The Outsiders Setting


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What do you call the time and place surrounding the events of a story?

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1. In The Outsiders, what does the church in Windrixville represent?

2. Which of the following hints would lead the reader of The Outsiders to believe that the story was taking place in the 1960s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will check how much you know about the setting of the book The Outsiders. Quiz topics include what you call the time and place surrounding the events of a story and an example of an author using a description of a setting.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In order to successfully pass the quiz, you will need to know the following information:

  • A detail that indicates the time period of the story
  • The symbolism behind the book's rural setting
  • Events in America in the 1960s-70s that could have impacted the book's storyline

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about the setting of The Outsiders from the lesson
  • Making connections - use knowledge of the concept of setting to understand how it shapes a storyline
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning behind the rural, country setting
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what you call the time and place surrounding the events of a story

Additional Learning

If you are interested in learning more about this topic, review the lesson The Outsiders Setting. This lesson will discuss the following topics:

  • Examine why it is believed that The Outsiders takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Get a better understanding why author S.E. Hinton chose this location for the book
  • Discuss the connection between the characters in the book and events that were taking place in the 1960s