What Do You Know About Mormons?

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What Do You Know About Mormons? - Quiz

Often church members say they "know" the church is true. This quiz is about some of the bits of history and current doctrine's from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that probably constitute "trivia" but are none-the-less interesting
See how much you know. Using prayer and "The spirit" to answer questions is allowed. Please note, no Ex-mormon/Anti-mormon sources have been used for the Quiz. All items come from journals of members, or well-known documentation. At some times links are given to Wikipedia pages that consolidate the information into a meaningful page; but each Read morequestion has been verified from a church source.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In 1921, what was removed from the Doctrine and Covenants

    • A.

      The Covenants made were removed and placed in the temple ceremony

    • B.

      The doctrine, known as the lectures on faith, were removed

    • C.

      The Covenants were slightly altered to be more modern

    • D.

      Only generally grammatical issues were changed

    Correct Answer
    B. The doctrine, known as the lectures on faith, were removed
    Explanation
    The explanation:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lectures_on_Faith

    The evidence:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=6X7ZAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=doctrine+and+covenants&hl=en&ei=CcjRTNOaBYemsQPN8fGqCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

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  • 2. 

    Early accounts of individuals intimately connected to the translation of the The Book of Mormon state that it was translated by means of:

    • A.

      A stone in a hat

    • B.

      Stones set in bows of silver known as the Urim and Thumim

    • C.

      Both the Urim and Thumim and a Stone in a hat

    Correct Answer
    C. Both the Urim and Thumim and a Stone in a hat
    Explanation
    http://www.mormonthink.com/transbomweb.htm

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  • 3. 

    Members believe that Christ will come on a particular day

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    http://bible.cc/matthew/24-36.htm

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  • 4. 

    ?According to LDS family services, how many Gay/Lesbian individuals are in marriages and are active in the church?

    • A.

      1-2 members in each ward

    • B.

      3-4 members in each ward

    • C.

      4-5 members in each ward

    • D.

      More than 5

    Correct Answer
    C. 4-5 members in each ward
    Explanation
    That's about 80-100k churchwide!

    Source was a 2 news article (reposted at this site):
    http://www.faithpromotingrumor.com/2010/10/lds-family-services-on-same-sex-attraction-in-the-church/

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  • 5. 

    What year did Sidney Rigdon first visit Palmyra, New york

    • A.

      1821

    • B.

      1820

    • C.

      1813

    • D.

      1824

    Correct Answer
    A. 1821
    Explanation
    Sept 1821

    http://sidneyrigdon.com/Rigdchrn.htm

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  • 6. 

    Joseph found a skeleton he declared to be "Zelph" a white Lamanite general.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Wikipedia article with sources:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zelph

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  • 7. 

    Members must use hands in the temple ceremonies so those without hands cannot go to heaven

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    There are methods used to get around this for those who are disabled

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  • 8. 

    This is a true quote from Brigham Young:I do not wish any Latter-day Saint in this world, nor in heaven, to be satisfied with anything I do, unless the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ, the spirit of revelation, makes them satisfied... Suppose that the people were heedless, that they manifested no concern with regard to the things of the kingdom of God, but threw the whole burden upon the leaders of the people, saying, ‘If the brethren who take charge of matters are satisfied, we are,’ this is not pleasing in the sight of the Lord. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 3: 45)

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  • 9. 

    Is the following True or FalsePresident Joseph Smith read the 14th chapter of Ezekiel--said the Lord had declared by the Prophet, that the people should each one stand for himself, and depend on no man or men in that state of corruption of the Jewish church--that righteous persons could only deliver their own souls--applied it to the present state of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--said if the people departed from the Lord, they must fall--that they were depending on the Prophet, hence were darkened in their minds, in consequence of neglecting the duties devolving upon themselves

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith 237-238

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  • 10. 

    True or False, Brigham Young said the following:Now those men, or those women, who know no more about the power of God, and the influences of the Holy Spirit, than to be led entirely by another person, suspending their own understanding, and pinning their faith upon another’s sleeve, will never be capable of entering into the celestial glory, to be crowned as they anticipate; they will never be capable of becoming Gods. They cannot rule themselves, to say nothing of ruling others, but they must be dictated to in every trifle, like a child. They cannot control themselves in the least, but James, Peter, or somebody else must control them. They never can become Gods, nor be crowned as rulers with glory, immortality, and eternal lives. They never can hold sceptres of glory, majesty, and power in the celestial kingdom. Who will? Those who are valiant and inspired with the true independence of heaven, who will go forth boldly in the service of their God, leaving others to do as they please, determined to do right, though all mankind besides should take the opposite course. Will this apply to any of you? Your own hearts can answer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 1: 312

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  • 11. 

    True or False, the following was said by Apostle George Q. Cannon:Do not, brethren, put your trust in man though he be a bishop, an apostle, or a president. If you do, they will fail you at some time or place; they will do wrong or seem to, and your support be gone...

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    (Apostle George Q. Cannon, Millennial Star 53: 658-59)

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  • 12. 

    A black woman was sealed to Joseph and Emma Smith as an eternal servant

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Elizabeth_Manning_James

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  • 13. 

    True or False:George Romney (Mitt Romney's father) received a letter from an apostle warning him not to assist any longer in the civil rights movement.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    http://www.boston.com/news/daily/24/delbert_stapley.pdf

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  • 14. 

    Most Mormons wish to be buried in their temple clothing

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Mormons believe in the importance of temple clothing, which consists of sacred garments that are worn during religious ceremonies. They consider these garments to be a symbol of their commitment to their faith and their dedication to living a righteous life. Therefore, it is common for many Mormons to express a desire to be buried in their temple clothing as a way to continue their spiritual journey even after death.

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  • 15. 

