Cultural Etiquette in Spanish-Speaking South America


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Which of the following is NOT a correct statement about greeting people in South America?

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1. Which of the following statements does NOT describe some personal space aspects that characterize South American culture?

2. Which of the following IS appropriate behavior for invitations when in a Spanish-speaking country in South America?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet checks what you know about the common customs in Spanish-speaking South America. You'll review greeting etiquette as well as key characteristics of this specific culture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is offered as a means to test what you know about:

  • The customs when greeting people in South America
  • The aspects of personal space of the culture
  • Social traditions in South America
  • Business meeting etiquette

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - revisit what you know about personal space in South America to answer a question about it
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the church customs in South America and what behaviors are considered rude
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read about customs to be concerned with for a business meeting in South America and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can find a deeper review of this topic in the lesson, Cultural Etiquette in Spanish-speaking South America. This lesson offers more details about:

  • The countries that make up Spanish-speaking South America
  • How countries can differ
  • Customs around kissing cheeks
  • When to use formal versus informal speech
  • What not to ask if invited to someone's house
  • How to turn down an offer for a drink courteously
  • How to address business people