What is the Greaser Subculture?

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Which of the following characteristics is not typical of the look of the greaser subculture?

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1. Which of the following was a nickname for a greaser that was given to them because they often hung out in bad neighborhoods?

2. Historically, where did the greaser subculture get its name, 'greaser?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The styles and attitudes of greasers are part of popular culture. This quiz and worksheet highlight the origin and characteristics of greaser subculture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz on greaser subculture tests your knowledge on the following topics:

  • Greaser styles
  • Origin and evolution of the term, greaser
  • Greaser geography
  • Influences on popular culture
  • Greaser identity

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on greaser subculture and its distinguishing style
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read about greaser subculture and understand its roots
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about nicknames associated with greasers

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subculture, read the lesson, What is the Greaser Subculture? The following objectives are part of the lesson:

  • Explain the emergence of greaser subculture during the 1950s
  • Describe the values of greaser subculture
  • List some of the styles that define greaser subculture
  • Understand the link between greaser subculture and music
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