If your students are studying The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, this is a document you must have. This brief list of divergent questions is aimed at getting students to connect the events of the novel to real life, both in the present and in the 1960's setting of the novel. The questions can be used for whole-class or small group discussion, debates, and/or writing assignments. The questions are grouped by chunks of chapters, i.e. "Chapters 1-4". 7 questions total.