Can You Answer 12 Social Etiquette Questions?

Unfortunately, social etiquette seems to be followed less and less by the year. Are you one of the people who still knows how to be polite, courteous, or chivalrous in society? Take our quiz to find out!
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Question 1/12

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By traditional etiquette standards, when a couple is walking on the sidewalk, the man should walk:
closest to the street.
closest to the buildings and alleyways.
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Question 2/12

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If you sneeze and your friend hands you a handkerchief, what should you do?
put it in your pocket to keep - never give someone back a used handkerchief
keep it for now, but wash it and return it as soon as possible
fold it inside out and give it back to them
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Question 3/12

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If you attend a formal dinner and find a spoon placed horizontally above your dinner plate, what is it for?
Salad
Dessert
Soup
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Question 4/12

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Who should get off an elevator first?
Women
Children
Person closest to the door
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Question 5/12

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If you're asked to remove your shoes in a person's house, but you typically don't and are uncomfortable doing so, what should you do?
keep your shoes on
take them off anyways
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What is the general etiquette for signing a guest book?
Name Only
Name and A Message
Ask the host what they would prefer
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Question 7/12

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How far should you stand when being introduced to someone or introducing yourself?
one arm's length
five or six feet
one person's length
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Question 8/12

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If you're ordering something simple like beer or wine, what is the average tip for a bartender?
$1 per drink
no tip
$3.50 per drink
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Question 9/12

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If a man and woman who encounter each other on the street at night, what should the man do?
stop walking toward her
cross to the other side
introduce himself from a far
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Question 10/12

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Which of the following is true in regards to escalator etiquette?
don't bring strollers on it
don't hold the handrails
stand on the left side
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Question 11/12

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Between what hours is noise "expected" - as in, what hours is it not necessarily the best option to complain about the noise, such as a neighbor playing loud video games?
between 7am and 7pm
between noon and midnight
between 8am and 8pm
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Question 12/12

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When you are in a public place, it is fine to talk loudly on your cell phone.
True
False
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You need to bone up on your manners and etiquette expertise! While we're sure you're not actively going around being rude and offending people, there are certainly some things on this quiz you should know! Study up!

C+, Manners Misfire

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Right!
While you might not be a flawless etiquette expert, you sure know your stuff when it comes to manners and how to act in a variety of public situations. Great work!

B+, Manners Master

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Right!
You're a real etiquette expert! You probably teach all your friends and loved ones the best ways to act in public, and they're all the better for it. Who knows how many potentially awkward situations you've helped them (and yourself) get out of? Great work!

A+, Etiquette Expert

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1
By traditional etiquette standards, when a couple is walking on the sidewalk, the man should walk:
closest to the street.
closest to the buildings and alleyways.
2
If you sneeze and your friend hands you a handkerchief, what should you do?
put it in your pocket to keep - never give someone back a used handkerchief
keep it for now, but wash it and return it as soon as possible
fold it inside out and give it back to them
3
If you attend a formal dinner and find a spoon placed horizontally above your dinner plate, what is it for?
Salad
Dessert
Soup
4
Who should get off an elevator first?
Women
Children
Person closest to the door
5
If you're asked to remove your shoes in a person's house, but you typically don't and are uncomfortable doing so, what should you do?
keep your shoes on
take them off anyways
6
What is the general etiquette for signing a guest book?
Name Only
Name and A Message
Ask the host what they would prefer
7
How far should you stand when being introduced to someone or introducing yourself?
one arm's length
five or six feet
one person's length
8
If you're ordering something simple like beer or wine, what is the average tip for a bartender?
$1 per drink
no tip
$3.50 per drink
9
If a man and woman who encounter each other on the street at night, what should the man do?
stop walking toward her
cross to the other side
introduce himself from a far
10
Which of the following is true in regards to escalator etiquette?
don't bring strollers on it
don't hold the handrails
stand on the left side
11
Between what hours is noise "expected" - as in, what hours is it not necessarily the best option to complain about the noise, such as a neighbor playing loud video games?
between 7am and 7pm
between noon and midnight
between 8am and 8pm
12
When you are in a public place, it is fine to talk loudly on your cell phone.
True
False