Answer These Etiquette Questions and We'll Guess Your Age



Khadija L.

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Etiquette is defined as "a code of behavior that delineates expectations for social behavior according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class or group." It has been called by many "behaviors that assist in survival and has evolved over the years."

During the Enlightenment era (18th century), various norms and behaviors became symbols of being a member of the middle and upper-class bourgeoise. Soon enough, many people were preoccupied with these standards, some of which including when to show emotion, how to master graceful conversation, how to dress elegantly and how to act courteously. Although the emphasis was more on the women, both sexes were involved in this new civility.

By the time the Victorian era (19th to 20th century) had rolled around, an elaborate and complicated system was developed, and numerous books were written on the topic. There were even schools opened where people would send their children to, for them to learn how to interact with the different classes and what is socially acceptable.

What does your etiquette say about you? Will it give any idea as to how old you really are? There is only one way to find out, and that is by taking this quiz!

What do you do when you introduce yourself to someone?

When introducing two people that you know, what do you do?

How would you greet a stranger?

How do you greet a friend who you run into on the street?

Someone compliments you on your outfit; what do you do?

How would you respond to someone who asked you “How are you?”

Is it appropriate to boast about your achievements or how much money you have?

How do you get everyone’s attention?

When you bump into someone, you…

You are on an elevator with five other people, who do you let get off first?

Do you remove your shoes when entering someone’s house?

What time do you stop playing loud music at your home or apartment?

Do you always bring presents when you go to birthday parties?

What would you wear to a friend’s wedding?

Your friend gives you a handkerchief because you keep sneezing. What do you do when you're done with it?

How long do you stand on the queue before asking to be seated?

Which hand do you hold your fork with?

Do you place a napkin your lap during a meal?

Something that you want on the table is out of reach from where you are; what do you do?

Is it true that you should never cross your legs under the table?

Do you answer your phone at the dinner table?

Which of these topics is not “appropriate” dinner conversation?

Your waiter/waitress accidentally spills your drink, you…

How do you eat fries and ketchup?

Which of these drinks gives you the needed boost to finish the last few hours of work?

Do you tip the wait staff?

After eating a meal, what do you do with your utensils?

What do you do when your silverware falls off the table?

Someone you are with tells you that they just passed gas, what do you do?

What do you do when you need to use the bathroom?

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