Hippie Heyday: The Ultimate Flower Power Quiz
by Staff
In the mid-1960s, the hippie counterculture developed in the United States, initially focused around civil rights demonstrations and anti-Vietnam War protests. Hippies' antiviolent, free love ethos sprang from the concept of "flower power," which advocated for peace, not war.

Which beatnik poet popularized the flower power concept of nonviolent antiwar protesting?

  • Allen Ginsberg
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • Gary Snyder

What city became flower power central in the 1960s?

  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • London

In addition to flowers, Ginsberg encouraged antiwar demonstrators to bring other items to the Vietnam War protests, including what?

  • Heart-shaped badges
  • Stuffed animals
  • Candy bars

In 1967, thousands of hippies gathered together to try to levitate what iconic building?

  • White House
  • Pentagon
  • Empire State Building

What music festival marked the highlight of the Summer of Love?

  • Woodstock
  • Monterey International Pop Festival
  • Glastonbury Festival

What event in San Francisco signaled the beginning of the end of the psychedelic lifestyle in the 1960s?

  • The "Death of the Hippie" parade.
  • The death of Allen Ginsberg.
  • The closing of the Psychedelic Shop in Haight-Ashbury.

What 1967 pop hit became the anthem of the Summer of Love in San Francisco?

  • "San Francisco" by Scott McKenzie
  • "Daydream Believer" by the Monkees
  • "Light My Fire" by The Doors

What did Jimi Hendrix light on fire while performing at the Monterey International Pop Festival?

  • A joint
  • An American flag
  • His guitar

Who told hippies to "tune in, turn on and drop out" at the 1967 Human Be-In gathering at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park?

  • Timothy Leary
  • Ken Kesey
  • Allen Ginsberg

What other counterculture group threatened violence against hippies protesting the Vietnam War?

  • Yippies
  • Hells Angels
  • San Francisco Mime Troupe

A Hells Angels member killed a concert goer at a concert for what band?

  • The Beatles
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Who

In what year did California criminalize LSD?

  • 1964
  • 1966
  • 1968

San Franciscans started tossing around the label "hippie" in what year?

  • 1953
  • 1957
  • 1962

From 1964 to 1968, California saw a huge rise in what?

  • Interracial marriage
  • Drug arrests
  • STD rates

What was the unofficial newspaper of the San Francisco hippies?

  • The Oracle
  • Free City
  • The Rainbow

Along with Allen Ginsberg, what other famous author helped shepherd the early hippie movement?

  • Tom Wolfe
  • Ken Kesey
  • Tom Robbins

Who allegedly coined the 1960s slogan, "Make Love, Not War"?

  • Timothy Leary
  • John Lennon
  • Gershon Legman

What popular music magazine released its first issue in 1967?

  • Rolling Stone
  • Cream
  • Spin

What was the popular name for the thousands of young adults who flocked to San Francisco during the Summer of Love?

  • Hippies
  • Flower children
  • Yippie

What seminal psychedelic rock 'n' roll album of the 1960s was released in 1967?

  • The Beatles: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
  • The Rolling Stones: "Gimme Shelter"
  • The Who: "Tommy"