The Outsiders: When Johnny Kills Bob


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In The Outsiders, why does Johnny carry a switchblade?

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1. In The Outsiders, why does Bob wear rings on his fingers?

2. In The Outsiders, why does Bob become angry when he sees Ponyboy, Johnny, and Two-Bit walking home after the drive-in movie?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this practice assessment, we're going to look at things like Johnny's switchblade, Bob's rings, and conflict between the Greasers and Socs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked questions about:

  • Why Johnny carries a switchblade
  • Bob's anger after seeing the Greasers
  • The Socs' intentions with Ponyboy
  • Why Bob wears rings
  • The pointless nature of the Greaser/Soc altercations

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of weaponry in The Outsiders
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Johnny, Ponyboy, and Bob after the drive-in
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about who points out the futility of the story's violence and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Whenever you'd like, access our associated lesson. This lesson, The Outsiders: When Johnny Kills Bob, is going to cover the following:

  • Growth of tension between the Greasers and Socs
  • What happens after Bob's death
  • The reason for Bob's death
  • A change in perspective that resulted from Bob's death