The Hippy Movement

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1. Why were hippies called 'flower children'?

  • 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 were at one with nature.
  • Because they campaigned to save the flowers and natural habitats.
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2. Hippies grew their hair long, wore distinctive clothes and developed an 'alternative lifestyle'.

  • True
  • False

3. When did the student movement become more extreme in its views?

  • In the late 1950s
  • In the late 1960s
  • In the early 1960s
  • In the early 1970s

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

  • Because hippies refused to work and experimented in drugs such as marijuana and LSD.
  • 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 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.

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

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


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