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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 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) Sexual assault was rare and severely punished.
(d) People were much more at ease.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Debbie decide to flee Bountiful?

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

3. What did Emma threaten Smith with to get him to stop marrying more women?

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

5. Why did Mormons settle in Missouri?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was the LDS most appealing to Americans?

2. Why did Joseph Smith return to Illinois?

3. Why was DeLoy no longer with the Mormon Church?

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 Debbie Palmer and Flora Jessop act as they did?

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

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

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

9. Why did Rockwell shoot the Missouri Governor? What was the outcome?

10. Why was Crossfield excommunicated? How much of the LDS rejected him?

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