The Mormons by bdunn02

Champion(s):

KimberlinM
Sprinkles are for winners.


Runner(s)-Up:

GodfreyR
Who cleans up after the janitors?


Quiz Description

Was surprised recently to see that there are only 10 Llamas in the state of Utah (?!). In an attempt to bridge the gap between cameldom and that state's predominant religion, I'm offering this quiz. The intent here was to make this broad and accessible to all (i.e., you shouldn't have to be super well-versed in Mormonism to be able to answer these). Also, in the questions the abbreviation LDS = Mormon.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 02 74 38 50 44 80 56 74 72 34 28 62
1 KimberlinM 475 99 15
15
74
15
15
15
44
00
15
56
15
74
15
15
15
15
62
2 GodfreyR 452 97 15
15
15
38
15
00
00
15
56
15
74
15
72
15
15
15
62
3 Matto 375 95 15
02
15
74
15
15
15
00
15
56
15
74
00
15
34
00
15
4 VenguswamyK 356 93 15
02
15
15
38
00
15
44
15
80
15
00
15
72
00
15
00
5 HallR 348 90 15
15
15
38
15
50
15
44
00
00
00
00
15
34
15
15
62
5 PruettC 348 90 15
00
15
38
15
50
15
44
00
15
00
00
15
34
15
15
62
7 MurphyN 345 87 15
02
15
00
15
50
15
44
15
80
15
00
15
15
34
15
00
8 BarthR 341 85 15
00
15
38
15
00
00
00
15
74
00
15
34
15
28
15
62
9 HoH 340 83 15
02
15
74
15
38
00
00
15
80
15
56
00
00
00
15
00
10 JonesRW 337 81 15
02
15
00
15
50
00
00
00
15
74
15
72
15
34
15
00
11 GersonA 335 79 15
15
74
15
15
50
15
44
00
00
00
00
15
34
15
28
00
12 GrahamJ 307 77 15
15
15
38
00
15
44
00
15
56
00
00
15
15
34
15
15
13 Sharpj 301 75 15
00
00
15
15
50
15
44
00
00
15
74
00
15
15
28
00
14 CoenM 295 73 15
00
00
15
38
00
15
44
00
15
15
74
00
15
34
15
00
15 Zogtastic 294 71 00
00
00
15
38
00
15
44
15
80
00
00
15
72
00
00
00
16 StahlhutJ 292 69 15
00
00
15
38
15
15
44
00
15
56
00
00
15
34
15
15
17 SpoeriJ 289 67 15
00
15
38
15
15
44
00
00
15
74
00
00
00
15
28
15
18 RichmondJ 283 65 15
15
74
00
00
15
44
00
15
56
00
00
15
34
00
00
00
19 ZellwegerS 275 63 15
02
00
15
15
50
15
44
00
00
15
15
74
00
00
15
00
20 srs 271 61 15
00
15
38
15
50
15
44
00
00
00
00
00
15
34
15
15
21 BoyerA 266 59 15
02
00
15
38
00
00
00
15
15
74
00
15
34
15
28
00
22 RalliP 250 57 15
02
00
00
00
00
15
44
15
80
00
00
00
15
34
15
15
23 Tarn 248 55 15
00
00
15
00
00
15
44
15
80
00
00
00
15
34
15
00
24 AllenJ 244 53 15
02
00
00
00
15
44
00
15
15
74
00
15
34
00
00
15
25 Bloo 242 51 15
02
00
00
00
00
15
80
00
00
15
72
00
00
15
28
00
26 BeningoS 233 49 15
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
56
15
74
15
00
15
28
00
00
27 FryedBetaKappa 224 47 15
00
00
15
15
50
00
00
00
15
56
00
00
15
15
28
00
28 jveditz 222 45 15
00
15
38
15
50
15
44
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
00
15
29 shesinsane 217 43 15
00
00
00
00
15
00
15
80
00
00
00
15
34
15
28
00
30 WareD 214 41 15
02
15
74
00
00
15
44
00
00
00
00
00
15
34
00
00
31 RosenbergR 210 39 15
02
00
00
15
38
15
50
15
00
15
00
00
15
00
15
15
32 SpencerJ2 195 37 15
02
00
15
38
00
00
15
80
00
00
15
00
00
00
00
15
33 minarik15 192 35 15
00
00
15
38
15
50
15
44
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
34 ElendilPickle 188 33 15
02
00
00
15
00
00
15
00
00
00
00
15
34
15
15
62
35 JJA 180 31 15
02
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
56
00
00
15
34
15
28
00
36 elfm 177 29 15
02
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
00
15
72
00
15
28
15
37 Terry 176 27 15
02
15
00
15
50
00
00
00
00
00
15
15
34
00
00
15
38 Vintsanity 174 24 15
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
80
00
00
00
00
15
34
15
00
38 HatfieldS 174 24 15
02
00
00
00
15
50
00
00
00
00
00
15
34
15
28
00
40 LoveF 162 21 15
02
00
00
00
00
00
15
44
00
15
56
00
00
00
15
00
41 OlewnickB 146 19 15
02
00
00
00
15
50
00
00
00
00
00
15
15
34
00
00
42 WilliamsK 142 17 15
00
00
15
38
00
15
44
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
00
43 FrostL 140 15 15
02
00
00
00
00
00
15
44
00
00
00
00
15
34
15
00
44 PotatoD 124 13 15
02
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
00
00
15
34
15
28
00
45 PahuskiM 119 10 15
00
00
15
15
15
44
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
00
45 quarterrican 119 10 15
02
00
15
38
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
34
00
00
47 LuskT 103 7 15
02
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
56
00
00
00
00
15
00
48 WalkerAJ 100 5 15
02
00
00
15
38
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
00
00
15
49 PolinskyL 98 3 15
00
00
15
38
15
00
00
00
00
15
00
00
00
00
00
00
50 MoyseyC 85 1 15
02
00
15
38
15
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00

