Johnny's Death in The Outsiders


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How did Johnny feel about death at the beginning of The Outsiders?

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1. Why did Johnny kill Bob in The Outsiders?

2. In The Outsiders, what did Johnny learn while he was hiding out in the church?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Johnny's death in The Outsiders carries a heavy significance in the novel. These practice questions will ask you about Johnny's character transformation preceding his death, as well as other events related to his character.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions asked include:

  • Why Johnny talked about killing himself at the beginning of The Outsiders
  • The reason why Johnny killed Bob
  • Johnny's discovery while hiding out in the church
  • Why Johnny had to go to the hospital
  • How Johnny felt about the Greaser's defeat of the Socs

Skills Practiced

The quiz will give you practice applying the following skills:

  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding Johnny's feelings about the Greasers beating the Socs from the fight
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Johnny to recall why he talked about killing himself in an early part of the novel
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about why Johnny had to go to the hospital from the related lesson on Johnny's death in The Outsiders

Additional Learning

To get a more comprehensive understanding of this character's death, read the related lesson called Johnny's Death in The Outsiders. The lesson goes over the following learning objectives:

  • Describe the aftermath of Johnny's death
  • Understand how Johnny's character traits were different from the rest of the Greasers
  • Learn what Johnny says to Ponyboy right before his death