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THE OUTSIDERS Study Guide Answers Chapters 1-2 1. Identify Darry, Sodapop, and Ponyboy by giving at least 3 descriptions of each. • Darry – oldest brother, 20, roofer, former football player • Sodapop – middle brother, 16, dropout, works at gas station • Ponyboy – youngest brother, 14, good grades, runs track 2. How are Greasers different from Socs? • the way they dress • money • how they express their emotions 3. Who were other members of Pony’s gang? • Two-Bit Matthews – 20, wisecracker of the bunch • Steve Randall – 17, Soda’s best friend, works part-time at gas station • Johnny Cade – 16, beaten up by Socs before beginning of novel, idolizes Dally • Dallas (Dally) Winston – 17, …show more content…

What did Johnny announce after his fifth barbecue sandwich? He said that they were going to go back and turn themselves in. 5. Describe Johnny’s relationship with his parents. • Johnny’s parents hated him, beat and cursed at him, didn’t care where he was or what happened to him • Johnny really wanted a family – someone who truly cared about him 6. What happened when Johnny, Pony, and Dally returned to the church? • the church was on fire (probably from a cigarette left behind) • Ponyboy and Johnny ran back into the church to rescue the kids that were inside • Dally helped pull the kids out through the window • Dally tackled Ponyboy to put out the fire on his coat • the roof collapsed on Johnny and broke his back • Dally went in after the collapse of the roof and pulled Johnny out of the building Chapters 7-9 1. What additional problem did the three brothers face after Pony’s return? the social services workers would place Sodapop and Ponyboy in a boy’s home 2. Why did Randy want to talk to Pony? • he couldn’t believe a Greaser would risk his life like that • he would not have gone into the fire to rescue the kids • Bob was his best friend, a

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