How Good Is Your Etiquette?

LIFESTYLE

By: Zoe Samuel

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Etiquette: derided by some as a very good way for snooty, inward-looking jerks to exclude people; upheld by others as a great way to ensure everyone is included and knows what's going on. Love it or hate it, some fluency in it will help grease the wheels of life. How good are you at speaking this tricky social language? Take this quiz to find out!

Do you ever curse in front of people, and if so, who?

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You're at a dinner and there's no table plan. Where do you sit?

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Your host is serving asparagus. How do you eat it?

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You're invited to a wedding. They sent a real card and everything. How do you RSVP?

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You were invited to a party via FB and you do actually intend to go. How do you RSVP?

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You're going to an engagement party but there's no dress code. What do you wear?

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A fellow guest says something racist at a party. What do you do?

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For whom do you hold doors?

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For whom do you give up your seat on the subway?

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You're a non-drinker but all the drinks have booze in them. What do you do?

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You're hosting a sit-down dinner. What's the correct order of planning?

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A dinner invitation says 7.30 to 8. When is polite to arrive?

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At a private party, someone is way under-dressed. What do you do?

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You go to your friend's house and they've left their prescription for their embarrassing butt disease lying around. You saw it, and they saw you see it. What do you do?

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Someone made a professional introduction for you. How do you thank them?

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You can't remember someone's name for the third time. What do you do?

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Someone asks intimate questions about your health in public, including details you haven't made public. You know they mean well. How do you respond?

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You're doing a table plan for four couples and two singles. No one dislikes each other. How do you set it up?

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Your friend has decorated her home and it's hideous. She asks for your thoughts. What do you say?

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You RSVP'ed yes but something has come up. Which is a good enough excuse to not show up?

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You've been cornered by a crashing bore. How do you handle it?

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You're meeting someone for the first time. How do you greet them?

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You're saying goodbye to someone new. How do you do it?

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Under what circumstances is it OK to post photos of a party at someone's home on social media?

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You have guests over. How loud is too loud?

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How drunk is too drunk (assuming you're not the designated driver)?

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You're at a dinner party. Who do you talk to first?

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At your friend's house, your chair breaks and dumps you on the floor. How do you react?

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How do you sign off a formal letter to someone you don't know?

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What's the proper post dinner party etiquette?

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