CHIv1 Trivia Game, 2010 Edition

Posted by on November 24, 2012 in Policy | 11 comments


CHIv1 Trivia “The only way to make anyone want to read a boring policy manual is to forbid it.”

Game time!
Do you know what’s in the Church Handbook of Instruction (CHI) Volume 1? Play CHIv1 Trivia to test your CHIv1 IQ. No peeking! (This part of the CHI is not available to the public, so peeking would be difficult, anyway.)

A. The approximate date of the second coming, give or take two weeks
B. A list of people authorized to read CHI v1, which includes thousands of men and 9 women
C. Provisions allowing men, alive or dead, as well as dead women to be sealed to multiple marriage partners, but forbidding living women from doing so
D. A delicious recipe for funeral potatoes
E. The original 116 pages of the Book of Mormon
F. A rule forbidding women from wearing pants at the temple
G. A rule forbidding American and Canadian mothers of minor children from serving as ordinance workers, but not restricting fathers
H. Encouragement to bishops to ask male members to be the concluding speaker at Sacrament Meeting
I. A suggestion that female members should launder baptismal clothing
J. Tips to help presiding priesthood holders stay awake on the stand
K. Instruction for bishoprics to spend time during biannual interviews with young women encouraging them to support young men as potential missionaries
L. Diagrams of missionary haircuts
M. Crossword puzzles with ecclesiastical themes
N. A policy forbidding priesthood leaders from advising single members about whom they should marry
O. The rights of a person called in for church discipline, such as confidentiality, freedom from surveillance, the right to bring witnesses, and the right to appeal the decision
P. Transcripts of temple ceremonies

Answers

A. The approximate date of the second coming, give or take two weeks No
B. A list of people authorized to read CHI v1, which includes thousands of men and 9 women Yes
C. Provisions allowing men, alive or dead, as well as dead women to be sealed to multiple marriage partners, but forbidding living women from doing so Yes
D. A delicious recipe for funeral potatoes No
E. The original 116 pages of the Book of Mormon No
F. A rule forbidding women from wearing pants at the temple No*
G. A rule forbidding American and Canadian mothers of minor children from serving as ordinance workers, but not restricting fathers Yes
H. Encouragement to bishops to ask male members to be the concluding speaker at Sacrament Meeting No
I. A suggestion that female members should launder baptismal clothing No*
J. Tips to help presiding priesthood holders stay awake on the stand No
K. Instruction for bishoprics to spend time during biannual interviews with young women encouraging them to support young men as potential missionaries Yes
L. Diagrams of missionary haircuts No
M. Crossword puzzles with ecclesiastical themes No
N. A policy forbidding priesthood leaders from advising single members about whom they should marry Yes
O. The rights of a person called in for church discipline, such as confidentiality, freedom from surveillance, the right to bring witnesses, and the right to appeal the decision Yes
P. Transcripts of temple ceremonies No

*Provision was included in previous editions of the CHI but not the current one.

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11 Comments

  1. Item K was the only one I got wrong, and when I guessed, I had to stop and think for a moment, because it sounded unfortunately plausible. I can only hope that with the change in missionary age and the increase of women serving missions, that that particular instruction will go away in the next version of the CHI.

    • I hope so too. I can’t think of a better way to teach young women how useless and powerless they are than to require them to waste their own talents nagging their other gendered peers, as if they do not have any contributions to make to the kingdom of God on their own.

  2. I knew a few of the answers, but, on a much more serious note, if anyone has one does have one, I would seriously welcome an awesome recipe for funeral potatoes, because I’m a a comfort food kind of a gal and its’ freezing butt cold outside(just sayin)

  3. Wait, so we can wear pants to the temple now?

    • Theoretically…but how would that be accomplished? The stipulation that women’s pants are not allowed was removed in the 2010 edition–but none of us ladies are supposed to have read it, so how can we assert that right to a temple president who claims that pants aren’t allowed? A huge problem I see with lack of transparency in policy is that it puts those of us to whom policies are undisclosed at the whim of those in power. I can’t tell a temple president, “No, that rule was in the 1998 edition of CHIv1, not the 2010 edition,” because I am not supposed to have read either edition.

      I guess you could get a sympathetic male member to argue your case for you, since so many of them are allowed to read the book. If you do, here is what he can say, “In CHIv1, 2010 edition, the only clothing forbidden at the temple is casual clothing, sports attire and ostentatious jewelry. The 1998 edition included a comment in the wedding section stating that women’s pants are not permitted at the temple, but if you check the 2010 edition you will notice that that statement has been removed.”

  4. Some of these were hard, but I liked D the best. The place for funeral potatoes recipes is Vol 2 of the CHI. Actually, they should put different recipes on mormon.org, lds.org, and Vol 2 and see which one becomes more popular.

    The pants in the temple was unofficially changed in many areas before 2010. I think that with the long distances some members travel to the temple, many leaders want you to just come as you are and change into your temple clothes inside.

    • Boy that would be a relief. It isn’t anywhere near as bad for us as some people, but it still takes an hour and a half to two hours to get there and driving in nylons and church shoes is no fun. And then what if you want to enjoy the big city after your temple service? Shimmy into some jeans in your car in the parking lot? It often feels so frustrating to put on a skirt just to go in the building and take it off again.

  5. Ha! April, this is awesome! (I guessed wrong on several of them.)

  6. I have noticed that dress standards for women are mentioned in the section on Relief Society in the CH2:

    http://www.lds.org/handbook/handbook-2-administering-the-church/relief-society?lang=eng#910

    It also covers appropriate attire for attending the temple and doesn’t specify whether skirts should or should not be worn, only that casual wear, ostentatious jewellery and sports attire should be avoided.

  7. but none of us ladies are supposed to have read it, so how can we assert that right to a temple president who claims that pants aren’t allowed? A huge problem I see with lack of transparency in policy.

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