The Counter-Culture of Post-War America


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Which of the following was NOT promoted by beatniks?

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1. How did the Beat Generation get their name?

2. How did the culture of the late 1940s and 1950s change the role of women?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of US counter-culture after WWII. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the beat movement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Focus of the Red Scare
  • Ideas promoted by beatniks
  • Author of On the Road

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 US counter-culture after WWII
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the geographic center of the beat movement
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Beat Generation

Additional Learning

If you're still curious about this topic, take a look at the lesson called The Counter-Culture of Post-War America. Objectives of the lesson include:

  • Identify the mainstream culture of the American 1940s and 1950s
  • Describe the typical attire of beatniks
  • Know important authors of the Beat Generation
  • Understand the philosophy and ideals of the beat movement
  • Recognize the impact of Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare