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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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?
(a) If he prayed ten times a day.
(b) If he married Emma Harris.
(c) If he paid Moroni.
(d) If he went to the mountain.

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

5. After fleeing Illinois, why did Smith return?
(a) He missed his home.
(b) He believed he was abandoning his people.
(c) To get his family.
(d) To confess his faults.

Short Answer Questions

1. What effect did the strict regulations on sex in fundamentalist communities have, according to Debbie?

2. When did Dan Lafferty's life begin to fall apart?

3. Fundamentalists believed the government was an entity of _______.

4. Joseph Smith was the son of a ______.

5. Why was Law unable to press charges against Smith?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why were the relations between Missourians and Mormons strained?

2. What does Krakauer see as "strange" about the road to Smith's revelation?

3. According to Krakauer, how different are modern and fundamentalist Mormons?

4. According to Lorna Craig, how was the response to Elizabeth Smart's disappearance different from Ruby Jessop's? Why does she believe there was a different response and effort?

5. Why did Leavitt bring Green to trial?

6. According to Krakauer, why is Joseph Smith still appealing to people today?

7. What is Section 132? Why was it important to Smith?

8. Why was Joseph Smith charged with fraud? How did his treasure business compare with his religious revelation?

9. Why did Joseph Smith return to Illinois?

10. What were the potential problems with the LDS recognizing personal revelations? Was it possible to correct these problems?

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