Cultural Gestures: What Do You Know?

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How much do you know about the meaning of certain gestures in different cultures? This quiz will test your knowledge!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The "OK" sign used in Western Cultures, means what in Japan:

    • A.

      "OK"

    • B.

      "Screw You"

    • C.

      "Money"

    Correct Answer
    C. "Money"
    Explanation
    This sign can be taken as a sign of complete disrespect in Japan, one that can mean "we want more money" in Business deals!

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  • 2. 

    In Persian culture, if someone gives you the "thumbs up" gesture, he is wishing you good luck.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This is actually a very offensive gesture, that basically means "screw you"!

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  • 3. 

    In Indonesia, If you have your hands in your pockets it is a sign of:

    • A.

      Power

    • B.

      Assertiveness

    • C.

      Rudeness and Arrogance

    Correct Answer
    C. Rudeness and Arrogance
    Explanation
    This is considered to be a very rude gesture in Indonesia, similar to the effect of "the finger" in Western cultures.

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  • 4. 

    In Western cultures, mutual eye contact is a sign of respect. In some Carribbean and South Asian countries, also Australian Aboriginal culture, it is a sign of respect to not make eye contact with superiors and elders.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Eye contact can be seen as disrespectful if you are speaking to someone who is superior to you or older than you in these cultures.

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  • 5. 

    In Japan, high-pitched laughter indicates

    • A.

      Happiness

    • B.

      Lying

    • C.

      Nervousness

    Correct Answer
    C. Nervousness
    Explanation
    This is considered very unprofessional in Japanese business culture.

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