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On the Fringe: Some American Radical Independents

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On the Fringe Some American Radical Independents game quiz
"Here appear the names of some North American social bordercrossers--on the outside because of their politics, style, manners, statements. Let's see if you can recognize the names of this persistent "fringe" of "unaccceptables"?"

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1. There was a leader of the American Communist Party who ran four times for the Presidency of the United States. What was his name?
    Earl Broder
    Allen Ginsberg
    Alger Hiss
    Gus Hall


2. Who was the satirist who founded "The Realist," was a founder of the Yippies and also a member of Ken Kesey's The Merry Pranksters?
    Paul Krassner
    Mort Sahl
    Abbie Hoffman
    Gloria Steinhem


3. Who was the author of "Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History"? A later book, "Love's Body" proposed that there was a division between eroticism and civilization.
    Herbert Marcuse
    Stokley Carmichael
    Saul Alinsky
    Norman O. Brown


4. What famous inheritor of the adding machine fortune, a heroin addict (junkie) also was a friend of Allen Ginsberg and author of the famous novel called "The Naked Lunch?" He is famous for his statement that "language is a virus from outer space."
    Laurence Ferlinghetti
    Gary Synder
    William S. Burroughs
    Norman Cousins


5. What is the name of the idea about language that Noam Chomsky, a famous and sometimes controversial, linguist, introduced?
    deconstruction
    cultural materialism
    structuralism
    transformational grammar


6. What is the name of the 1963 book authored by Betty Friedan which argued that women were not destined only to stay at home?
    The Second Sex
    The Feminine Mystique
    The Female Eunuch
    Ms. Magazine


7. What author, originally born in Peru, wrote 12 books dealing with Don Juan and Mesoamerican Shamanism which sold millions of copies in at least 17 or more languages? He presents "nonordinary reality" as a place which people could get to.
    Carlos Castaneda
    J.D. Salinger
    Kurt Vonnegut
    George Short


8. Who is the co-founder of a world-famous North Beach bookstore in San Francisco?
    Lawrence Ferlinghetti
    Shig Murao
    Robert Duncan
    Kenneth Rexroth


9. Who was the leader of the Free Speech movement in the 1960s at the University of California, Berkeley in 1964?
    Jack Weinstein
    Norman Cousins
    Abbie Hoffman
    Mario Savio


10. Who is the American soprano with long dark hair whose voice could be heard singing "We Shall Overcome."
    Norah Jones
    Judy Collins
    Joan Baez
    Betty Furness


11. Who has been called the "father of community organizing" because of the nature of his work in Chicago?
    Saul Alinsky
    Dick Gregory
    Cesar Chavez
    Barack Obama


12. What woman labor activist was called "The Miners' Angel"?
    Susan B. Anthony
    Emma Goldman
    La Pasionaria
    Mother Jones


13. Who was one of the main founders of the American Federation of Labor in 1886?
    John L. Lewis
    Samuel Gompers
    Big Bill Haywood
    Lucy Parsons


14. Who were two Italian-born American anarchists who were executed in 1927 for a 1920 murder of two pay clerks in Massachusetts?
    Lewis and Clark
    Sacco and Vanzetti
    A. Mitchell and D. Palmer
    J. Edgar and B. Hoover


15. Who is a radical woman dancer who died in a car accident involving her flowing scarf?
    Gertrude Stein
    Martha Graham
    Isadora Duncan
    Merce Cunningham


16. What was the name of the group of radical workers in mass production industry who split apart on an industry organized basis in 1935?
    AFL
    CIO
    IWW
    Knights of Labor


17. Who was the woman poet who was known for these lines of poetry,
"My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -
It gives a lovely light."
"First Fig"
    Marianne Moore
    Dorothy Parker
    Harriet Monroe
    Edna St. Vincent Millay


18. What is the name of the area in New York City that is associated with the avant-garde in the arts and with political rebellion?
    Brooklyn
    South Side
    Greenwich Village
    The Bronx


19. What was the name of the group of people who were violently opposed to Vietnam War? The key word here is "violently."
    The Yuppies
    The Weathermen
    The Hippies
    The Beats


20. Which of the following was NOT associated with Beat poetry?
    Gregory Corso
    Allen Ginsberg
    Michael McClure
    Norman Mailer


21. Which of the following was a member of the Black Panther party?
    Richard Pryor
    Paul Robeson
    Jesse Jackson
    Huey Newton


22. Who is the folk singer who identified with the oppressed and poor and wrote "This Land is Your Land?"
    Bobby Darin
    Frankie Avalon
    Woody Guthrie
    Bob Dylan


23. "The Chicago Seven" were convicted of inciting a riot and of conspiracy to incite a riot at the 1968 Chicago Democratic convention. Their verdict was overturned on appeal. Who is one of the convicted? (He was a co-founder of the Yippies).
    Andy Warhol
    Allen Ginsberg
    Abbie Hoffman
    Charles Manson


24. Who was the writer who was asked to advise Dr. Martin Luther King on how to use Gandhian principles of non-violence in protests?
    Coretta Scott King
    Elridge Cleaver
    Julian Bond
    Bayard Ruskin


25. Who is the writer of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"?
    Ken Kesey
    John Updike
    Joseph Heller
    Saul Bellow


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