Culture And Global Diversity Questions! Trivia Quiz

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There are almost no countries in the world that do not have people of mixed race, different cultures or beliefs around the world but there is a way that they can all come together so as to ensure they coexist with each other. This trivia quiz is made up of culture and global diversity questions that are designed to tackle how well you understand them different cultures and their behavior. Do give them a try.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In Hong Kong, you and your counterpart share a cup of tea. During the negotiations, you notice that he keeps moving his cup either closer to you or further away. Why?

    • A.

      This is a method used in feng shui to gage positive energy

    • B.

      This represents how far away/close you are to agreement

    • C.

      This indicates nervousness and should be capitalized upon

    Correct Answer
    B. This represents how far away/close you are to agreement
  • 2. 

    During negotiations in Italy, two members of the Italian negotiation team keep taking phone calls. Why?

    • A.

      This is a sure sign they have little interest in your proposal

    • B.

      This is a well know tactic to make foreigners feel uncomfortable and expose weaknesses

    • C.

      They are probably taking calls from superiors; to not answer would be rude

    Correct Answer
    C. They are probably taking calls from superiors; to not answer would be rude
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the two members of the Italian negotiation team are likely taking phone calls from their superiors because not answering would be considered rude. This explanation implies that the individuals prioritize their superiors' instructions and maintain communication with them even during negotiations. It also implies that the individuals value politeness and respect in their professional interactions.

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  • 3. 

    Forming an “O” with the thumb and the forefinger in Japan means that we can now discuss money.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Japan, forming an "O" shape with the thumb and forefinger is a common gesture that signifies money. This gesture is used to indicate that it is now appropriate to discuss financial matters. Therefore, the statement "Forming an 'O' with the thumb and the forefinger in Japan means that we can now discuss money" is true.

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  • 4. 

    Typical greeting in China is:

    • A.

      Hello, how are you?

    • B.

      How is your family?

    • C.

      Have you eaten?

    Correct Answer
    C. Have you eaten?
    Explanation
    In Chinese culture, asking "Have you eaten?" is a common way to greet someone. It is a way of showing concern and hospitality. In China, food holds great importance and sharing a meal is seen as a way of building relationships. By asking if someone has eaten, it implies that you care about their well-being and are ready to offer them food if they haven't eaten yet. This greeting also reflects the importance of food and the custom of offering hospitality in Chinese society.

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  • 5. 

    When giving instructions to Indian staff in your office it is recommended that you...?

    • A.

      Write them down and distribute them

    • B.

      Call a casual group meeting

    • C.

      Approach people individually

    Correct Answer
    A. Write them down and distribute them
    Explanation
    When giving instructions to Indian staff in your office, it is recommended to write them down and distribute them. This approach ensures clarity and avoids any miscommunication or misunderstanding that may arise due to language barriers or cultural differences. Providing written instructions allows employees to refer back to them as needed and helps to ensure that everyone is on the same page. Additionally, distributing the instructions to the entire team promotes transparency and inclusivity, ensuring that everyone has access to the same information.

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  • 6. 

    Two of your US co-workers are talking, and you have to ask one of them a question about a project you’re working on. What should you do?

    • A.

      Go back to your desk and wait until the conversation is over

    • B.

      Interrupt their conversation and ask the question

    • C.

      Stand there and watch them until the conversation is over

    Correct Answer
    A. Go back to your desk and wait until the conversation is over
    Explanation
    Interrupting a conversation between co-workers can be seen as rude and disrespectful. It is best to wait until the conversation is over before approaching one of them with your question. Going back to your desk and waiting shows patience and professionalism, allowing them to finish their conversation without interruption. This also demonstrates respect for their time and the importance of their ongoing discussion.

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  • 7. 

    Russia is home to how many ethnic/culture groups?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      16

    • C.

      60

    • D.

      160

    Correct Answer
    D. 160
    Explanation
    Russia is home to a diverse range of ethnic and cultural groups. It is a vast country with a rich history of different civilizations and migrations. The number of ethnic and cultural groups in Russia is estimated to be around 160. This includes indigenous groups like the Tatars, Bashkirs, and Chechens, as well as various immigrant communities from Central Asia, the Caucasus, and other parts of the world. The country's multiculturalism and ethnic diversity contribute to its unique cultural heritage.

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  • 8. 

    In Brazil, interruptions are considered rude:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In Brazil, interruptions are not considered rude.

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  • 9. 

    The Dutch prefer to get down to business quickly:

    • A.

      Yes, Dutch communication is direct and to the point.

    • B.

      No, you can expect a long get-to-know conversation with your business partner before getting down to business.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes, Dutch communication is direct and to the point.
    Explanation
    The answer is yes because the statement in the question states that the Dutch prefer to get down to business quickly. The explanation is that Dutch communication is known for being direct and to the point, meaning they prefer to skip small talk and get straight to the matter at hand. This directness is a cultural characteristic in the Netherlands.

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  • 10. 

    In Singapore, always send a list of people who will be attending the negotiations and their title well in advance

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Sending a list of people who will be attending the negotiations and their titles well in advance is important in Singapore. This allows the host to properly prepare for the meeting and ensure that the necessary arrangements are made. It also shows respect and professionalism towards the host, demonstrating that you value their time and are serious about the negotiations. By providing this information in advance, it helps to establish a good impression and sets the tone for a successful negotiation process.

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