Reasons for Student Protest in the 1960s

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1. 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 - 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 - 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.
  • 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 - 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.
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2. 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 late 1950s
  • the early 1950s
  • the late 1960s
  • the early 1960s

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 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 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 700 US casualties. By 1968 the number increased to 17,000.

4. The student movement in the USA was influenced by student protests all over the world. For example, in 1968 student demonstrations in ... were so serious that they almost overthrew the government.

  • Brussels
  • London
  • Prague
  • Paris
  • Berlin
  • Moscow

5. Students wore badges saying 'Don't trust anyone over ...' which summed up their attitude to their parents' generation.

  • 30
  • 40
  • 25
  • 35

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