Other Important Activist Movements of the Late 60s and Early 70s


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Which of the following is a profile of a person who was likely NOT fighting for equal rights during the 1960s and 1970s?

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1. Why did Rachel Carson write 'Silent Spring'?

2. Why was the Native American protest on July 4, 1971, at Mount Rushmore significant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the activist movements of the late 60s and early 70s. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the campaign to end discrimination against homosexuality.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The commonalities between African Americans, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, gays and women during the 1960s and 1970s
  • The reason that Rachel Carson wrote 'Silent Spring'
  • Product boycott by the National Association of Farm Workers

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the activist movements of the late 60s and early 70s
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the significance of the staged protest by Native Americans at Mount Rushmore in 1971
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the importance of 1969's Stonewall Inn incident

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson, Other Important Activist Movements of the Late 60s and Early 70s. This lesson covers the following objective:

Identify the goals and impacts of the:

  • Red Power movement
  • Brown Power movement
  • American Indian Movement
  • National Farm Workers Association
  • Gay Liberation Front