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How well do you know one of the most successful and controversial grassroots political movements in modern American history?

What year did the Tea Party hold its first national event?

  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009

In what city did the first Tea Party-like protest take place?

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Seattle
  • Oklahoma City

True or false: Early Tea Party supporters mailed tea bags to their congressional representatives.

  • true
  • false

How many colonists participated in the 1773 Boston Tea Party?

  • 15
  • 150
  • 1500

Which national issue ignited the Tea Party movement?

  • economy
  • healthcare
  • taxation

In addition to "no taxation without representation," which of the following is another popular Tea Party slogan?

  • Give me liberty or give me death.
  • Don't tread on me.
  • I have not yet begun to fight.

Which of the following is a false statement about the Tea Party?

  • It's a political third party.
  • Some supporters don't believe President Obama was born in the United States.
  • Statistically, supporters are better educated that the average American.

Which female politician became an original Tea Party leader?

  • Christine O'Donnell
  • Sarah Palin
  • Michele Bachmann

Which of the following doesn't describe the average Tea Party activist?

  • white
  • male
  • 40 years old

According to a 2010 poll, Tea Party activists' top complaint against the government was what?

  • healthcare reform
  • bank bailouts
  • personal dislike of Barack Obama

In 2009, the Tea Party attracted criticism after a supporter referred to the Obama administration's healthcare reform plan as what?

  • Death by socialism
  • Nazi policy
  • Stalincare

The Tea Party supports the libertarian hero and Texas Rep. Ron Paul's political platforms, except for his stance on what?

  • defunding the federal government
  • support for gun ownership
  • withdrawal of military troops from foreign outposts

What percent of Tea Party supporters agree that global warming exists?

  • 15 percent
  • 30 percent
  • 60 percent

What political commentator was instrumental in the spreading the anti-President Obama gospel of the Tea Party?

  • Glenn Beck
  • Mike Huckabee
  • Rush Limbaugh

Which of the following issues has angered Tea Party protestors the most?

  • government spending
  • economic stimulus
  • healthcare reform

Out of the 51 Tea Party-backed candidates running during the 2010 congressional primaries, how many won?

  • 11
  • 24
  • 51

As of April 2011, what percent of Americans held an unfavorable view of the Tea Party?

  • 27 percent
  • 47 percent
  • 67 percent

In 2009, Tea Party activism was largely responsible for the election of what state's first Republican senator in 30 years?

  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire

Core Tea Party supporters likely comprise what percent of American voters?

  • 5 percent
  • 15 percent
  • 25 percent

Which of the following groups has the most negative reputation among the American public?

  • Tea Party
  • atheists
  • Christian conservatives