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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. At the School of the Prophets, what practice did Crossfield attempt to reinstate in his students?
(a) Divorce.
(b) Prayer.
(c) Fasts.
(d) Polygamy.

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

5. Although Law's actions against Smith had little effect on Smith's power, what did it affect?
(a) His relationship with Emma.
(b) Relations with Illinois.
(c) The unconditional love of his followers.
(d) Relations with Missouri.

6. What did Emma threaten Smith with to get him to stop marrying more women?
(a) She threatened to start a new religion.
(b) She threatened to sue him.
(c) She threatened to take another husband.
(d) She threatened to leave him.

7. What was the result of Robert Crossfield's revelation?
(a) He was killed.
(b) He was promoted.
(c) Many people left the church.
(d) He was excommunicated.

8. Whose will did Dan and Ron believe they were carrying out?
(a) Their mother's.
(b) Onias'.
(c) God's.
(d) Ron's.

9. Krakauer makes the observation that all religions have their share of _______.
(a) Beliefs.
(b) Gods.
(c) Idiosyncrasies.
(d) Discrepancies.

10. Krakauer explains that early Mormons believed government law was inferior to __________.
(a) Basic human rights.
(b) Natural law.
(c) God's law.
(d) Smith's law.

11. Why were people drawn to Joseph Smith?
(a) His wealth.
(b) His charisma.
(c) His worldliness.
(d) His creativity.

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

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

14. Fundamentalists believed the government was an entity of _______.
(a) Europe.
(b) Smith.
(c) God.
(d) Satan.

15. According to Krakauer, why is it difficult for young girls to break away from abusive marriages in fundamentalist communities?
(a) The girls are very attached to their families.
(b) The girls are raised to comply.
(c) The police are also polygamists.
(d) There is strict security in the communities.

Short Answer Questions

1. Krakauer explains that many Christians converted to Mormonism because of __________________.

2. Where did Dan first become introduced to the idea of polygamy?

3. What was the final straw in Law and Smith's friendship?

4. Why couldn't Smith read the inscription on the gold plates?

5. In "Under the Banner of Heaven," what does Krakauer believe is the biggest disagreement between fundamentalists and modern Mormons?

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