Cultural Adaptation: Definition, Theory, Stages & Examples


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Which option best describes cultural adaptation?

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1. Jonas just moved to Prague and is feeling very excited about the opportunities that lay ahead of him. He even connected with one of the local citizens to help him learn their language. What stage of cultural adaptation is Jonas most likely in?

2. Which statement best describes culture shock?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your understanding of the theory of cultural adaptation and the stages of cultural adaptation. Some topics you'll be assessed on include the definition of cultural adaptation and its four stages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of cultural adaptation
  • The honeymoon stage of cultural adaptation
  • The definition of culture shock
  • The adjustment stage of cultural adaptation
  • The recovery stage of cultural adaptation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on cultural adaptation theory and stages
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as cultural adaptation and culture shock
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how people adapt to new cultures
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what stage of cultural adaptation a given scenario describes

Additional Learning

To learn more about cultural adaptation, review the accompanying lesson on Cultural Adaptation Theory & Stages. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cultural adaptation
  • Understand the process of cultural adaptation
  • Identify and give examples of the four stages of cultural adaptation