Quizzes about persons and personalities in the early history of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Some of these questions were drawn from the scripture game ‘Jots and Tittles’, published by Deseret Book
- Joseph Smith’s son, Alexander Hale Smith, was named after which friend of Joseph the Prophet? Answer: Alexander W. Doniphan
- While in Indiana with Newel Whitney, waiting for Newel’s broken leg to heal, what happened to Joseph Smith? Answer: He was poisoned, and he vomited so violently that he dislocated his jaw.
- What effect did the tarring and feathering suffered by Sidney Rigdon have on him? Answer: He was delirious for several days.
- What church leader delivered the famous ‘Salt Sermon’, based on Matthew 5:13? Answer: Sidney Rigdon
- The Saints formed the “armies of Israel”, two armed units organized to defend the Saints. What two generals led them? Answer: General Doniphan and General Parks
- In September 1838, what man started writing as Joseph Smith’s scribe? Answer: James Mulholland
- Under what two men did Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon study law? Answer: General Doniphan and General Atchison
- The speaking in tongues by what man is recorded by Joseph Smith as the first time he heard the gift of tongues in the Church? Answer: Brigham Young
- Who saw, with Joseph Smith, the vision of the three degrees of glory? Answer: Sidney Rigdon
- In trying to defend Joseph Smith during a tarring and feathering, what injury did John Jonson, Sr., suffer? Answer: A broken collarbone.
- Newel Whitney administered to Joseph Smith after he was poisoned in Indiana. Joseph was healed but suffered what consequence? Answer: He lost much of his hair.
- In November 1833, what man was mortally wounded and lay dying until he was healed through administration by Newel Knight? Answer: Philo Dibble.
- In 1833, to what governor of Missouri did the Saints send letters and petitions for help against the mob? Answer: Governor Dunklin.
- Joseph Smith’s youngest brother, Don Carlos, lived with Joseph in Kirtland to learn what trade? Answer: Printing.
- What man attended a meeting held in New York by Zera Pulsipher and a companion, stood, bore testimony and was converted? Answer: Wilford Woodruff.
- When W. W. Phelps’s printing establishment was destroyed, what two men were tarred and feathered? Answer: Bishop Edward Partridge and Charles Allen.
- What Church member sang a son in tongues about the tribulations of the Nephites? Answer: W. W. Phelps.
- To what man did Joseph Smith begin dictating what would become his six-volume history of the Church? Answer: James Mulholland.
- Joseph Smith transferred his shares in the Kirtland Safety Society to what man who did his best to satisfy all debts? Answer: Oliver Granger.
- What was the name of Joseph Smith’s horse? Answer: Old Charley.
- Into whose home did Joseph and Emma smith move upon their arrival in Far West? Answer: The home of George Harris.
- What man served as the first stake president in Far West? Answer: Thomas B. Marsh.
- When Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde left England for America in 1830, what man was left as mission president? Answer: Joseph Fielding.
- While Joseph Smith was on a mission in Michigan in 1837, some members of the Twelve proposed replacing him with whom as prophet? Answer: David Whitmer.
- On the morning of the first baptisms in England, what three elders had a terrible experience with evil spirits? Answer: Isaac Russell, Orson Hyde, and Heber C. Kimball.
- Who was the first editor of the Elder’s Journal? Answer: Joseph Smith.
- What woman, wife of Dr. Willard Richards, was the first person confirmed in England? Answer: Jennetta Richards.
- Who was the first non-American all-American basketball player? Answer: Kresimir Cosic, who played for Brigham Young University.
- H. N. Hawes taught what languages at the Kirtland High School? Answer: Greek and Latin.
- Samuel D. Rounds swore a writ against Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon charging them with what? Answer: Banking without legal authority.
- Who entered the room during Joseph Smith’s ordaining of Heber C. Kimball to preside over the mission in England and asked to be sent also? Answer: Orson Hyde.
- What relative of Joseph Smith’s died of cholera in Zion’s Camp? Answer: His young cousin, Jesse J. Smith.
- Who was called as the president of the second stake of the Church? Answer: David Whitmer.
- Who accused Joseph Smith of being a “Tyrant-Pope-King-Usurper-False Prophet” during the Zion’s Camp march? Answer: Sylvester Smith.
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