How Much Do You Know About the Mormon Faith?

By: Becky

How Much Do You Know About the Mormon Faith?
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About This Quiz

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?
The Roman Catholic Church
The Methodist Church
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Mormons belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church is headquartered in Utah.
The Church of the Incarnate Word

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Where is the seat of the Mormon church?
California
Washington
Wyoming
Utah
The seat of the Mormon church is in Utah. The church was founded in New York.

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Joseph Smith argued that God was once ______.
Jesus
unwise
mortal
Joseph Smith argued that God was once mortal. Smith also argued that anyone can become a god.
holy

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According to Mormon belief, Joseph Smith restored the church. Who founded it?
Brigham Young
Jesus Christ
Joseph Smith founded Mormonism. Followers are known as Mormons.
Buddha
Ghandi

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

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Who moved the Mormon church out of New York?
Dan Marino
Brian Sipe
Joseph Smith
Brigham Young moved the Mormon church out of New York. The move occurred in 1844.
Brigham Young

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True or False? Mormons believe that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are one.
True
False
This is false. Mormons believe that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are separate beings.

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Which of the following is NOT included in The Pearl of Great Price?
The Book of Moses
The Book of Abraham
The Articles of Faith
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
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.

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

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When was the LDS church organized?
1620s
1720s
April 6th, 1830
The LDS church was organized on April 6th, 1830. Mormons refer to their movement as a restoration.
1920s

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Mormons avoid which of the following?
Alcohol
Tobacco
Coffee
All of the above
Mormons avoid alcohol, tobacco and coffee. In fact, they avoid most addictive substances.

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Mormons believe that what remain together after death?
Families
Mormons believe that families remain together after death. They have a strong sense of family.
Bodies
Worlds
Communities

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What is the subtitle of the Book of Mormon?
The Book of Job
The Book of Rebecca
The Book of John
Another Testament of Jesus Christ
Another Testament of Jesus Christ is the subtitle of the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon has had this subtitle since 1981.

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Mormons identify as what religion?
Buddhist
Muslim
Pagan
Christian
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.

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What book of scripture do Mormons use?
The Bible
The Book of Mormon
Both A and B
Mormons believe in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Mormons believe in God.
Neither A nor B

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Where was Mormonism founded?
Miami
Houston
New York
Mormonism was founded in New York. The church was founded nearly 200 years ago.
San Diego

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Mormons believe in what deity?
God (as described in the Christian Bible)
Jesus Christ
A, B, and D
Mormons believe God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are separate entities.
The Holy Spirit

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The collection of the books of Moses and Abraham are part of what Mormon book?
The Pearl of Great Price
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.
The Bible
The Book of Mormon
The King James Version

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What is the name of the ideal Mormon utopia?
Eden
The Promised Land
Zion
Zion is the name of the ideal Mormon utopia. Founder, Joseph Smith, said, "The whole of America is Zion itself from north to south."
The Garden

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Who published the Book of Mormon?
Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith published the Book of Mormon in 1830. Smith was the founder of the Mormon church.
Joe Namath
Barack Obama
Billy Graham

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What is the name of the Mormon health code?
Civil Medicine
Word of Wisdom
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.
Wise Health
Healthy Families

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Who was the Book of Mormon named after?
Mormon, an ancient prophet
The Book of Mormon was named after Mormon, an ancient prophet. Mormon gave the book to Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism.
Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism
Brigham Young, a Mormon leader
God and Jesus

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What is the name of the most famous Mormon singing group?
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is the most famous Mormon singing group. The Choir performs in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.
The LDS Sopranos
The Boston Ballet
The Statler Brothers

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Mormons were driven from what state in 1838?
California
Missouri
Mormons were driven from Missouri in 1838. This was called the Mormon War.
Florida
Texas

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What women's group is part of the Mormon church?
The Rotary Club
The Cheerleaders
The Marriage Society
The Relief Society
The Relief Society is a woman's group that is part of the Mormon church. The Relief Society focuses on philanthropy and education.

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The Mormon practice of plural marriage was officially suspended by the church in what year?
1690
1790
1890
The Mormon practice of plural marriage was officially suspended by the church in 1890. The order was issued by then-church president, Wilford Woodruff.
1990

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What was established to help rule the world after the second coming of Christ?
The Council of the World
The War of Democracy
The Repubocrats
The Council of Fifty
The Council of Fifty was created to represent theocracy after the second coming of Christ. The Council of Fifty was created by Joseph Smith.

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What do Mormons call the story of how Joseph Smith first viewed God?
The Creation Story
The Story of the Flood
The Ten Commandments
The First Vision
The story of how Joseph Smith first viewed God is called "The First Vision".

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How old was Joseph Smith when he had the First Vision?
10
14
Joseph Smith was 14 when he had the First Vision. He was visited by the Father and the Son.
21
28

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The governing body of the LDS church is called what?
The Round Table
Congress
Quorum of the Twelve
The governing body of the LDS church is called the Quorum of the Twelve. The quorum is fashioned after the twelve disciples.
The Knights Templar

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In 1844, the Mormon church moved from New York to what state?
Utah
In 1844, the Mormon church moved from New York to Utah. Brigham Young led the church out of New York to Utah.
Texas
Florida
Ohio

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True or False? The majority of Mormons live in the United States.
True
False
This is false. Less than half of all Mormons live in the United States.

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What continent is home to the largest concentration of Mormons?
Africa
Europe
Australia
North America
North America is home to the largest concentration of Mormons. Most Mormons live outside of the US.

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How many Articles of Faith are there?
8
12
13
There are 13 Articles of Faith. They may also be called An Epitome of Faith and Doctrine.
15

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Which of the following countries has the largest concentration of Mormons?
Brazil
Argentina
Mexico
Mexico has the largest concentration of Mormons outside the US. There are roughly 1.5 million Mormons in Mexico.
Peru

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