Presidents of the Church Quiz

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    Match each item below to the President of the Church with whom it is associated.

    1. Sunglasses. Worn by this President of the Church as he traveled to visit settlements throughout the Utah territory.

    2. Top hat. This item is indicative of this prophet’s renown for refined appearance and behavior.

    3. Medal of Distinguished Service. This Church President received this award for his service as Secretary of Agriculture in the cabinet of U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower.

    4. Welfare commodity tokens. This President initiated and led the Church welfare program during the Great Depression.

    5. Saddle. This prophet loved his horse named Sonny Boy.

    6. Journal. This prophet was committed to preserving Church history, and his records are among the most valuable histories of the Church.

    7. Photo of BYU Jerusalem Center. This Church President negotiated to obtain land in Jerusalem to build the center.

    8. Miniature microphone. This President used this device, mounted on his glasses, because several throat operations treating cancer affected his voice.

    9. Cane. This President used a cane in his later years, which he lovingly waved in the air to greet groups of Latter-day Saints.

    10. Tithing slip. This President emphasized Joseph Smith’s teachings on tithing.

    11. Fiddler on the Roof. This President loves literature and has quoted this classic on more than one occasion.

    12. Typewriter. This President was one of the Church’s most prolific writers.

    13. Sword. This Church President served as commander of the Nauvoo Legion.

    14. Floral lei. This prophet went to Hawaii at age 15 as one of the first Latter-day Saint missionaries there.

    15. Pocket watch. This item was worn by this prophet on the day of the Martyrdom at Carthage Jail.

    16. Scouting Silver Buffalo Award. This President was the first major promoter of Scouting in the Church.

    1. Joseph Smith Jr. (1805–44)

    2. Brigham Young (1801–77)

    3. John Taylor (1808–87)

    4. Wilford Woodruff (1807–98)

    5. Lorenzo Snow (1814–1901)

    6. Joseph F. Smith (1838–1918)

    7. Heber J. Grant (1856–1945)

    8. George Albert Smith (1870–1951)

    9. David O. McKay (1873–1970)

    10. Joseph Fielding Smith (1876–1972)

    11. Harold B. Lee (1899–1973)

    12. Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985)

    13. Ezra Taft Benson (1899–1994)

    14. Howard W. Hunter (1907–95)

    15. Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008)

    16. Thomas S. Monson (1927–)

    Left: photograph of BYU Jerusalem Center by D. Kelly Ogden; photograph of cane by John Luke; photograph of Silver Buffalo Award by Christina Smith