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Trivia Quiz - Counter-Culture Figures


Here's a trivia quiz on some famous names from the 1960s counterculture. Enjoy!


Quiz Number: 4091
Date Submitted: September 27, 2011
Quiz Categories: History, Culture
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: patrickryan
Average Score: 62 percent
Times Taken: 61 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4

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Counter Culture Figures
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1. He was an essential and transitional personality in the development of the San Francisco Bay counter-culture. Spanning the Beat-era years of Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters scenes, he was equally pivotal to the explosion of 1960's Psychedelia culture.
  A.   Ken Kesey
  B.   Jack Kerouac
  C.   Hunter S. Thompson
  D.   Augustus Owsley Stanley III

2. Wrote "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and organized the Electric Koolaid Acid Test.
  A.   Ayn Rand
  B.   Ken Kesey
  C.   Hunter S. Thompson
  D.   Jack Kerouac

3. Wrote Gonzo journalist articles about the counter-culturer, and attributed some of his success in rampant abuse of drugs and alcohol.
  A.   Jack Kerouac
  B.   Hunter S. Thomson
  C.   Dan Rather
  D.   Timothy Leary

4. Popularized the phrases "Turn on, tune in, drop out" and was "the most dangerous man in the America" by Richard Nixon.
  A.   Hunter S. Thompson
  B.   George McGovern
  C.   Timothy Leary
  D.   G. Gordon Liddy

5. He organized the Virginia City Red Dog Saloon featured some of the great counter-culture bands: Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Iron Butterfly, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Charlatans, etc.
  A.   Chandler A. Laughlin III
  B.   Hunter S. Thomspon
  C.   Allen Ginsberg
  D.   Dylan Thomas

6. The Monterey Pop Festival from June 16 to June 18 (1967) introduced the rock music of the counterculture to a wide audience and marked the start of the what?
  A.   Summer of Love.
  B.   the Vietnam War troop reductions.
  C.   Robert Kennedy's election campaign for US President.
  D.   the War on Drugs.

7. Carolyn Elizabeth Garcia (born Carolyn Elizabeth Adams on May 6, 1946), later known as Mountain Girl, is a former Merry Prankster and wife of the late leader of what band?
  A.   The Doors.
  B.   The Grateful Dead
  C.   Jefferson Airplane
  D.   Lynyrd Skynyrd

8. The Yippies, especially their leaders _________ and _________, became notorious for their theatrics, such as trying to levitate the Pentagon at the October 1967 war protest, and such slogans as "Rise up and abandon the creeping meatball!"
  A.   Steppin and Fetchit
  B.   Laurel and Hardy
  C.   Hoffman and Rubin
  D.   Abbott and Costello

9. Who provided security for the Rolling Stones for their 1969 Altamont, California free concert?
  A.   US Army reservists
  B.   The Hells Angels
  C.   CHiPs - the California Highway Patrol
  D.   Mexican Mercenaries

10. He wrote a book about the Hell's Angels, and later was accused of using the bikers for his own fame:
  A.   Harley Davidson
  B.   Hunter S. Thompson
  C.   Kurt Vonnegut
  D.   Tom Clancy


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