A Quiz About Mormonism

Can you answer these questions about the religious movement commonly known as Mormonism?
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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 69
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 68
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 82
Dec 4, 2018
That was a backhanded defense, huh?
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Level 65
Jan 2, 2019
How is that not an interesting tidbit?
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Level 81
Dec 29, 2018
True, and relevant, though plagiarize is a better word than quote.
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Level 72
Nov 23, 2018
and that's the only contradiction ???
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Level 80
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 72
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 57
Dec 29, 2018
Doesn't 'polygymy' mean many workouts?
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Level 76
Mar 29, 2020
nope; much nakedness
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Level 81
Aug 7, 2020
Technically members of the church only ever practiced polygyny, which is not accepted. Polyandry was never condoned, except when Joseph Smith wanted to get it on with someone else's wife.
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Level 78
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 71
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 71
Nov 28, 2018
Women also go on mission after high school, not just the guys.
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Level 76
May 8, 2020
But women only go for 18 months and not two years.
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Level 75
Dec 2, 2018
Recently saw the musical. Really helped! The rest I guessed by going for the silliest answer.
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Level 65
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 82
Dec 4, 2018
Anyone else get at least one right because of South Park or their earlier endeavor, Orgazmo?
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Level 81
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 45
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 81
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 76
May 8, 2020
You're incorrect, as Mormon didn't establish the religion, Jesus had his own teachings and established his own organization. Also, it's Joseph Smith, not John Smith.
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Level 81
Aug 7, 2020
Joseph Smith, yes, I got it right the first time.

And, no, I'm not wrong. Jesus, even if we take every word of the New Testament as fact, did not set out to start a new religion. He was a Jew who preached that the end times would come within a generation. Why the heck would he be starting a new religion if he believed the world was going to end any day now? That makes no sense at all. The number of followers he had in his lifetime barely broke into double digits. They weren't trying to convert anyone they were just preparing for the end times. The religion of Christianity didn't start until Paul started preaching to and converting the gentiles. It's a perfect analogy.

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Level 44
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 62
Jan 22, 2020
In a recent general conference as a part of President Nelson's push to stop calling ourselves Mormons and refer to the church of Jesus Christ by exactly that, Jesus' Church, the name of the 'Mormon Tabernacle Choir' was changed to 'The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square'
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Level 70
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 63
Jan 2, 2019
Huh? I'm pretty sure that's false.
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Level 81
Aug 7, 2020
Maybe they only serve decaff?
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Level 46
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 26
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 26
Jan 3, 2019
I only got 16 and I used to be Mormon haha shows how devout I was
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Level 64
Jan 5, 2019
brb about to go sell the Brooklyn Bridge to some people in Utah
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Level 73
Apr 30, 2019
Could “elder” be accepted for the priesthood? That’s the title that they take up after they join.
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Level 62
Jan 22, 2020
12-13= Deacon, 14-15= Teacher, 16-17= Priest, 18+= Elder (or in some cases High Priest). Deacons, teachers and priests hold the Aaronic Priesthood and Elders and High priests hold the Melchizedek Priesthood
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Level 67
Jan 23, 2020
100% and not Mormon. Learning about other people's beliefs doesn't mean you have to endorse them. And not believing them doesn't mean you have to ridicule them. People are so disrespectful.
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Level 76
Mar 29, 2020
Is it too close to the quiz's subject to ask for just "Mormon" to be accepted for "Book of Mormon"? I typed just the former and didn't bother trying the whole thing (possibly because I wasn't sure if it was a real thing or just a Stone/Parker musical :-))