Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Outsiders Extra Questions


Ponyboy Curtis
Sodapop Curtis
Darry Curtis
Johnny Cade
Two-Bit (Keith) Matthews
Steve Randle





If I was the producer of this movie i would pick Orlando Bloom in stead of Rob Lowe to play the character of Sodapop. I say this because Orlando Bloom fits the discription of Sodapops character. they both have the same hair and eye coulor.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Outsiders

Chapter 12

1. What 'circumstances' do Ponyboy's teacher refer to? What circumstances does Ponyboy think his teacher is referring to?

the "circumstances" that his teacher is talking about is everything that went on like the killing, running away, Johnny dying, Dally dying, being sick and away from school, and having to go to court. Those are also what Ponyboy thinks his teacher is referring too.

2. Why doesn't Ponyboy feel scared when the socs approach him and he threatens them with a broken bottle (p.170-171)? How is this a dramatic change from the Ponyboy we have seen up until this point?

Ponyboy dosnt feel scared of the Socs because he relizes that every soc is exactaly like him, not in looks or personality but they are both human and there is no difference between them, they both believe simalar things, so why be scared.

3. What does Darry mean when he says, "you don't just stop living because you lose someone" (p.173)?

Darry means when he sayes "you just dont stop living because you lose somthing." that when you lose somthing, that you cant replace and you love dosnt mean you lose yourself, yes you can feel bad but you still have a life to live but to no means that you should ever forget the one you lost or the thing you lost.

4. How do we know Sandy didn't love Soda as much as he loved her?

We know because he came home from work the one day upset. It was because the letter he sent to Sandy was returned and un-opened. Sandy also left after he had purposed to her. Also she didn't tell Soda she was leaving until the day the left.

5. Explain how Darry and Ponyboy play tug of war with Soda.

Darry and Ponyboy play tug and war with soda by when they got in a fightthey always made Soda choose a side and he felt that he didnt have a choise in anything, he also had his own problems.

6. What do we learn was so special about Johnny (p.178)?

What we leared that Johnny was so special because he was dying and all he cared about was others. ALso we learned that he would listen to you and not complain about how everyone talked about their problems when he had his own but never bother anyone and just listen to you and not complain.

7. What does Ponyboy end up doing for his English assignment?

In Ponyboys Essay he talks about how it was like to live like a greaser and a socs and the difference between them and that everone has ups and down. The essay was the book, everything you read was what he wrote in his essay.

THe Outsiders

Chapter 11

acquitted: "Then he said I was acquitted and the whole case was closed."
to express or show displeasure in a comment or event

1. Explain why Pony might rather have anyone's hate than their pity (p.162)?

Pony might have rather have anyones hate than their pity because he didnt want people to always say oh he's young he dosnt know any better, he knows better and he knows what he does so if it was against the law or to hurt someone he ment it and he dosnt want people to feel bad for him all the time.

2. What do you think is going on with Ponyboy when he says, "Johnny didn't have anyhing to do with Bob's getting killed" (p.166)?

I think Ponyboy said "Johnny didn't have anything to do with Bob's getting killed." because he wanted to believe that it wasn't his problem, and that Johnny didnt deserve for people to hate him and if thing would change and if he could believe to his lie he was telling himself.

The Outsiders

Chapter 10

indignantly : "Soda looked back at him indignantly."
In a manner of expressing strong displeasure at something thats considered unjust, offensive,or insulting,

1. How does Pony's dreaming, or lying to himself, finally work in this chapter?

Ponys Dreaming, or lying finally works in this Chapter by helping Pony relize that Johnny isn't dead, and that he will never be dead.

2. Why was Johnny's dying so difficult for Dally to handle?

Johnny Dying was difficult for Dally because Johnny was the only thing Dally ever loved., and now Johnny was gone.

3. Why do you think Dally would have wanted to die?

I think Dally would have wanted to die because it all he ever wanted. To be dead to be out on misery, to not have to get jumped and not have no were to sleep at night.

The Outsiders

Chapter 9

1. On the bottom of p.133, when Pony asks what kind of a world it is, what comment is he making about how society judges people?

