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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
Use both chopsticks at the same time
Stick the chop sticks into the food facing upward
2 of 18Choose your answer!
When entering someone's home in China you should always:
You should never, ever enter someone's home
Show the bottoms of your feet before entering
Take off your shoes at the door
3 of 18Choose your answer!
Which of these foods would be good to order in France?
A croissant, buttered
A steak well-done
A croissant, un-buttered
4 of 18Choose your answer!
In Italy it is common practice to:
Have a cappuccino with lunch
Sing opera during a meal
Sit down to eat meals and savor them
5 of 18Choose your answer!
Which common hand-gesture in the U.S. can be quite offensive elsewhere?
A cat's cradle
A handshake
A peace sign (pointed and middle fingers extended)
6 of 18Choose your answer!
In Singapore, you should NEVER:
Wear sunglasses
Chew or carry Bubblegum
Slurp, burp, or smack your lips after or during eating
7 of 18Choose your answer!
If you're eating in Asia, Africa or the Middle East, be sure to:
Eat using your right hand
Put your elbows on the table
Clap your hands twice
8 of 18Choose your answer!
In Latin American Countries, it is considered polite to...
Hug and kiss in a business meeting
Avoid eye contact in public
Greet everyone, even strangers
9 of 18Choose your answer!
When eating in China, you signal that you are "finished" with a meal by...
Belching and smacking your lips
Leaving some food on your plate
Eating all of the food on your plate
10 of 18Choose your answer!
Don't be surprised if in _______ people stand or talk very close to you
China
Argentina
The Middle East
11 of 18Choose your answer!
In France, being overly friendly is considered..
Unreserved or unrefined
Very polite
Soliciting
12 of 18Choose your answer!
In Japan, you should never do this in public
Blow your nose
Smile
Show your hair
13 of 18Choose your answer!
In Mexico or Latin America, you may hear the phrase "Buen Provecho" at a meal, which means:
Enjoy or "good appetite"
Don't eat too much
Eat lots or "fill yourself"
14 of 18Choose your answer!
In Latin american, bargaining is considered..
Aggressive
Acceptable and expected
Extremely rude
15 of 18Choose your answer!
Public bathing in Japan is a common practice that necessitates:
Wearing a special bathing suit
Not showering for 3 days prior
Nudity
16 of 18Choose your answer!
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
17 of 18Choose your answer!
"Ope" is...
A Midwest expression for "excuse me" or shock
Said before a meal in Taiwan
A greeting in Canada
18 of 18Choose your answer!
Sharing food in India is considered:
Unclean
Rude
Polite
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