The Outsiders Burning of the Church


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1. In The Outsiders, what does Ponyboy say that it's like inside a burning ember?

2. What happened when the Greasers went to church as a group in The Outsiders?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The abandoned church holds a particular significance in The Outsiders. You'll be asked questions about the church's role in the novel, including why the boys run into it as it burns.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessment questions, you'll be asked to:

  • Define premonition
  • Know what Ponyboy describes it's like inside a burning ember
  • Understand what happens after the Greasers go to church together
  • Recall why the boys run into the burning church
  • Determine why Two-Bit laughs when he reads the headline about the boys' heroism

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about The Outsiders to recall what happened when the Greasers went to church as a group
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the boys' decision to run into the burning church
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the term premonition as it's used in The Outsiders

Additional Learning

To get more information on the significance of the church, read the lesson entitled The Outsiders Burning of the Church. The lesson will help you:

  • Know where the church is located
  • Understand why the boys hide out in the church
  • Learn how Johnny loses his fear