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The Geographical Quiz – December 2015

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

1 SHOW YOUR COLOURS

In which country do they believe that dressing in a certain colour each day will bring good luck? The code is Monday: yellow, Tuesday: pink, Wednesday: green, Thursday: orange, Friday: blue, Saturday: purple, Sunday: red.
A) Vietnam
B) Thailand
C) Laos

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B) THAILAND


 

2 FELINE LUCKY
When a cat died in Egypt, its owner would shave off his eyebrows to show grief. The Russians don’t ignore a black cat if it crosses their path. The Scots believe that a black cat on the porch brings prosperity. But where is a cat sneezing a good omen?
A) Denmark
B) Portugal
C) Italy

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C) ITALY


 

3 FIRE SALE
To demonstrate its wealth, which North American Indian tribe would destroy it in the ceremony of potlatch, a word that means ‘giving’. A potlatch would vary from group to group and include puberty rights and death commemorations.
A) The Apache
B) The Yupik
C) The Kwakiutl

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C) THE KWAKIUTL



 

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