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PROPHETS — A fun and informative general information quiz about our prophets


How much do you know about the Presidents of the Church?  Try to match each of the following statements with the correct prophet.
The answers are found to the far right of each statement.  Cover that part of the screen with a paper as you take the quiz.  The answers are as follows: 

Red = Joseph Smith         Blue = Brigham Young           Pink = John Taylor            Rose = Wilford Woodruff             Green = Lorenzo Snow

Plum = Joseph F. Smith   Gray = Heber J. Grant     Tan = George Albert Smith    Aqua = David O. McKay    Brown = Joseph Fielding Smith

Teal = Harold B. Lee   Indigo = Spencer W. Kimball  Orange = Ezra Taft Benson    Lime = Howard W. Hunter    Violet = Gordon B. Hinckley

Black=Thomas S. Monson

(Note: I have used colors for the answers to make it less likely that you will discover the answer to each subsequent question)

 

  • The first governor of Utah .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  Blue
  • He had tremendous love & compassion for humanity, spoken of by all that knew him .  .  .  .  .  Tan
  • He was seriously wounded by a mob which killed two of his associates .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  Pink
  • They both served as President of the Salt Lake Temple .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Green  Brown
  • The son of Hyrum Smith and the nephew of Joseph Smith .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  Plum
  • Obtained teaching certificate at age 17 and named principal of Oxford School at age 18 .  .  .  Teal
  • The oldest man to be called to the office of President of the Church . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Brown
  • The “son” of Joseph Smith and Rachel Ivins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Gray
  • The youngest man to serve as President of the Church  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Red
  • His father & grandfather both served in the First Presidency & in the Quorum of the Twelve . . . Tan
  • Named to the American Patriots’ Hall of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Orange
  • Challenged us to “lengthen our stride”  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Indigo
  • Miraculously saved from drowning off the coast of Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Green
  • Played many musical instruments and had his own band named “The Croonaders” . . . . . . . . . .   Lime
  • Pioneered the use of media in the Church while serving on the Church Radio/Publicity committee   Violet
  • Was ambidextrous and could pitch a baseball either right or left handed . . . . . . . . . . .    Brown
  • His grandfather prophesied in detail about the great mission he was to perform . . . . . . . . . Red
  • The first prophet to earn an advanced degree and he held 10 honorary doctorates . . . . . . . .  Orange
  • Burned in a cauldron of scalding water, gored by bull, kicked by ox, foot split in half . . . .  Rose
  • Went on a mission Hawaii at age 15, taught himself to converse with Hawaiians in just 4 months . Plum
  • Started the Church Security Program, now known as the Church Welfare Plan . . . . . . . . . . .  Gray
  • Was visited personally by the Savior in the Salt Lake Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Green
  • Practiced law in California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Lime
  • Served the longest as an apostle  in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles . . . . . . . . . . . .   Brown
  • Dedicated the Salt Lake Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rose
  • The only foreign-born president of the Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Pink
  • Toured Europe following  World War II to assist the struggling saints  . . . . . . . . . . . .   Orange
  • Formerly a minister in the  Methodist Church  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Pink
  • Resigned as a city  commissioner to devote full-time service to the Church . . . . . . . . . .   Teal
  • President of the Church for  the longest period of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Blue
  • President of the Church for  the shortest period of time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Lime
  • Lived the longest of all the presidents of the Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Violet
  • His plans to be a politician changed when he was called as a stake president at age 23 . . . .   Gray
  • Wrote over 7000 pages of journal entries, an invaluable source of church history . . . . . . .   Rose
  • Well-known for preaching the importance of the law of tithing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Green
  • Well-known for preaching the importance of keeping the Word of Wisdom  . . . . . . . . . . . .   Gray
  • Well-known for teaching the importance of regular temple attendance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lime
  • Well-known for proclaiming the importance of the Book of Mormon  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orange
  • First managing director of the Church Welfare Program  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Teal
  • President of the Church when the infamous “extermination order” was given . . . . . . . . . . .   Red
  • President of the Church when the “extermination order” was rescinded . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Blue
  • Was initially baptized in a hog-scalding tub and then later re-baptized in a canal. . . . . . .  Indigo
  • Dedicated more temples than any other Church president . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Violet
  • Lowered the age of male missionaries from 20 to 19 years of age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Aqua
  • Baptized over 1000 persons, including a constable who had come to arrest him for preaching . . . Rose
  • Couldn’t find seat in the Tabernacle during General Conference when called to be an apostle . . . Tan
  • Had only eleven days of formal schooling in his life  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Blue
  • Traveled to over 60 nations on both sides of the Iron Curtain as a government official . . . . . Orange
  • Spent much time as a Church leader while confined to a wheelchair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Lime
  • His family members said he could fix just about anything, including a toaster . . . . . . . . .  Violet
  • His father was called as a full-time missionary when he was 12 years old & oldest of 7 children .Orange
  • Performed the temple ordinances for Oliver Cowdery, his 6th cousin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown
  • Served as a seminary teacher for a short period of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Violet
  • A great journal writer, he once used three pages to describe the sand in a certain desert . . .  Lime
  • Standing on a scale in a train station as a missionary, he weighed less than 120 pounds . . . .  Green
  • As a young boy, he at one time fought and subdued a man who was beating his (the man’s) wife . .  Red
  • Played football for the University of Utah  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Aqua    
  • Was shot at while serving his mission in the Southern States Mission  . . . . . . . . . . . .  . Tan
  • Traveled to Washington, D.C. to give President Lyndon Johnson counsel during a time of crisis  . Aqua
  • Survived many life-threatening injuries, including numerous broken bones, fracture sternum,
     drowning, scalding, freezing, a rabid dog bite, crushed in two water wheels, poisoning,
     a foot nearly cut in half by an axe, nearly shot on several occasions, gored by a bull . . . .  Rose
    
    * The only church president to visit Russia and Ukraine while president of the church . . . . .  Violet
  • His first wife, Miriam, died when he was just 31 years of age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Blue
  • Raised in proud military tradition, he wore a hand-sewn military uniform as a young man . . . .  Green
  • Reclaimed over 1000 dissident, former European Latter-day Saints who had formed their own church Tan
  • He once asked a congregation to exercise faith and pray for the Lord to calm the wind . . . . .  Red
  • His boyhood jobs included repairing and refurbishing broken alarm clocks & selling lemons . . .  Lime
  • Was elected to the National Police Reserve Officers Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Orange
  • Called as a stake chorister at age 15 due to his ability to sing and lead music . . . . . . . .  Indigo   

This quiz was originally compiled by Calvin P. Rudd, and has been augmented by Michael Taylor.  Do you have a fact about
one of our prophets you would like to see added to this quiz?  Email me at [email protected] and I will gladly add it.


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