Hippie Lingo Quiz

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Why would hippies call something "groovy"?
It meant it was colorful.
It meant it was loud.
It meant it was wonderful.
The best and most wonderful things were groovy, such as flower shirts, The Doors and LSD.

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What did hippies do with the "boob tube"?
watched TV
If you were watching the "boob tube," you were simply watching television.
used it as a bra
shaved their legs

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If hippies were having a bad time, what might they say?
"Dropout"
"Bummer"
If something was a bummer, it was a bad time. "Man, that canceled concert was a real bummer."
"Bone yard"

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What did hippies do with "grass"?
They buried it.
They smoked it.
"Grass" was common slang for marijuana, a drug of choice for many involved in the counterculture lifestyle.
They mowed it.

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Why were hippies always excited about "bread"?
It referred to cash.
Bread was a term for cash. "Hey man, thanks for the bread. I'm going to buy some grass with it!"
It meant you bought groceries.
It was a type of drug.

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Why did hippies fear the "fuzz"?
It referred to the police.
The "fuzz" were the cops, and they often harassed hippies for no particularly good reason.
It meant they had to shave.
Fuzz meant they were out of drugs.

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"Cat" was a colloquial term for what?
a police officer
a man
A cat was a guy. "Check out that cat! He's got the longest beard I've ever seen!"
a kitten

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Why would hippies "tune out" something?
It was annoying.
If you tuned out (or ignored) something, it was because it annoyed or disinterested you.
It was happy.
It was stoned.

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What was another term for groovy?
fab
If something was "fab," it was totally fabulous and great.
bag
bunk

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What was happening if you were "pigging"?
You were sleeping.
You were eating everything.
You might be "pigging out" and eating lots of junk food if you smoked grass.
You were making out.

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Why would hippies refer to something as "far out"?
It was illegal.
It was awesome or amazing.
If something was far out, it was totally amazing. "Did you guys hear the Grateful Dead last night? They were far out!"
It was high on drugs.

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What did it mean to "flip out"?
get very happy
get really upset
Flipping out meant you were really upset. "Man, that cat is flipping out because his girlfriend left him!"
get stoned

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What did it mean to go "tooling"?
to have sex
to drive around
If you went "tooling around," you just went driving around for no good reason.
to smoke cigarettes

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Why would hippies sometimes "book it"?
to run away quickly from something
"Booking it" meant that you were running away, such as if the cops saw you smoking grass on the street.
to hit the library
to light a joint

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What would you do if a hippie told you to "gimme some skin"?
chest bump
have sex
shake their hand
"Gimme some skin" was slang for shaking hands, a good way to seal a groovy drug deal.

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Why would hippies use the phrase "right on"?
to say the drugs were working
to say something is great
to agree with one another
"Right on" was a simple way to say that you agreed with each other. "I think we should cruise over to the head shop." "Right on, man."

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How would hippies treat a "flake"?
eat them
scorn them
Flakes were useless people deserving of scorn.
help them

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Why would hippies avoid doing "heavy" things?
They were too serious or controversial.
Serving in the Vietnam War was a heavy thing. Hippies preferred flower power, peace and love.
They were too hard.
They didn't like moving stuff.

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Why would you choose to not hang out with a "spaz"?
They were physically violent.
They couldn't socialize very well.
A "spaz" (a take from the word spastic) was a person who freaked out and had a hard time acting normal in social environments.
They were mean to everyone.

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What was a "mirror warmer"?
a dead person
a vain person
If you are really vain and spent a lot of time peering into a mirror, you might be a mirror warmer.
a mouth breather

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What did it mean if a hippie was "tapped out"?
He was out of drugs.
He was out of money.
Typically it meant that he was out of cash, meaning the fun had come to an end.
He was on the road.

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What did hippies often receive from travel agents?
gasoline
acid
If you visited your local "travel agent," you could buy LSD (or acid) and then take a "trip."
plane tickets

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Why would hippies call something "righteous"?
It meant that they were right.
It meant justice had been served.
It was fantastic.
A "righteous" concert was an amazing musical event. Righteous was used to describe anything great.

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Hippies referred to female significant others using what term?
chickens
mamas
They often called their girlfriends "mama." "What do you think of my foxy mama?"
foxes

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"Boss" was a very bad thing in the 60s.
true
false
If something was "boss," it was the ultimate in cool. If you could have your way, everything would be totally boss.

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Why would "bogarting" give you a bad reputation?
It meant you mooched off of everyone.
It meant you were greedy with drugs.
If you bogarted a joint, it meant you were holding the marijuana too long instead of passing it to your friends.
It meant you were a liar.

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What was a "hodad"?
a non-surfer
In beach communities, hodads were hippies who didn't participate in surfing.
a smoking device
the father of a prostitute

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Why were hippies disappointed in their friends who gave up to "The Man"?
It meant that they ratted them out.
It meant they went corporate.
"The Man" referred to the establishment and the authorities. If you went to work for "The Man," it meant you took a normal corporate job.
It meant they were arrested.

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What was something that was "way out"?
It was not comprehendible.
If you couldn't comprehend something, it was way out. "The idea of little green men visiting Earth? Man, that is way out."
It was super cool.
It was annoying.

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What was a freak flag?
the peace sign
long hair
Growing your hair long was a "freak flag," a sign that you were part of the counterculture.
flag with flowers on it

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