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How much do you know about the Tea Party? A quiz.

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The tea party movement was a major player in the 2010 election, and will likely play a major role in the 2012 presidential race. Depending on who you ask, the Tea Party is the ultimate grassroots movement, patriotically focused on fiscal responsibility and reduction of the deficit – or it's a re-branding of conservative Republican Party candidates and policies, funded by the same old big money. How much do you know about the Tea Party?

- Jake Turcotte

1. The New York Times, the Atlantic, and NPR credit Keli Carender with planning the first modern tea party protest in what city?

Carender organized a 'Porkulus Protest' in historically liberal Seattle in Feb. 2009 to protest President Obama's stimulus plan. The first protests to bear the 'Tea Party' name were held on Feb. 27 of that year.

Carender organized a 'Porkulus Protest' in historically liberal Seattle in Feb. 2009 to protest President Obama's stimulus plan. The first protests to bear the 'Tea Party' name were held on Feb. 27 of that year.

Carender organized a 'Porkulus Protest' in historically liberal Seattle in Feb. 2009 to protest President Obama's stimulus plan. The first protests to bear the 'Tea Party' name were held on Feb. 27 of that year.

Carender organized a 'Porkulus Protest' in historically liberal Seattle in Feb. 2009 to protest President Obama's stimulus plan. The first protests to bear the 'Tea Party' name were held on Feb. 27 of that year.

Boston

 

Phoenix

 

St. Louis

 

Seattle

 
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