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A Quiz About Mormonism

Can you answer these questions about the religious movement commonly known as Mormonism?
Last updated: November 23, 2018
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What is the official name of the Mormon church?
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
In what city and state would you find its headquarters?
Salt Lake City
Utah
Who founded the Mormon church?
Joseph Smith
Who succeded him as President of the church, and led the Mormons west?
Brigham Young
What controversial practice was ended by the church in 1890?
Polygamy
What Mormon choir has performed for 10 different U.S. Presidents?
Tabernacle Choir
What family of musical Mormons did Donny and Marie come from?
The Osmonds
What Mormon was the Republican nominee for U.S. President in 2012?
Mitt Romney
What group of people were excluded from holding leadership roles
in the church until 1978?
People of African Descent
What is something a devout Muslim would drink but a devout Mormon would not?
Coffee or Tea
Other than the U.S., which country has the most Mormon temples?
Mexico
What do many Mormon men do for two years after graduating high school?
Go on a Mission
What holy text tells the story of a lost tribe of Israel who lived in the Americas?
The Book of Mormon
From what source was this book transcribed?
The Golden Plates
What is the name of the angel who gave those plates to the founder?
Moroni
What religious office are 12 year old males eligible for?
Priesthood
What type of people are baptized by the Mormon church that no other church
would consider baptizing?
Dead People
What Biblical place did many early Mormons believe to be located
in Jackson County, Missouri?
The Garden of Eden
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level 65
Nov 22, 2018
The Book of Mormon claims to be ancient, yet quotes the King James Bible published in 1611.
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level 56
Nov 25, 2018
This is a quiz about Mormon beliefs and other interesting tidbits. This isn't a quiz about why you feel they're all idiots. Keep the comments relevant.
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level 68
Dec 4, 2018
That was a backhanded defense, huh?
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level 64
Jan 2, 2019
How is that not an interesting tidbit?
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level 75
Dec 29, 2018
True, and relevant, though plagiarize is a better word than quote.
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level 70
Nov 23, 2018
and that's the only contradiction ???
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level 75
Nov 23, 2018
You should accept "deacon" in place of "priesthood". Wikipedia: "The office of Deacon is generally open to all 12- and 13-year-old male members of the church; all are encouraged to become Deacons."
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level ∞
Nov 23, 2018
Okay, deacon will work now.
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level 70
Nov 24, 2018
Full explanation for the curious is here: https://www.lds.org/manual/gospel-principles/chapter-14-priesthood-organization?lang=eng
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level 62
Nov 24, 2018
Accept other spellings for polygamy. Normally, I am a good speller, but I had never seen that word written. polygomy and polygymy should work.
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level 56
Dec 29, 2018
Doesn't 'polygymy' mean many workouts?
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level 77
Nov 26, 2018
Original title of the Book of Mormon published in 1830 - "The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon Upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi". I don't remember seeing "Golden" plates used except as a descriptive adjective not the name of the plates, but I could be wrong. What would a recovering Baptist know about these things?
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level 56
Nov 28, 2018
I think they are generally referred to as the "Golden Plates," that's the only name I've ever heard for them.
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level 56
Nov 28, 2018
Women also go on mission after high school, not just the guys.
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level 77
Dec 2, 2018
Recently saw the musical. Really helped! The rest I guessed by going for the silliest answer.
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level 59
Dec 29, 2018
Same here. Got two just from "I Believe"...."I believe that the Garden of Eden was in Jackson County, Missouri" and "I believe that in 1978, God changed his mind about black peeeople (black people!)."
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level 68
Dec 4, 2018
Anyone else get at least one right because of South Park or their earlier endeavor, Orgazmo?
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level 75
Dec 29, 2018
If Jesus is counted as the founder of Christianity (as he is, elsewhere on this site), then the founder of Mormonism should probably be Mormon, not Joseph Smith.

Also Mormons practiced polygyny.
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level 44
Dec 29, 2018
Mormon was a prophet of ancient America who abridged the records of the prophets who came to America from Israel into a single record. The translated record is called the Book of Mormon. He was not the founder of any religion but was considered a prophet in a long line of prophets. Joseph Smith translated the book, and founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830. They were called Mormons by other people because they believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. They also use the Bible and other books as scripture. Many of the more prominent beliefs of Mormonism are not explicitly mentioned in the Book of Mormon.
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level 75
Dec 29, 2018
I know who Mormon was (according to Mormon tradition, where he is what you said; and according to reality, where he's a myth cooked up by a known conman). Jesus also was an alleged prophet/messiah. He was a Jew. He did not intend to found a religion, even according to Christian tradition. They are the same. The site is inconsistent on this point. John Smith played a role for the LDS church similar to Paul or some other early Christians, for instance the anonymous author of the gospel of Mark.

The Book of Mormon allegedly contain's Smith's translation of words written by Mormon. The New Testament allegedly contains words spoken by Jesus. Latter Day Saints hold that Smith's chief role was that of translator.
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level 43
Dec 30, 2018
Can you accept "Mormon Tabernacle" for the question about choir, instead of just "Tabernacle"? I kept typing in "Mormon Tabernacle" and I couldn't believe it wasn't accepted.
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level 67
Dec 30, 2018
I believe that the Coffee question is doubtful seeing that 'Starbucks' are opening up coffee houses in Mormon Temples. I think it is a case of 'show me the money'.
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level 45
Jan 2, 2019
Huh? I'm pretty sure that's false.
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level 40
Jan 3, 2019
Why is soda accepted for the tea/coffee question? Do devout Mormons not drink that as well?
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level 27
Jan 3, 2019
no, Mormons definitely do drink soda. The "debate" comes from people interpreting the ban on coffee, tea and smoking as being a caffeine
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level 27
Jan 3, 2019
I only got 16 and I used to be Mormon haha shows how devout I was
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level 60
Jan 5, 2019
brb about to go sell the Brooklyn Bridge to some people in Utah
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level 60
Apr 30, 2019
Could “elder” be accepted for the priesthood? That’s the title that they take up after they join.