Quiz about Say Goodbye
Quiz about Say Goodbye

Say Goodbye Trivia Quiz


Shakespeare's Juliet said, "Parting is such sweet sorrow." With this in mind, join me on a trip around the world to discover different ways to say goodbye.

A photo quiz by tazman6619. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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1. A taxi has dropped you off in front of the world famous Saint Basil's Cathedral in Red Square. The local taxi driver says "Goodbye comrade". How do you respond to him in his native language? Hint

Guten Tag
Paa gensyn
Tot ziens
Do svidaniya

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2. You find yourself standing before the world famous Taj Mahal. Someone says "Namaste" to you. Three of the four answers below can be a definition of this word. Which one is the odd one out? Hint

May God go with you
I bow to the divine in you
Goodbye
Hello

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3. While visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris, I have many choices of how to say goodbye. Of the choices below which one translates as "until we meet again"? Hint

Salut
Au revoir
Bonne journee
Prends soin de toi

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4. In Rio de Janeiro your Brazilian friends take you to Corcovado to see this statue of Christ the Redeemer. At the end of the day you part ways. Which of these ways to say goodbye in Portuguese comes from the Italian ciao? Hint

Tchau
Até mais
Adeus
Até logo

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5. On a trip to China you go to see the Great Wall of China on a one day guided tour. When the day is over, how do you say goodbye to your guide in Chinese? Hint

Tot ziens
Sayonara
Zai jian
Annyonghi kaseyo

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6. This is a picture of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Auf Wiedersehen is a common, informal way to say goodbye to your German friends.

True
False

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7. The picture is of the Matterhorn, which lies on the border between Italy and Switzerland. Switzerland has four official languages - German, Italian, French, and Romansh. Of the four choices below, which one would NOT be a way to say goodbye in Switzerland? Hint

Adios
Tschüss
Ciao
Sin seveser

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8. While in Istanbul you visit the Hagia Sophia. When you leave the native tour guide says to you, "Güle güle". In what language has he said goodbye to you? Hint

Arabic
Turkish
Greek
Bulgarian

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9. This is Mount Fuji. Of the choices below, which one is a way to say goodbye in the local language? Hint

Tot ziens
Annyonghi kaseyo
Sayonara
Zai jian

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10. This pyramid is found in Santa Cecilia Mexico. Of these four ways to say goodbye in Spanish, which one basically means "go with God"? Hint

Buenas noches
Hasta la vista
Vaya con Dios
Adios


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. A taxi has dropped you off in front of the world famous Saint Basil's Cathedral in Red Square. The local taxi driver says "Goodbye comrade". How do you respond to him in his native language?

Answer: Do svidaniya

Red Square is in Moscow and therefore Russian would be the native language. In this case that means do svidniya is the correct choice. It translates more literally to "until we next meet" but is normally translated as goodbye. Another possibility that means basically the same thing would be do vstrechi. Guten Tag is German and means "good day". Tot ziens is Dutch and means "see you". Paa gensyn is Danish and means "see you later".

Saint Basil's Cathedral is now a museum and was built under the orders of Ivan the Terrible from 1555-61. The cathedral was designed to look like the flames of a bonfire reaching to the sky and resembles no other architecture in Russia. It was confiscated by the communists from the Russian Orthodox Church in 1928 and secularized in 1929. It is located in Red Square next to the Kremlin and is sometimes mistaken as such. It is part of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square UNESCO World Heritage Site.
2. You find yourself standing before the world famous Taj Mahal. Someone says "Namaste" to you. Three of the four answers below can be a definition of this word. Which one is the odd one out?

Answer: May God go with you

Namaste is much like aloha in that it can mean both hello and goodbye. Within Hinduism it translates as "I bow to the divine in you". Since India is a mainly Hindu country, the meaning of "May God go with you" would not be accurate as Hinduism is a polytheistic religion, not a monotheistic one. If I offered "May the gods go with you" then perhaps that could have been correct but it is not a traditional definition of the word. The word is a term of respect that acknowledges the value of the person being addressed and his/her intrinsic value in the Hindu world view of reincarnation and the divine being in everyone.

The Taj Mahal began construction in 1632 at the command of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and took 22 years to complete. It is an example of Persian architecture in honor of Jahan's third wife Mumtaz Mahal who was a Persian princess and for whom the mausoleum was built. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
3. While visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris, I have many choices of how to say goodbye. Of the choices below which one translates as "until we meet again"?

Answer: Au revoir

Au revoir is usually translated as "goodbye" but it means "until we meet again". Au is "to" and revoir is "see again" or "meet again" so combined they are "to see again" or "to meet again". This is the most common form of goodbye and can be used in both formal and informal situations.

Salut is more like the casual "bye" in English and should be used in informal situations. It can also be used as a greeting since it has many translations of which "salute" and "greetings" as well as "all the best" are a few. Bonne journee means "good day" or "have a good day". Prends soin de toi means "take care of yourself".

The Eiffel Tower was erected in 1889 for the 1889 World's Fair. Initially criticized, it has become a symbol of France. It was the tallest man made structure in the world at the time of its construction and remained so for 41 years.
4. In Rio de Janeiro your Brazilian friends take you to Corcovado to see this statue of Christ the Redeemer. At the end of the day you part ways. Which of these ways to say goodbye in Portuguese comes from the Italian ciao?

