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Southeast Asia - 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.


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

1. Compared to Europe, emotional displays are strongly discouraged.

2. Compared to Europe, people are more religious and value religious traditions.

3. Compared to Europe, management is mostly participative, involving employees in the decision-making process.

4. Compared to Europe, driving is chaotic and quite dangerous.

5. Compared to Europe, students make stronger efforts and have better results in modern education.

6. Compared to Europe, violent crime is widespread.

7. Compared to Europe, people are likely to be in a good mood.

8. Compared to Europe, people are more likely to wish to achieve power.

9. Compared to Europe, one never argues with a boss.

10. Compared to Europe, communication tends to be clear and precise. "Yes" always means "yes", "no" means "no".

11. Compared to Europe, public displays of emotions are common.

12. Compared to Europe, many people are obsessed with status symbols and like to buy and display expensive objects.

13. Compared to Europe, criminals are punished very severely.

14. Compared to Europe, traffic rules are observed quite strictly.

15. Compared to Europe, corruption is widespread.

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