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. Test your knowledge of the hippie heyday in American history with the Flower Power Quiz from HowStuffWorks.com.
Question 1 of 20
Which beatnik poet popularized the flower power concept of nonviolent antiwar protesting?
Question 2 of 20
What city became flower power central in the 1960s?
Question 3 of 20
In addition to flowers, Ginsberg encouraged antiwar demonstrators to bring other items to the Vietnam War protests, including what?
Question 4 of 20
In 1967, thousands of hippies gathered together to try to levitate what iconic building?
Question 5 of 20
What music festival marked the highlight of the Summer of Love?
Question 6 of 20
What event in San Francisco signaled the beginning of the end of the psychedelic lifestyle in the 1960s?
Question 7 of 20
What 1967 pop hit became the anthem of the Summer of Love in San Francisco?
Question 8 of 20
What did Jimi Hendrix light on fire while performing at the Monterey International Pop Festival?
Question 9 of 20
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?
Question 10 of 20
What other counterculture group threatened violence against hippies protesting the Vietnam War?
Question 11 of 20
A Hells Angels member killed a concert goer at a concert for what band?
Question 12 of 20
In what year did California criminalize LSD?
Question 13 of 20
San Franciscans started tossing around the label "hippie" in what year?
Question 14 of 20
From 1964 to 1968, California saw a huge rise in what?
Question 15 of 20
What was the unofficial newspaper of the San Francisco hippies?
Question 16 of 20
Along with Allen Ginsberg, what other famous author helped shepherd the early hippie movement?
Question 17 of 20
Who allegedly coined the 1960s slogan, "Make Love, Not War"?
Question 18 of 20
What popular music magazine released its first issue in 1967?
Question 19 of 20
What was the popular name for the thousands of young adults who flocked to San Francisco during the Summer of Love?
Question 20 of 20