2016-08-05
<p>The best tour guides are as fun as they are informative. Jana Riess, co-author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764571958/beliefnet">Mormonism for Dummies</a>, is the madcap mind behind this lighthearted trip through Mormon beliefs and practices. How much do you know about your Mormon neighbors?</p> <p>(Note: This quiz is not created or sanctioned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For more information, visit the <a href="http://www.mormon.org/">Mormon Church's official website</a>.) </p>
1

Mormons banned the practice of polygamy in:

A lot of people don't realize that Mormons haven't sanctioned polygamy in over a century.
2

In their sacred temples, what ritual do Mormons perform?

Temples are used for a lot of special rituals that don't happen in everyday Mormon chapels. To qualify, you have to flash a special entrance card with a bar code on it. Seriously.
3

Mormons are forbidden to drink:

This is a tricky one! Although some Mormons have individually decided not to drink Coca-Cola or other caffeinated sodas, this is a matter of personal choice, and is not mandated by the Church. On the other hand, alcohol, tobacco, recreational non-prescription drugs, coffee, and caffeinated tea are officially taboo.
4

One of the biggest differences between Mormons and Episcopalians is:

Mormons and Protestants are actually more alike theologically than is generally recognized, but one sticking point is the doctrine of the Trinity, which Mormons don't accept. And while 65% of Mormons identify with the Republican party, that still leaves a third who don't, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
5

Which of the following books do Mormons regard as Scripture?

Mormons have four sacred texts: The Bible, The Book of Mormon, The Doctrine & Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price.
6

On weekdays, Mormon teenagers get up early before school to:

The other answers might be true (well, not the first one), but it is definitely true that Mormon teens are expected to get up at ungodly hours for special religion classes before the regular school day. They're even asked to be grateful for it.
7

The name of the first Mormon prophet was:

While Brigham Young and Gordon B. Hinckley were also former prophets of the LDS Church, the founding prophet was Joseph Smith, Jr. (1805-44).
8

Mormons nowadays are not allowed to:

Although individual Mormons may choose to avoid birth control or be vegetarians, neither is currently required by LDS doctrine. And while modest dress is encouraged, you'll see Mormons wearing shorts—they just might be knee-length. Non-prescription drugs are definitely out.
9

Mormons are known for tithing what percentage of their income to their church?

Mormons tithe ten percent of their income.
10

Question 10

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