The Sexual Revolution: History, Origins & Impact


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The specific period during the 1960s and '70s in which attitudes towards sexual behavior became more tolerant and liberal in the United States was called the

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1. Which of the following did not influence the origin of the sexual revolution?

2. The first reliable form of female contraception was known as

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The sexual revolution was an important component of the evolution of American cultural norms in the 20th Century, and this assessment will test you on important facts about it. Some things you'll be tested on include the timeline and influences of the sexual revolution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Cultural changes in the 60s and 70s
  • Influences of the sexual revolution
  • Female contraception
  • Concerns over contraception
  • Results of the sexual revolution

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - ensure that you can accurately recall some of the more notable information regarding the American sexual revolution, its history and its causes
  • Making connections - go over the connections between the influences of the sexual revolution and the revolution's subsequent effects on cultural norms and beliefs
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of the sexual revolution to identify how the sexual revolution arose and what effects it had on American culture

Additional Learning

To learn more about the sexual revolution, review the corresponding lesson called The Sexual Revolution: History, Origins & Impact. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Origins of the movement
  • Hippies and feminists
  • Impact of contraception
  • Effects of the sexual revolution