Answer: Tchau

Tchau is a very common way to say goodbye in Brazil. Adeus is a very formal way of saying goodbye and is rarely spoken but rather is used in writing. If someone does use adeus it usually means they are very angry and are basically saying "goodbye forever". Até mais means "see you later". Até logo means "so long".

The Art Deco statue was built between 1922 and 1931 based on the design of French sculptor Paul Landowski. Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa and French engineer Albert Caquot oversaw the construction. The face was designed by Romanian artist Gheorghe Leonida.
5. On a trip to China you go to see the Great Wall of China on a one day guided tour. When the day is over, how do you say goodbye to your guide in Chinese?

Answer: Zai jian

Zai jian is the most common way to say goodbye in Mandarin Chinese and literally means "see you again". It is used whether or not you ever expect to see the person again. In this case it is most likely you will never see your guide again. Other ways to say goodbye in Chinese are: ming tian jian which means "see you tomorrow" and zai hui which means "meet you again" and is like saying "catch you later". Annyonghi kaseyo is Korean, sayonara is Japanese, and tot ziens is Dutch.

The Great Wall of China was constructed over hundreds of years in an attempt to stop incursions from inner Asian nomadic peoples into China. The wall became progressively more substantial as time went on. It however failed to stop the Mongol invasion of China and its conquest by Genghis Khan.
6. This is a picture of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Auf Wiedersehen is a common, informal way to say goodbye to your German friends.

Answer: False

Auf Wiedersehen is actually quite formal and an old fashion way of saying goodbye in German. Much more common would be the German Tschüss or even the Italian Ciao, especially in Berlin. Ciao has become common throughout Europe as a way to say goodbye. Other possibilities are Gute Nacht which means "good night" or Bis bald which means "see you soon".

The Brandenburg Gate was constructed between 1788 and 1791 at the site of one of the old gates in Berlin Customs Wall. The wall served no defensive purpose but was built in order to levy taxes on imports and exports from the city. The gate was originally called the Peace Gate and has Eirene the goddess of peace riding a chariot pulled by four horses on its top.
7. The picture is of the Matterhorn, which lies on the border between Italy and Switzerland. Switzerland has four official languages - German, Italian, French, and Romansh. Of the four choices below, which one would NOT be a way to say goodbye in Switzerland?

Answer: Adios

Adios is Spanish for goodbye and would not be found in Switzerland. Ciao is Italian, Tschüss is German, and Sin seveser is Romansh. Of the four official languages, Romansh is the most interesting because it does not come from a surrounding country but rather traces its roots to the spoken Latin language of the Roman Empire. It is most prevalent in the canton of Grisons in southeastern Switzerland. It is not only spoken in the region but also used as the language of instruction in the schools.

The Matterhorn is one of the most iconic peaks in the Pennine Alps. It lies on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It stands 14,692 feet (4,478 meters) high and as such is one of the tallest peaks in Europe and the Alps. The Swiss town of Zermatt lies to the north-east and the Italian town of Breuil-Cervinia lies to the south. The Theodul Pass lies just east and has been a major trade route since Roman times.
8. While in Istanbul you visit the Hagia Sophia. When you leave the native tour guide says to you, "Güle güle". In what language has he said goodbye to you?

Answer: Turkish

Istanbul is in modern day Turkey. "Güle güle" is goodbye in Turkish and is spoken by the person staying to the person leaving. You would respond with either "Hoscakal", the informal farewell, or "Hoscakalin", the formal farewell. Turkish uses different words depending on who is speaking and to whom they are speaking.

The current Hagia Sophia structure was the third church to be built on the site. Construction began in 532 CE and was completed in 537. It served as the seat of the Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople from 537 until 1453 when Constantinople fell to the Ottomans. The church was immediately converted into a mosque by the conquerors. It served in this capacity until 1935 when it was converted into a museum, its current incarnation.
9. This is Mount Fuji. Of the choices below, which one is a way to say goodbye in the local language?

Answer: Sayonara

Mount Fuji is found on Honshu Island in Japan so sayonara would be the local vernacular for goodbye. Sayonara dates back to 1875 and literally means "if it is to be that way" according to the Etymology Online Dictionary. Annyonghi kaseyo is Korean, zai jian is Chinese, and tot ziens is Dutch.

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 12,389 ft and is an active stratovolcano. It last erupted in 1708. It is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains", the other two being Mount Tate and Mount Haku. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013.
10. This pyramid is found in Santa Cecilia Mexico. Of these four ways to say goodbye in Spanish, which one basically means "go with God"?

Answer: Vaya con Dios

Vaya means "go", con means "with", and Dios means "God". It is similar to adios but that more accurately translates to "to God" (a = "to" and Dios = "God") or "I commend you to God". Buenas noches means "good night" and hasta la vista means "so long" or "until I see you" or "until we meet". All of them can be translated as goodbye.

The pyramid comes from the Aztec culture and is all that remains of a once much larger complex. Many of the other structures were dismantled in order to use their stone for a nearby church from the Spanish conquest. The structure was partially rebuilt in 1962 to restore it and keep it from deteriorating further.
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