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The Outsiders


Trivia Test Answers

1. What do S.E. Hinton's initials stand for? Susan Eloise

2. What technique did Francis Coppola employ on the movie set to encourage conflict between the Soc actors and the Greaser actors? Coppola gave the actors who played greasers crappy, bad copies of the script and poor dressing rooms, hotel rooms, etc. and he gave the soc actors nice copies of the script, as well as nice rooms and such to create real tension between them.

3. What is the name of Francis Coppola's nephew who has a cameo role in the movie? Nicolas Coppola (changed his name to Nicolas Cage)

4. What is Ponyboy's middle name? Michael. Ponyboy Michael Curtis

5. What is Cherry's real name? Sherry, but she is called Cherry because of her bright red hair.

6. What cameo role did S.E. Hinton play in the movie? She played the nurse who asks Dally where his robe is.

7. What actor from the movie also stars in two other movie adaptions of S.E. Hinton novels? Matt Dillon starred in The Outsiders, Tex and Rumble Fish. Emilio Estevez appeared in That Was Then, This is Now and Diane Lane starred in Rumble Fish but Matt Dillon was the only actor from The Outsiders to star in all three movies.

8. Who's real life high school letter jacket did the Soc who fights Darry wear? S.E. Hinton's

9. Who did actor Rodney Harvey portray and what did he die of and when? Rodney Harvey portrayed Sodapop in the TV series. He died April 11th, 1998 of a drug overdose.

10. Which actor from the TV Series went on to star in 'Scream' and is engaged to Courtney Cox? David Arquette protrayed the character Two-Bit in the TV Series and later went on to star in the 'Scream' movies.

11. Which actor from the TV Series went on to be nominated several times for Oscars for his movie 'Sling Blade'? Billy Bob Thornton portrayed Buck Merril

12. How old was Ralph Macchio during the filming of The Outsiders and how old was the character he portrayed? Ralph Macchio was 21 when he made The Outsiders, portraying the character of 16 year old Johnny

13. How old was Tom Howell during the filming of The Outsiders and how old was the character he portrayed? Tom Howell was 16 when he made The Outsiders, portraying the character of 14 year old Ponyboy.

14. Where can you buy a copy of the soundtrack to The Outsiders? You can't buy a copy of the soundtrack because no soundtrack album for the movie was ever released.

15. What year was The Outsiders set in? 1966

16. What city was The Outsiders set and filmed in? Tulsa, Oklahoma

17. In the novel Ponyboy remembers Soda's old pet horse, what was the horse's name? Mickey Mouse.

18. Who is the author of the poem 'Stay Gold' that Ponyboy quotes for Johnny? Robert Frost

19. What actor is Ponyboy thinking of when he exits the movie theater in the opening chapter of the book? Paul Newman

20. What is the name of Soda's girlfriend in the book? Sandy

21. How did the Curtis' parents die? In a car accident. Apparently the car was hit by a train, but this is only the movie's version of it, all that's really known is that they were killed in some form of car accident.

22. What is the breakfast of choice at the Curtis home? Chocolate cake and beer.

23. In the movie, who is Two-Bit's favorite cartoon character? Mickey Mouse

24. What is the name of the character in the TV Series who became like the character of Johnny in the movie and book? A young girl named Scout who becomes Ponyboy's best friend.

25. What is Tim Shepard's kid brother's name? Curly.

26. What is Lief Garrett best known for? His short lived musical career in the '70s and early '80s

27. In the movie, how many scenes do we see Buck Merril in? One.

28. What color is Dally's hair supposed to be in the book? "So blond it was almost white."

30. What gas station do Soda and Steve work at? What are their specialties? The boys work at a DX. Soda does gas (attracting girls) and Steve does car repairs (to attract people with broken cars).

31. About how old was Patrick Swayze when The Outsiders was filmed? Patrick Swayze was about 30 when he made The Outsiders, portraying the character of Darry who has just finished high school and is about 19.

32. What other books is S.E. Hinton well known for? That Was Then, This is Now, Tex, and Rumble Fish.

33. Define 'tuff' and 'tough' according to Ponyboy 'tuff' means cool, sharp, like a tuff looking Mustang or a tuff record. 'tough' means the same as rough. Both are compliments among the greasers.

34. What kind of cars do Socs drive? Mustangs

35. What are Ponyboy's birthday and sign? July 22nd, Cancer

36. What are Soda's birthday and sign? October 8th, Libra

37. What are Darry's birthday and sign?
January 5th, Capricorn

38. What are Two-Bit's birthday and sign? June 20th, Gemini

39. What are Steve's birthday and sign? April 15th, Aries

40. What are Tim's birthday and sign? November 5th, Scorpio

41. What are Cherry's birthday and sign? March 8th, Pisces

42. What are Marcia's birthday and sign? May 24th, Gemini

43. What are Scout's birthday and sign? October 30th, Scorpio

44. What are Randy's birthday and sign? February 10th, Aquarius

45. What novel does Ponyboy read to Johnny in the church hideout? Gone With the Wind



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