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2.Darry and Paul had been good friends and football teammates in high school. Darry was jealous thatPaul was in college. Also, he was ashamed to be associated with the hoodlums and maybe even thegreasers. Ponyboy wished they didn’t hate each other. He no longer hated the Socs. He had begun torealize that there were good and bad in each group.3.The greasers won because the Socs were the first to run away.4.He was referring to Robert Frost’s poem. He wanted him to hold on to the enthusiasm of his youth.Chapter 10:Vocabulary1.confused3. tripped5. ecstatic7. effect2.daze4. victory6. unclearly8. mistyChapter 10:Comprehension and Discussion Questions1.Ponyboy had trouble accepting that Johnny was dead, so he tried to block the reality from his mind.2.He was thinking about when Dally told him he was carrying an unloaded gun. So much had happenedin the short period of time that it seemed as if a year had passed instead of a day.3.He had lost the only person he really loved.4.Answers will vary, but now that he realized how much Darry really cared for him, he probably was afraidthat he might have hurt his feelings by not asking for him.Chapter 11:Comprehension and Discussion Questions1.He thought it was better to be hated than pitied.2.Answers will vary, but perhaps he wanted to reassure him that his testimony would show the judge thathe wasn’t to blame.3. Johnny’s death had left Ponyboy mentally and emotionally distressed. He was still having troubleaccepting the fact that Johnny had died. He didn’t want to hear anything negative about Johnny.4.It was a term of endearment. Until now, Darry had only used it with Soda. Darry was able to showPonyboy his feelings more openly.
48The Outsiders© Educational Impressions, Inc.Chapter 12:Vocabulary1. preoccupied4. wincing7. source of information10. blond13. swerved2. cleared5. judicial procedure8. financial aid11. isolation3. essay6. bungle9. topic12. hugeChapter 12:Comprehension and Discussion Questions1.Two-Bit was afraid that Ponyboy was trying to become tough and he knew that was not his true nature.When Ponyboy picked up the glass so that no one would get a flat tire, Two-Bit knew that he really hadnot changed.2.Soda was upset because Sandy had refused to marry him and had returned his letter unopened. He wasalso upset about being put in the middle of his brothers’ quarrels. When Pony tried to get him to takesides in this latest argument, Soda couldn’t take any more.3.He realized that he had expected Darry to understand his feelings but he had never tried to see thingsfrom Darry’s point of view. He knew that Darry had given up a lot for Soda and him.4.Ponyboy decided that the greasers’ story should be told so that people wouldn’t be so quick to judgethem. He also hoped that by telling their story it would give hope to boys like him by making them seethat there is good in the world.

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