What Do You Really Know About Different Cultures?

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Culture Quizzes & Trivia

Dear potential 'Explorer',Travelling to different countries through the AIESEC 'Explore the World' program will confront you with a lot of different situations. Some may be funny, others curious and some may be shocking. We have created this little quiz for you to confront you with some 'small' cultural differences. Have fun exploring the world from your home computer. Yours,The AIESEC 'Explore the World' Team


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    People believe that different phases of life go with different colors. In the western world, green goes with spring and birth, but also stands for hope. In Japan, black is not considered the color of death. Instead it is the color white who bears the fate of the grim reaper.In India, there is a specific color going with success and wealth and happiness. Can you guess which color it is?
    • A. 

      Aqua

    • B. 

      Pink

    • C. 

      Turquoise

    • D. 

      Purple

    • E. 

      Purpur

  • 2. 
    In Europe, we have a very simple code of non verbal communication. To say Yes, we repeatedly lower and raise heads. In India, there is a guesture of bending your head slightly towards your left and right shoulder. This action done repeatedly conveys a certain meaning. What is it?
    • A. 

      I can see you.

    • B. 

      Come here!

    • C. 

      I understand what you are saying.

    • D. 

      Can I have your number.

    • E. 

      I need to go.

  • 3. 
    When we count small numbers, we sometimes use our fingers to help us count to five in one hand. However there are different ways to start this. In the USA for example:
    • A. 

      People start with their index finger being '1', the thumb being the last finger to rise as '5'.

    • B. 

      The thumb is '1' and it goes in order until the small finger which is '5'.

    • C. 

      The thumb is '1', the small finger is '2' and index to ring finger are '3' to '5'.

    • D. 

      The index finger is '1', thumb '2', middle to small are '3' to '5'

  • 4. 
    One of the small challenges of life is not to make mistakes when it comes to drinking tea. (One of the oldest habits of humanity). Which of the ones below should you avoid when in public in a foreign country.
    • A. 

      Earl Grey Tea with Lemon

    • B. 

      Mate tea with cold water

    • C. 

      Green tea with sugar

    • D. 

      Black tea with milk

    • E. 

      Mint tea and honey

  • 5. 
    Which of those below is not a widely popular drink?
    • A. 

      Bloody mary

    • B. 

      Sweet soy bean milk

    • C. 

      Oolong tea with alcohol

    • D. 

      Inca Cola

    • E. 

      Cafe de Paris

  • 6. 
    Numbers have certain meanings depending on different cultures. Three, as the number of the holy trinity, has always been very special in European regions. The Chinese culture takes number mysticism to a different level. There is one digit that is usually not found in phone numbers. Which one is it?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      9

    • E. 

      5

  • 7. 
    This is real:On a day in summer girls and boys of small towns in rural areas beautify a tree or a tree trunk and dance and sing and party around it. Those trees are usually very nice to look at. On top of this, men should bring a beautified tree with white bark to their lovers' houses. After the celebrations have died away, one group of men is supposed to stay guard with the village's tree while another group of men visits other villages to steal their tree. The tree can be returned in exchange for food and drinks.Which country is this custom from?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Iceland

    • C. 

      Thailand

    • D. 

      Nigeria

    • E. 

      Malaysia

  • 8. 
    You just arrived in India and in the Airport you see a lot of men holding their hands. What do you think is the reason?
    • A. 

      In India, homosexuality is very popular.

    • B. 

      Body contact between males is a sign of deep friendship.

    • C. 

      There are 4 holidays in India where it is considered to be good luck to shake hands with as many people as possible.

    • D. 

      Indians want to immitate westen style handshakes and sometimes forget to let go.

  • 9. 
    Which of these is not a food?
    • A. 

      Ants

    • B. 

      Snakes

    • C. 

      Crickets

    • D. 

      Scorpions

    • E. 

      None of the above