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Culture Quiz: Giving & Receiving Gifts

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Culture Quiz: Giving & Receiving Gifts

This quiz is designed to help people learn about the different ways of giving and accepting gifts in different cultures. visit: Cora Chen's website

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  • 1. 
    In some countries, people use __________ to give or receive presents to show their mutual respect.
    • A. 

      Right hand

    • B. 

      Left hand

    • C. 

      Both hands

    • D. 

      Either hand

  • 2. 
    In Muslim countries, one should use only the ___________ to give and accept gifts.
    • A. 

      Right hand

    • B. 

      Left hand

    • C. 

      Both hands

    • D. 

      Either hand

  • 3. 
    In Japan or China and some other countries, it is __________ to open gifts immediately.
    • A. 

      Polite

    • B. 

      Impolite

    • C. 

      Appropriate

  • 4. 
    People in Mexico don’t give a ___________ as a present because it might turn friends into enemies.
    • A. 

      Purple flowers

    • B. 

      A handkerchief

    • C. 

      A clock

    • D. 

      Perfume or hygiene products

  • 5. 
    Some Americans avoid giving ____________ as wedding gifts because they symbolize destruction of the union between man and wife.
    • A. 

      A handkerchief

    • B. 

      Dishes

    • C. 

      Scissors or knives

    • D. 

      Mirrors

  • 6. 
    People in Denmark don’t giving ______________ as presents because these items symbolize bad luck.
    • A. 

      Purses

    • B. 

      Mirrors

    • C. 

      Vases

    • D. 

      Knives, needles and scissors

  • 7. 
    Like the Chinese, people in _________ avoid giving a clock as a gift because it might cause the end of relationships.
    • A. 

      Portugal

    • B. 

      Turkey

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Ukraine

  • 8. 
    The Danes give a bag or a purse that should always contain a small _________ to bring wealth.
    • A. 

      Coin

    • B. 

      Mirror

    • C. 

      Comb

    • D. 

      Key

  • 9. 
    Similarly, a gift that contains cash (often in red envelopes) symbolizes ____________ luck in China.
    • A. 

      Good

    • B. 

      Bad

    • C. 

      No

    • D. 

      Big

  • 10. 
    In general, people in many countries think that you __________ give really personal things to people who are not close to you.
    • A. 

      Must

    • B. 

      Should

    • C. 

      Shouldn't

    • D. 

      Had better