Mennonites: History, Definition & Culture


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Following the Protestant Reformation, __________ founded the Mennonite faith based on Christ's Sermon on the Mount.

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1. ________ is a religious tradition that involves the re-baptizing of participants at an adult age.

2. Though the two religions are often confused or lumped together, _______ are a distinctly different group who broke away from the Mennonites in the late 17th century.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Mennonites trace their roots back to the 16th century with a church built on the Christian ideals of brotherly love, community, simple lifestyles and pacifism. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the history and evolution of the Mennonites and some of their core beliefs and traditions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Origins of the Mennonite Church
  • Term for re-baptism
  • Relationship between Mennonites and another break-away group
  • Mennonite values and traditions
  • The Mennonite view of social justice

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the Mennonites to answer questions about their faith and culture
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define key terms such as social justice, pacifism and Protestant Reformation
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the beliefs and culture of the Mennonites and another break-away group

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on the history and culture of the Mennonites.This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the history of the Mennonites
  • Explain the relationship between the Mennonites and the Amish
  • Define Protestant Reformation
  • Know some of the key characteristics of Mennonite culture
  • Understand some of the Mennonites' key beliefs and values
  • Explain why Mennonite beliefs make them an asset to the global culture