Quiz: How Well Travelled Are You? Test Your International Knowledge!

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 Apr 25, 2018

1 of 18Choose your answer!

When eating with chopsticks in Japan, make sure to never:
Put your chopsticks down over the bowl
Stick the chop sticks into the food facing upward
Use both chopsticks at the same time

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When entering someone's home in China you should always:
Show the bottoms of your feet before entering
You should never, ever enter someone's home
Take off your shoes at the door

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Which of these foods would be good to order in France?
A steak well-done
A croissant, buttered
A croissant, un-buttered

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In Italy it is common practice to:
Have a cappuccino with lunch
Sit down to eat meals and savor them
Sing opera during a meal

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Which common hand-gesture in the U.S. can be quite offensive elsewhere?
A cat's cradle
A peace sign (pointed and middle fingers extended)
A handshake

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In Singapore, you should NEVER:
Wear sunglasses
Slurp, burp, or smack your lips after or during eating
Chew or carry Bubblegum

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If you're eating in Asia, Africa or the Middle East, be sure to:
Eat using your right hand
Clap your hands twice
Put your elbows on the table

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In Latin American Countries, it is considered polite to...
Avoid eye contact in public
Hug and kiss in a business meeting
Greet everyone, even strangers

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When eating in China, you signal that you are "finished" with a meal by...
Eating all of the food on your plate
Belching and smacking your lips
Leaving some food on your plate

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Don't be surprised if in _______ people stand or talk very close to you
China
Argentina
The Middle East

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In France, being overly friendly is considered..
Soliciting
Unreserved or unrefined
Very polite

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In Japan, you should never do this in public
Show your hair
Smile
Blow your nose

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In Mexico or Latin America, you may hear the phrase "Buen Provecho" at a meal, which means:
Enjoy or "good appetite"
Eat lots or "fill yourself"
Don't eat too much

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In Latin american, bargaining is considered..
Extremely rude
Acceptable and expected
Aggressive

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Public bathing in Japan is a common practice that necessitates:
Nudity
Wearing a special bathing suit
Not showering for 3 days prior

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When in the United States, if someone asks "How are you?" you should respond:
By sharing as many details as possible
"Well", "Good", Fine, or "OK" and return the question
Just by nodding and smiling

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"Ope" is...
A Midwest expression for "excuse me" or shock
A greeting in Canada
Said before a meal in Taiwan

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Sharing food in India is considered:
Unclean
Rude
Polite
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