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51After being driven from several states, the Saints had tried to get help from the federal government, to no avail. When tensions began to rise in Illinois and the government still refused to help, the Saints came up with a new solution. What was it?
From Quiz: LDS Church History - Nauvoo (click to play it). Question by author bookworm78.
Answer: Joseph Smith ran for president

Actually, Joseph and other Church leaders went to Washington D.C. several times to try and get support in Congress for their plight. Finally, it was decided that Joseph would run for President of the United States. While the Saints were thrilled with this idea, the enemies of the Church were inflamed, and moved even more against Joseph Smith.
52Where did the Saints go after being forced to leave Missouri?
From Quiz: LDS Church History - Kirtland and Missouri (click to play it). Question by author bookworm78.
Answer: Illinois

The people of Quincy, Illinois took the destitute Saints in and helped them survive the rest of the winter. After Joseph escaped and joined up with the other Saints, he found a new home further north where the Saints could settle in a place called Commerce.
53Who was the first Bishop in Kirtland?
From Quiz: LDS Church History - The Earliest Years (click to play it). Question by author bookworm78.
Answer: Newel Whitney

A Bishop is a man specifically called to preside over an area of the Church and look out for the poor and widows. He takes care of the Bishop's Storehouse, distributing goods to those in need. Newel K Whitney was the first man called as Bishop in Kirtland. In the LDS Church today, there are thousands of Bishops all over the world, each responsible for a ward, or group of about 100-300 people.
54At its height, Nauvoo had a population of approximately how many?
From Quiz: Early LDS History (click to play it). Question by author blinkin_au.
Answer: 12,000

Nauvoo at its height was one of the largest cities in the West. In the early 1840's Nauvoo had a population about twice that of Chicago (about 4-5 thousand)
55Which of these words did nineteenth-century Mormons use for non-Mormons?

  • Idolaters
  • The enemy
  • Friends
  • Gentiles
From Quiz: The Mormons: 1820-1900 (click to play it). Question by author jadeb.
Answer: Gentiles

This is also what Jews traditionally called non-Jews. In the Book of Mormon this latter meaning is used.
56As mayor, Joseph ordered an anti-Mormon paper in Nauvoo destroyed because they wrote untruths about the Church and Joseph Smith. What was the name of this paper?
From Quiz: LDS Church History - Nauvoo (click to play it). Question by author bookworm78.
Answer: The Nauvoo Expositor

Joseph was acting under the Nauvoo Charter, but the incident inflamed the enemies of the Church. Nauvoo was put under martial law, because it was safer. The governor sent men to arrest Joseph and the city council. Joseph and Hyrum Smith never returned from this arrest. While being held on charges for putting the city under martial law, the jail was stormed by a mob and both were killed.
57The first Mormon missionaries sent outside the US were sent to which country?
From Quiz: Early LDS History (click to play it). Question by author blinkin_au.
Answer: Canada
From Quiz: The Mormons: 1820-1900 (click to play it). Question by author jadeb.
Answer: 24th July

On the 24th July, 1847, Brigham Young arrived at the Salt Lake with the first group of Mormons. At the Salt Lake, they created Salt Lake City.
59Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were murdered by a mob who stormed the jail where they were being held. What city was this jail located in?
From Quiz: LDS Church History - Nauvoo (click to play it). Question by author bookworm78.
Answer: Carthage

John Taylor and Willard Richards of the twelve were also in the jail. John Taylor was shot several times, but survived. Willard Richards was unharmed. A mob of about 100 men, their faces blackened, stormed the jail, guns blazing. Only a false cry that the "Mormons are coming" saved the lives of Willard and John. Hyrum died first, then Joseph was shot and fell to the ground below.
At the time of this, the governor was in Nauvoo, telling the Saints not to seek revenge for wrongs against them. This was after he had promised Joseph he would not go to Nauvoo without taking Joseph with him.
60When did the Mormons abandon polygamy?
From Quiz: The Mormons: 1820-1900 (click to play it). Question by author jadeb.
Answer: 1890

The Mormons wanted to create a state but the American government said they couldn't if they continued with polygamy. They gave in to the government in the end.
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