The Ultimate Outsiders Quiz

By: J.P. Naomi
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The Ultimate Outsiders Quiz
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About This Quiz

Do you remember the members of the Greasers: Ponyboy Curtis, Dally Winston, Two-Bit Matthews and others? "The Outsiders" introduced the world to the Brat Pack, a “gang” of young celebrities who captured the attention of the media and fans alike for their behind-the-scene antics. 

The star-studded movie itself is the quintessential narrative of "West Side Story," where there are two gangs, the Greasers from the poor North Zone and the Socs from the wealthy South Zone. Is the movie sounding familiar? Then before we give away too much, take the quiz now and see how much you really do remember!

In the film, a wrong must be righted when the Socs beat up Johnny and try to drown Ponyboy in a fountain. Things quickly go from bad to worse when Johnny saves Ponyboy, but in so doing he stabs and kills a Soc. Soon after, another tragedy strikes, which shows the true character of the Greasers. 

This coming-of-age movie struck a chord in pre-teens and teens alike, as it was ranked the #2 movie during its opening weekend. Remember all the amazing characters that brought the novel to life on the silver screen? Take the Ultimate Outsiders quiz now. Just click the button below.

What is The Outsiders film based on?
A novel by S.E. Hinton
S.E. Hinton's novel was called "The Outsiders" - the movie was appropriately named after it.
A real life gang situation
A film from the 1960s
Grease Lighting

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Actor C. Thomas Howell plays main character _____boy Curtis.
Poor
Pony
The Outsiders was only Howell's second film. His first film role was as Tyler in ET the Extra-Terrestrial!
Young
Little

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The gang of tough, low-income middle-class teens was called the _______.
Socs
Poor Boys
Greasers
The Greasers were named after Ponyboy's greasy hair.
Tough Guys

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The gang of wealthy kids from the other side of town are known as the ________.
Plaid Shirts
Jocks
Wealthy Guys
Socs
The Socs refers to the South Side Socials.

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How many brothers does Ponyboy have?
2
He has two older brothers.
3
4
5

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In which year was The Outsiders film released?
1980
1983
It was released on March 25, 1983.
1986
1990

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Where is The Outsiders set?
Boston, MA
Tulsa, OK
The Outsiders was filmed at 6 different locations all in Oklahoma!
Los Angeles, CA
Washington, DC

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Why is Darrel so protective of Ponyboy?
He dates too many girls
He is a recovering drug addict
Darrel is a cop
Their parents died
Darrel is the older brother who looks after Ponyboy in wake of the parents death in a car accident.

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Ponyboy's two older brothers are Darrel and ________.
Junkie
Sodapop
Sodapop Curtis is portrayed by Rob Lowe. This was Lowe's breakthrough role in his acting career.
Ace
Bear

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Which famous actor played the role of Ponyboy's older brother Darrel?
Matt Dillon
Ralph Macchio
Patrick Swayze
The Outsiders was one of three films that Swayze acted in throughout 1983.
Emilio Estevez

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Who is NOT a member of the Greasers?
Johnny
Bob
Bob Sheldon is portrayed by actor Leif Garrett. In addition to acting, he is also a singer and television personality.
Steve
Sodapop

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What is Dallas Winston's nickname?
D-bone
Dee
Dally
Dally Winston was portrayed by actor Matt Dillon
Winston

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Who plays Two-Bit Matthews in The Outsiders?
Rob Lowe
Tom Cruise
Emilio Estevez
Estevez and Rob Lowe are considered to have established the Brat Pack upon being cast in The Outsiders together.
Leif Garret

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What is the name of the character portrayed by Tom Cruise?
Steve Randle
While this was just a supporting role for Tom Cruise, he had his first leading role in Risky Business in the same year, 1983.
Two-Bit Matthews
Randy Anderson
Bob Sheldon

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Who is Cherry's boyfriend?
Ponyboy
Bob
Sheri "Cherry" Valance is played by actress Diane Lane.
Dally
Steve

