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The Sixties Revolutions

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Which of the following statements does NOT accurately describe NOW?
A.
It used a moderate approach to political change.
B.
It pressured elected officials to ensure social and economic equality for women.
C.
Its members were frustrated with the EEOC.
D.
It was cofounded by Gloria Steinem.
 

 2. 

Which group occupied Alcatraz Island between 1969 and 1971?
A.
Indians of All Tribes
C.
American Indian Movement
B.
Brown Berets
D.
United Farm Workers
 

 3. 

All of the following statements about Woodstock are true EXCEPT
A.
it was the celebration of an era.
B.
there were severe shortages of food.
C.
a young African American was stabbed to death in front of the stage.
D.
it was held in upstate New York.
 

 4. 

Roe v. Wade dealt with
A.
abortion rights.
C.
women’s equality.
B.
the rights of senior citizens.
D.
American Indian land claims.
 

 5. 

Betty Friedan’s research led her to conclude that
A.
many women felt trapped by domestic life.
B.
women should not hold traditional women’s jobs.
C.
higher education was harmful to women.
D.
women were superior to men.
 

 6. 

Which organization did José Angel Gutiérrez help form?
A.
Brown Berets
B.
Crusade for Justice
C.
Mexican American Youth Organization
D.
United Farm Workers
 

 7. 

In 1969 members of the Rolling Quads convinced the Berkeley city council
A.
to approve a measure providing educational opportunities to children with mental and physical disabilities.
B.
to change the design of street curbs.
C.
to provide special parking spaces at public facilities.
D.
to include signs in braille in city buildings.
 

 8. 

Phyllis Schlafly
A.
fought diligently for passage of the ERA.
B.
proclaimed the defeat of the ERA as a great victory for women’s rights.
C.
applauded the decision in Roe v. Wade.
D.
ran for president in 1972.
 

 9. 

The artist who is sometimes associated with soup cans is
A.
Roy Lichtenstein.
C.
Andy Warhol.
B.
Claes Oldenburg.
D.
Grandma Moses.
 

 10. 

The 1960s youth movement began
A.
on college campuses among white middle-class students.
B.
on college campuses among white upper-class students.
C.
in San Francisco cafés among multiracial college dropouts.
D.
in northern urban poetry clubs among multiracial intellectuals.
 

 11. 

All of the following are associated with the fashion of the 1960s EXCEPT
A.
tie-dyed shirts.
C.
designer jeans.
B.
Afros.
D.
beads.
 

 12. 

All of the following are associated with hippies EXCEPT
A.
dropping out of society.
C.
communes.
B.
drug experimentation.
D.
materialism.
 

 13. 

The person responsible for a mass murder in California in 1969 was
A.
Charles Manson.
C.
Charles Kaiser.
B.
Timothy Leary.
D.
Janis Joplin.
 

 14. 

All of the following were successful Motown artists EXCEPT
A.
Jimi Hendrix.
C.
Aretha Franklin.
B.
James Brown.
D.
the Temptations.
 

 15. 

Most of the women polled during research for The Feminine Mystique were
A.
college students.
C.
factory workers.
B.
homemakers.
D.
professionals.
 

 16. 

Regarding women, the Kennedy administration did all of the following EXCEPT
A.
back the Equal Pay Act.
B.
hire many women.
C.
create the President’s Commission on the Status of Women.
D.
issue an executive order requiring civil service jobs to be filled on the basis of ability.
 

 17. 

What does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlaw?
A.
unequal pay for men and women
B.
sexual discrimination in employment
C.
sexual harassment on the job
D.
interfering with African American voter registration
 

 18. 

Which of the following 1968 events was disrupted by feminists?
A.
World Series
C.
Super Bowl
B.
Miss America Pageant
D.
World’s Fair
 

 19. 

Why was the National Women’s Political Caucus founded?
A.
to encourage women to run for political office
B.
to encourage women to seek professional employment
C.
to encourage women to vote
D.
to encourage women to seek degrees in political science
 

 20. 

What did Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments Act require?
A.
that schools provide funds for women’s professional programs
B.
that universities provide separate but equal physical education facilities for men and women
C.
that universities provide an equal number of teaching jobs for men and women
D.
that universities fund women’s sports programs fairly
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement.
 

 21. 

The method of art that made use of “found objects” was ____________________.
 

 

 22. 

Seattle native ____________________ was the master of the electric guitar in the 1960s.
 

 

 23. 

Berry Gordy founded _________________________, a record company in Detroit that brought African Americans back into the forefront of popular music.
 

 

 24. 

_________________________ became known as the “Queen of Soul.”
 

 

 25. 

_________________________ served as the editor of Ms.
 

 

 26. 

President Kennedy signed the _________________________ in 1963, a law that made it illegal for employers to pay male workers more than female workers for the same job.
 

 

 27. 

President Kennedy appointed _________________________ as the chairperson of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women.
 

 

 28. 

Although Congress passed the ____________________ in 1972, the amendment failed to get the required approval of at least 38 states by the 1982 deadline.
 

 

 29. 

An estimated 17 million Americans refused to buy ____________________ during a nationwide boycott that began in 1966.
 

 

 30. 

In 1966 Rodolfo Gonzales founded the ______________________________, a group that promoted Mexican American nationalism.
 

 

 31. 

The Chicano political party ______________________________ was formed in 1967 by José Angel Gutiérrez.
 

 

 32. 

American Indian participants in the ______________________________ called for self-determination.
 

 

 33. 

Organized in Minnesota in 1968, the ___________________________________ called for a renewal of American Indian culture and recognition of American Indians’ rights.
 

 

 34. 

Students at Gallaudet University protested the appointment of their president because she did not know _________________________.
 

 

 35. 

In 1973 Congress passed the ______________________________, which forbade discrimination in education, housing, or jobs because of physical disabilities.
 

 

 36. 

Founded in 1958, the ________________________________________ became the largest organization dedicated to lobbying for the needs of older citizens.
 

 

 37. 

In the case ____________________, the Supreme Court ruled that minors accused of a crime possessed nearly the same rights as adults.
 

 

 38. 

A(n) _________________________ between baby boomers and their elders grew wider as the 1960s progressed.
 

 

 39. 

Student activist Mario Savio and other students protested policies at _____________________________________________ in 1964, declaring their intention to “Shut This Factory Down.”
 

 

 40. 

In 1973 AIM took its most dramatic action when it seized the trading post at ____________________, South Dakota.
 

 



 
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