Chinese Business Card Exchange And Etiquette! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Chinese Business Card Exchange And Etiquette! Trivia Facts Quiz

China is a country that has a very interesting culture that has not been watered down by the western one. When it comes to business appearance and your way of approach in doing things can either favor or disfavor you. What do you know about Chinese business card exchange and etiquette? Take up this quiz and get to understand it a little better.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the correct way to exchange business cards in China?
    • A. 

      The use of paper business cards has become uncommon in China. Immediately connecting on career networks with your mobile devices is the way to go.

    • B. 

      With two hands face up, studying it carefully after receiving. And then put it into the business card holder.

    • C. 

      Receive and return the business card with your right hand and complement the giver on their career achievements.

  • 2. 
    Which of these should you avoid in China?
    • A. 

      Touching and physical

    • B. 

      Speaking about family

    • C. 

      Silence during conversations

  • 3. 
    You are the manager and are holding a meeting with Chinese colleagues.
    • A. 

      Speak bluntly and expose why the idea is not workable. The Chinese respect plain speaking

    • B. 

      Acknowledge the suggestion and state that you will think about it. This saves anyone from losing face

    • C. 

      Reprimand the colleague. In China it is rude to make suggestions to the boss

  • 4. 
    During negotiations the Chinese keep mentioning that the proposal is unworkable and that they fear agreement will not be met. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Offer concessions to save the deal

    • B. 

      Display some anger to demonstrate your commitment to the partnership

    • C. 

      Suggest an end to the negotiations and gage their reaction

  • 5. 
    You and your team are meeting with Chinese counterparts for a business meeting. Who should enter the room first?
    • A. 

      The most junior of your party

    • B. 

      The most senior of your party

    • C. 

      The host's representative that met you

  • 6. 
    What is the most appropriate way to address a Chinese client?
    • A. 

      Surname preceded by title i.e. Director"

    • B. 

      First name only

  • 7. 
    You are hosting a delegation of Chinese business people. Where should the most senior of them be seated in the meeting room?
    • A. 

      At the head of the table

    • B. 

      To the right of your most senior representative

    • C. 

      Where they choose to

  • 8. 
    Which of these has the most influence on a person's rank?
    • A. 

      Salary

    • B. 

      Age

    • C. 

      Experience

  • 9. 
    Which of the following gift can be offensive to a Chinese person?
    • A. 

      A clock

    • B. 

      A green hat

    • C. 

      A well made pair of scissors

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    At a dining table in China, which of the following is considered to be rude?
    • A. 

      Slurping soup

    • B. 

      Pouring tea to yourself before pouring tea for others

    • C. 

      Putting elbows on the table

    • D. 

      Talking with your mouth full

  • 11. 
    How many times should you urge a host to accept your gift when doing business in China?
    • A. 

      Not at all. Gifts are simply placed on the gift table by the entrance of the reception room.

    • B. 

      Up to three times. It is considered greedy to accept a gift the first time it is offered.

    • C. 

      You should not give gifts at all. This practice is very uncommon in Asia and might confuse your hosts.

  • 12. 
    "Guanxi" is a very significant point in having success in China but what did it stand for again?
    • A. 

      The appropriate partner

    • B. 

      Business model

    • C. 

      Insider status

  • 13. 
    Which presents should not be given to the Chinese?
    • A. 

      Dishes

    • B. 

      White flowers

    • C. 

      Purse

    • D. 

      Tie

  • 14. 
    What can be done to maintain/give face?
    • A. 

      Criticize someone in front of everybody

    • B. 

      Insult an individual

    • C. 

      Treat someone as a subordinate when their status in an organisation is high

    • D. 

      Praise someone in front of his/her colleagues

  • 15. 
    On which factor depends the seating order e.g. in a restaurant?
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Salary

    • C. 

      Experience

    • D. 

      Status

  • 16. 
    What is the common form of greeting in China?
    • A. 

      Handshake

    • B. 

      Bowing

    • C. 

      Kissing

  • 17. 
    What is important for a business meeting?
    • A. 

      Try to become friends with your chinese partners

    • B. 

      Stay outsider and just consider the Chinese as your business partners

    • C. 

      Become an insider and build up a relationship

  • 18. 
    Can you already get the deal and discuss all the facts for the cooperation with the Chinese in the first business meeting?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No