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What was the main theme song to The Outsiders?
Blue Moon by Elvis
Mystery Train by Elvis
Stay Gold by Stevie Wonder
Though each of those songs is on the official soundtrack, Stay Gold is considered to be the theme.
Gloria by Van Morrison

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Author S.E. Hinton actually appears in the film as ...
The nurse in Dally's hospital room
The Outsiders book has sold more than 14 million copies and grossed more than $33 million at the box office!
The clerk at the convenient store
The attendant at the drive-in movie
The school librarian

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Where does Ponyboy first meet Cherry?
At the store
At the drive-in movie
Cherry got in a fight with her boyfriend Bob and when she walked away from him, she landed in the area of Ponyboy and a few other Greasers.
At Johnny's house
At a party

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In which year did The Outsiders take place?
1955
1965
This film helped spark the Brat Pack genre of the 1980s with its cast of up-and-coming stars.
1970
1980

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Who played the role of Greaser Johnny Cade?
Patrick Swayze
Ralph Macchio
Most of the cast were in their late teens with the exception of Ralph Macchio who was 21 and Patrick Swayze who was 31 years old.
Darren Dalton
Tom Waits

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Who do the Socs try to drown by holding him down in the park fountain?
Dally
Johnny
Bob
Ponyboy
Ponyboy loses consciousness after the Socs attempt to drown him. When he regains consciousness, he learns something really bad has happened.

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Who kills Bob at the park?
Johnny
While the Socs are trying to drown Ponyboy, Johnny pulls out his switchblade and stabs Bob to death.
Dally
Two-Bit
Sodapop

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What happens to convicted murderers in Oklahoma?
Executed by electric chair
Dally informs Ponyboy and Johnny that murderers are executed in Oklahoma and urge them to get out of town!
Life in prison
Community service for life
Public stoning

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By what mode of transportation do Ponyboy and Johnny flee?
Automobile
Airplane
Cargo train
Ralph Macchio once said he only wanted to play Johnny because he was most like him!
Bicycle

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Off the train in Windrixville, where do Ponyboy and Johnny hide?
In a tree
In an abandoned church
The church is on Jay Mountain and it is old and wooden.
In a stolen car
In the back of a truck

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Who visits Ponyboy and Johnny while they are in hiding?
Dally
Dally brings them food supplies and even drives them into the town.
Two-Bit
Sodapop
Bob

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Who offers to vouch for Ponyboy and Johnny in court?
Dally
Cherry
Cherry would go along with the story that Johnny and Ponyboy were in Texas, according to Dally.
Michelle
Darren

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Who wrote the poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay"?
Ponyboy
Robert Frost
To pass the time in the abandoned church, Ponyboy reads Gone with the Wind and quotes the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost.
S.E. Hinton
Tom Cruise

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What ended up happening to the abandoned church?
It was sold
It was renovated
It burned down
Upon filming the fire scene, Director Francis Ford Coppola wanted "more fire" - it turned into a massive fire scene and thankfully a downpour followed!
It converted into a library

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Towards the end of the movie, what did the Greasers and Socs agree to for their fight?
No weapons
Both sides agree to a temporary truce until their next big rumble, and their no-weapons rule was a sign of respect.
No punching
No cars
No name-calling

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Who is hospitalized after the church fire?
Ponyboy & Sodapop
Sodapop & Johnny
Johnny & Dally
Johnny suffers a broken back and severe burns.
Dally & Sodapop

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Who wins the final fight between the Socs and the Greasers
The Socs
The Greasers
The Greasers win, but Johnny is unimpressed by the victory.
They call a truce
The cops put a stop to their fight

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What was The Outsiders rated?
PG
PG-13
It was rated PG-13 for violence, teen drinking and smoking, and some sexual reference.
R
G

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Before Johnny dies, what does he tell Ponyboy?
To "stay gold"
Johnny dies in the hospital from the injuries sustained during the fire.
To go after Randy
To date Cherry
To call his mom

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Who robs a grocery store and is then killed by the police?
Ponyboy
Dally
Dally can't bear the death of Johnny, and although his gun is unloaded, he refuses to drop it and police shoot him to death.
Randy
Cherry

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