Can You Identify These Famous Mennonites?

This Daily Bonnet quiz asks you to identify 15 famous Mennonites who aren’t your Grandma Penner.

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These ten Mennonite cooks, famous for their cookbooks and popular blog, are known collectively as:

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This priest from Friesland left the Catholic church in 1536.

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Originally from Steinbach, this Mennonite author fictionalized her home town as 'East Village.'

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Also an expert on Amish life, he is probably best known for his 1978 book "The Upside Down Kingdom."

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She is Canada's most decorated Olympic athlete.

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Born in Gruningen, this Swiss reformer broke from Ulrich Zwingli during the Protestant Reformation. A University College in Waterloo, Ontario was named after him in 1961.

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She is the current President of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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This legendary sci-fi writer hails from Gretna, Manitoba.

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This Mennonite hockey player has won three Stanley Cups...so far.

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He is the President of the Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches in India. With over 100,000 members it is arguably the largest Mennonite conference in the world.

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This quarterback of Mennonite descent won 2 Super Bowls for the New York Giants.

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This famed botanist, who worked at UCDavis, was born to a Mennonite family in Southern Russia (now Ukraine). A prize in her name is awarded annually by the Botanical Society of America.

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Perhaps the most famous story in Martyrs Mirror is about this man who escaped from prison and stopped to save his pursuer from drowning.

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This Mennonite was First Lady of Paraguay from 2001-2004 and an Ambassador of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

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He is the first Provincial Premier of Mennonite descent in Canadian history.

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Can You Identify These Famous Mennonites?
Well done...
but, remember, it's a sin to be proud.
Not bad...
but you're related to about half of these people, right?
Well, you got some right...
though you could stand to spend a little more time at the Toews gathering.
So sad...
Don't let Grandma know, she'll be devastated.
Oba, nay!
It's appears you've spent too much time milking the cows and not enough time looking up useless facts on the Internet.

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