The Outsiders

 Study Guide

Chapter 1  pp. 1 to 18


  1. Who is the narrator of The Outsiders?




  1. What two groups of teenagers does Ponyboy describe?  Compare the two groups.




  1. Why did the Socs beat up Ponyboy?




  1. Why did Ponyboy have a hard time with his oldest brother?




  1. How are Ponyboy and his friends like you?  Different than you?




  1. Why do you think the author uses non-standard English?