ELA B90 – The Outsiders Chapter 2

Chapter 2: Answers for questions

Vocabulary – Find the meaning for the following words in this chapter and write one paragraph that uses all 3 words correctly:

  • Incredulous:
  • Vaguely:
  • Nonchalantly:
  1. Who is the fuzz? 
  2. Do you like police officers? Why or why not? If you were a member of a gang, do you think you would like police officers?
  3. Are the names Ponyboy and Sodapop nicknames? Explain.
  4. Who are Cherry and Marcia?
  5. Why doesn’t Ponyboy like referring to Sodapop as a dropout?
  6. What is Ponyboy comparing Two-Bit to when he calls him a “chessy cat”? What literary device is being used?
  7. What is “a weed” slang for in 1967? 
  8. Why does Dally look sick now?
  9. How does the author describe Johnny’s beatings/muggings?
  10. Do you think that being assaulted or attacked would change you? Why or why not? In what way?
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