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How Globalized are you – a quiz?

已有 1793 次阅读 2017-9-28 18:21 |个人分类:生活点滴|系统分类:海外观察

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Everyone in China I trust knows what stand for the acronym,BRICS,  which in Chinese means 金磚國家. Here are  two more acronyms which test your English and globalized knowledge.What are

“PIGS” and “FANG”?

Have fun guessing.

Note added 9/29/2017: since no one has taken up guessing the acronyms, Let me add two hints: 1.    who are the small gold brick countries? 2. Who are the big four Internet companies?

Note added 10/5/2017. After more than a week with no taker of the quiz, my more knowledgeable Chinese friends tells me that I am naive and do not underatand the Chinese mind. To most Americans, including me, this quiz is just a little game. Even if you don't know anything, you can play. There is not shame attached to failure or wrong guesses. But when I word the quiz as a test of English and Globalized knowledge, the Chinese will consider anything other than perfect answer shameful. No one wants to run the risk being wrong publically. East is East and West is West.

Note added 10/31/2017. OK, here are the answers

Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain;

Facebook, Amazon, Netflicks, Google




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