The Outsiders: Summary & Characters


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Which genre of literature did The Outsiders influence?

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1. What is the name of the gang that Ponyboy and his friends belong to in the novel The Outsiders?

2. What is the major theme of The Outsiders?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

S.E. Hinton's 1967 novel The Outsiders remains a very common reading requirement for an English curriculum, and was even popular enough to have a movie made in the 1980s. In this quiz, you'll recall not only plot points of the book, but its legacy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This Outsiders quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recognize the genre influenced by the novel
  • Recall the gang Ponyboy was in
  • Understand the major theme of The Outsiders
  • Recall major character moments

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the most pertinent information from the lesson on The Outsiders
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about the Hinton novel
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer relevant Outsiders questions

Additional Learning

Still want to know more? The lesson on The Outsiders offers more information and covers the following objectives:

  • Summarize the plot of The Outsiders
  • Explain its influence on novels
  • Provide descriptions of major characters