ELA B90 – The Outsiders Chapter 5 Questions

Vocabulary: Find the meaning for the following words and write one paragraph that uses all 6 words correctly.

  • Reluctantly:
  • Sullen:
  • Eluded:
  • Imploringly:
  • Gallant:
  • Indignant:
  1. Why does Pony have a problem with Johnny’s idea to disguise themselves?
  2. What does Pony mean when he says, “I was supposed to be the deep one”?
  3. Why does Johnny think Dally is a hero? Do you think Dally is a hero based on what he did?
  4. Why does Pony realize he doesn’t like Dally? Can you explain what he means by this?
  5. Examine Robert Frost’s poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” What do you think the poem is saying? How might this apply to the characters in the novel?
  6. On page 78, Johnny compares Pony and his brothers to their parents. Which one of your parents are you most like? What similarities do you share?
  7. What’s a ‘heater’? Why does Dally have one?
  8. Why are the Socs and the Greasers going to fight in the vacant lot?
  9. Who’s the spy for the Greasers? Does this surprise you? Why or why not?
  10. What characteristics make up a hero? What does it take to be considered one? Is there anybody in your life that you consider to be a hero? Answer in a full paragraph.

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