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Planning on attending a fancy or formal dinner party? Have a go at our Dining Etiquette Quiz to find out if you have the savoir-faire!

  
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  • 1. 
    When you have finished eating, place your napkin in the centre of your plate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 2. 
    If your fork falls on the floor, apologise to everyone at the table, pick it up, clean it properly with your napkin, and continue using it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 3. 
    You should always pass both the salt and pepper even if only one is asked for.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 4. 
    You should excuse yourself if you must leave the table during a meal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 5. 
    It is okay for you to burp throughout the meal as long as you say, “Excuse me,” every time you do so.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 6. 
    Always use the bread plate to your left.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    Sit up straight and keep your elbows off the table, especially when you are eating.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    Your water and wine glasses are located toward the right of your plate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    In order to signal to the waiter that you have finished your meal, place the fork and knife back on the table where they were before.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 10. 
    If there are two forks on the table, you should start using the fork nearest to your plate first.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 11. 
    If there are bones in your food, it is okay for you to spit them out directly onto your plate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 12. 
    It is good manners to arrive at a party at least half an hour before it starts as this shows enthusiasm.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 13. 
    In the American style of dining, it is proper to switch the fork to your right hand to bring food into your mouth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 14. 
    If you do not like a certain type of food, it is proper to explain in elaborate detail to the others at the table why this is so.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 15. 
    Since it is not right to waste food, it is best to ask the waiter or your host for a doggy bag to take home the leftovers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 16. 
    If you are the guest, you should not order the most expensive item on the menu unless it is suggested by your host.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 17. 
    It is okay to blow your nose into your napkin as long as you do this quietly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 18. 
    Always go to the bathroom to remove food caught in your teeth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 19. 
    Spoon the soup away from you and sip it from the side of the spoon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 20. 
    In a formal place setting, the dessert spoon and fork are usually placed above your plate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 21. 
    Always hold a glass of white wine by the bowl.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


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