Reasons for Student Protest in the 1960s

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1. The media encouraged student opposition. The war in Vietnam was the first to be televised in great detail. Colour television, which was readily available by ..., worsened the bloody nature of what was shown.

  • the early 1950s
  • the early 1960s
  • the late 1960s
  • the late 1950s
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2. The young and student movement were very much influenced by the explosion of ... music, some of which protested against important issues of the day.

  • hip hop
  • jazz
  • pop
  • classical

3. Opposition to the Vietnam War increased with the number of casualties. In 1965 there were less than ... US casualties. By 1968 the number increased to ....

  • Opposition to the Vietnam War increased with the number of casualties. In 1965 there were less than 2,000 US casualties. By 1968 the number increased to 14,000.
  • Opposition to the Vietnam War increased with the number of casualties. In 1965 there were less than 3,000 US casualties. By 1968 the number increased to 18,000.
  • Opposition to the Vietnam War increased with the number of casualties. In 1965 there were less than 1,000 US casualties. By 1968 the number increased to 13,000.
  • Opposition to the Vietnam War increased with the number of casualties. In 1965 there were less than 700 US casualties. By 1968 the number increased to 17,000.

4. JFK's assassination in ... angered and disillusioned many young Americans and drove them into protest movements.

  • 1965
  • 1962
  • 1963
  • 1964

5. Teenagers discovered an alternative culture - .... Elvis Presley, with his tight jeans, became a cult figure. ... hated it but this only made it more attractive to the young.

  • Teenagers discovered an alternative culture - indie music. Elvis Presley, with his tight jeans, became a cult figure. Teachers hated it but this only made it more attractive to the young.
  • Teenagers discovered an alternative culture - rock 'n roll music. Elvis Presley, with his tight jeans, became a cult figure. Parents hated it but this only made it more attractive to the young.
  • Teenagers discovered an alternative culture - alternative music. Elvis Presley, with his tight jeans, became a cult figure. Grandparents hated it but this only made it more attractive to the young.
  • Teenagers discovered an alternative culture - jazz music. Elvis Presley, with his tight jeans, became a cult figure. Parents hated it but this only made it more attractive to the young.

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