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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why were Colorado's efforts to get rid of polygamy stopped?
(a) The public was sympathetic to the polygamist families.
(b) The Mormons were fueling the economy.
(c) They became distracted by the Civil War.
(d) The governor received a revelation from God.

2. According to Krakauer, why was the search for Ruby Jessop less thorough than for Elizabeth Smart?
(a) Ruby's parents told the police not to.
(b) Ruby was born into a polygamist family.
(c) Ruby ran away.
(d) Ruby was poor.

3. According to Krakauer, why did Smart's abduction draw so much attention and a thorough search?
(a) Smart's abductors were famous.
(b) Smart's family was wealthier.
(c) Smart's captors wanted ransom money.
(d) Smart was being forced into a polygamist lifestyle.

4. What job did Debbie's third husband quit?
(a) Being a priest.
(b) Being a salesman.
(c) Being a writer.
(d) Being a plumber.

5. Why couldn't Smith read the inscription on the gold plates?
(a) It was too bright out.
(b) It was written in Egyptian.
(c) It was written in old English.
(d) It was worn.

6. In his revelation, what does Crossfield claim he was told by God?
(a) To kill his wife.
(b) To reform the church.
(c) To raise money.
(d) To follow Smith.

7. What effect did the strict regulations on sex in fundamentalist communities have, according to Debbie?
(a) Sexual assault was common amongst teens.
(b) Sexual assault was rare and severely punished.
(c) People were afraid of their husbands.
(d) People were much more at ease.

8. After the Edmunds Tucker Act of 1887, what did fundamentalist believe a new prophet would bring?
(a) The return of polygamy.
(b) A new promise land.
(c) Money and celebrity for the church.
(d) A new take on government.

9. Krakauer explains that, because of Crossfield, Smith realized the ______ of allowing personal revelations.
(a) Possibility.
(b) Beauty.
(c) Trouble.
(d) Absurdity.

10. After Smith destroyed Law's printing press, people feared Smith would become a _______ leader.
(a) Great.
(b) Political.
(c) Tyrannical.
(d) Lazy.

11. Mormons attacked the Missourians after an _______ Missourian beat a Mormon man.
(a) Intoxicated.
(b) Irate.
(c) Uneducated.
(d) Insane.

12. 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 on every anniversary.
(d) It could only happen when one was selected from the lottery.

13. How was Smith finally able to read the gold plates?
(a) Moroni read them to him.
(b) He learned German.
(c) He polished the plates.
(d) Moroni gave him peep stones.

14. Where is the Nephites' gold supposedly held?
(a) Canada.
(b) The main church.
(c) Salt Lake.
(d) The Dream Mine.

15. How did Dan remember his childhood?
(a) As an unconventional one.
(b) He has no memory of it.
(c) As a traumatic one.
(d) As a happy one.

Short Answer Questions

1. Krakauer describes Watson Lafferty as a ________.

2. Why did Rockwell try to kill Missouri's governor?

3. Why, according to Krakauer, is it difficult for Mormon's to paint a flaw-free picture of Smith?

4. After fleeing Illinois, why did Smith return?

5. After loosing 116 pages of the transcribed text from the gold plates, what was the only way Smith said he could view them again?

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