Thursday, July 31, 2014

General Women's Meeting: Test your knowledge of the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary organizations (22 items)

By , Deseret News

March 29, 2014

In celebration of this weekend's semiannual general women's meeting of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we have compiled this quiz of 11 questions to test your knowledge of the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary organizations of the church.

Sources: Daughters of My Kingdom; LDS.org, Deseretnews.com.

1 of 22. Question 1

The Relief Society is the oldest and largest women’s organization in the world. In what year was it officially organized?

a. 1840

b. 1841

c. 1842

d. 1843

2 of 22. Answer

c. 1842

According to "Daughters of My Kingdom," the "Female Relief Society of Nauvoo" was organized on the upper floor of the Red Brick Store on March 17, 1842, for women 18 and older. There were 20 sisters present. Emma Smith was selected as president. She named Sarah M. Cleveland and Elizabeth Ann Whitney as her counselors. Within a year the membership had grown to more than 1,100 members.

3 of 22. Question 2

Many know that Emma Smith, wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith, was the first general president of the LDS Church’s Relief Society. Who was the second president?

a. Zina D. H. Young

b. Eliza R. Snow

c. Bathsheba W. Smith

d. Emmeline B. Wells

4 of 22. Answer

b. Eliza R. Snow

According to LDS.org, the Primary and the Young Women’s Mutual Improvement Association were organized during Eliza's presidency (1868-1887). The women harvested grain, opened stores and produced silk. They sent women to medical school to become doctors, nurses and midwives. Upon their return, these women shared their knowledge and experience with others. Eliza also served as Deseret Hospital’s first president.

5 of 22. Question 3

Who was the longest serving general Relief Society president?

a. Emmeline B. Wells

b. Louise Y. Robison

c. Belle S. Spafford

d. Barbara B. Smith