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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Linda was asked about her life with Green, her husband, what did she say?
(a) She wasn't abused.
(b) She wanted him to marry more women.
(c) She was afraid of him.
(d) She wanted another husband.

2. What did Crossfield teach his students at the School of the Prophets?
(a) How to rebel against the Latter Day Saints.
(b) How to have personal revelations.
(c) How to reason with politicians.
(d) How to praise God.

3. According to Krakauer, what makes people today able to identify with Smith?
(a) He made strides in eliminating racism.
(b) He left video tapes for his future followers.
(c) He's depicted as a real person with flaws.
(d) He predicted the future.

4. How did the Mormons respond to being attacked by Missourians in October, 1838?
(a) They fought back.
(b) They prayed.
(c) They fled.
(d) They tried to surrender.

5. How did Tom Green become the target for David Leavitt's lawsuit?
(a) Green spoke about his polygamist lifestyle on national news.
(b) Green attempted to create a new sect of the LDS.
(c) Green was trying to take over the government.
(d) Leavitt was suing all polygamists.

6. Why did Mormons settle in Missouri?
(a) They believed the original Garden of Eden was there.
(b) It wasn't part of the United States at the time.
(c) It was Smith's birthplace.
(d) It was sparsely populated.

7. Why did Smith write Section 132?
(a) To make polygamy only apply to men.
(b) To ensure his offspring would lead after him.
(c) To make the LDS a political party.
(d) To give Mormons rights.

8. Why did Smith plead guilty to treason?
(a) God told him to do it.
(b) To make himself a martyr.
(c) To solidify peace with Missouri.
(d) He knew it was the right thing.

9. How did Smith convince Emma to support his polygamist marriage?
(a) He gave her lots of money.
(b) He told her God would be happy.
(c) He told her she would be doomed to hell.
(d) He wrote her a poem.

10. How was sex regulated in fundamentalist Mormon communities?
(a) It could only happen if a woman was ovulating.
(b) It could only happen once a week.
(c) It could only happen when one was selected from the lottery.
(d) It could only happen on every anniversary.

11. What effect did the Edmunds Tucker Act of 1887 have on the Mormon Church?
(a) It legalized polygamy.
(b) It invalidated personal revelations.
(c) It recognized the LDS as a legitimate organization.
(d) It outlawed polygamy.

12. What was the flaw Krakauer observes in Smith's story of the Lamanites?
(a) They had no Hebrew descent.
(b) They were alive earlier than the story claims.
(c) They were not affiliated with any of the groups Smith claimed.
(d) They never settled in North America.

13. Why did Matilda stay with Dan, despite her issues with his religious practices?
(a) She felt she needed to learn from him.
(b) He threatened her.
(c) She needed money.
(d) She agreed with his beliefs for the most part.

14. According to the Latter Day Saints, why did Moroni leave them gold?
(a) To support their cause.
(b) To offer to God.
(c) To use as bribes.
(d) To help them through hard times.

15. How did Mitchell justify his abduction of Elizabeth Smart?
(a) Elizabeth asked him to save her from her family.
(b) Their marriage was ordained by God.
(c) He was temporarily insane and didn't realize what he was doing.
(d) He was a man and could do anything he wanted.

Short Answer Questions

1. In his revelation, what does Crossfield claim he was told by God?

2. Krakauer explains that, because of Crossfield, Smith realized the ______ of allowing personal revelations.

3. Krakauer says he will try to explain the ______ of the Lafferty brothers' murders.

4. Why did the gold plates vanish the first time they were presented to Smith?

5. What was the result of Robert Crossfield's revelation?

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