7.0 Culture/Etiquette Quiz

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  1. It’s fairly uncommon to be invited to a Canadian home for a business dinner, however, it’s become more frequent in western provinces with outdoor barbecues.1
  2. In France guests are expected to share the bill at the restaurant.1
  3. In France the biggest meal is lunch.1
  4. What is the third most common language in Canada?1
  5. If you don’t want any more wine, it’s customary to leave your glass pretty full so your host knows.1
  6. The South of France is more strict with punctuality.1
  7. In general, Canadians are rather logical, and favour factual facts to subjective knowledge.1
  8. Sociologists consider Canadians as having a small short-term orientation.1
  9. Many French business people speak English and prefer to have their meetings conducted in English.1
  10. In June, France practically shuts down except for the tourist industry.1
  11. It is critical, when dealing with French Canadians, to have all the material written in both French and English.1
  12. In France, business drinks usually takes place in cafés.1
  13. To indicate you have finished eating, place your cutlery together in the center, or to the right of the plate.1
  14. French greet each other, pre-coronavirus period, with a light kiss on both cheeks.1
  15. The French are very appreciative of strong conversationalists.1
  16. It’s difficult for Canadians to say “no”.1
  17. Wine is not as important as food in France.1
  18. The Michelin star-rating is for which industry in France?1
  19. Canadians are not inclined towards frequent or extensive gesturing, particularly those of British descent.1
  20. What do the French say before starting a meal?1
  21. Leaving food on a plate is usually frowned upon, particularly when it’s in someone’s home.1
  22. The main variable in social standing is family history in France.1
  23. In France, clothing is very important.1
  24. Canada is a democratic federal multiparty government.1
  25. French children are taught to appreciate art at a young age.1
  26. Asking personal questions to start a conversation in France is encouraged.1
  27. Canada is a country which is multicultural.1
  28. Francophone Canadians often interrupt one another.1
  29. Canadian stand close to each other when speaking.1
  30. In France the l’aperitif can last up anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours.1
  31. The French are very proud of their language which for centuries had been the international language of diplomacy.1
  32. In France, people avoid eye contact.1
  33. Apologize for not speaking French before you ask for directions, help or simple information in France.1
  34. Canada’s Francophone regions are more relaxed with punctuality.1
  35. Before attending a formal French dinner, be sure to learn proper dining etiquette, as well as all the names of the utensils.1
  36. Punctuality is not important in Canada.1
  37. Canadians are typically well educated and open to fair debate.1
  38. The French will readily consider information for debate purposes and may quickly change their minds, but strong ethnocentrism does not allow something contrary to cultural standard to be accepted.1
  39. Despite certain parallels with U.S. residents, English-speaking Canadians are closer to British reserved practices.1
  40. In France, employees stick to their job descriptions because of the tight “old-boy network” and lack of merit-based promotions.1
  41. In general, French Canadians are less cautious than English speakers.1
  42. In France, rhetorical humour is not accepted during arguments.1
  43. Business gifts are usually exchanged at the first meeting in France.1
  44. As Canada is multiethnic, it is important to recognize that the business etiquette of whom you are dealing with may depend on where they originated from.1
  45. Display appreciation for the food at a business meal before starting a business discussion in France.1
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