Saturday, October 4, 2008

Answers to trivia

M Russell Ballard:
He is a great-great-grandson of Hyrum Smith
He also took over his family’s car dealership and managed it for some time
His favorite meal is steak and French fries

Joseph B Wirthlin:
He is a distant cousin of the late President Hinckley.
He was involved in football and track in high school and played several years on the University of Utah football team. He gave up his senior year of football to serve a mission from 1937-39 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
He is a big believer in planning and makes a daily list of what he needs to accomplish.

Robert D Hales:
He was born on August 24, 1932 in New York City, New York.
He then earned an MBA degree from Harvard in 1960.
As a baseball pitcher, he once threw a no-hitter

Jeffrey R Holland:
His father was an Irish immigrant who had formal education only up to the seventh grade
His parents served in the same mission at the same time. He claimed to be the only missionary who said goodbye to his parents at both the start and end of his mission
From 1980-1989, he served as the 9th president of BYU

David A Bednar:
While he was a student at Purdue, he baptized his father into the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1979.
He was a faculty member at the University of Arkansas from 1980-1997
From 1997-2004, he was the president of BYU-Idaho. He led the transition of the school going from Ricks College to BYU-Idaho.

Quentin L Cook:
He is the great-grandson of David Patten Kimball, who helped carry members of the Martin Handcart company across the Sweetwater River.
He served as a missionary to the British Isles, where he was a missionary companion with Elder Jeffrey R. Holland,
He worked as a lawyer for many years in the Bay Area

Thomas S Monson:
He served in the United States Navy near the close of World War II
In December 1981, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve on the President’s Task Force for Private Sector Initiatives
He was called as an apostle at age 36 and has served as a Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church since November 10, 1985

Henry B Eyring:
He lived in Princeton until his early teenage years
He met his wife in Boston when he was going to Harvard for grad school
He is a wiry 6 foot 3 and 163 pounds

Russell M Nelson:
He grew up in an inactive family where it was all about football instead of church
He performed heart surgery on Spencer W Kimball
He had 9 daughters in a row and the 10th child was a 12 pound boy

Richard G Scott:
One summer as a teen he went off to the Ozark Mountains to play the clarinet and saxophone in a dance band
He attended George Washington University and received a degree in Mechanical engineering
His girlfriend told him she’d only marry a returned missionary, so he went on a mission to Uruguay

Boyd K Packer:
He attended Weber State, Utah State, University of Utah, and BYU
He has skills as a wood carver and an artist
He was a seminary teacher

L Tom Perry:
He was the neighborhood leader among the boys. No umpires were needed for their ball games because he had an unusual ability to arbitrate disputes
Shortly after he was called to the 12, his wife passed away
He says that the greatest talent that the Lord has blessed him with is enthusiasm

Dallin H Oaks:
He was a Justice of the Utah Supreme Court
His Father passed away when he was only 7 years old
His wife described him in these words: “he never, never criticizes anyone. I’ve never heard him say anything unkind about anyone and we’ve been married almost thirty years.”

Dieter F Uchtdorf:
He was born on November 6, 1940 in then Mährisch-Ostrau, Czechoslovakia,
He played in bombed-out houses and grew up with the ever-present consequences of a lost war and the awareness that his own country had inflicted terrible pain on many nations during the horrific World War II
At fourteen, he dreamed of becoming a pilot. He pursued this dream as a career, and has become one of the most recognized and honored commercial pilots in Germany

D Todd Christopherson:
He went to Duke Law School
When he was a teen he participated in the Hill Cumorah pageant
His mission president was Richard G Scott

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