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Arab World and the Middle East - Quiz

The questions below do NOT ask for your opinion, they are about facts which are known from cross-cultural research. The correct answers will be revealed after you submitted your answers. Keep in mind that culture is all about comparison - e.g. if the statement is "People are religious", it's not about whether the majority of people in the region are religious or not but if they are MORE religious compared to people in a West European country.

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Compared to a West European country, this cultural region is more likely to exhibit the following traits:

1. Compared to Europe, a direct negotiation style is appreciated and likely to occur.

2. Compared to Europe, people are religious and value traditions to a great extent.

3. Compared to Europe, one's public image is very important.

4. Compared to Europe, students make stronger efforts and have better results in mathematics and science.

5. Compared to Europe, women and men are generally considered equally good as managers.

6. Compared to Europe, traffic regulations are strictly enforced.

7. Compared to Europe, people value work more than free time.

8. Compared to Europe, success and fame are valued highly.

9. Compared to Europe, people are likely to wish to achieve power.

10. Compared to Europe, people believe that human beings control their fate.

11. Compared to Europe, people try to avoid arguments and conflicts with colleagues and business partners.

12. Compared to Europe, people are generous.

13. Compared to Europe, people feel that effort leads to success.

14. Compared to Europe, in general, women usually feel oppressed by men.

15. Compared to Europe, employees are motivated by an opportunity to show that they are more competent or skillful than their peers.

 
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