Puzzlement:
Dates in Church History

by John A. Tvedtnes

Print Share

    See if you can correctly match the events in the left-hand column (from the early history of the Church) to the correct dates in the right-hand column.

    1. Formal organization of the Church _____

    a. Spring, 1820

    2. Restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood _____

    b. October 24, 1841

    3. Return of Elias, Elijah, and Moses _____

    c. September 22, 1827

    4. Dedication of the Holy Land by Orson Hyde _____

    d. April 6, 1830

    5. Death of Joseph and Hyrum Smith _____

    e. September 21, 1823

    6. Arrival of pioneers in Salt Lake Valley _____

    f. May 15, 1829

    7. Joseph Smith’s first vision _____

    g. July 24, 1847

    8. Moroni’s first visit _____

    h. June 27, 1844

    9. Ordination of the 12 Apostles _____

    i. April 3, 1836

    10. Joseph Smith received the plates _____

    j. February 14, 1835

    Puzzle

    * Six bonus points if you name the Church leaders pictured

    Answers:

    Show References

    • 1. d

      2. f

      3. i

      4. b

      5. h

      6. g

      7. a

      8. e

      9. j

      10. c