REL 121 - Introduction to the Book of Mormon
Study List for Midterm Exercise
Br. Marcus Martins

1. What did the iron rod represent in Father Lehi's dream? (1 Nephi 11:25)

2. In that same dream, why did the great and spacious building fall? (1 Nephi 8:26)

3. Lehi and Laban, the keeper of the Brass Plates, were members of which tribe or family of Israel? (1 Nephi 5:14,16)

4. What happened to Laban when he tried to hinder the Lord's plan? (1 Nephi 4:13,18)

5. What was father Lehi's first desire after partaking of the fruit? (1 Nephi 8:12)

6. Who did Nephi want to please with his words? (1 Nephi 6:5)
7. In Nephi's vision, who was going to write about the end of the world? (1 Nephi 14:20-22,27)

8. What did the large and spacious building in Lehi's and Nephi's visions symbolize? (1 Nephi 12:18)

9. "Shall the ax boast itself against him that heweth therewith?" What could be an interpretation to this passage? (2 Nephi 20:15; Student Manual, p.33)

10. What happens if the Spirit of the Lord ceases to strive with man? (2 Nephi 26:11)
11. The Lord often uses an interesting metaphor (also found in the New Testament) to describe his relationship with us. What metaphor is that? (1 Nephi 22:25)

12. Where did Nephi often go to receive revelations from the Lord? (1 Nephi 18:3)
13. According to Nephi, what was the only thing that could soften Laman's and Lemuel's hearts? (1 Nephi 18:20)
14. What would the Lord accomplish with "a marvelous work and a wonder"? (2 Nephi 25:17)

15. Name three prophets who lived in the Old Testament times who were cited by Nephi, but whose books are not found in our current version of the Old Testament. (1 Nephi 19:10)

16. According to Nephi, what do we need in order to understand the words of Isaiah? (2 Nephi 25:4)

17. To whom was this sign--the three days of darkness--given? (1 Nephi 19:10)

18. Which well-known Old Testament prophets were often cited and quoted by Nephi? (1 Nephi 19:23)

19. "A choice seer will I raise out of the fruit of thy loins ..." Who would this seer be? (2 Nephi 3:7,15; Student Manual, p.24)

20. Christ offers himself as "a sacrifice for sin" on behalf of the following people: (2 Nephi 2:7)

21. In Father Lehi's dream, what did the tree represent? (1 Nephi 11:21-22,25)

22. (Fill in the blanks) "But to be learned is good if they                                   " (2 Nephi 9:29)

23. How did Father Lehi find out that Jerusalem had been destroyed? (2 Nephi 1:4)

24. According to Nephi, are we saved by grace or by works? (2 Nephi 25:23)

25. We are free to act for ourselves and not be acted upon. This freedom is a direct result of ... (2 Nephi 2:26)

26. (Fill in the blanks) Nephi tells us to cheer up our hearts and remember that we are "                                   " (2 Nephi 10:23)

27. Jacob taught that the atonement of Christ provided us an escape from the grasp of an "awful monster." What was that "monster"? (2 Nephi 9:10)

28. Which of the following things-among others-did Father Lehi find in the Brass Plates? (1 Nephi 5:11-14)

29. What did Isaiah, Nephi and Jacob have in common? (2 Nephi 11:2-3)

30. What is Nephi's definition of "priestcraft"? (2 Nephi 26:29)

31. What did Lehi and his family find in the promised land? (1 Nephi 18:25)

32. Does the Lord invite sinners to come unto Him? (2 Nephi 26:33)

33. By what principle did the Liahona work? (1 Nephi 16:28)

34. Who will judge the Twelve Tribes of Israel? (1 Nephi 12:7-10)

35. In Father Lehi's dream, what was the meaning of the mist of darkness? (1 Nephi 12:17)

36. What was the purpose of the second set of plates Nephi was commanded to prepare? (1 Nephi 19:3)

37. (Fill in the blanks) He [i.e. the Lord] "doeth not anything save it be for the                                    ." (2 Nephi 26:24)

38. Identify two characteristics of churches in the last days not built unto the Lord: (2 Nephi 28:4)

39. (Fill in the blanks) While in his great dream or vision, Lehi was so distracted by the many things he saw that he didn't notice the                                    of the                                    . (1 Nephi 15:27)

40. Why was Jacob so anxious to call his people to repent with such boldness? (Jacob 1:19; 2:2)

41. The House of Israel was compared unto what? (1 Nephi 10:12)

42. According to Jacob, under what two conditions is it appropriate to seek riches? (Jacob 2:18-19)

43. Many prophecies and teachings in the Old Testament are very difficult to interpret. Why were they pronounced in such a complicated manner? (Jacob 4:14)

44. (Fill in the blanks) "Ye are                 to do                  but                 to remember the Lord your God." (1 Nephi 17:45)

45. (Fill in the blanks)The kindreds of the earth cannot be blessed unless the Lord shall                       (1 Nephi 22:10)

46. Which of the daughters of Ishmael did Zoram take to wife? (1 Nephi 16:7)

47. What did the Lord promise to Nephi and his posterity if they would be obedient? (1 Nephi 2:20)

48. How did Nephi try to persuade his brethren to believe in the Lord their Redeemer? (1 Nephi 19:23)

49. Why did the Liahona stop working? (1 Nephi 16:28; 18:9,12)

50. What happened to many plain and precious parts of the gospel contained in the Bible? (1 Nephi 13:20-27)

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