Reminder: If you haven’t added your voice to General Conference Book Club: Week 1 yet, you still can. Don’t be shy. 🙂
Well, you people deserve little general conference trophies or something. Man, you were good listeners! There were 28 questions. Everyone who answered at least 27 questions correctly was entered into the prize(s) drawing– also known as Random.org. (There were 11 people in the high-scoring category!) Rest assured that I was not a tyrant grader; there was plenty of wiggle room when someone obviously had the right idea about an answer. All the talks are available online to watch and listen to, so if you have issues with any of my questions and answers, feel free to submit a complaint form through the mail. (All complaint forms must be accompanied by a handling fee of one bag of peanut butter M&Ms.) Anyway… the winners!
Congratulations to KIMBERLY T. who won the temple print and SIERRA A. who won the Mormon Tabernacle Choir CD! Send me an email with your mailing address by Sunday, and your prizes will be in the mail by … well, definitely by the next general conference. I’ll do my best. Thanks also to Lesa at Notes About Music who helped me host all this conference craziness and donated the CD for the trivia contest. (If you don’t remember what these lovely prizes look like, go back here to peek. I’m feeling a little too lazy to upload photos today. It’s been a busy week on the blog, people.)
Would you like to see the answers now? Drumroll……….. Ta Dah!
GENERAL CONFERENCE TRIVIA CONTEST
When President Monson addressed the congregation for the very first time in this conference, what was the first thing he said? HELLO!
How many new temples were announced? And which one does President Monson want to dedicate himself? 5-6: (PROVO TABERNACLE,COLOMBIA, SOUTH AFRICA, CONGO, WYOMING, +PARIS); STAR VALLEY, WYOMING.
Finish this clever rhyme from President Uctdorf’s talk. “The Lord doesn’t care if we work in marble halls or (?) . STABLE STALLS
What kind of bird did President Packer refer to when teaching youth to learn from their elders? CROW
Elder Perry spoke about the Church in the media. He asked us to share the church and the gospel with the outside world the same way that volunteers do at what kind of event? TEMPLE OPEN HOUSE
What did Elder Scott give his family as a Christmas gift in 1991? AUDIO RECORDING OF HIMSELF READING THE BOOK OF MORMON
According to Elder Scott, what endeavor/achievement is “like forging a new friendship”? MEMORIZING A SCRIPTURE
Elder Bednar suggested that young people are gifted in technology for a purpose. What does he encourage them to do instead of video games, Facebook and surfing the Internet? FAMILY HISTORY
Elder Christofferson said that we should smile when we speak about what principle? REPENTANCE
Which apostle quoted a mommy blogger who said, “Motherhood is not a hobby; it is a calling.”? ELDER ANDERSEN
In Sister Thompson’s talk, she told the story of a woman during WWII who was asked how she kept a testimony through all her suffering. Complete the woman’s response: “I didn’t keep a testimony, …….” A TESTIMONY KEPT ME.
Elder Whitney L. Clayton was able to go into the presidential palace that he had once taught in front of on his mission. In what country? PERU
Elder Ian Ardern gave a great talk about managing our time. Finish this wise piece of counsel: “Let us be as quick to kneel as we are to _______.” TEXT
Elder Carl B. Cook found himself riding in an elevator with President Monson when he was feeling very discouraged. What was the prophet’s advice? IT’S BETTER TO LOOK UP.
What did President Monson lose as a child that helped him gain his testimony of prayer? $5 BILL
What are the three points that President Eyring reminded us are part of our baptism covenant? 1. BE CHARITABLE 2. BE A WITNESS 3. ENDURE TO THE END
According to Elder Ballard, what 9 words explain exactly who we are and what we believe? THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
According to Elder Tad Callister, why are there so many Christian churches? THEY INTERPRET THE BIBLE DIFFERENTLY
On Sunday morning, we were taught about fatherhood in one of the best talks on the matter I’ve ever heard. Who was the speaker? SISTER DALTON
Elder Russell M. Nelson said that the greatest compliment that can be given in this life is to be known as a (what?) ? COVENANT KEEPER
Brother Richardson told a story about mountain hiking with his children. What did he do when they wanted to know how much further they had to go? THEY TURNED AROUND AND LOOKED HOW FAR THEY CAME
What happened to Elder Randall K. Bennet when he ignored a warning sign? HE ALMOST DROWNED
When Elder Cornish wanted to eat a piece of chicken, how was his prayer answered? HE FOUND A QUARTER ON THE GROUND
Where was the children’s choir from? PleasantView and North Ogden, Utah
What primary song did the Tabernacle choir sing during the Saturday morning session? I am a child of God
During the Saturday morning session we were asked to sing the congregational song with full hearts. What was the name of the hymn? Redeemer of Israel
The women in the tabernacle choir wore two dresses during conference. What colors were they? BLUE AND PINK
What Hymn did Sister Dalton refer to in her talk? RISE UP, O MEN OF GOD
Thanks for participating. It was fun!
In case you missed it, the general conference photo contest winners are up now, too. Go here to vote for your favorite.