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July 11th, 2022 at 11:26:30 AM permalink
Wizard
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Consider this a reminder that Pioneer Day is July 24. This is a day when we celebrate Brigham Young's entry to the Salt Lake valley. To help get in the mood, I present this trivia challenge.



  1. What did Joseph Smith use to translate the Golden Plates?
  2. Besides Joseph Smith, how many others have seen the Golden Plates?
  3. What did Joseph Smith do with the plates after translating them?
  4. Original name of the church?
  5. What were the church headquarters before SLC?
  6. What was Brigham young's position at the time of the murder of Joseph Smith?
  7. What was the name of the war between the LDS church and US?
  8. In what year did the LDS church prohibit new polygamous marriages?
  9. in what year the did the LDS church reverse it's policy against black men in the priesthood?
  10. Full name of the church?
  11. What are the three degrees of heaven?
  12. True or false -- the New Testament addresses Baptism for the Dead?
  13. The Word of Wisdom, a part of the Doctrines & Covenants, asks members to abstain from what:
  14. What four texts are in the Standard Works?
  15. Who is the current president of the LDS church?
  16. What four colleges and universities does the LDS church own?
  17. What is the name of the planet, closest to the Throne of God, as mentioned in the Pearl of Great Price?


The question for the poll is who is your favorite Mormon?
Knowledge is Good -- Emil Faber
July 11th, 2022 at 11:41:42 AM permalink
terapined
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I have no idea on the answers
But
I did visit "This is the Place" park
The Monument is pretty impressive showing Brigham Young looking over the valley declaring "This is the place"
Really fabulous representation of all the suffering the pioneers endured.
Especially moving and emotional is the Monument to all the children that died on the trail to SLC
Other then this visit
Don't know jack about Mormons
By the way SLC has one of the best Mexican restaurants in the entire country. I made sure to get take out
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
July 11th, 2022 at 12:00:06 PM permalink
terapined
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Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
July 11th, 2022 at 12:39:52 PM permalink
odiousgambit
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wow, really hard quiz here, too hard unless you've studied the topic.

  1. Full name of the church?......................The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  2. What was the name of the war between the LDS church and US? .......................don't know but it was 1858?
  3. True or false -- the New Testament addresses Baptism for the Dead? ......................... 50-50 chance here. False
  4. The Word of Wisdom, a part of the Doctrines & Covenants, asks members to abstain from what: ....... tobacco and alcohol
  5. What is the name of the planet, closest to the Throne of God, as mentioned in the Pearl of Great Price? ............ Saturn?


The question for the poll is who is your favorite Mormon?
...................................... George Romney. Trivia question for you: where was he born?
Politics! Imagine any other activity where it is OK to openly obsess over race and ethnicity
July 11th, 2022 at 1:01:30 PM permalink
missedhervee
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The reference to the phrase "pearl of great price" brought back memories of the intense hazing / initiation I went through when joining Delta Sigma Phi fraternity: that term was key to their dogma / ritual.

One more question (easy): name the one Mormon and his occupation who more than any other human took actions to develop / usher in Las Vegas as a gambling mecca.
July 11th, 2022 at 1:13:52 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: odiousgambit
wow, really hard quiz here, too hard unless you've studied the topic.

  1. Full name of the church?......................The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  2. What was the name of the war between the LDS church and US? .......................don't know but it was 1858?
  3. True or false -- the New Testament addresses Baptism for the Dead? ......................... 50-50 chance here. False
  4. The Word of Wisdom, a part of the Doctrines & Covenants, asks members to abstain from what: ....... tobacco and alcohol
  5. What is the name of the planet, closest to the Throne of God, as mentioned in the Pearl of Great Price? ............ Saturn?


The question for the poll is who is your favorite Mormon?
...................................... George Romney. Trivia question for you: where was he born?



  1. Full name of the church?......................The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

    You forgot the hyphen in Latter-Day.
  2. What was the name of the war between the LDS church and US? .......................don't know but it was 1858?

    I guess this was a bad question, as Wikipedia gives various names for it. I was looking for Mormon War. It lasted 1857-1858.

  3. True or false -- the New Testament addresses Baptism for the Dead? ......................... 50-50 chance here. False

    Wrong.
  4. The Word of Wisdom, a part of the Doctrines & Covenants, asks members to abstain from what: ....... tobacco and alcohol

    Also coffee and tea
  5. What is the name of the planet, closest to the Throne of God, as mentioned in the Pearl of Great Price? ............ Saturn?

    No. It's a made-up planet.





As to your question, my guess is Michigan.
Knowledge is Good -- Emil Faber
July 11th, 2022 at 1:26:33 PM permalink
odiousgambit
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Quote: Wizard
As to your question, my guess is Michigan.


