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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. For the murders of Brenda and Erica Lafferty, what was Dan's sentence?
(a) The death sentence.
(b) 25 years.
(c) Probation.
(d) Life in prison.

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

4. Why did Flora Jessop flee her home?
(a) She was in love with another man.
(b) She was afraid of her father.
(c) She wasn't sure she wanted to be Mormon anymore.
(d) She was being forced into a polygamist marriage.

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

6. According to Debbie Palmer, what made Elizabeth Smart an easy target for abduction?
(a) She was angry with her parents.
(b) She was very beautiful and kind.
(c) Her parents didn't pay any attention to her.
(d) She was taught to be obedient and passive.

7. 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.

8. What was the final straw in Law and Smith's friendship?
(a) Law tried to seduce Emma.
(b) Smith tried to seduce Law's wife.
(c) Law criticized Smith to the media.
(d) Smith stole Law's money.

9. Which text was responsible for many of the Laffertys' marriages falling apart?
(a) The Psalm of the School of the Prophets.
(b) The Peace Maker.
(c) Onias' autobiography.
(d) The Book of Mormon.

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

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

12. 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.

13. How did non-Mormons feel about the beliefs printed in the Book of Mormon?
(a) Offended.
(b) Interested.
(c) Elated.
(d) Indifferent.

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

15. Why did the gold plates vanish the first time they were presented to Smith?
(a) He looked at them before he was instructed to do so.
(b) Moroni didn't show him the right ones.
(c) He couldn't understand them.
(d) There was a time limit on them.

Short Answer Questions

1. What question does Krakauer claim he will answer in "Under the Banner of Heaven"?

2. Where is the Nephites' gold supposedly held?

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

4. Smith was given instructions by Moroni, God, and ______.

5. When Linda was asked about her life with Green, her husband, what did she say?

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