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LDS leaders picture quiz: Can you name that general authority? (30 items)

By , Deseret News

July 17, 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is led today by President Thomas S. Monson, his two counselors and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

This quiz features a picture of each member of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles you may not recognize.

Can you name the General Authority featured in each picture?

1 of 30. Name this leader ...

A. Elder Boyd K. Packer
B. Elder Richard G. Scott
C. Elder Robert D. Hales

2 of 30. Elder Robert D. Hales

Elder Hales was the starting pitcher for his high school's baseball team as a freshman, according to lds.org.

He married his wife, Mary, on June 10, 1953.

He has been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since April 2, 1994.

3 of 30. Name this leader ...

A. President Henry B. Eyring
B. Elder Russell M. Nelson
C. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

4 of 30. President Henry B. Eyring

President Eyring played basketball in high school, but school was his priority, according to lds.org.

He was the president of Ricks College from 1971 to 1977.

He was sustained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on April 1, 1995. He was called as the second counselor in the First Presidency in 2007 and named the first counselor in the First Presidency in 2008.

5 of 30. Name this leader ...

A. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
B. Elder David A. Bednar
C. Elder L. Tom Perry
1. IMAPatriot2
PLEASANT GROVE, UT,
July 18, 2014

Thanks for these fun photos and history of the LDS Church leaders. I enjoyed participating in the "who is this man" and reading the brief stats of each man.

2. Joan Watson
TWIN FALLS, ID,
July 18, 2014

One had only a few right choices - even so, this was fun and interesting to try to match up the young boy with the adult man.

3. jsg
Mapleton, UT,
July 18, 2014

Since Elder Bednar looks exactly the same as when he was 15, there was zero challenge there.

4. Emerger
Magna, Salt Lake, UT,
July 18, 2014

A delightful quiz! Thanks for starting my day out on a positive note.

5. SoCal Roger
Costa Mesa, CA,
July 18, 2014

Great quiz. I think I missed only one. The quiz become easier as it progressed, because I could eliminate General Authorities already identified in the quiz.

I thought the key to identifying the General Authority was to see features in the younger version that still could be seen in the older. For example, Elder Perry's smile. It was the same for the younger as for the older. Another example was Elder Holland's cheeks. They were distinct as a child and distinct as an adult.