Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Outsiders

Chapter 2:

Incredulous: "she gave him an incredulous look."
showing unbelief in somthing.


vaguely: "I wondered about it vaguely"
to (think, understand, or express) in disbelief.


nonchalantly: ""Okay" I sayed nonchalantly."
not hidden, unconcerned way.

1. Who is the fuzz?

The fuzz is the Police

2. Are the names Ponyboy and Sodapop nicknames? Explain.

No, sodapop and ponyboy's names are not nicknames. But They seen to like the names.

3. Who are Cherry and Marcia?

Cherry and Marcia are two girls that Johnny, Ponyboy, and Dally meet when the snuck into the drive-in. Dally was giving them a hard time, and Johnny told him to stop so the girl invited Johnny and Ponyboy to sit with them, to "protect them". They were Socs and they rairly talked to greasers like Sodapop and Ponyboy. Cherry Valance was a cheerleader at Ponyboys school. Cherrys real name was Sheri but people called her Cherry. Cherry and Marcia were at the Drive in with their boyfriends but they brought beer so they left.

4. Why doesn't Ponyboy like referring to Sodapop as a dropout?

Ponyboy didnt like to refure to his brother, Sodapop as a dropout because it sounded like some poor dumb-looking hoodlum wadering the streets breaking street lights.

5. What is Ponyboy comparing Two-Bit to when he calls him a "chessy cat" on page 27? What figure of speech is this besides a simile?

Ponyboy campared two-bit when he sayed "chessy cat" by how he was smiling and that he jsut sneeked up on him and Johnny like that at the drive in.

6. What is "a weed" slang for in 1967?

"A weed" is slag for a cigarette

7. Why does Dally look sick now (p. 33)?

Dally looked sick when he saw Johnny after the socs bet him up and cut him up with a a switchblade. Also, because Johnny was his friend and he didnt know why they did that to Johnny because he did nothing wrong.


8. What literary device does the author use to describe Johnny's mugging (pgs. 31-34)?

The literary device used is characterization because S.E. Hinton was explaining what Johnny had looked like and felt like. She was giving him a profile for that day and summing up what had happened.

She also used Context. She had explained when and where it had happened. What had happened and everything like that.






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