Mexico, in the special Mormon community there. I might try to read up on that more, have you looked into it?
Politics! Imagine any other activity where it is OK to openly obsess over race and ethnicity
July 11th, 2022 at 3:09:56 PM permalink
Gandler
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Quote: Wizard
Consider this a reminder that Pioneer Day is July 24. This is a day when we celebrate Brigham Young's entry to the Salt Lake valley. To help get in the mood, I present this trivia challenge.



  1. What did Joseph Smith use to translate the Golden Plates?
  2. Besides Joseph Smith, how many others have seen the Golden Plates?
  3. What did Joseph Smith do with the plates after translating them?
  4. Original name of the church?
  5. What were the church headquarters before SLC?
  6. What was Brigham young's position at the time of the murder of Joseph Smith?
  7. What was the name of the war between the LDS church and US?
  8. In what year did the LDS church prohibit new polygamous marriages?
  9. in what year the did the LDS church reverse it's policy against black men in the priesthood?
  10. Full name of the church?
  11. What are the three degrees of heaven?
  12. True or false -- the New Testament addresses Baptism for the Dead?
  13. The Word of Wisdom, a part of the Doctrines & Covenants, asks members to abstain from what:
  14. What four texts are in the Standard Works?
  15. Who is the current president of the LDS church?
  16. What four colleges and universities does the LDS church own?
  17. What is the name of the planet, closest to the Throne of God, as mentioned in the Pearl of Great Price?


The question for the poll is who is your favorite Mormon?



I'll take a stab at a few that I am relatively confident on (not 100%)




1. The language that the plates were in was called "Reformed Egyptian" which is what he translated from. If you mean the instrument for translation, it was some kind of enchanted stone, I can't think of the term used.

2. Its either four or eight (I know its all family members, and I just watched a doc on this, but can't remember which is which, I think one is people who saw and one is testimonials). If I have to choose one I will say four actually saw the plates (or more accurately, claimed to).

7. "The Mormon War" (I believe that is the official name in military history. I don't know if there is another name used within their religion, probably. Its the only time the U.S. government declared war on a religion. I believe it was mid 1800s, before the American Civil War, so maybe 1840sish, I think it was also before the Mexican-American War, but not 100% sure on that, so it may be even a bit earlier).

9. 1972 (this is sort of a guess, but I know its 1970s for sure, I think early 70s).

12. True (I cannot quote the verse, but I know other religions -Christian sects- do it, so I assume its somewhere in the NT).

17. Kobol (Anyone who religiously watches BSG and follows their myth references should know this).


July 11th, 2022 at 4:27:10 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: odiousgambit
...have you looked into it?


I have not. Until now, I never heard of it.
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July 11th, 2022 at 4:32:48 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Gandler




1. The language that the plates were in was called "Reformed Egyptian" which is what he translated from. If you mean the instrument for translation, it was some kind of enchanted stone, I can't think of the term used.

2. Its either four or eight (I know its all family members, and I just watched a doc on this, but can't remember which is which, I think one is people who saw and one is testimonials). If I have to choose one I will say four actually saw the plates (or more accurately, claimed to).

7. "The Mormon War" (I believe that is the official name in military history. I don't know if there is another name used within their religion, probably. Its the only time the U.S. government declared war on a religion. I believe it was mid 1800s, before the American Civil War, so maybe 1840sish, I think it was also before the Mexican-American War, but not 100% sure on that, so it may be even a bit earlier).

9. 1972 (this is sort of a guess, but I know its 1970s for sure, I think early 70s).

12. True (I cannot quote the verse, but I know other religions -Christian sects- do it, so I assume its somewhere in the NT).

17. Kobol (Anyone who religiously watches BSG and follows their myth references should know this).





1. The language that the plates were in was called "Reformed Egyptian" which is what he translated from. If you mean the instrument for translation, it was some kind of enchanted stone, I can't think of the term used.

They were called "Nephite interpreters."

2. Its either four or eight (I know its all family members, and I just watched a doc on this, but can't remember which is which, I think one is people who saw and one is testimonials). If I have to choose one I will say four actually saw the plates (or more accurately, claimed to).

The answer I am looking for is 12. At first there were four and then another eight saw them.

7. "The Mormon War" (I believe that is the official name in military history. I don't know if there is another name used within their religion, probably. Its the only time the U.S. government declared war on a religion. I believe it was mid 1800s, before the American Civil War, so maybe 1840sish, I think it was also before the Mexican-American War, but not 100% sure on that, so it may be even a bit earlier).

That's my understanding too, or the "Utah Mormon War."

9. 1972 (this is sort of a guess, but I know its 1970s for sure, I think early 70s).

Pretty close. 1978.

12. True (I cannot quote the verse, but I know other religions -Christian sects- do it, so I assume its somewhere in the NT).

I Cor. 15:29

17. Kobol (Anyone who religiously watches BSG and follows their myth references should know this).

Yes!
Knowledge is Good -- Emil Faber
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