Fascinating Trivia Facts About Cultures Of The World! Quiz

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Are you looking for a quiz on the cultures of the world? Then this cultural trivia quiz is for you. Many cultures are brought about by our various experiences and histories that shape our mannerisms and, most importantly, our values. Take our trivia and learn more about the many fascinating cultures and some of their beliefs. Let's test how much you know! Just pick the option that you think is correct. Have fun! Make sure to attempt all the questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In the U.S., Canada, and most European countries, you're expected to arrive ___________ for appointments or meetings.

    • A.

      Late

    • B.

      On-time

    • C.

      Not on time

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. On-time
    Explanation
    In the U.S., Canada, and most European countries, it is expected that individuals arrive on-time for appointments or meetings. This means that they should arrive at the designated time or even a few minutes early. Being punctual is considered a sign of respect for others' time and shows professionalism. Arriving late is generally frowned upon and can be seen as disrespectful or unprofessional. Therefore, the correct answer is "On-time".

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  • 2. 

    In Spain, you're expected to arrive ________ for most appointments or meetings.

    • A.

      Late

    • B.

      Early

    Correct Answer
    A. Late
    Explanation
    In Spain, it is customary to arrive late for most appointments or meetings. This cultural norm is known as "mañana mentality" and reflects a more relaxed attitude towards punctuality. Being late is often seen as a sign of being busy or important, and arriving early may even be considered rude or impatient. Therefore, arriving late is the expected behavior in Spain for most appointments or meetings.

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  • 3. 

    In Japan, China, Korea, and Vietnam, never pass something to an older person or superior with only one hand; you're expected to use ____________.

    • A.

      Right hand

    • B.

      Left hand

    • C.

      Both hands

    Correct Answer
    C. Both hands
    Explanation
    In Japan, China, Korea, and Vietnam, it is considered disrespectful to pass something to an older person or superior with only one hand. Instead, it is expected to use both hands when offering or receiving an item. This gesture shows respect and acknowledges the person's higher status or age.

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  • 4. 

    In the U.S. and Canada, don't __________ if you're invited to someone's home.

    • A.

      Call

    • B.

      Arrive early

    • C.

      Go

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Arrive early
    Explanation
    Arriving early is considered impolite in the U.S. and Canada when invited to someone's home. This is because it may disrupt the host's preparations and create an awkward situation. It is generally expected to arrive on time or a few minutes after the specified time.

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  • 5. 

    In the U.S. and Canada, you're supposed to _________ if you plan to visit someone at home.

    • A.

      Go first without calling.

    • B.

      Arrive early

    • C.

      Call first

    Correct Answer
    C. Call first
    Explanation
    When visiting someone at home in the U.S. and Canada, it is expected to call first. This is a common courtesy to let the host know of your visit and to ensure that they are available and prepared for your arrival. Calling first allows for proper planning and avoids any inconvenience or surprise for the host. It is considered polite and respectful to make this call before going to someone's home.

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  • 6. 

    In many Asian countries, it is _________ to visit your friends at home without an invitation or prior appointment.

    • A.

      Acceptable

    • B.

      Not acceptable

    • C.

      Unusual

    Correct Answer
    A. Acceptable
    Explanation
    In many Asian countries, it is considered acceptable to visit your friends at home without an invitation or prior appointment. This cultural norm reflects a sense of hospitality and openness towards social interactions. It is common for friends and acquaintances to drop by unannounced, as it is seen as a way to strengthen relationships and show care and concern for one another. This practice differs from Western cultures where it is generally expected to make plans in advance before visiting someone's home.

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  • 7. 

    In most countries, when you meet someone for the first time, you aren't _________ to hug or kiss them.

    • A.

      Should

    • B.

      Must

    • C.

      Supposed

    Correct Answer
    C. Supposed
    Explanation
    When meeting someone for the first time in most countries, it is not expected or required to hug or kiss them. The word "supposed" implies that it is a social norm or expectation in most cultures to not engage in physical affection when meeting someone for the first time.

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  • 8. 

    In Peru, Columbia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Mexico, it is common to _________ someone you have just met for the first time.

    • A.

      Kiss

    • B.

      Bow at

    • C.

      Ignore

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Kiss
    Explanation
    In Peru, Columbia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Mexico, it is common to kiss someone you have just met for the first time. This cultural practice is known as a form of greeting and is considered a friendly gesture. It is a way to show warmth, hospitality, and respect towards the other person.

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  • 9. 

    In the U.S., Canada, and many European countries, it is ____________ to eat noisily or burp loudly in front of others.

    • A.

      Polite

    • B.

      Impolite

    • C.

      O.K.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Impolite
    Explanation
    In many cultures, including the U.S., Canada, and many European countries, it is considered impolite to eat noisily or burp loudly in front of others. These behaviors are seen as disrespectful and can be considered rude or offensive. Therefore, the correct answer is "impolite."

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  • 10. 

    What is the traditional Maori greeting in New Zealand?

    • A.

      Namaste

    • B.

      Hongi

    • C.

      Konnichiwa

    • D.

      Hola 

    Correct Answer
    B. Hongi
    Explanation
    The Maori people in New Zealand greet each other by pressing noses and foreheads together in a cultural gesture called Hongi.

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Cora serves as an ESL instructor at City College of San Francisco, dedicated to helping students enhance their English language skills.

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