He means that society is judging people on their family life, their friends, their looks and everything like that. They don't take the time to get to know your personality or what you're like before they judge you.

2. Why do the boys fight? Why is Pony different?

The boys fight because if the Greasers win the Socs have to leave them alone and stay out of their territory. If the Socs win they dont have to go anywhere and the Greasers have no territory.Pony is Different because he is the smallest and the youngest out of all the Gresers and the Socs.

3. What is the difference between Tim Sheppard's gang and Ponyboy's? Explain how Pony feels this difference might give his group the upper hand?

The difference was that his gang was more disicplined and hard-looking characters, they had a leader and were orginized Ponys gang was just a bunch of buddies that hung out.

4. What do you think Johnny's last words to Pony mean?

I think Johnnys last words to Pony "Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold..." ment you should stay true to yourself. Also to not let anyone tell you who you are, and that you should never give up on yourself.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Outsiders

Chapter 8

1. How does what the doctor first says, on page 119, foreshadow Johnny's condition?

The Docter said "Let them go in" he said to the nurse "he has been asking for them, it can't hurt know" after he said that the guys relized Johnny was dieing after the tone the docter had in this voice.

2. "We needed Johnny as much as he needed the gang. And for the same reason" (p.121). What do you think Pony means, and what is the reason?

They couldnt get along without Johnny. Johnny was the gang without thim there would be no gang. Johnny held them together.

3. What does Pony mean on p. 123 when he says, "we could get along without anyone but Johnny"?

Pony means if it were anyone else but Johnny the gang would still be able to get along. He was what held them together. The only thing. Pony wouldnt get along with Steve or Two-Bit as much also Darry and Soda without Johnny.

4. If Darry didn't have Soda and Pony, why would he be a soc?

Yes, Darry would have been a Soc because he was too smart to be a greaser and Pony and Soda also the fact about the money.

5. What does Cherry mean when she says Bob "wasn't just anyone" on p.129?

Cherry means when she sayes "he wasnt just any boy" by she loved him and he was the kind of guy thatmade people follow, had somthing different about him that marked him different from the rest.

The Outsiders

Chapter 7

1. Explain what Pony means when he says Soda "reminds me of a colt" on p. 101.

Pony means by when he said Soda reminds me of a long-legged palomino colt by he has a free and wild being and he like to do what he wants. Also how he has his nose in everything.

2. What condition is Johnny in after the fire?

After the fire, Johnny had a broken back when the peice of timber fell on him. He was in severe shock and suffering from the third-degree burns.

3. Why would being crippled be worse for Johnny than someone else?

Johnny being crippled is worse than anyone else because if it wasnt for Johnny the gang wouldn't be able to stick together, Johnny had been the peice that held them all together. Johnny was that peice because he was like everyones family and after his parents have beeten him and he got jumped by the socs everyone felt like they had to take care of him.

4. "Maybe people are younger when they are asleep" (p.104). what do you think about this comment?

I think Pony thought that because they are more peaceful. I think Pony was right of what he sayed when he sayed everyone looks younger when they are asleep.

5. What is a juvenile delinquent (p. 107)? Find a definition on the internet, in a dictionary, or create your own based on your own knowledge.

A juvenile delinquent is a peron who is under the age limit to be arrested so they are put in a home or controlled by parental athority.

6. Why would Two-Bit think Johnny, Dally, and Pony were heroes all along; before they saved the kids?

Two-Bit thought Johnny, Dally, and Pony were heros because they were good people and did hwt they needed to and they saved thouse kids and they got in the paper or being juvenile delinquent then became heros. Two-Bit didn't need the newspaer to tell him they were heros though.

7. What was Bob's 'real' problem, according to Randy (p.116)?

According to Randy, Bob's real problem is that he never got punished and was never told, 'No' and thats all Bob ever wanted.Maybey bob would of still been alive if he was punished for his actions.

8. Why did Pony think it was better to see socs as "just guys" on p. 118? What do you think he means by this?

Pony thought it was better to see socs as just guys because it rough all over and they are humans too they make mistakes just like Ponys gang does.