The Geographical Quiz – May 2015

  • Written by  Adam Jacot de Boinod
  • Published in Quiz
Test your global knowledge

1 FAMILY MATTERS
Where in the Pacific is there the notion of bukumatala, a 'young people's house' where adolescents stay on reaching puberty? As the main aim is to keep brothers and sisters away from the possibility of incestuous sexual contact, close relatives will never stay in the same house.
A) Fiji
B) Tahiti
C) Papua New Guinea

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C) PAPUA NEW GUINEA (KIRIWINIAN LANGUAGE)


 

2 ANIMAL LAWS
It is illegal to seel bat's blood in New York. In Ethiopia, hang-gliders are banned in national parks, because antelopes mistake them for giant vultures. It's illegal in American Samoa to beg with the aid of a PA system. But where is it illegal to kill any animal apart from rats, mice and crows?
A) Bhutan
B) India
C) Nepal

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b) INDIA


 

3 NO NAMES PLEASE
The Sakalavas of Madagascar do not tell their own name or that of their village to strangers to prevent mischievous use. The Todas of Southern India, if asked for it, will get someone else to speak their names. In which African tribe is the name of a dead child, woman or warrior not spoken again?
A) The Berbers
B) The Shona
C) The Maasai

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C) MAASAI

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