LDS Church leader challenge: Test your knowledge about the church's leaders

Published: Wednesday, April 3 2013 10:57 p.m. MDT

LDS Church

One way to improve the general conference experience, especially for children, is to know more about the speakers. Taking this quiz will help you to know more about the remarkable lives of members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Sources: LDS.org; Deseretnews.com; "To The Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson"; "Boyd K. Packer: A Watchman on the Tower"; and "An Uncommon Life: Years of Preparation."

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Tucson, AZ

Interesting! Loved it.

Appleton, WI

So none of the women leaders were interesting enough to make the list? Nice.

Montana Mormon
Miles City, MT

This was a lot of fun!

Wasatch Front, UT

In reference to QUESTION 7:

Which current Apostle was Todd Christofferson's mission president??

AZ Pam
Tucson, AZ

Elder Scott was Elder Christopherson's mission president. Northern Argentine Mission

AZ Pam
Tucson, AZ

Oops, I misspelled Elder Christofferson's name. In too big of a hurry.

Wasatch Front, UT

WI_Member @ 4:38 a.m., wrote:
"So none of the women leaders were interesting enough to make the list?"

Wellllllll... The intro paragraph at the top specifies very clearly that **the scope of THIS article was limited** to fun factoids from the lives of the First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles.

Another article could just-as-easily have been written (or could yet be written-- Trent Toone are you listening?! ;~) about the fascinating lives of the WOMEN who also serve in "high callings" (General Presidencies and General Boards, with worldwide responsibilities) in the Church.

Your theory that none of these women's lives are interesting-enough to merit inclusion in the article is misguided.

Murray, UT

I'm laughing that I got #13 right.

Mount Pleasant, UT

To weedeater - oh boy...I only got 11 so you shouldn't feel so bad after all. I've got to do more studying on our prophets.

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

I may be wrong in asking this question, but I believe that one of the current 12 Apostles did not graduate from college. Which one?

Los Angeles, CA


Murray, Utah

WI member

Are you always looking for a source of contention?

New to Utah

What a fun interesting exercize. It was nice to learn about the varied lives of our church leaders.

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