Tea Party Movement: Facts & Platform


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Rick Santelli's rant was about what specifically?

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1. The Tea Party stances support all of the following EXCEPT:

2. Which of these statements is generally true about Tea Party beliefs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Tea Party is a political movement that has developed over the past decade, and Tea Partiers have strong convictions about their political beliefs. The questions in this quiz will ask you about the political stances of the Tea Party movement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess you on:

  • How the Tea Party has been criticized by the Republican Party
  • Rick Santelli's rant
  • Tea Party stances and beliefs
  • Why the Tea Party has no defined platform

Skills Practiced

These assessments give you the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Tea Party lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Tea Party beliefs in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Rick Santelli's rant

Additional Learning

For more information about the Tea Party, check out the lesson associated with this quiz called Tea Party Movement: Facts & Platform. The lesson will cover the following topics:

  • When the Tea Party developed
  • How the name of the party was chosen
  • What legislation helped prompt the formation of the Tea Party
  • The definition of conservatism and libertarianism