Questions:

Upon reaching the Salt Lake valley, what "Mormon Moses" (purportedly) announced to his followers "this is the place," signaling to Mormon pioneers that their westward journey was over?

Click to Reveal Answer
Brigham Young

According to the LDS church, as of 2015 there were just over 2 million church members living in the state of Utah, more than any other state. Which US state has the SECOND-highest number of LDS church members?

Click to Reveal Answer
California

Some Mormons see parallels between LDS singer Brandon Flowers' lyrics and church teachings (e.g., "I need direction to perfection"). Of what Las Vegas alt-rock(-ish) band is Flowers the lead singer?

Click to Reveal Answer
The Killers

Although recorded as a revelation by Joseph Smith in 1833, actually observing the "Word of Wisdom" (as Mormons refer to it) was not required of church members until the early 20th century. Name two things that the Word of Wisdom forbids doing (either in modern LDS practice or as originally communicated by Smith).

Click to Reveal Answer
Drinking Alcohol, Using Tobacco, Drinking Coffee (Black Tea, "Hot Drinks"), Using Illegal Drugs, Immoderate Meat Consumption

In the Book of Mormon (the book of LDS scripture, not the musical), a Nephite earns the favor of a king by cutting the arms off of would-be thieves. In January 2016, a man named after him was incarcerated in Oregon. What is the Nephite's name?

Click to Reveal Answer
Ammon

Near the end of an episode of a currently-running TV show, a spurned Mormon character states, "You're so high and mighty you couldn't look past my religion and just be my friend back. You've got a lot of growing up to do, buddy. Suck my balls." To what regularly appearing character was this comment directed?

Click to Reveal Answer
Stan Marsh

In version 5.1 of what popular 1980s software package, originally developed at the church's flagship university, did the F10 key result in saving a file, Alt+F9 in entering graphics mode, and Shift+F7 in printing a document?

Click to Reveal Answer
WordPerfect

The National League has been pretty good to LDS baseball players. In 2015, clown question non-answerer Bryce Harper won the NL MVP. Two other members of the Mormon church have won the NL MVP, one doing it for the Braves twice (1982, 1983) and the other doing it for the Giants (2000). In addition, another LDS church member won the Cy Young while playing for the NL's Pirates in 1960. Name any two of these other three LDS baseball players (hint: Barry Bonds is not Mormon).

Click to Reveal Answer
Dale Murphy (Braves), Jeff Kent (Giants), Vern Law (Pirates)

Paraguay-born Charlene Wells Hawkes worked for seven years as a reporter for ESPN, covering events ranging from horse racing to lumberjack competitions to college football. According to Wells Hawkes, when ESPN originally interviewed her, they were unaware that she had won what competition in 1984? (edited at 5:54 pm, March 29, 2016 (EDT))

Click to Reveal Answer
Miss America Pageant (also: Miss Utah) (edited at 5:54 pm, March 29, 2016 (EDT))

The LDS church administrative structure is in some ways similar to that of the Catholic Church. What Catholics call a "diocese" is roughly equivalent to a Mormon "stake"; a Catholic "parish" is similar to a Mormon "ward". What title, also used in the Catholic leadership hierarchy, do Mormons give the person in charge of a ward?

Click to Reveal Answer
Bishop

Former LDS church president Spencer W. Kimball said that "every young man should serve a mission"; others have told missionaries that their service is the "tithing of your life so-far". When young Mormon men are called to serve full-time missions today, for how many months are they called to do so?

Click to Reveal Answer
24

Whitney, Idaho-born Ezra Taft Benson, who would eventually become the 13th president of the LDS church, served from 1953 to 1961 in the cabinet of US Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Which cabinet post did Benson hold?

Click to Reveal Answer
Secretary of Agriculture