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. What changed in Dan during his road trip with Ron?

2. After Woodruff's reign, who believed polygamy was valid?

3. Knapp and Carnes explain that they felt _____ after the murder.

4. How did Lavina Stubbs loose all her money?

5. What relevance did Knapp and Carnes have in the murders?

Short Essay Questions

1. Was Colonel Dame involved in the Mountain Meadow Massacre? How so?

2. Why was Bringham Young chosen to be the new prophet?

3. How were the LeBaron children and Lafferty children similar?

4. According to the prosecution in his trial, why was Ron NOT insane?

5. How did Taylor's leadership of the LDS contradict his predecessors?

6. What was Dan's conviction in carrying out the murders?

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

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

9. Why were Smith and Hyrum's killers not brought to justice?

10. What was the pivotal plight of the Lafferty brothers that caused the murders?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the relevance of the title "Under the Banner of Heaven."

Essay Topic 2

Krakauer discusses the Mountain Meadow Massacre to discuss a darker and more indiscernible side of the Mormon Church. Krakauer carefully describes the order of events of the massacre and circumstances, but doesn't offer a clear explanation. Using the facts provided by Krakauer, why do you think this event took place? Why did these men take these actions? Why was the Francher group the target? What did this event mean for the Church?

Essay Topic 3

Each new prophet in the Mormon Church brought about changes to the elements of the church. Based on the youth of the church, each change seems radical. Discuss the significance of the rapid changing of prophets and which was the most significant to the face of the church today.

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