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The Geographical Quiz – January 2016

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

1 BLESS YOU
In Japan one sneeze signifies praise; two criticism; three disparagement. In which country is one sneeze answered with the word salud (health); two with dinero (money); three with amor (love) and four or more with alergías (allergies)?
A) Mexico
B) Chile
C) Colombia

 

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A) MEXICO


 

2 FOR BETTER OR WORSE
Where, when a couple decides to wed, do the parents of the groom seek permission of the bride’s parents (pedir la mano – to ask for the hand)? If a commitment is made, the bride and her mother will visit the groom’s parents’ home within three days?
A) Venezuela
B) Costa Rica
C) Ecuador

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C) ECUADOR


 

3 MEASURE UP
Krosa is Sanskrit for a cry, and means the distance over which a man’s call can be heard (roughly two miles). Where in Central Asia would you hear the word kiosses – a distance calculated in terms of the time it takes to cook a piece of meat?
A) Armenia
B) Siberia
C) Mongolia

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B) SIBERIA

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