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A cowboy, baseball and donating blood: the April 2014 general conference quiz (50 items)

By , Deseret News

March 31, 2014

With the 184th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints taking place this weekend, here's a quiz of 25 questions to test your knowledge.

Taking this quiz will help you to know more about general conference and the remarkable lives of members of the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and leaders of other general auxiliaries.

1 of 50. Question 1

Since the vast majority of the church’s 15 million members are unable to attend general conference in person, the meetings are broadcast via satellite to more than _________ church buildings in more than 100 countries worldwide. The proceedings are also accessible via the Internet.

a. 6,500

b. 7,400

c. 8,300

2 of 50. Answer

b. 7,400

Members can participate at local meetinghouses, or via radio, television, satellite or the following digital channels: BYU-TV, BYU-TV International, conference.lds.org, mormonchannel.org, Mormon Channel apps, Mormon Channel Youtube, Facebook and Roku.

To view conference sessions at local meetinghouses, check with local leaders on broadcast availability.

Those of other faiths are welcome to view or attend conference sessions.

3 of 50. Question 2

According to LDS.org, the first interpretation services were offered in Dutch, German, Samoan and Spanish in 1961.

Today more than 800 members around the world volunteer as general conference interpreters for more than ______ languages, both from Salt Lake City and remotely.

a. 75

b. 80

c. 85

d. 90

4 of 50. Answer

d. 90

According to LDS.org, general conference is simultaneously interpreted into at least 94 languages. American Sign Language interpretation and closed captioning are also available.

5 of 50. Question 3

General conference topics are not assigned, according to LDS.org. What were the three most common topics from the October 2013 conference?

a. Adversity, covenants, missionary work

b. Faith, love, repentance

c. Jesus Christ, marriage, morality

d. Priesthood, family, scripture study
1. AZ Ute
Scottsdale, AZ,
April 1, 2014

Rasband and Clayton went to the U, as did ENTIRE former first presidency, Hinckley, Monson and Faust. How bout some love?

2. Wally
Cottonwood Heights, UT,
April 1, 2014

AZ Ute,
And your point is? What in the world does anything have to do with where Church leaders went to a University?

3. suzyk#1
Mount Pleasant, UT,
April 1, 2014

Thanks Wally for your question - I would like to see a response from AZ Ute. My first impression with AZ Ute's comments was he is not a member of the Church and therefore would not understand the things that are important to members.

4. G L W8
SPRINGVILLE, UT,
April 2, 2014

suzyk#1, Many members of the Church that are sports fans have a different perspective. I won't profile AZ Ute, I don't know him other than his expressed Ute pride. That doesn't make him or anyone else less knowledgeable about spiritual things. We humans are more complex than that.
Ute fan: as to the brethren that are Ute graduates: many of them, including the First Presidency, historically and currently direct the Church Education System. That officially connects them not only with BYU but all the seminaries and institute programs in the nation/world. As recently evidenced, they can even serve as president of BYU. And those former presidents of BYU that are serving as GA's are involved elsewhere--even in the U of U Institute program.
Being a sports fan has its limits--carrying it beyond recreation can cause definite problems. But I for one prefer to be circumspect about judging fan loyalty--as long as said fan doesn't get too rabid! (I have split BYU/Utah loyalties myself, in that order.)

5. archemeedees
Tooele, UT,
April 5, 2014

How about "love, sacrifice, and taking a stand--the pertinent issues of general conference"