Can You Answer Basic Etiquette Questions?

Many people say that basic etiquette is going out the window as the world evolves. It's time for you to prove them wrong with the power of quizzes! How much do you know about basic etiquette? Find out here!
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Question 1/12

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How do you know which fork to use in a dining situation?
work from the outside in
work from the inside out
largest to smallest
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Question 2/12

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If you're at a restaurant and a party member hasn't arrived yet, which of the following should you do?
order your food
order your food, and order for them
wait for them before you order
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Which of the following is an unacceptable time to have a conversation on speakerphone?
in your office
in an elevator
in a business meeting
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Who should you hold a door for?
everyone
women
elderly
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Which of the following is the most polite and reasonable response to receiving a gift?
a personal thank-you note
a return gift
taking the person to dinner
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Which of the following is generally impolite to do in a restaurant bathoom?
comb your hair
brush your teeth
change your shirt
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Question 7/12

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In which of these areas does a cell phone NOT need to be silenced?
movie theatre
cinema
restaurant
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Question 8/12

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Which of the following should not be done in a shared employee lunch room?
microwaving strong-smelling food
playing games with co-workers
talking on a cell phone
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Question 9/12

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In an introduction when you are introducing your boss to your new coworker, how would that introduction traditionally go?
you would introduce the superior first
you would introduce your new coworker first
you would allow them to introduce themselves
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If you have a good seat on a train, and a pregnant woman enters, what should you do?
offer her your seat with no questions asked
don't offer the seat - assuming she needs it is sexist
give her the seat, but only if she asks
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Question 11/12

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Whats the general low-end average that is considered an acceptable tip?
15%
10%
25%
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Question 12/12

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Which of the following is a general rule when going to a restaurant with a group of friends?
split the check, even if you end up paying a bit more sometimes
get separate checks to avoid arguing over it
only pay for what you have eaten/drank, nothing else
Result
Well, hopefully you're better in execution with some of these than you were with the quiz. At the very least, make sure you're not one of those people chewing with their mouths open in a crowded restaurant!

C+, Unwitting and Unaware

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Right!
While you may have missed a few, you're still pretty darn well-versed in the world of etiquette and politeness. People could learn a few things from you!

B+, Perceptive and Polite

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Right!
You're a master of all things etiquette, and we're willing to bet you consistently (and politely) correct people on their own. You're doing your own part to make the world a more tolerable place!

A+, Etiquette Master

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1
How do you know which fork to use in a dining situation?
work from the outside in
work from the inside out
largest to smallest
2
If you're at a restaurant and a party member hasn't arrived yet, which of the following should you do?
order your food
order your food, and order for them
wait for them before you order
3
Which of the following is an unacceptable time to have a conversation on speakerphone?
in your office
in an elevator
in a business meeting
4
Who should you hold a door for?
everyone
women
elderly
5
Which of the following is the most polite and reasonable response to receiving a gift?
a personal thank-you note
a return gift
taking the person to dinner
6
Which of the following is generally impolite to do in a restaurant bathoom?
comb your hair
brush your teeth
change your shirt
7
In which of these areas does a cell phone NOT need to be silenced?
movie theatre
cinema
restaurant
8
Which of the following should not be done in a shared employee lunch room?
microwaving strong-smelling food
playing games with co-workers
talking on a cell phone
9
In an introduction when you are introducing your boss to your new coworker, how would that introduction traditionally go?
you would introduce the superior first
you would introduce your new coworker first
you would allow them to introduce themselves
10
If you have a good seat on a train, and a pregnant woman enters, what should you do?
offer her your seat with no questions asked
don't offer the seat - assuming she needs it is sexist
give her the seat, but only if she asks
11
Whats the general low-end average that is considered an acceptable tip?
15%
10%
25%
12
Which of the following is a general rule when going to a restaurant with a group of friends?
split the check, even if you end up paying a bit more sometimes
get separate checks to avoid arguing over it
only pay for what you have eaten/drank, nothing else