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Question 1: Another possible origin of this gesture can be found in the first-century Mediterranean world, where extending the digitus impudicus was one of many methods used to divert the ever present threat of the ________.
Central AsiaMiddle EastEuropeEvil eye

Question 2: At a 1976 rally for Senator ________, then Vice President Nelson Rockefeller gave the finger to a group of protestors who were heckling him.
Jack KempGerald FordRonald ReaganBob Dole

Question 3: In ________, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka the social circles exposed to the western cultures use the middle finger gesture in the same sense that it is used in those cultures.
Research and Analysis WingIndiaIndia and the Non-Aligned MovementLok Sabha

Question 4: In 1969 photographer Jim Marshall captured ________ giving the finger backstage at a performance at San Quentin Prison in what would become an iconic photograph.
The Essential Johnny CashJohnny CashWalk the LineJohnny Cash discography

Question 5: The incident became infamous, earning the gesture the nickname the "Salmon Arm Salute" or "Trudeau Salute" in ________.
United StatesUnited KingdomCanadaBarbados

Question 6: In Bulgaria, the ________, Slovakia and a few other Slavic countries, the middle finger gesture is not as obscene and is used more to show annoyance, as though to say to a person, "Get lost".
CroatiaHungaryPolandCzech Republic

Question 7: Italy, Poland, and countries under the influence of Russian culture (Russia, ________, Ukraine) also see the Bras d'honneur as equivalent to The Finger.
BelarusBosnia and HerzegovinaSerbiaAzerbaijan

Question 8: In the UK, Ireland, ________ and New Zealand, the V sign (when given with back of the hand towards the recipient) serves a similar purpose.
United KingdomAustraliaBarbadosCanada

Question 9: This was just before the ________ system of self-censorship began to be seriously enforced in Hollywood.
EuphemismPrior restraintMotion Picture Production CodeHate speech

Question 10: In some African and ________ countries, a similarly obscene gesture is extending all five digits with the palm facing forward, meaning "you have five fathers" (thus calling someone a bastard).
CaribbeanNorth AmericaAmericasLatin America

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