Culture Quiz: Giving & Receiving Gifts

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Culture Quiz: Giving & Receiving Gifts

Gifts are given for various reasons in the world today, and they can act as a form of appreciation or mark a special occasion. Being that there are different types of people in the world with a different culture, how you give and receive gifts. This quiz is designed to help people learn about the different ways of giving and accepting gifts in different cultures.


Questions and Answers
  • 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 avoid 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