The Hippy Movement

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1. Why was the hippie movement of particular concern to the older generation?

  • Because hippies weren't productive so they were worried about what would become of the world when their generation died.
  • Because hippies were violent and they saw them as a threat.
  • Because hippies refused to work and experimented in drugs such as marijuana and LSD.
  • Because hippies talked of the unimportance of the older generation so they were worried the government would latch onto this view and stop giving them pensions etc.
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2. Hippies often settled...

  • in communes.
  • in fields.
  • in baseball pitches.
  • outside important government buildings to make a stand.

3. Mainly ... decided to 'drop out' of society and become hippies.

  • young people
  • middle aged people
  • old people
  • children

4. Hippies grew their hair long, wore distinctive clothes and developed an 'alternative lifestyle'.

  • True
  • False

5. Why were hippies called 'flower children'?

  • Because they were at one with nature.
  • Because they rejected society's idea of a home and instead camped out in fields.
  • Because they often wore flowers and handed them out to the police.
  • Because they campaigned to save the flowers and natural habitats.


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