Thursday, May 24, 2007

Chapter 12 Questions

1. What 'circumstances' do Ponyboy's teacher refer to? What circumstances does Ponyboy think his teacher is referring to?
The teacher is telling him that if he doesn't do good on this assignment he might be held back a year. Ponyboy thought that his teacher meant that how he wasn't at school a lot.

2. Why doesn't Ponyboy feel scared when the socs approach him and he threatens them with a broken bottle (p.170-171)? How is this a dramatic change from the Ponyboy we have seen up until this point?
Ponyboy isn't scared because throughout the whole book he has been through a lot and seen a lot and he knew how to stick up for himself more now than ever. Before Ponyboy had no clue what to do.

3. What does Darry mean when he says, "you don't just stop living because you lose someone" (p.173)?
He means that even though they lost 2 best friends doesn't mean you just stop living your life also, you have to carry on.

4. How do we know Sandy didn't love Soda as much as he loved her?
We know that Soda loved Sandy more than she loved him because when he proposed to her she didn't accept because she wasn't ready but Sodapop was.

5. Explain how Darry and Ponyboy play tug of war with Soda.
Darry and Ponyboy play tug of war with Soda by making him choose a side when they are arguing about something like when Pony came home late from the lot and Darry slapped him then Darry told Soda not to stick up for him brother.

6. What do we learn was so special about Johnny (p.178)?
We learn that Johnny cares so much about others because in his letter to Ponyboy he tells him that it was worth dying for the kids in the fire they have more to live for than he does.

7. What does Ponyboy end up doing for his English assignment?
Ponyboy ends up writing his english assignment on the story of the whole book because the beginning of the book is the same as the beginning of his assignment.

Chapter 11 Questions

Vocabulary: Find the meaning of the following word from the chapter and use it in a sentence correctly.

acquitted- a relieve from a charge or crime

After he served his jail time he was acquitted.

1. Explain why Pony might rather have anyone's hate than their pity (p.162)?
Pony would rather have people hate him instead of their pity because of when Johnny killed Bob he wouldn't want Bob's friends to pity him, since he didn't kill him.

2. What do you think is going on with Ponyboy when he says, "Johnny didn't have anything to do with Bob's getting killed" (p.166)?
I think that Ponyboy is thinking that it is his fault that Bob died not Johnny because if Bob didn't try to kill Pony Johnny wouldn't have killed Bob. I think he is also blamming himself for Johnny's death because since he thinks that he killed Bob they wouldn't have had to run away so he thinks that this whole thing is all him fault.

Chapter 10 Questions

Vocabulary: Find the meaning of the following word from the chapter and use it in a sentence correctly.

indignantly - to be mad at something wrong

The one man was watching the news one morning and after the top story he was very indignant.

1. How does Pony's dreaming, or lying to himself, finally work in this chapter?
Pony's lying to himself works at the end of this chapter because when Sodapop goes and lies beside Poyn he falls asleep right away. If he hadn't been lying he would have been worrying about it.

2. Johnny's dying so difficult for Dally to handle?
Johnny's dying was difficult for Dally to handle because Johnny was the only thing Dally loved and now he had nothing to love or care for.

3. Why do you think Dally would have wanted to die?
Dally would have wanted to die because he had not family and nobody to love for since Jphnny died so why else would he want to live if he had nothing to care about.

Chapter 9 Questions

1. On the bottom of p.133, when Pony asks what kind of a world it is, what comment is he making about how society judges people?
When Pony asks what kind of world it is he means that now that he thought about it all the greasers have to be proud of and being a hood.

2. Why do the boys fight? Why is Pony different?
The boys fight for their own enjoyment and they find it fun. Pony is different because he doesn'r fight for fun like the other boys he only fights if it is important or to protect himself.

3. What is the difference between Tim Sheppard's gang and Ponyboy's? Explain how Pony feels this difference might give his group the upper hand?
The difference between Tim Shepard's gang and Ponyboy's is that Tim's gang has more people that are bigger and Ponyboy's gang has less people that are smaller.

4. What do you think Johnny's last words to Pony mean?
I think Johnny's last words to Ponyboy "stay gold" means not to change the way he is and be careful if any danger might come and not to change because he is gone.

