How Much Do You Know About the Mormon Faith?

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Are you an expert on Mormonism? Let's find out!

Mormonism was founded in the 1820s by Joseph Smith in New York. After its founding, the church moved steadily westward toward Utah. However, church leaders were not originally headed to Utah. Because of their beliefs, Mormons were driven out of other states and finally settled in Utah, where they developed a somewhat isolationist society.

After many years of war and persecution, the Mormon church initiated a campaign that was designed to help the world around them become more accepting of their practices. Yet, in the 1960s and the 1970s, the tendency of society to move away from the sanctity of the family led the church to draw back a bit.

Today, Mormonism, mostly known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, attempts to strike a balance between encouraging strict adherence to traditional church values and integration into the surrounding world. Through strong leadership and a focus on family, the church has managed to more than double over the last 50 years or so, with members spread across the United States and the world. 

If you think you can keep the faith, take this quiz.

Mormons belong to what church?

Mormons belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church is headquartered in Utah.

Where is the seat of the Mormon church?

The seat of the Mormon church is in Utah. The church was founded in New York.

Joseph Smith argued that God was once ______.

Joseph Smith argued that God was once mortal. Smith also argued that anyone can become a god.

According to Mormon belief, Joseph Smith restored the church. Who founded it?

Joseph Smith founded Mormonism. Followers are known as Mormons.

Unlike other Christian faiths, Mormons believe their religion to be ____.

Unlike other Christian faiths, Mormons believe their religion to be pure. Mormons believe that other Christian faiths have been corrupted with other beliefs.

Who moved the Mormon church out of New York?

Brigham Young moved the Mormon church out of New York. The move occurred in 1844.

True or False? Mormons believe that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are one.

This is false. Mormons believe that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are separate beings.

Which of the following is NOT included in The Pearl of Great Price?

The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are not part of the Pearl of Great Price. The Pearls of Great Price are a collection of documents compiled by Joseph Smith.

True or False? The majority of Mormons practice plural marriage.

This is false. Although Mormons once openly practiced plural marriage, it is no longer part of the practices of the church, and members who do are excommunicated. This did lead to the creation of fundamentalist groups who do still practice polygamy.

When was the LDS church organized?

The LDS church was organized on April 6th, 1830. Mormons refer to their movement as a restoration.

Mormons avoid which of the following?

Mormons avoid alcohol, tobacco and coffee. In fact, they avoid most addictive substances.

Mormons believe that what remain together after death?

Mormons believe that families remain together after death. They have a strong sense of family.

What is the subtitle of the Book of Mormon?

Another Testament of Jesus Christ is the subtitle of the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon has had this subtitle since 1981.

Mormons identify as what religion?

Mormons self-identify as Christian and Mormonism is a part of Christian civilization. However, many non-Mormons do not recognize Mormonism as a Christian religion.

What book of scripture do Mormons use?

Mormons believe in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Mormons believe in God.

Where was Mormonism founded?

Mormonism was founded in New York. The church was founded nearly 200 years ago.

Mormons believe in what deity?

Mormons believe God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are separate entities.

The collection of the books of Moses and Abraham are part of what Mormon book?

The collection of the books of Moses and Abraham are part of The Pearl of Great Price. The Pearl of Great Price is a collection compiled by Joseph Smith.

What is the name of the ideal Mormon utopia?

Zion is the name of the ideal Mormon utopia. Founder, Joseph Smith, said, "The whole of America is Zion itself from north to south."

Who published the Book of Mormon?

Joseph Smith published the Book of Mormon in 1830. Smith was the founder of the Mormon church.

What is the name of the Mormon health code?

The Mormon health code is known as the Word of Wisdom. The Word of Wisdom is the word of God as given to Joseph Smith.

Who was the Book of Mormon named after?

The Book of Mormon was named after Mormon, an ancient prophet. Mormon gave the book to Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism.

What is the name of the most famous Mormon singing group?

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is the most famous Mormon singing group. The Choir performs in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.

Mormons were driven from what state in 1838?

Mormons were driven from Missouri in 1838. This was called the Mormon War.

What women's group is part of the Mormon church?

The Relief Society is a woman's group that is part of the Mormon church. The Relief Society focuses on philanthropy and education.

The Mormon practice of plural marriage was officially suspended by the church in what year?

The Mormon practice of plural marriage was officially suspended by the church in 1890. The order was issued by then-church president, Wilford Woodruff.

What was established to help rule the world after the second coming of Christ?

The Council of Fifty was created to represent theocracy after the second coming of Christ. The Council of Fifty was created by Joseph Smith.

What do Mormons call the story of how Joseph Smith first viewed God?

The story of how Joseph Smith first viewed God is called "The First Vision".

How old was Joseph Smith when he had the First Vision?

Joseph Smith was 14 when he had the First Vision. He was visited by the Father and the Son.

The governing body of the LDS church is called what?

The governing body of the LDS church is called the Quorum of the Twelve. The quorum is fashioned after the twelve disciples.

In 1844, the Mormon church moved from New York to what state?

In 1844, the Mormon church moved from New York to Utah. Brigham Young led the church out of New York to Utah.

True or False? The majority of Mormons live in the United States.

This is false. Less than half of all Mormons live in the United States.

What continent is home to the largest concentration of Mormons?

North America is home to the largest concentration of Mormons. Most Mormons live outside of the US.

How many Articles of Faith are there?

There are 13 Articles of Faith. They may also be called An Epitome of Faith and Doctrine.

Which of the following countries has the largest concentration of Mormons?

Mexico has the largest concentration of Mormons outside the US. There are roughly 1.5 million Mormons in Mexico.

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