Saturday, March 19, 2011

President Monson Jeopardy- Fun FHE

I recieved President Monson's Biography- To The Rescue, for Christmas and just started reading it. I'm not a big biography fan and often times find them really dry, but for some odd reason, I've been really enjoying this book. With that said, I've used that book to fill information for the Jeopardy game. (FYI- The biography is by Heidi S. Swinton)

Jeopardy Categories:
Childhood Dreams
Family & Friends
Work, Work, Work
“Whether by My mouth or the Mouth of My Servants, It is the same...”

Childhood Dreams
100 President Monson had 2 little pets, that he gave away to help a starving family. What type of animals were these pets? (bunnies)

200 Our prophet grew up in Salt Lake City, UT near something that made a lot of noise!! Often this loud thing brought homeless people to their neighborhood. President Monson’s family always helped those strangers by feeding them. What was the loud thing they lived by? (A railroad track)

300 When President Monson was a little boy his father and him would do something special for their Uncle who was crippled. His father would carry the uncle and President Monson would always give up his seat so his uncle could see better. He always said that His dad didn’t read him the story of the good Samaritan, he showed him. What did they do for their Uncle? (Go for rides in the family car)

400 He loved this instrument very much as a little boy. He joined a Marching Corps but didn’t know how to play the instrument so he’d just pretend!! One time a child in front of him said, “You’re blowing way out of key!” President Monson replied, “No I’m not!!! I’m not even blowing!!” He received the instrument for Christmas and still doesn’t know how to play. (Bugle)

Family and Friends
100 President Monson found a mangy dog wandering in a park. It belonged to a local sheep herder. The owner told Tommy that he wouldn’t want that dog, it was part coyote. Tommy did want the dog, but the owner wouldn't give him us. Tommy settled on another that his Uncle gave him. This dog had been left in the desert and was very sick. It had a cast on one leg, a splint on another and a broken tail. Tommy loved it and they were best friends from the moment they met. What did he name his dog? (Duke)

200 President Monson had an older sister he liked to play pranks on! One day his teenage sister Marge and a couple of her friends were lying out in the warm sun by a river. He and a friend hid some live frogs in mud balls and dropped them on the stomachs of the sleeping girls. There were some teenage boys also with the girls, when the girls started screaming, what did the boys do? (They picked up the girls and tossed them in the river calling, “Swim or sink!”)

300 President Monson had 2 friends who often worked together at church. One friend, Barry, had a lovely voice, the other, Jack, was hearing impaired and spoke unclear. On one Sunday, the 2 deacons needed to do this... but the white card wasn’t anywhere to be found. Barry was very embarrassed, because he usually received many compliments on the way he spoke and did this at church. Jack quickly grabbed Barry and spoke the words in his ear. Even though he wasn't as clear or his voice wasn't as "beautiful", Jack had this memorized. It was a good lesson in humility and what's most important. What were these 2 friends doing at church? (Blessing the sacrament)

400 When President Monson was ready to ask his beautiful girlfriend, Frances, to marry him... he first brought the ring home to show his family. On that night, before they went to go out, he brought Frances home for a quick minute. While there, his 4 year old brother, Scott, shouted really happy, “Tommy has a ring for you Frances!!!” Did President Monson forgive his brother for ruining the surprise? (Yes)

Work, Work, and More Work
100 “It is not the number of hours you put in, but what you put in the hours that counts.” President Monson has said. He worked very hard in college. A college education was something that was important to him. Where did he go to college and what was his favorite subject? (University of Utah and History)

200 WWII was a very scary war, and President Monson, being a healthy young man like so many others enlisted in the military. He was with his father and 44 other young men. The time had come for him to choose where in the military he wanted to serve. He was very unsure, then a thought entered his mind almost as clear as a vision... he was to ask the military recruiters what they chose. The both chose the Naval Reserve. Tommy said, “If that was good enough for you, it’s good enough for me.” Because of the choice he ended up not having to fight in battles of WWII. How long did he serve in the Naval Reserves? (1 year)

300 President Monson worked for a newspaper called the Deseret News. He was in charge of advertisements. The paper was not doing very well and he was asked to make the paper more successful. What did he do? (He did his best!! In fact he did so well many national newspapers wanted to know how to do what he did word for word!)

400 President Monson was called as a Bishop at a very young age. He had a wife and children. He often gave up one of his hobbies to work! Whether it was work, his calling, or being a husband and father... President Monson worked!! What did he often give up that he loved to work and serve others? (Fishing)

Whether by My mouth or the Mouth of My Servants, It is the same...”
These are all quotes from President Monson
100 "_________ are everywhere to be found when priesthood callings are magnified. When faith replaces doubt, when selfless service eliminates selfish striving, the power of God brings to pass His purposes. Whom God calls, God qualifies." (Miracles)

200 "Let us open wide the windows of our hearts, that each family member may feel welcome and 'at home.' Let us open also the doors of our very souls, that the dear ________ may enter. Remember His promise: 'Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him' (Revelation 3:20)." (Christ)

300 “Be influenced by that still, small voice. Remember that one with authority placed his hands on your head at the time of your confirmation and said, 'Receive the ________.' Open your hearts, even your very souls, to the sound of that special voice that testifies of truth." (Holy Ghost)

400 "Life's journey is not traveled on a freeway devoid of obstacles, pitfalls, and snares. Rather, it is a pathway marked by forks and turnings. Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, _________ is needed: the ________ to say, 'No,' the ________to say, 'Yes,' Decisions do determine destiny. The call for _____ comes constantly to each of us. It has ever been so, and so shall it ever be."

Final Jeopardy Question: We are led by a living prophet today. What is something you learned about our living prophet President Thomas S. Monson?


Anonymous said...

Excellent! Thank you! I did a Jeopardy game during my last sharing time rotation and the kids were super involved & engaged. Thank you for putting this together for us! :)

Rebecca said...

I shared some of these stories in Primary today and I think the kids enjoyed learning more about President Monson's life. Thanks for preparing this--I'd love to read the book now!

Sofia's Primary Ideas said...

Thank you sisters!!! Hope you have a great upcoming week!

Middle-aged Mormon Man said...

I was hoping that on eof the questions would have been "What is the middle intitial of Thomas Monson?"

That way I could have gotten one right!

Gonna use this tonight to enthrall the fruit of my loins.

jkcook said...

Thanks. Shared the link with my ward. Do you mind if I share the .doc I made from it with my ward and/or seminary teachers listserve?

Elizabeth-W said...

We did it for FHE tonight. Very fun!

Sofia's Primary Ideas said...

MMM- Hope the fruit enjoyed!

jcook- Share on my friend!

Sister W- Great!!

Thanks everyone for sharing!! Have a wonderful week!

Laurie said...

Sofia, THANK YOU for this wonderful Jeopardy game that will help all of us get better acquainted with our beloved prophet!

O Beautiful Mother said...

I know it has been said but I will say it again, THANK YOU!!! I was looking for something new for FHE! I can hardly wait for Monday to come along now ;0)

Brad and Danielle said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I turned it into a fun multiple choice questionnaire for my Beehives to help them get to know their prophet for his birthday this month. They loved it!

Graffagnino's Place said...

Wow, this is awesome!!!

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