Test your cultural expertise with our weekly quiz question. This week’s question is from France.

Your close French colleague takes on a formal tone in his written notes and emails to you. This is because:

A. Close friendship has nothing to do with business
B. The relationship is probably cooling
C. Writing is highly prized by the French, and style is important.

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Last week we asked whether climactic conditions influence the different cultures in north and south Azerbaijan. Here’s the answer:

False. Differences that have developed are largely due to religion and different political influences. In the north, Soviet domination encouraged a largely secular culture, while in the south the influence of Iran encouraged perpetuation of a largely religious Shi‘ite Muslim population.

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About the author

Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.