    True or False:Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that:"The Church does not engage in politics; its members belong to the political parties at their own pleasure. … They are not asked, much less required, to vote this way or that"

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?hideNav=1&locale=0&sourceId=c795f48fa2d20110VgnVCM100000176f620a____&vgnextoid=88021b08f338c010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD

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  • 16. 

    True or False:The church sent a letter out to Californian wards telling them how to vote on Proposition 8

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    http://www.suite101.com/content/mormon-leadership-backs-proposition-8-a65655

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  • 17. 

    True or False:Wilford Woodruff issued a Manifesto in 1890, officially ending polygamy

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1890_Manifesto

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  • 18. 

    True or False:Wilford Woodruff performed plural marriages after the official manifesto was declared in 1890

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    http://www.lds-mormon.com/new_plural_marriages.shtml

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  • 19. 

    Joseph Smith was married to more than Emma Smith while alive

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Yes, 33!
    http://www.lds-mormon.com/12117.shtml

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  • 20. 

    Joseph Smith had plural wives who were married to other men

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    http://www.i4m.com/think/polygamy/JS-Polygamy-Timeline.pdf

    http://en.fairmormon.org/Joseph_Smith/Polygamy/Polyandry

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  • 21. 

    What was the youngest age of a woman Joseph married?  What was the oldest?

    • A.

      19,27

    • B.

      18, 45

    • C.

      18, 31

    • D.

      16, 58

    Correct Answer
    D. 16, 58
    Explanation
    http://www.i4m.com/think/polygamy/JS-Polygamy-Timeline.pdf

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  • 22. 

    True or False:Bruce R. McConkie spoke directly spoke out against evolution in conference in 1984.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    http://new.lds.org/ensign/1984/11/the-caravan-moves-on?lang=eng

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  • 23. 

    True or False:Brigham Young married a woman who was married to Joseph Smith.  This woman was also married to another man at the same time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zina_D._H._Young

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  • 24. 

    There is a sphinx of Joseph Smith's image in Utah

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    http://i.imgur.com/lwZAp.jpg

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  • 25. 

    A church leader was once released due to committing homosexuality but not excommunicated.  It was said he was released due to "ill health" to cover it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Fielding_Smith_(presiding_patriarch)

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  • 26. 

    How many of the three witnesses to the Book of Mormon denied their testimony of the Book of Mormon?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    A. 0
    Explanation
    Though all three left the church at some point, none ever denied their testimony of the Book of Mormon

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  • 27. 

    How many of the three witnesses denied their testimony of the Doctrine and Covenants?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    D. 3
    Explanation
    All three said at some point that the Book of Commandments was not to be trusted

    David Whitmer founded his own church on the idea:
    http://www.utlm.org/onlinebooks/addressbom.htm

    Martin Harris did not believe in the Temple Ceremony or any revelations connected to it:
    In an interview with ex-Mormon Anthony Metcalf, Metcalf asked him why, if he did not believe that polygamy, baptism for the dead, or temple endowments were part of Mormonism, he had taken the endowment when he arrived in Salt Lake City. Harris replied "to see what was going on in there." Martin Harris interview with Anthony Metcalf, c. 1873-74 in EMD, 2: 348.

    Oliver Cowdery:
    In 1881 both Cowdery’s law partner and his adopted daughter testified that that Cowdery had joined the Methodist Church in Tiffin, Ohio in 1841 or 1842. In 1844, Cowdery was chosen secretary of “a meeting of Male Members of the Methodist Protestant Church of Tiffin, Ohio.” One G. J. Keen, a lay leader in that church, said that when joining the Methodist Church, Cowdery “arose and addressed the audience present, admitted his error and implored forgiveness, and said he was sorry and ashamed of his connection with Mormonism. He continued his membership while he resided in Tiffin and became superintendent of the Sabbath-school, and led an exemplary life while he resided with us.” Charles Augustus Shook, The True Origin of the Book of Mormon (Cincinnati: Standard Publishing Co., 1914), 54-61.

    Although Oliver did not give a direct denial of the Doctrine and Covenants, he did express regret for ever being connected to mormonism; which in a way is rejecting the revelations that are connected. He recanted this apology when he rejoined the church later

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  • 28. 

    How many versions of the First Vision are there?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    D. 10
    Explanation
    http://www.irr.org/mit/first-vision/fvision-accounts.html

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  • 29. 

    In the first version of the first vision (An affidavitt), how many individuals appear to Joseph Smith?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      3+

    Correct Answer
    C. 1
    Explanation
    A spirit in the form of a Toad is present according to the Affidavit
    http://www.irr.org/mit/first-vision/1827-account.html

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  • 30. 

    How many years after the first vision was supposed to have occurred is the first written record transcribed?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    C. 7
    Explanation
    http://www.irr.org/mit/first-vision/fvision-accounts.html

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  • 31. 

    In the earliest account of the first vision given by someone who became a member of the church (The Martin Harris Testimony of 1827) how many personages appear to Joseph?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      A great many

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    After an evening of money digging, Moroni appears and tells Joseph about the Book of Mormon. Joseph is 18-19 in this rendition

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  • 32. 

    In the first written version of the First Vision by Joseph Smith, how many individuals appear to Joseph Smith?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      A great many

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    Jesus Christ appears to Joseph Smith
    http://www.irr.org/mit/first-vision/1832-account.html

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  • 33. 

    In the last version of the First Vision, given by Joseph Smith, who visits him?

    • A.

      God the Father, and Jesus Christ

    • B.

      Moroni and Nephi

    • C.

      Jesus and Moroni

    • D.

      Two unnamed personages

    Correct Answer
    D. Two unnamed personages
    Explanation
    http://www.irr.org/mit/first-vision/1844-account.html

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