Body Language In Greetings

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Body Language In Greetings - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    One common French greeting is a kiss on the left cheek followed by a kiss on the right cheek

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Depending on the situation or the people greeting, the kiss may be just a touching of cheeks or a real smack.

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  • 2. 

    The Maori greeting, called the "Hongi," means, "Sharing of breath." In this greeting, the two people touch or rub their noses together and inhale.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The traditional Māori greeting, the Hongi, is done by pressing one's nose and forehead, at the same time, to another encounter. It is used at traditional meetings among Māori people and on major ceremonies and serves a similar purpose to a formal handshake.

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  • 3. 

    A kiss is also a common form of greeting in Mexico, and is usually just a touching of two cheeks with a kissing sound rather than a real kiss.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Unlike the French double-kiss, the kiss greeting in Mexico is just done on one cheek.

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  • 4. 

    In Japan, bowing is a common form of greeting.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The bow can range from just a slight nod of the head to a full bow where the person is bent ninety degrees at the waist.

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  • 5. 

    In Indian, Asian and Arabic cultures people may continue to hold your hand even when the handshake has ended.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    For example, the handshake of Prime Minister Narender Modi was so long and firm that he left his palm print on Prince William's hand during the royal tour.

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  • 6. 

    In Russia you only shake hands with the opposite sex in a business situation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In any other situation it is customary for a man to kiss a woman’s hand.

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  • 7. 

    In Thailand the person will place his or her palms together at chest level and bow.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The higher the hands are held in relation to the face and the lower the bow, the more respect or reverence is shown.

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  • 8. 

    There are several ways of greeting people in the Philippines. An elderly person places his or her left hand on the forehead of a child to "bless" the latter.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It's the right hand.

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  • 9. 

    In Korea, a bow is followed by a handshake.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In shaking someone's hand, it is polite to support the right forearm with the left hand.

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  • 10. 

    When shaking hands between themselves Ghanaians will hold the right hand in the normal manner but will then twist and click each other’s pointing finger.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It's the middle finger.

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