Chapter 8 Questions

1. How does what the doctor first says, on page 119, foreshadow Johnny's condition? This means that the doctor knew he was dying so it wouldn't hurt anything if he saw his friends for the last time. It would be better to make him feel better

2. "We needed Johnny as much as he needed the gang. And for the same reason" (p.121). What do you think Pony means, and what is the reason?
I think that Pony means that the gang won't be the same with out Johnny and that he was a big part of the gang since he was Pony's best friend.

3. What does Pony mean on p. 123 when he says, "we could get along without anyone but Johnny"?
This means that when Johnny is around they get along with more people than they get along with without him.

4. If Darry didn't have Soda and Pony, why would he be a soc?
He would be a soc because he plays on the football team, and because he was really good friends with Paul who is a soc.

5. What does Cherry mean when she says Bob "wasn't just anyone" on p.129?
Cherry means that he wasn't the same as anyone else, he had something about him that made people like him and want to be like him, that's why he wasn't just anyone.

Chapter 7 Questions

1. Explain what Pony means when he says Soda "reminds me of a colt" on p. 101.
When Ponyboy says that Soda reminds him of a colt he means that he always has to be nosey and know everything that is going on.

2. What condition is Johnny in after the fire?
Johnny's condition after the fire was very severe becaus ehe had a broken back, burn, and a severe shock.

3. Why would being crippled be worse for Johnny than someone else?
Being crippled would be worse for Johnny because Johnny doesn't have anybody at home to help him when he is sick because he may not be capable of doing some things by himself.

4. "Maybe people are younger when they are asleep" (p.104). what do you think about this comment?
I think that people look younger when they are asleep because they are not worrying or thinking about anything; relaxed.

5. What is a juvenile delinquent (p. 107)? Find a definition on the internet, in a dictionary, or create your own based on your own knowledge.
Internet-a minor who can not be controlled by parental authority and commits antisocial or criminal acts, as vandalism or violence
Dictionary- a youth who is immature
My definition-a child or teen who isn't controlled by a guardian and commits illegal actions

6. Why would Two-Bit think Johnny, Dally, and Pony were heroes all along; before they saved the kids?
Two-Bit thought that Johnny, Dally and Ponyboy were heroes all along before they saved the kids because Johnny saved his best friend without thinking of himself and Dally came and helped them when they were in life threatening situations

7. What was Bob's 'real' problem, according to Randy (p.116)?
Bob's real problem according to Randy was that he never got punished by his parents for anything he wasn't supposed to so, he acted up all of the time and he would never get it trouble for it so he just continued and never thought his actions were a bad thing.
8. Why did Pony think it was better to see socs as "just guys" on p. 118? What do you think he means by this?
Ponyboy means that they are also just guys, they are just the same as the greasers so don't treat them any different then you would treat your friends.

Chapter 6 Questions

Vocabulary: Find the meaning of the following word from this chapter and use it in a sentence correctly.

bewildered-to be puzzeled or confused

The girl was very bewildered of her math test.

1. Do you think Dally's parents have influenced the way he is; his personality? Explain.Yes, I think that Dally's parents have influenced the way he is because since his parents are dead they aren't there to lead him in the right direction and keep him out of trouble.

2. Why doesn't Dally want Johnny to turn himself in? Dally doesn't want Johnny to turn himself in because he has helped him this much already and he doesn't want his help to go to waste and he doesn't want Johnny to go thoough with jail because Dally knows what it fells like.

3. What "other side" of Dallas is revealed in this chapter? The other side of Dally that is revealed in this chapter is his side that cares for others and is a true hero inside. He shpwed this by saving the children in the burning church and if it wasn't for him lots of kids wouldn't have been saved from that fire.

4. What's your own definition of a hero? Do the three boys prove themselves to be heroes, according to your definition? Explain. I think that a hero is a person who goes out of they're way to help someone in need. Yes, I think that the boys proved themselves to be heroes because when there were the children in the urning church they didn't stop and think about they're own safety they just went to help the kids.

5. Why do you think Johnny wasn't scared, despite the obvious danger, on page 92?
I think Johhny wasn't scared because he has gone through worse things in his life and he didn't want them to suffer through anything as bad.