Reasons for Student Protest in the 1960s

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1. US involvement in the war in Vietnam united the student movement. ... young Americans were fighting in the war and many others would be called up by the draft or conscription system.

  • half a million
  • 2 million
  • a million
  • 1.5 million
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2. The young identified with ... in 'Rebel without a Cause'

  • Jim Backus
  • James Dean
  • Natalie Wood
  • Dennis Hopper

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

  • 35
  • 40
  • 30
  • 25

4. 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 - 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.
  • 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.

5. 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 700 US casualties. By 1968 the number increased to 17,000.
  • 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 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 3,000 US casualties. By 1968 the number increased to 18,000.

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