2The Outsiders Chapters 1-2 heaved: throwWhat did the Greasers heave at the Socs?unfathomable: impossible to understandWhy was Johnny’s pain unfathomable?rivalry: competitionName the two rivals in The Outsiders.gingerly: cautious; with great careWhy did Ponyboy touch his cheek gingerly?sarcasm: mocking; wit used to insultWhat character in The Outsiders is not sarcastic?
3The Outsiders Chapters 1-2 roguishly: deceitful; playful mannerWho did Dally grin roguishly at?incredulous: disbeliefWhat did Cherry do after she gave Dally an incredulous look?nonchalantly: unconcerned; indifferentWhy did Ponyboy speak nonchalantly to Cherry and Marcia?abiding : lasting for a long timeWho is the most law abiding citizen in The Outsiders?digested: to process information; understandWhat information did Ponyboy have to digest?
5The Outsiders Chapters 3-4 sophisticated: refined; more properAre the Greasers or Socs sophisticated?aloofness: distant emotionally physicallyWhy are the Socs so aloof?elite: higher statusWhat do the elite wear in The Outsiders?resignedly: feeling of acceptance to a resignationWho was Cherry resignedly speaking of when she said, “…they’ve spotted us.” (Hinton 44)?ember: dying fireWhere did Ponyboy see an ember?
6The Outsiders Chapters 3-4 defiance: opposing authorityWho is the most defiant character in The Outsiders?contemptuous: open disrespectWhy did Dally glance over his shoulder contemptuously?ruefully: sorrow; regret; compassionWhy did Dally rub his side ruefully?sheepish: embarrassed; stupidWho did Ponyboy look at sheepishly?premonition: forewarningWhere did Ponyboy have a creepy premonition?
8The Outsiders Chapters 5-6 imploringly: an urgent or pity beggingWhy did Ponyboy look at Johnny imploringly?sullenly: gloomy silenceWho was sullen about their appearance?hue: color; tintWhat literal color is “her hardest hue to hold” referring to?subside: to sink or fall to the bottomWhat literally subsides in Robert Frost’s poem?elude: to escapeWhat eluded Ponyboy?
9The Outsiders Chapters 5-6 wistfully: melancholy; longing; gloomy stateWhy is Johnny wistful?doggedly: persistent in effortWhat did Johnny doggedly ask Dally?conviction: firm beliefWhat did Johnny say with conviction?detached: separated; not attachedWhy were Ponyboy and Johnny detached from the dangerous fire?racking: to torture; to strainWhat was racking Darry’s brain?
11The Outsiders Chapters 7-8 radiate: to spreadWho radiates in front of the reporters?delinquents: guilty of an offenseWho were the juvenile delinquents?manslaughter: killing of a human; homicideWhy was Johnny charged with manslaughter?brawn: strong; muscularIs Darry “all brawn and no brain?”recurring: appearing againWhat was Pony’s recurring dream?
12The Outsiders Chapters 7-8 aghast: sudden fright or shockWho was aghast about working?contemptuously: disrespectfulWho does Ponyboy hate bitterly and contemptuously?faltered: to hesitateWhy does Johnny falter in the hospital?ornery: unpleasant; stubbornWhat character is ornery?divert: different pathWhy did Two-Bit divert attention in the hardware store?
14The Outsiders Chapters 9-10 underprivileged: denied enjoyment due to low economic or social statusWho are the underprivileged?conformity: compliance; to go along withWho conforms during when it comes to fighting?ruefully: causing sorrow or pity; mournfulWhy did Tim grin ruefully?leery: suspiciousWhy was Ponyboy leery of the Brumly boys?taut: tightly drawnWhat was taut on Darry?
15The Outsiders Chapters 9-10 contract: drawn togetherWhy did Dally’s face contract in anger?stupor: dazed and confusedWho is in a stupor?stricken: deeply affectedWhy was the gang stricken with silence?delirious: wild with excitementWhat made Ponyboy delirious?indignantly: strong displeasureWho does Soda look at indignantly?
17The Outsiders Chapters 11-12 idolized: to worshipWho did Dally idolize?hearing: opportunity to be heardWhat was the hearing about?guardian: legally caring for a minorWho is Pony and Soda’s guardian?liable: legally responsibleWho will be liable for Pony and Soda?acquitted: not guiltyWhere did Ponyboy see an ember?
18The Outsiders Chapters 11-12 vacuum: emptinessWho is living in a vacuum?veered: to change directionWho did Pony veer in front of when he was running?welled: to gushWhy did tears well up in Soda’s eyes?quivering: trembleWhy did Two-Bit give Pony a quivering sigh?vast: great sizeWhat is too vast of a problem?