The Mennonite Literature Quiz!

Hey, now, so I imagine you’ve all been doing a whole lot of reading since you’ve been locked up inside. Oma would be very disappointed to find out you’d been wasting all your time watching television! So, let’s see how much you know about Mennonite literature!

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Many Mennonite and Amish homes have a copy of this book as it is traditionally given as a wedding present.

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After publishing "Peace Shall Destroy Many" in 1962, Rudy Wiebe was forced to resign from what position?

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Which Pennsylvania poet won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for her debut collection "Sleeping Preacher" in 1991?

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In 1990, this city was host to the very first Mennonite/s Writing conference.

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Known for his humorous 'Koop enn Bua' books, he was instrumental in establishing Plautdietsch as a written language.

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Who wrote, “In my opinion, sexiness comes down to three things: chemistry, sense of humor, and treatment of waitstaff at restaurants.”

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David Bergen's "A Year of Lesser" is generally thought to be a fictionalized account of what Manitoba town?

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This Winnipeg-based publisher launched the careers of many notable Canadian Mennonite writers.

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The Center for Mennonite Writing is based out of what post-secondary institution?

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Wendy Reimer is the protagonist of what award-winning Casey Plett novel?

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The story of Sandra Birdsell's "The Russländer" begins in what decade?

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This scholar has been instrumental in "bridging the gaps between queer theory, literary criticism, and Mennonite literature."

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For many years, this publication, founded by Victor Enns, was a showcase of Mennonite writing.

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Which of the following poets is more commonly associated with the Beat Movement rather than Menno Lit?

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This Italian novel contains a fictionalized account of the Munster Rebellion.

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Which Mennonite writer was the first Poet Laureate of Winnipeg?

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Who is Yasch Siemens' love interest?

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What was Al Reimer's fictional name for Steinbach?

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Which of the following writers is better known as a playwright, rather than a poet?

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Later this year, Daily Bonnet author Andrew Unger will be releasing a new novel entitled __________________.

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What is the name of the controversial 1969 novel by Dallas Wiebe?

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After publishing 'The Flamethrowers', Oklahoma writer Gordon Friesen went on to form a prominent magazine about what kind of music?

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Which Mennonite writer does not have a new book out in 2020?

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Merle Good's 'Happy as the Grass Was Green' was later renamed what?

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What colour are the shutters on that "low brick bungalow out on highway number twelve"?

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The Mennonite Literature Quiz
Well now, looks like you've got some reading to do!
Not bad, but maybe it's time to check out the church library!
Wow! You've got to be one of those Menno Lit profs right?

 

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