Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. At first, it was anticipated that _____________was to be Smith's successor.

2. Why did Woodruff change his position on polygamy?

3. Garner believed Ron's revelation was a result of __________.

4. Where was the Francher group headed?

5. In the Mormon Church. Ron was described as ________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What aided in the apprehension of Dan and Ron Lafferty?

2. Was there any effort made by Mormons to cover up any Mormon involvement in the Mountain Meadow Massacre?

3. Why is Salt Lake City the center for Mormons today?

4. Did Woodruff fall in line with his predecessors' beliefs for the LDS, or did he contradict them? How?

5. Why was Warren Jeffs unpopular? What were people's predictions of the outcome of his leadership?

6. Were the Native Americans to blame for the Mountain Meadow Massacre?

7. Why was Dan the more active participant in the murders rather than Ron?

8. Why was Ron Lafferty hostile to the judge at his trial?

9. What caused the split in the LDS?

10. Why were people hesitant about allowing Ron to plead insanity? What potential problems could arise?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Mormon Church, despite many obstacles, has managed to grow and remain in tact. Discuss why the LDS is so appealing. To whom is it so appealing? What are the main reasons for its continued existence and success?

Essay Topic 2

Krakauer gives Mormon women a strong voice in his book. Providing the reader with angles ranging from Flora Jessop, who fled her polygamist home, to Emmylou, who dreams of being a plural wife. Discuss the point of view of Mormon women offered in the book and what dimensions of the church and humanity they display.

Essay Topic 3

Although he is discussing the history if the Mormon Church, Krakauer discusses that the idiosyncrasies of the LDS are reflected in many other religions. What is the effect of Krakauer's comparisons to other religions? What statement is he trying to make?

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