Name: Period: The Outsiders Section Three Comprehension Questions Chapter Seven 1. What condition is Johnny in after the fire? Why would being crippled be worse for Johnny than for someone else? 2. Randy says that Bob always wanted his parents to say “No” to him. He says, “That’s what we all want, really.” Do you think this statement is accurate? 3. How has Ponyboy’s view of the Socs changed? Why did Pony think it was better to see Socs as “just guys”. Chapter Eight 4. What does Ponyboy mean when he says, “we could get along without anyone but Johnny?” 5. If Darry didn’t have Soda and Pony, why would he be a Soc? 6. Ponyboy talks about his feeling that something bad is going to happen that night. What do you guess might happen? 7. Why does Ponyboy turn and ask Cherry, “Can you see the sunset real good from the West Side?” Chapter Nine 8. Why do each of the boys fight? Why is Pony different? 9. Why does Ponyboy think that he, Darryl, and the others do not really belong with the Brumley Boys and Tim Sheppard’s gang?What are Johnny’s last words to Ponyboy? What do you think they mean? Name: Period: 10. What are Johnny’s last words to Ponyboy? What do you think they mean?