This is a critical thinking quiz for Chapters 1-4 of The Outsiders. There are 10 short-answer questions (I have my students choose 6). Each question references a page number and requires rereading. Here are the first two questions:
1. Why does Ponyboy think, "We deserve a lot of our trouble"? (16)
2. Why doesn’t Ponyboy really believe what Cherry says about Socs having troubles? (36)
The pages follow the Speak (Penguin) 2008 version of the book, which is the current available edition. I usually require students to write at least five sentences per question, using information from the book. These questions always yield rich thinking and answers from my students!