Quiz: Is it a Swiss Mennonite thing or a Russian Mennonite thing?

From schmaunt fat to Dutch Blitz and everything in between. We’ll see how well you can tell Swiss from Russian Mennonites. I just hope this quiz doesn’t cause yet another schism…

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Eating roll kuchen.

Correct! Wrong!

Residing in southern Ontario, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

Correct! Wrong!

Originating in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Correct! Wrong!

Stuffing yourself with shoofly pie.

Correct! Wrong!

Fleeing for the New World in the 1680s.

Correct! Wrong!

Inventing/popularizing Dutch Blitz.

Correct! Wrong!

Residing in Kansas, the Canadian Prairies, and Abbotsford.

Correct! Wrong!

Speaking Plautdietsch.

Correct! Wrong!

Migrating to Mexico and Paraguay.

Correct! Wrong!

Spawning Matt Groening.

Correct! Wrong!

Knacking zoat.

Correct! Wrong!

Hiding in caves.

Correct! Wrong!

Marrying your cousin Sarah Yoder.

Correct! Wrong!

Speaking Pennsylvania Dutch.

Correct! Wrong!

Playing knipsbrat.

Correct! Wrong!

Smothering yourself in schmaunt fat.

Correct! Wrong!

Giving Smucker's jam to the world.

Correct! Wrong!

Naming your son Corny.

Correct! Wrong!

Naming your son after Conrad Grebel.

Correct! Wrong!

Pacifism, believer's baptism, cheese, and hymn-singing.

Correct! Wrong!

Quiz: Is it a Swiss Mennonite Thing or a Russian Mennonite Thing?
Well done!
Now go out and celebrate after Sunday afternoon's ecumenical service.
Okay, I guess.
There are holes in your knowledge...just like Swiss cheese and Russian socks.
Wow, you got a lot wrong.
I don't think you're Swiss OR Russian Mennonite. Maybe a Baptist or something.
Shameful...
We won't speak of this...

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