Chapter 8

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The Outsiders Fill in the Blank Summary: Chapter 8
Fill in the blanks either during or after reading the chapter from The Outsiders. Spelling will be
counted off, so make sure you are using your reference material correctly when filling in each
blank. At the end, match each bold, underlined word to its correct definition.
When Two-Bit and Ponyboy arrive at the hospital, the nurses won't let them see Johnny.
However, the doctor permits their visit because Johnny has been asking for them and it
"____________________________________." With that foreboding statement, the boys go in
and find Johnny awake and able to talk. Johnny knows that his condition is not good, and he is
afraid of ___________________. He tells them that 16 years is not enough living and that it is
just not fair. Johnny's ____________________ shows up to visit him, but Johnny refuses to see
her: "Tell her to leave me alone. _________________________." He passes out after this
incident, and it is evident that he is experiencing a great deal of pain. Pony and Two-Bit also visit
Dally, who is still in the hospital. He is his old self, and resents the fact that he will not be able
to take part in the rumble that night. He asks Two-Bit for his _____________________________
switchblade and, upon receiving it, places it under his _____________________. The boys leave
Dally and decide to take the bus home. Two-Bit leaves Pony at the bus stop while he goes into
the gas station for ___________________________. Pony has almost fallen asleep when TwoBit returns, and Two-Bit questions his health. Ponyboy begs him not to tell Darry that he is ill
and assures him that as soon as he takes a handful of _________________________ he'll be fine
and ready to rumble. Two-Bit reluctantly agrees. Ponyboy has a bad feeling about the rumble.
He tries to convey it to Two-Bit, but Two-Bit doesn't want to understand. He accuses Pony of
being a chicken, but Pony defends himself and says that it isn't about being chicken, it is about
the awful feeling that something bad is going to happen at the rumble. ____________________
is at the vacant lot when the boys go by. She speaks to both Pony and Two-Bit and assures them
that the Socs are going to follow the rules — no _______________________. Pony asks her
whether she is going to visit Johnny in the hospital, but she says that she just can't because
Johnny had _______________ her __________________. She doesn't try to defend Bob's
actions, but she laments the fact that he is dead. Pony doesn't want to hear her regret about Bob's
death and questions her sincerity in being a spy: "Don't you ever try to give us ______________
and then feel high and _________________ about it." Pony instantly regrets saying this, thereby
slipping back into old greaser habits. He tries to counter that statement by asking her about the
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sunset, and she realizes his contrition and smiles. As they part he notices that she has
__________ eyes, the same as his.
_____ contrition
A. make known
_____ convey
B. give authorization; permission
_____ foreboding
C. honesty
_____ lament
D. state of feeling remorse
_____ permit
E. unwilling and hesitant
_____ reluctantly
F. feeling that something bad will happen
_____ resent
G. to feel bitterness
_____ sincerity
H. passionate expression of grief