How much do you know about different cultures, their beliefs, taboos, manners and etiquette? Try out these 20 True or False quiz questions on different nationalities and religions.

The pass score is 80%! There is no time limit.


1. The “OK” gesture (a circle of the first finger and thumb) is considered vulgar in Brazil.



2. Giving alcohol as a gift is acceptable in the Baha’i religion.

3. In Turkey, men greet each other with kisses on the cheek.

[option1/] TRUE
[option2/] FALSE

4. In Saudi Arabia, wearing sandals in public is frowned upon.

5. Dropping your chopsticks is bad luck in China.

6. Leaving your hair uncut is an essential practice in the Sikh religion.

7. In Native American culture, when eating, children and young adults are served by the elders who always eat last.

8. It is considered polite to reject gifts in Nigerian culture.

9. In Australia, many people believe it’s rude to sit in the back of a taxi. You should sit upfront with the driver.


10. The Japanese tend not to point. Instead, they wave their hand toward the object being indicated.

11. Arriving late to a dinner party is acceptable in Mexico.

12. The feet are considered holy in Thai culture.

13. It is rude to eat hot food on public transport in the UK.

14. In Kazakh culture, the most honoured guest at a dinner will receive the head of a ram which is then passed around the other guests.

15. Tattoos are seen as taboo to many practising Jews.

16. Norwegians always stand up when someone else walks into the room.

17. Eating with your left hand is taboo in many Muslim countries.

[option1/] TRUE
[option2/] FALSE

18. In Indonesia, patting people on the head is a sign of friendship.

19. When in a bar or pub, the Irish believe it’s good manners to just buy drinks for yourself rather for the group you are with.

20. In India, it is impolite to ask someone how much they earn.

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