The Outsiders. Test Review You will need: netbook Writing utensil Paper Packet. Plot Diagram. Exposition Complication Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution. What information does the author give you at the beginning of the story?. Exposition.
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You will need:
Characters, Setting, Other Vital Information
“Trigger event”- of the story?the thing that causes the conflict or sets the conflict in motion
Johnny kills Bob SheldonComplication
Complications and events that occur as the character(s) tries to solve the problem
Johnny and Ponyboy go to Dally for help
Johnny and Ponyboy flee to Jay Mountain
Church burns down..causing injury and the boys to return to townRising Action
The Rumble/ Johnny’s Death tries to solve the problemClimax
Dally shot by cops tries to solve the problemFalling Action
Ponyboy writes his theme tries to solve the problemResolution
Friendship tries to solve the problem
The Golden Rule
Man vs. Man
Man vs. Society
Man vs. Self
Man vs. Nature
Man vs. Supernatural (not in this novel)
When a character (man or woman) has a physical or verbal disagreement with another character
Johnny vs. Bob Sheldon
Dally vs. Individual CopsMan vs. Man
Greasers vs. Socs
Negative stereotypes of GreasersMan vs. Society
Ponyboy’s perceptions of Darry
Ponyboy’s perceptions of Socs
All characters reasons for fighting
Before Running away beliefs
Doesn’t love him
After church fire
Firm but loving
Willing to sacrificePonyboy’s Changing Perception of Darry
Pre-Cherry Valance Meeting beliefs
Hates and fears Socs
“White trash with Mustangs and madras” (55).
Thinks they have it made
Post- Cherry Valance Meeting
Realizes Socs are human as well
Understands they have their own problems
Human compassion transcends gang loyaltyPonyboy’s Changing Perception of the Socs
He is experienced with evading the law
They come from different social classes (money/wealth)
It will harden him, like it did Dally.
When he sees him crying at the hospital.
Greasers feel too much
Socs don’t feel anything
Randy Adderson. He is sick of the fighting and he knows it won’t do any good. No one can really win.
Stay true to yourself.
Pony is smart and kind.
Dally was alone. He lost the only thing he has ever loved (Johnny).
About, above, across, because
He, she, they, we, us, etc
Yellow shirt, English book
Was awesome, were wrong
Yelled loudly, ran fast, walked quickly
There will be a portion of the test where you use the surrounding words to figure out the meaning of a potentially unknown word.