General Conference Wits and Wagers

Last week I shared a Book of Mormon version of Wits and Wagers. Today, I’m sharing a General Conference version, in honor of General Conference being held tomorrow and Sunday. If you don’t know what General Conference is, go here to learn more and then watch this weekend at that same link.

If you don’t know how to play Wits and Wagers, please go read my blog from last week to watch the video there to get a grasp of how the game works. You don’t have to have the official store-bought game to play, you can improvise with paper or mini-whiteboards and coins for the meeples. As I mentioned over there, it’s a great game for everyone because you don’t have to be good at remembering facts, you just have to be good at knowing who is the best person at knowing the answer. So it’s great for a big group.

Image Credit: boardgamegeek.com

Here are the General Conference-themed questions. Remember, all the answers have to be in the form of a number.

When was the first General Conference held? 1830

How many people were in attendance at the first General Conference? 27

How many seats are in the Conference Center? 21,000

What year was it announced in General Conference that Mondays nights were to be reserved for Family Home Evening? 1970

In what year did President Joseph F. Smith announce in General Conference (GC) that he had had a vision regarding the redemption of the dead? 1918

What section of the Doctrine of Covenants contains this vision of the dead that Joseph F. Smith had? 138

In what year did Elder Boyd K. Packer announce in GC a revision of the title of The Book of Mormon to be The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ? 1982 (If you want to learn more about that go here.)

In what year did President Thomas S. Monson announce in GC a lowering of the age requirements for missionary service? 2012

In what year did President Gordon B. Hinckley announce in General Conference that the Nauvoo temple would be rebuilt? 1999

In what year did Elder Quentin L. Cook announce in GC that the standard block of church meetings on Sunday would change from 3 hours to 2? 2018

(The source of the above numbers is here.)

How many times has General Conference been held in Provo? 3, in 1886 and 1887

How many times has General Conference been held in St. George? 1, in 1877

When was the first radio broadcast of General Conference? 1924

What was the first year that General Conference was broadcast on TV? 1949

What was the first year that General Conference was livestreamed on the internet? 2009

(The source of the above numbers is this infographic here.)

As of 2013, from how many countries do people tune in to listen to General Conference? 197

As of 2013, how many languages is General Conference translated into? 94

AS of 2013, how many households from North America tune in to see General Conference? 495,000

(The source of the above numbers is here.)

Happy General Conference weekend everyone! If you want more ideas related to General Conference, go here.

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