Culture Iceberg: Theory & Model


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How does the iceberg model compare a culture to an iceberg?

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1. According to the iceberg model, approximately what percentage of a culture is ''below the surface''?

2. Which of the following elements of a culture would be part of the top, visible portion of the iceberg in this model?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet tests your understanding of the culture iceberg theory and model. You'll need to understand the similarities between culture and an iceberg.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on the following topics:

  • Percentage of a culture that's unseen
  • Visible parts of a culture
  • Portion of the culture iceberg that's just below the surface
  • Part of the culture iceberg with the heaviest emotional load

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the culture iceberg theory
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about visible parts of a culture and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the percentage of a culture that's unseen

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the related lesson titled Culture Iceberg: Theory & Model. Here are a few examples of what's included in the lesson:

  • Who developed the iceberg model of understanding culture
  • Part of a culture that shifts with each generation
  • Benefit of breaking down culture into levels
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