QUIZ: Do You Know What the 12 Apostles’ Initials Stand For?

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Quiz title with faces of apostles on it.
After calling the apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsElder” for so long we often forget what their actual full names are. Is it important to know what their initials stand for? Probably not, but it’s fun. So here’s a quiz to find out if you’re as familiar with their names as you thought. Getting 100% is going to be really tough. Also, we slipped the First Presidency‘s names in there at the end as well. Enjoy.
Let's start with the most senior member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: M. Russell Ballard. What does the "M" stand for?
Elder M. Russell Ballard
Melvin
Marlin
Matthew
Martin
Matthias
Malone
Mason
Moses
Moroni
Micah

Correct!

Wrong!

Jeffrey R. Holland
Roy
Ronald
Reagan
Roger
Robin
Ray
Randy
Richard
Rob
Rees

Correct!

Wrong!

Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Friedrich
Ferdinand
Fitzhugh
Franz
Fred
Frederick
Fritz
Fulbright
Frank
Fabio

Correct!

Wrong!

David A. Bednar
Portrait of Elder David A. Bednar
From lds.org
Allan
Albert
Abraham
Abram
Andrew
Anthony
Alexander
Adam
Aaron
Arthur

Correct!

Wrong!

Quentin L. Cook
Current photo of Quentin L. Cook
Current photo of Quentin L. Cook
LaMar
Lincoln
Levon
Lucius
Liam
Lee
Landon
Levi
Lawrence
Louis

Correct!

Wrong!

D. Todd Christofferson
Elder D. Todd Christofferson
David
Daniel
Dylan
Dominic
Drake
Drue
Douglas
Dennis
Deacon
Drew

Correct!

Wrong!

Neil L. Andersen
Current photo of Neil L. Andersen
Linden
Lane
Landan
Larry
Leroy
Leonard
Leslie
Lionel
Leyton
Luke

Correct!

Wrong!

Ronald A. Rasband
Elder Ronald A. Rasband
Anderson
Aaden
Abinadi
Ace
Abram
Alan
Adrian
Addison
Alastair
Alex

Correct!

Wrong!

Gary E. Stevenson
Elder Gary E. Stevenson
Evan
Edward
Edwin
Ezra
Eli
Eric
Elijah
Ethan
Easton
Earl

Correct!

Wrong!

Dale G. Renlund
Elder Dale G. Renlund
Gunnar
Garth
Gary
Gene
Grant
Gavin
Grayson
Gabriel
Garrett
Gale

Correct!

Wrong!

Gerrit W. Gong
Elder Garrit W. Gong
Walter
Wayne
Warren
Wyatt
Wren
Wang
Wen
Weylin
William
Winston

Correct!

Wrong!

U. Soares (he doesn't use an initial in his title, so the "U" stands for his first name)
Elder Ulisses Soares
Ulisses
Ulysses
Ullysses
Ulisieze
Ulisces
Ulesses
Ulises
Ulyses
Ulyseas
Umberto

Correct!

Wrong!

BONUS: Dallin H. Oaks
via lds.org
Harris
Henry
Harry
Harold
Hank
Hunter
Hayden
Hugo
Hector
Hale

Correct!

Wrong!

BONUS: Henry B. Eyring
Bennion
Baker
Bannon
Benjamin
Brennan
Bradley
Bentley
Byron
Banner
Barry

Correct!

Wrong!

BONUS: Russell M. Nelson
Marion
Mary
Mable
McLean
Marlin
Matteo
Max
McKay
McKenzie
Mick

Correct!

Wrong!

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David Snell is a proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He's the Founder of The Sunday Pews, and has experience writing for Mormon Newsroom Pacific, KBYU11, Classical 89 Radio, FamilyShare.com and plenty more. He tries not to take himself too seriously and just wants to brighten your day a bit.