Test Your “General” Knowledge.
How well do you know our Salvation Army leaders?
BY PAMELA RICHARDSON
Let's begin, shall we?
 
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Okay, {{answer_AvzTfrUxC78i}}, as The Salvation Army’s 21st international leader is elected this month in London, England, take this quiz to test your knowledge of past High Councils and the men and women who have served as General.

Photos: The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre, IHQ Communications and www.flickr.com/photos/salvationarmyihq/
 
At the age of 13, General William Booth became the apprentice of a ____ when his family descended into poverty and his father could no longer pay his school fees. *

Photo: General William Booth visits the Mosque of Omar

 
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In 1929, the first High Council convened to elect this officer as the Army’s third General. *

Photo: The first High Council was convened in 1929

 
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This future General was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by the United States Army (military) for support rendered to the American Expeditionary Force on the front lines during the First World War. *

Photo: General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox in Papua New Guinea

 
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The Salvation Army held a number of significant events around the world under the leadership of this General, including an international leaders’ conference in Berlin, a congress in the Holy Land and an international youth congress in Macomb, Illinois. *

Photo: The High Council in 1934

 
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General Shaw Clifton, 18th international leader of The Salvation Army, was born in: *

Photo: General Albert Orsborn in Calcutta, India

 
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This General was posthumously admitted to the Order of the Founder on July 3, 2015, during the Boundless international congress in London, England. *

Photo: The High Council in 1946

 
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Upon General William Booth’s promotion to glory in 1912, he named this person as his successor for General. *

Photo: General Eva Burrows with evangelist Billy Graham

 
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Between 1967 and 1990, future Generals John Gowans and John Larsson co-wrote 10 Salvation Army musicals, including: *

Photo: The High Council in 1939

 
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Born in Australia, this General was the first non-British international leader of The Salvation Army. *

Photo: General Wilfred Kitching during a visit to Hawaii

 
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Appointed to Germany during the Second World War as the International Headquarters liaison officer, this future General often slept in air-raid bunkers. After the war, he remained in Germany to oversee The Salvation Army’s post-war relief efforts. *

Photo: The High Council in 2011

 
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Prior to being elected as international leader of The Salvation Army, this General was Chief of the Staff, following in the footsteps of his father who had also served as Chief of the Staff. *

Photo: General Edward Higgins on tour in Scotland

 
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Appointed as an officer of the Order of Canada in 1976 “for his lifelong dedication in the service of the Army and his inspiring leadership at home and abroad,” General Clarence Wiseman was born June 19, 1907, in: *

Photo: The High Council in 1963

 
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Released in 2016 by Triumph Publishing, It Is Written is a collection of the literary works of this Canadian General. *

Photo: General Erik Wickberg speaks at Tokyo congress meeting

 
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In 1980, General Arnold Brown oversaw the inauguration of this world-renowned musical group. *

Photo: The High Council in 1969

 
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This progressive General worked to achieve gender equality within Salvation Army officership by promoting all married women officers to hold their own ranks, thereby qualifying married women commissioners to serve on the High Council. *

Photo: General Arnold Brown following his election as the Army’s 11th international leader

 
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This officer was born in the coal mining community of Glace Bay, N.S., and served as territorial commander in the U.S.A. Western and Australia Eastern territories before being elected General. *

Photo: The High Council in 1977

 
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Elected as the seventh international leader of The Salvation Army in 1954, this General retired on November 22, 1963, the same day that U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. *

Photo: The High Council in 1954

 
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This son of the corps officers in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, led the ranks as General during The Salvation Army’s centenary celebrations in 1965, including an international congress held in London, England. *

Photo: The High Council in 1981

 
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Remembered as a prolific hymn-writer, this General penned such well-known favourites as My Life Must Be Christ’s Broken Bread and Except I Am Moved with Compassion. *

Photo: The High Council in 1993

 
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Scheduled to begin May 17, 2018, to elect the 21st General of The Salvation Army, the High Council is comprised of all: *

Photo: General Frederick Coutts during a visit to Bolivia

Nice, {{answer_AvzTfrUxC78i}}, that's {{var_score}}/20 answers right!
Thanks for trying, but Army history may not be one of your gifts.

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Better than some, so brush up on your Sally Ann facts and try again.

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If you would like to receive updates on the High Council and other Salvation Army activities, subscribe to our eNewsletter at https://salvationist.ca/enewsletter
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{{answer_AvzTfrUxC78i}}, you got {{var_score}}/20 answers correct.
Well done.
You’re on your way to becoming an Army historian.

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{{answer_AvzTfrUxC78i}}, you got {{var_score}}/20 answers correct.
Congratulations!
Generally speaking (pun intended), you know your Generals.

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If you would like to receive updates on the High Council and other Salvation Army activities, subscribe to our eNewsletter at https://salvationist.ca/enewsletter
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