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Hymn Vocabulary Quiz

Sometimes the New Era will include a fun quiz or puzzle for the kids, and this month it has a pretty good one. The “Hymn Vocabulary Quiz” in the “What’s Up?” section of the magazine asks if you know the meaning of some pretty obscure words from the hymnbook. Here it is.

Do you know what you just sang? Choose the correct definition for each of the following words that can be found in one or more of our hymns.
A. Boon (Hymns, nos. 114 and 144)
  1. A thick leather strap
  2. A timely benefit or blessing
  3. A thick, sweet liquid
  4. An inspiring sermon
B. Effulgent (Hymns, nos. 116 and 187)
  1. With great sorrow
  2. Dignified
  3. Shining brightly
  4. Completely satisfied
C. Plaited (Hymns, no. 191)
  1. Interwoven or braided strands
  2. Protected with armor
  3. Hungry or starved
  4. Decorated with bright colors
D. Warblings (Hymns, no. 232)
  1. A musical trill
  2. Young, slender trees
  3. Smooth stones
  4. Military awards
E. Glebe (Hymns, no. 109)
  1. A plot of land
  2. A calm stretch of water
  3. Of great value
  4. Glowing or shimmering 

A2, B3, C1, D1, E1

3 Responses

  1. That’s a fun little quiz. The idea could easily be expanded for a primary children or Youth activity.

  2. Hay I got all but one. Thanks for this Post.

  3. Thanks for the comments, Mormon Soprano and ditchu. I’ll try to point out more of these kinds of things in the future. The magazines are a good resource for activities like this.

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