- Are the names Ponyboy and Sodapop nicknames? Explain.
- Why doesn’t Ponyboy like referring to Sodapop as a dropout?
- What do you think Ponyboy means when he compares Two-Bit to a “Chessy cat”?
- There are a lot of references to cigarettes in this novel. Do you think the author is glorifying smoking (making it seem like a good thing)? Explain.
· Vaguely, nonchalantly, incredulous, hastily, roguishly