What Canadian Province Best Fits Your Manners?
By: Heather Cahill
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About This Quiz
Welcome to Canada, where everyone is nice. Well... depending on the province, that is! Being nice is a common stereotype in Canada, but you may notice a difference in manners as you travel across the country. Things that are accepted in one part of the country can be different in another. It is the second largest country in the world, so there are naturally a lot of differences from one end to the other! Have you ever wondered which province matches your manners?
Would your manners match the East Coast provinces or the West Coast provinces? Maybe you would fit into the area of the Northwest Territories or the French traditions in Quebec. But if you catch yourself saying sorry, please and thank you more than your neighbors to the south, you don't have too much to worry about! Being polite also has to do with your actions and how you treat people. Whether you believe in karma or not, there's no denying that being a nice person and having great manners will usually pay off! Holding open doors and saying hello to people are only a few ways to exercise your manners.
So, are you ready to see which province you would fit right into? Then take the quiz to find out!
When someone helps you, how do you pay them back?
I thank them and give them a gift.
I thank them and tell them I owe them one.
Do you hold open doors for people?
If it doesn't inconvenience me.
Are you quick to help someone in need?
If I'm not too busy with something else.
If your boss asked you to handle something at work, what would you do?
I would tell them that I had it covered and not to worry about it.
I would tell them that I would get it done.
I would ask if they could pass it to someone who is less busy.
I would tell them that I couldn't do it.
When someone gives you a gift, do you return the favor?
Do you like to surprise people?
I don't mind doing it the odd time.
If someone spilled coffee on your notebook, how would you react?
I would tell them it's okay and buy them a new coffee.
I would tell them no to worry about it and clean it up.
I would be pretty angry, but tell them it was fine.
I would be angry, but try to hold my composure.
Would you rather give or receive?
I'm more of a giver, but receiving is nice too.
I like to receive, but I enjoy giving once in a while.
Receiving is my favorite.
Which of the following do you think is disrespectful?
Texting when speaking with someone
Not saying please and thank you
How would you get the attention of someone who is busy?
I would wait for them to finish and then say "excuse me."
I would give them a wave and ask if they could speak to me once they finished.
I would say sorry and then speak to them.
If you find a closed door, and you're unsure of whether or not someone is inside, what would you do?
I would knock, and ask if anyone was there.
I would ask if anyone was inside.
I would just knock and leave.
Would you go out of your way to do something nice for another person?
No, only if it wasn't a bother to me.
How often do you say sorry?
Where do you place your napkin when at the dinner table?
In the collar of my shirt
If someone bothers you, what do you do?
I stay polite and try to get away as soon as possible.
I try to leave the situation.
I tell them that they are bothering me.
What do you do before leaving someone's house?
I thank them and tell them that I had a good time.
I thank them for allowing my into their home.
I tell them to come to my house next.
How often do you give compliments?
I give compliments here and there.
What would you do if you accidentally bumped into someone?
I would immediately apologize and ask if they were okay.
If someone tells you a secret, do you keep it?
In an elevator, what would you do if someone was running to get on before the doors closed?
Hold the door open to let them in.
Hold the door open for a second and hope that they make it in.
When driving, how do you react when someone wants to merge?
I slow down and give them a wave to move in.
I speed up so that they can get in behind me.
I let them figure it out.
What is the first thing you would teach a child about manners?
How to say "please" and "thank you"
To apologize when it is necessary
To take their hat off at the dinner table
If someone is speaking and you wanted to put a thought in before you forgot it, what would you do?
I would wait until they finished and write it down in the mean time.
I would ask them if I could add something after they were finished.
I would say excuse me and ask if I could add something.
I would say excuse me and add in what I wanted to say right away.
What would you do if you wanted to go into a locked room that belonged to someone else?
Ask for permission to get the key and enter.
Let the person know that you were going into the room.
Get the key myself and go in.
How would you critique someone?
I wouldn't even if I wanted to.
I would do it in the nicest possible way.
I would do it in a constructive way.
I would just do it and forget about it.
When someone does something nice for you, how do you respond?
I always make sure to thank them for their time or return the favor.
I'll give them a quick thanks.
What do you do upon entering someone's house?
I take off my boots and hat.
I take off my shoes and say hello.
I wipe my boots off then walk in.
If you notice someone struggling, what would you do?
I would stop and ask if I could help them in any way.
I would stop and try to help.
When holding a conversation, what do you say back when someone asks how you are?
I tell them I am fine, and ask how they are.
I tell them that I am okay.
I tell them that I am fine and tell them why.
I tell them about everything happening in my life.
Which of the following don't you do while at the table?
Reach over everyone to get something
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