2 1. What is Ponyboy doing when he gets jumped? Walking home from the movie theater by himself
3 2. Who are the socs? Who are the greasers? Socs- short for “socials”, west side rich kids, upper class, wealthyGreasers- below middle class, above hoods, poor, east side
4 3. How do Ponyboy's relationships with Darry and Sodapop differ? Loves Sodapop more than anyone in the world- believes he can understand everything- Soda always defends Pony to DarryThinks that Darry doesn’t want him around- and thinks of Ponyboy as just another mouth to feed.
5 4. Why is the 'gang' important to Johnny? Because he doesn’t have a decent family- dad beats him, mom ignores him unless she’s screaming at him-- the boys in the gang are the only family he knows
6 5. What does Sodapop tell Ponyboy about Darry 5. What does Sodapop tell Ponyboy about Darry? How does Ponyboy react to that information? **There was a typo on this question- it’s fixed now. My B.Tells Pony that Darry loves him and is proud of him- but protects him because he’s the babyPonyboy doesn’t believe him- has a sarcastic response to Soda telling him that
7 6. Do you think Darry loves Ponyboy 6. Do you think Darry loves Ponyboy? Why does he treat Ponyboy the way he does?Your opinion- I personally think yes- but it’s your callI think Darry is just protecting Pony- from the trouble he could get in- and Darry sees that Pony is so smart that he could be really successful someday
8 7. What does Ponyboy mean on page 18 when he says, "I lie to myself all the time"? Why does he lie to himself?Lies to himself to protect his own heart- doesn’t want to be hurt by Darry so he pretends that he doesn’t care