1. In the 1950s, in New Zealand and the USA, every aspect of society and culture was controlled by….
a. sheep farmers
b. adults
c. rock musicians
d. Islamic fundamentalists

2. "Young people should be obedient and polite", "Young people should get a good education" and "Young people should dress in a manner that is acceptable to adults" are all examples of…
a. Beliefs of the "beatniks", a rebellious 1950s counterculture
b. Mainstream values in the 1950s
c. Things an angry James Dean says to uptight adults in his famous film, "Rebel Without a Cause"
d. National Party policies for this year's upcoming New Zealand election

3. For mainstream 1950s culture the path to happiness was to be found through…
a. Strict military values
b. Anti-depressants
c. Getting material possessions and a good job
d. Zen Buddhism and psychedelic drugs

4. If I was a part of mainstream culture in New Zealand in the 1950s it wouldn't bother me that….
a. The price of lamb was dropping on world commodity markets.
b. My children were disrespecting me by staying out late after their curfew.
c. The All Blacks were being asked to tour apartheid South Africa without any Maori rugby players in the team.
d. Juvenile delinquents kept on driving past my house and smashing my letterbox over with a baseball bat.

5. If I was a part of mainstream culture in New Zealand in the 1950s it wouldn't bother me tha

a. My son refused to attend compulsory military training
b. My daughter had moved into a student flat and was living with her boyfriend, even though they weren't married
c. The French were testing nuclear weapons in the South Pacific and Maori were angry that historical violations of the Treaty of Waitangi were not being put right.
d. American comic books were being sold at the local dairy

6. 1950s mainstream culture believed that the role of women was to…
a. Run profitable companies
b. Sell consumer products by using sex appeal
c. Lead political parties and occasionally be the Prime Minister
d. Stay at home, do domestic chores and care for children

7. Oil spills, acid rain and deforestation are all examples of..
a. bad weather
b. environmental damage
c. economic progress
d. juvenile delinquency

8. 1950s adults knew the value of money and what it was like to go without because they had grown up during…
a. The French Revolution
b. The early European colonization of New Zealand
c. The Great Depression (1929 – 35)
d. The Age of Aquarius

9. Fathers gave orders in the home and expected children to do as they were told. For example, parents closely monitored their children's leisure activities and set the hours for them to return home. It was also compulsory for young men to undergo military training. This was because 1950s society was deeply influenced by….
a. the philosophies of the famous motorcycle rebel, Marlon Brando
b. the music videos of Christina Aguilera
c. the Second World War (1939 – 145) and military values of the importance of obeying superiors.
d. Apartheid

10. The mass media was blamed for importing bad values from USA and creating juvenile delinquents in New Zealand. As a result the New Zealand government…
a. censored movies, comics, books and records
b. organised book burnings in New Zealand town squares
c. banned all young New Zealanders from travelling to the USA
d. Declared war on Hollywood