President Ezra Taft Benson Crossword
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    “President Ezra Taft Benson Crossword,” Friend, May 2001, 5

    President Ezra Taft Benson Crossword

    You can learn about President Ezra Taft Benson, the thirteenth President of the Church, by doing this crossword puzzle. Read the clues, then fill in the puzzle by choosing the correct answer from the box below.

    Crossword puzzle

    basketball

    Europe

    Book of Mormon

    farm

    Boy Scouts

    Kimball

    Constitution

    missionary

    eleven

    trombone

    Across

    1. When he was a boy, President Ezra Taft Benson played this sport well.

    2. President Benson said all members of the Church should study the scriptures every day, especially the _____________________.

    3. Ezra grew up on a _________, where he cared for the land and animals.

    4. Soon after his call to be an Apostle, President Benson was sent to this continent to help people who were left poor, hungry, and homeless after World War II.

    5. President Benson was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on the same day that this man was called. Because President _________________ was sustained first, he became President of the Church before President Benson.

    6. The oldest of this many children, he had many responsibilities.

    Down

    1. When his father was called to be a __________________ in the Northern States, young Ezra became the “man of the house”—which meant extra chores.

    2. He learned to play this brass instrument and the piano, too.

    3. President Benson asked all Church members to support freedom in their countries. He especially praised the _____________________ of the United States, the famous writing that tells how the government of the United States should work.

    4. President Benson earned his Silver Beaver Award, the highest award that this program for young men offers. He encouraged all young men to earn their Eagle Award from this program.

    Answers:

    • Across—(3) basketball, (5) Book of Mormon, (6) farm, (7) Europe, (8) Kimball, (9) eleven. Down—(1) missionary, (2) trombone, (4) Constitution, (5) Boy Scouts.