EARLY MORMON HISTORY QUIZ
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Early LDS Polygamy
1. Did Joseph Smith marry the wives of other men?
2. Did Joseph Smith practice polygamy?
3. Was polygamy against the law in Illinois in the 1840's?
4. Who was likely Joseph's first polygamous wife?
(a) Sarah Pratt
(b) Fannie Alger
(c) Mary Rollins Lightner
(d) Sally Gulley
5. Did the LDS Church leaders and Joseph Smith deny that they taught and practiced polygamy in Nauvoo?
6. Did Joseph Smith drink alcohol on a number of occasions?
7. Did Joseph Smith obtain a liquor license from the Nauvoo City Council to distribute and sell alcohol to anyone he chose?
8. What type of alcohol drinks did the Word of Wisdom (Doctrine and Covenants 89) apply in the early LDS Church?
(a) All drinks
(b) Mixed drinks
(c) Strong drinks
(d) Soft drinks
9. Did Joseph Smith drink alcohol on the night he was killed?
10. Joseph Smith did prophecy his death in the Carthage jail.
11. What did Joseph Smith use to defend himself during the attack on his life in the Carthage jail?
(a) His hands
(b) A knife
(c) A club
(d) A smuggled six-shooter
12. Joseph Smith killed or wounded some of his attackers before he was killed himself.
LDS Temple Ceremony/Masonry
13. Have some Masonic symbols and signs been found in the LDS temple ceremony?
14. When did Joseph Smith become a Mason?
15. When did Joseph Smith first instruct the other LDS Church leaders on the principles and order of the Priesthood?
Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri
16. What year did Joseph Smith purchase what he called the Book of Abraham from a traveling Egyptian mummy exhibitor?
17. What year did Joseph Smith first publish the Book of Abraham?
18. What is Facsimile No. 2 of the Book of Abraham represent in the Egyptian religion?
(a) An Egyptian hypocephalus - an amulet to keep the deceased body warm.
(b) An astrological chart made by Abraham.
(c) A frisbee used by children to provide exercise.
(d) A seal placed on the temple door to guarantee protection.
19. Joseph Smith claimed that one Egyptian scroll contained the Book of Abraham, what did he say the other scroll contained?
(b) Records of Joseph
(c) The Book of Jasher
(d) The Apocrypha
20. What was the original name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
(a) The Church of Christ
(b) It's always been The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
(c) Church of Joseph Smith
(d) Church of Mormon
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Early Mormon History Quiz Last Updated November 12, 1996
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