Culture can be defined as: ( )
Two important factors responsible in closely connecting the countries of the world and making the world a smaller place today include: ( ).
What are the 5 stories of the Global Village, as mentioned in the text book?
“Learning about” a culture involves learning basic things related to that culture such as its history whereas “learning to do” a culture involves understanding why people in that culture behave and act the way they do.
During the first level of cultural awareness, you start connecting with people from the different culture and begin understanding them.
The belief that your cultural group is superior to that of others is known as:( ).
What are subcultures?
The different Levels of Culture include:( ).
Generalizations are hurtful/harmful. Stereotypes are helpful.
To avoid stereotyping, one must avoid overgeneralizing.
Low context communicationis communication that occurs mostly through language.
High context communication is communication that occurs mostly through language.
What are examples of behavior codes?
What is one of the major sources of confusion, misunderstanding and frustration in cross-cultural communication?
For a Chinese student going to the United States for the first time, what might be a source of frustration?
Typically, Asians are more formal than westerners and older people are more formal than younger people.
How do Westerners react to silence?
Which of the following is a good question to ask in order to start a conversation with a foreigner?
Westerners prefer to use indirect communication meaning that they say exactly what they think.
When making first contact with a new person, which of the following matters?
In the West, friendships are based on the ability to help one another using personal connections. If someone does something for you, then it is your duty to pay them back with a helpful action later.
Westerners often find it easy to understand the Chinese system of social credit and social debt because it is similar to how people act in the West.
Typically, Westerners are much more informal in their friendships than Chinese people.
Americans expect to gain and lose friendships naturally as their life changes. For example, they may have a group of close friends in high school that will change once they reach university.
Which of the following is true about relationships in the West?
What is one possible reason that Americans don’t feel as attached to their surroundings as people from other cultures?
Americans live in a low contact society.
High Contact is where a culture prefers to use their vision in order to take in information, therefore they need to stand further away from an object in order to see the whole object and appreciate it.
Why did the tribe from Central Africa describe the picture differently from how you or I would describe the photo?
Perception is the way that something is understood or interpreted using your ability to see, hear, or use other senses.
What type of learning styleis common in China?
What is one of the purposes of pets in the United States?
How is the inside/outside pattern divided?
In China, if you make eye contact and widen your eyes, it means you are angry.
All humans around the world have learned to use their bodies the same.
With regards to social relationships, hierarchy means making your own decisions and choices that are best for you like what you want to eat for breakfast.
If a culture has a past-oriented sense of time, what does that mean?
Westerners and Christians historically have believed which of the following?
What is an example from Chinese culture that shows a balance between living with nature and utilizing science?
Which of the following is not one of the 5 orientations from Kluckhohn’s model?
At the Appreciation Stage of cultural adaptation, you are able to:( ).
Experiencing culture shock upon returning home after spending time in a foreign country is known as: ( ).
A good strategy to adopt if you are feeling lonely in a foreign culture would be: ( ).
One’s perception is shaped by one’s culture.
Confusion and frustration are commonly experienced during culture shock.