Can You Pass This 1950s Etiquette Test?

Etiquette in the 1950s was as important as being a true American patriot. Do you think you can pass this 1950's etiquette test with ease and skill? It's time to put your knowledge of old school values to the ultimate test!
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What should parents never do in front of a child per 1950s rules?
Disagree
Kiss
Hug
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How should you eat a cherry?
Cut it in half and remove the pit
One should never eat cherries in public
Put it into mouth whole and place stones on spoon
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How did one know that a date had ended?
When the girl finished her drink.
When the girl folded her napkin and placed it to her left.
When the girl puts the fork on the opposite side of the plate
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What did it mean to get pinned?
To get engaged
To go steady
To buy a new car
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What was one to never talk about on the street?
Money
Dinner plans
The children
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How were children to greet adult guests?
Stand, handshake, and introduce themselves.
Give them a hug.
A quick peck on the cheek.
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When was the latest that a guy could call a girl for a date?
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
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What did dressing for dinner emphasize in the 1950s?
The importance of family
Gratitude for the meal
Respect for the cook
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Any time you or your child received a gift, you were to always promptly....
Call and say thank you
Send a thank you letter
Send a thank gift
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It was extremely rude to leave a party before...
The guest of honor
The host/hostess says it's okay
The cake has been served
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In the 1950s, it was considered rude to arrive somewhere....
Any later than the agreed upon time
15 minutes late
20 minutes late
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As a man, which side of the street were you to walk with your lady on?
Street side
Shop side
It doesn't matter
Result
Unfortunately, you're not too keen on the etiquette of the 1950s just yet! Many of these rules and ideals have faded away with the passing of time, making it more and more difficult to preserve the traditions of the past. What matters most is that you gave this quiz your all!

C+, Etiquette Flop

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When it comes to the etiquette of the 1950s, you are simply amazing! Though years have passed since these rules were common, you remember the proper way people were do things in this golden era in time. From opening doors to leaving on time, there was always a right and a wrong way to do things in the 1950s.

B+, Etiquette Amazing

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true 1950's etiquette ace! It's obvious that you know the etiquette of the 1950's like the decade just happened. From the right way to eat a cherry to the proper way to ask a lady on a date, you know the rules from America's golden era like no one else!

A+, Etiquette Ace

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1
What should parents never do in front of a child per 1950s rules?
Disagree
Kiss
Hug
2
How should you eat a cherry?
Cut it in half and remove the pit
One should never eat cherries in public
Put it into mouth whole and place stones on spoon
3
How did one know that a date had ended?
When the girl finished her drink.
When the girl folded her napkin and placed it to her left.
When the girl puts the fork on the opposite side of the plate
4
What did it mean to get pinned?
To get engaged
To go steady
To buy a new car
5
What was one to never talk about on the street?
Money
Dinner plans
The children
6
How were children to greet adult guests?
Stand, handshake, and introduce themselves.
Give them a hug.
A quick peck on the cheek.
7
When was the latest that a guy could call a girl for a date?
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
8
What did dressing for dinner emphasize in the 1950s?
The importance of family
Gratitude for the meal
Respect for the cook
9
Any time you or your child received a gift, you were to always promptly....
Call and say thank you
Send a thank you letter
Send a thank gift
10
It was extremely rude to leave a party before...
The guest of honor
The host/hostess says it's okay
The cake has been served
11
In the 1950s, it was considered rude to arrive somewhere....
Any later than the agreed upon time
15 minutes late
20 minutes late
12
As a man, which side of the street were you to walk with your lady on?
Street side
Shop side
It doesn't matter