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Tribal Mutilation Quiz

Nothing gory, just a tour of a few traditional, tribal, “body modifications” signifying identity, coming of age or simply decoration. 10 Questions.

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Question 1 Photo

The women of the "Apatani" tribe wear nose plugs as a tribal signature and live in which region of India?

  • Rajasthan
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Bangladesh
  • Kashmir

Question 2 Photo

Scarification has occurred for generations transforming boys into men and resulting in patterned skin that resembles the skin of a crocodile, amongst the Sepik River Tribes of which country?

  • Java
  • Fiji
  • Tierra del Fuego
  • Papua New Guinea

Question 3 Photo

The "Caiapo" Indians, who enlarge the lip by wedging it with a disc braced on the chin, come from where?

  • Amazon
  • Canada
  • Philippines
  • Java

Question 4 Photo

At the age of about 10, facial scarring is a sign of manhood to the men of the "Bobo" tribe, from which part of Africa?

  • North
  • East
  • West
  • South

Question 5 Photo

In which African country do the women of the "Murzi" tribe stretch their pierced lips with clay discs both as a sign of beauty and as a status symbol?

  • Nigeria
  • Malawi
  • Zimbabwe
  • Ethiopia

Question 6 Photo

Cranial binding has been around for a long time as part of the culture in Africa and South America, but which Peruvian culture did this to "speak more clearly to the Gods"?

  • Inca
  • Mayan
  • Olmec
  • Aztec

Question 7 Photo

Tribal women from which part of the world stretch their necks with rings for reasons of cultural identity and beauty?

  • North and South Korea
  • Malaya and Singapore
  • Burma and Thailand
  • Malaysia and Indonesia

Question 8 Photo

At what age do the "Rikbaktsa" tribe, of the Mato Grosso region of Brazil, mark transition into manhood and eligibility for marriage, by piercing the ears and expanding them with wooden ear discs?

  • 14 - 15 yeqars
  • 15 - 17 years
  • 18 - 19 years
  • 20 - 21 years

Question 9 Photo

Considered the ultimate when it comes to beauty, tooth sharpening is a very painful process undertaken by the women of South Asian tribes of the eastern-most island of which island group?

  • Madeira
  • Philippines
  • Cayman
  • Seychelles

Question 10 Photo

Not quite a bone, where might you be confronted by a "Dani" Warrior looking seriously fearsome with boar tusks up his nose?

  • Brazil
  • Paraguay
  • Borneo
  • Papua New Guinea