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The Geographical Quiz – March 2015

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

In the warm climate of Oceania, the word taio means a formal friendship between people not related by ancestors, which involves the sharing of everything, even sex partners. A taio relationship can be male-to-male, female-to-female or male-to-female. Where does this apply?
A) Tahiti
B) Fiji
C) Samoa

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2 Toddlers’ party
In one country, the baby’s first year is regarded as dangerous, so on the first birthday – Il-Quccija – the child’s future is suggested when a tray of small objects is placed on the floor. What the baby picks up from the tray signifies its future. In which country does this tradition hold?
A) Algeria
B) Malta
C) Lebanon

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In one Asian country, four (shi) and nine (ku) are unlucky numbers, because the words sound the same as those for ‘death’ and ‘pain or worry’ respectively. As a result, some hospitals don’t have the numbers 4, 9, 14, 19, or 42 for the rooms. Which Asian country am I referring to?
A) South Korea
B) Vietnam
C) Japan

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