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Presidents of the Church Quiz Questions

The answers to the questions can be found following the group of questions.

  1. Who was the first President to visit or travel outside the United States while serving as Church President?
  2. Who was the only ‘father and son’ pair to serve as presidents of the Church?
  3. Who stressed the ‘three-fold mission’ of the Church?
  4. Which President lived to the oldest age?
  5. Which President was born a British subject or citizen?
  6. Who was the first President born in the western United States (in the territory of Utah)?
  7. Who was the first President to be born into the Church (both parents were members)?
  8. Who was the first President to speak on the radio?
  9. Who was the first President to appear on television?
  10. Which President was a seminary teacher in Salt Lake City?
  11. Who was the President of the Church when it was announced that “all worthy male members could now hold the priesthood”?
  12. Who encouraged keeping a journal and singing in ward choirs?
  13. Which future church President, while serving as an apostle, helped establish the Scouting program in the Church?
  14. Which two future Presidents served as apostles at the same time that their fathers were serving as apostles?
  15. Which future President pioneered the welfare program of the Church, while he was serving as a stake president?
  16. Which three Presidents were trained as professional schoolteachers?
  17. Which President played in a band?
  18. Which two Presidents served as second counselor in the First Presidency before serving as President of the Church?
  19. Which President served the longest in the Quorum of the Twelve?
  20. Who was the tallest Church president?
  21. Which two future Presidents were sustained as apostles on the same day?
  22. Which future President, as a boy, walked across the plains to the Great Salt Lake Valley?
  23. Which future President was shot four times in the Carthage Jail and witnessed the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith?
  24. Which President was also a mayor, an army general, a candidate for President of the U.S., and a pioneer in adult education?
  25. Which future President helped supply post-war Europe with welfare supplies?
  26. Which of the Presidents was youngest when ordained to the apostleship?
  27. Who served eight years in Washington, D.C. at the same time that he served as an apostle?
  28. Which President of the Church was an attorney?
  29. Who served as President of the Polynesian Cultural Center and encouraged tourist agencies to visit the Center?
  30. Who was the last President to be closely associated with Joseph Smith?
  31. Which Presidents served in public offices during their lifetimes?
  32. Which President issued the Manifesto, discontinuing the practice of polygamy?
  33. Which President was known as the “Lion of the Lord”?
  34. Which President was known as “A Preacher of Righteousness”?
  35. Which President was known as “The Champion of Liberty”?
  36. Which President gave the prophecy concerning the Civil War and the Saints settling in the Rocky Mountains?
  37. Which President, while serving as a missionary to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), was virtually raised from the dead?
  38. Which President worked on the inspired revision of the Bible?
  39. Which President was noted for helping preserve historical trails as landmarks?
  40. Which President encouraged the saints to plant gardens and beautify their yards?
  41. Which President had the most children?
  42. Which President made the statement, “As man is, God once was; as God now is, man may become”?
  43. Which President made the statement, “No other success can compensate for failure in the home”?
  44. Which President was driven from four states, lost six children at birth, was tarred and feathered, and was poisoned?
  45. Which President kept a daily journal for more than 62 years, which journal later served as a part of the history of the Church?
  46. Under which President was the first stake created outside of the inter-mountain (Utah) area?
  47. Which President was noted for helping the Church get out of debt?
  48. Which President served as a counselor to four Church presidents and then became President himself?
  49. Which Presidents did not die in Salt Lake City?
  50. Which church President was oldest at the time of his calling as President?
  51. Which President made the first voice recording?
  52. Which of the Presidents served in the First Presidency before serving as church President?
  53. Under which President were Assistants to the Council of the Twelve added?
  54. Which President was a friend to the native Americans and had this as his policy: “It is better to feed them than to fight them.”
  55. Which President said, “I teach them correct principles and let them govern themselves.”
  56. Which President faced more than forty lawsuits but was acquitted on all but one?
  57. Which Presidents served jail sentences?
  58. To which President did the signers of the Declaration of Independence appear, requesting that their temple work be done?
  59. Which President was the subject of a Hollywood movie?
  60. Which Presidents served five missions?
  61. Who was the only President to have sons serve with him in the First Presidency?
  62. Which President had the mottoes, “Lengthen your stride”, and “Do it”?
  63. Which President dedicated the Jerusalem Center?
  64. Which President encouraged every member to be a missionary?
  65. Which President served simultaneously as president of the Utah Medical Association, president of the American Association of Cardiovascular Surgeons, general President of the Sunday School, and as a busy heart surgeon?
  66. Which President counseled church members to ‘stay on the covenant path’, to ‘think celestial’, and to help ‘gather Israel’?


Answers to the quiz questions:

  1. Joseph F. Smith (to Europe)
  2. Joseph F. Smith (sixth President) and Joseph Fielding Smith (tenth President)
  3. Ezra Taft Benson
  4. Gordon B. Hinckley (97 years, 7 months)
  5. John Taylor
  6. Heber J. Grant
  7. Joseph F. Smith
  8. Heber J. Grant (1922)
  9. George Albert Smith (1949)
  10. Harold B. Lee
  11. Spencer W. Kimball
  12. Spencer W. Kimball
  13. George Albert Smith (1912)
  14. George Albert Smith (his father was John Henry Smith) and also Joseph Fielding Smith (his father was Joseph F. Smith)
  15. Harold B. Lee
  16. Lorenzo Snow, David O. McKay, Harold B. Lee
  17. Howard W. Hunter
  18. Joseph F. Smith, David O. McKay
  19. Joseph Fielding Smith (60 years)
  20. David O. McKay  (6 feet 1 inch in height)
  21. Spencer W. Kimball and Ezra Taft Benson
  22. Joseph F. Smith
  23. John Taylor
  24. Joseph Smith
  25. Ezra Taft Benson
  26. Heber J. Grant  (age 25)
  27. Ezra Taft Benson
  28. Howard W. Hunter
  29. Howard W. Hunter
  30. Lorenzo Snow
  31. Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, George Albert Smith, Harold B. Lee
  32. Wilford Woodruff
  33. Brigham Young
  34. Joseph F. Smith
  35. John Taylor
  36. Joseph Smith
  37. Lorenzo Snow
  38. Joseph Smith
  39. George Albert Smith
  40. Spencer W. Kimball
  41. Brigham Young  (56)
  42. Lorenzo Snow
  43. David O. McKay
  44. Joseph Smith
  45. Wilford Woodruff
  46. Wilford Woodruff  (Alberta, Canada, 1895)
  47. Lorenzo Snow
  48. Joseph F. Smith
  49. Joseph Smith (Carthage, Illinois), John Taylor (Kaysville, Utah), Wilford Woodruff (San Francisco, California)
  50. Joseph Fielding Smith  (age 93)
  51. Wilford Woodruff
  52. Joseph F. Smith, David O. McKay, Joseph Fielding Smith, Harold B. Lee, Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson
  53. Heber J. Grant  (1941)
  54. Brigham Young
  55. Joseph Smith
  56. Joseph Smith
  57. Joseph Smith (a variety of false charges) and Lorenzo Snow (a plural marriage charge)
  58. Wilford Woodruff
  59. Brigham Young
  60. Lorenzo Snow and Joseph F. Smith
  61. Brigham Young
  62. Spencer W. Kimball
  63. Howard W. Hunter
  64. David O. McKay
  65. Russell M. Nelson
  66. Russell M. Nelson


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