How Much Mormon History Do You Know?

12 Questions | Total Attempts: 192

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This quiz will determine how much history about key parts of the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the Urim and Thummim?
    • A. 

      A stone Joseph Smith found while digging a well

    • B. 

      A crystal ball

    • C. 

      A breastplate and spectacles found with the gold plates

    • D. 

      Both A & C are referred to the LDS church as the Urim and Thummim

  • 2. 
    Were the breastplate and spectacles used in translating the Book of Mormon as we know it today?
    • A. 

      No, they were only used to translate the first 116 lost pages

    • B. 

      Yes, they were used for the whole thing

    • C. 

      No, they were never used

    • D. 

      Yes, they were sometimes used

  • 3. 
    What was the primary method Joseph Smith used to translate the Book of Mormon?
    • A. 

      Using the spectacles he found with the gold plates

    • B. 

      He would put his face into a hat and read from a stone he had found while digging a well

    • C. 

      He didn't use any tools, just revelation

  • 4. 
    Which of the following of Joseph Smith's wives was his first?
    • A. 

      Fanny Alger (15)

    • B. 

      Emma Hale (22)

    • C. 

      Helen Mar Kimball (14)

    • D. 

      Sarah Kingsley Cleveland (53)

  • 5. 
    Which of the following wives of Joseph Smith were already married to a faithful LDS man?
    • A. 

      Marinda Johnson Hyde (27) -- [Orson Hyde]

    • B. 

      Zina Huntington Jacobs (20) -- [Henry Jacobs]

    • C. 

      Presendia Huntington Buell (31) -- [Norman Buell]

    • D. 

      All of the above, however they weren't the only three

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    T/F -- Joseph Smith had a pistol in Carthage Jail that he used to shoot three men before being killed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    T/F -- Joseph Smith and his company sent for and drank wine at Carthage Jail for the purpose of lifting their spirits.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of the following was Joseph Smith accused of and tried for in 1826?
    • A. 

      Slander

    • B. 

      Treason

    • C. 

      Jay-walking

    • D. 

      Glass-looking (conning people)

  • 9. 
    As prophet, Brigham Young taught which of the following controversial doctrines in sermons to the body of the church?
    • A. 

      Interracial couples should be killed

    • B. 

      Adam is actually God, and Father of Jesus

    • C. 

      Certain sins are only atoned for by the shedding of the sinners blood

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    T/F -- Joseph Smith received a revelation that Emma would be annihilated if she failed to abide by the commandment of plural marriage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    After the discovery of the Rosetta Stone (which modern-day Egyptologists used to learn to read Egyptian), they have verified Joseph Smith's translation of the Book of Abraham as which of the following?
    • A. 

      Not perfect, but some of the translations are close to being correct

    • B. 

      Very accurate

    • C. 

      Plausible

    • D. 

      Completely wrong and lacking even a single correct Egyptian translation

  • 12. 
    Who was Joseph Smith sealed to first?
    • A. 

      Emma Hale Smith

    • B. 

      Louisa Beaman

    • C. 

      Brigham Young

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