This is an example of a simile because it is comparing the cinders and embers to ants using the word like
"They were all as tough as nails and looked it." This is an example of a simile because it is some kids to nails using the words as
"...the horizon was a thin golden line. The clouds changed from gray to pink, and the mist was touched with gold." This is an example of. . . imagery
"To show the reader what life was like for a group of underprivileged boys from the poor side of town in the mid-1960s" was the author's _____________ purpose in writing the story
What word/words are used to describe the following: the poem Ponyboy recited AND Soda's hair AND Ponyboy's mother The words “gold” and “golden” are used in these key scenes in the story.
"A teenage boy deals with the difficulties of life on the poor side of town and experiences the deaths of three young men in a short period of time." This would be considered the ____________ of the story. Main Idea
A theme is a general truth about life or human nature. Several themes are explored in The Outsiders. What is a theme voiced by Cherry Valance to Ponyboy? “Things are rough all over.”
Created by: lindajune



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