Monochronic vs. Polychronic Cultures: Definitions & Communication Styles


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What is the way individuals interpret the use of time?

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1. What type of orientation regards time as a precious commodity that can be lost, saved, or wasted?

2. Which orientation views relationships with people as more important than completing a work activity in a specified time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Monochronic & polychronic cultures interpret time differently. Grasp the key differences between these cultures with this quiz/worksheet. The questions verify you understand the key characteristics of these cultural orientations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments ask about the following:

  • How each culture sees time
  • The key values of each culture
  • What the way people interpret time use is called

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related culture lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as monochronic and polychronic cultures
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how individuals interpret time

Additional Learning

With the lesson titled Monochronic vs. Polychronic Cultures: Definitions & Communication Styles, you can review quiz topics and learn more to meet these objectives:

  • Understand the definition of monochronic and polychronic
  • Differentiate monochronic and polychronic cultures
  • Identify examples of monochronic and polychronic cultures