Digital Etiquette Quiz

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Digital Etiquette Quiz - Quiz

Test your online manners.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does digital etiquette mean?

    • A.

      Making the most of your time online

    • B.

      Increasing your technological skills

    • C.

      Minding your manners in cyberspace

    Correct Answer
    C. Minding your manners in cyberspace
    Explanation
    Digital etiquette means minding your manners when you are online.

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  • 2. 

    When do you need to use etiquette? (Check ALL that apply)

    • A.

      When you are on your cell phone

    • B.

      When you send emails

    • C.

      When you are posting online

    • D.

      When you are at the dinner table with your family

    • E.

      When you are asleep

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. When you are on your cell phone
    B. When you send emails
    C. When you are posting online
    D. When you are at the dinner table with your family
    Explanation
    You should follow rules of etiquette during all your waking hours. Good manners are appropriate online and in life.

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  • 3. 

    When should you NOT use your cell phone at all for texts, internet, or calls? (Check ALL that apply.)

    • A.

      While you are in a face-to-face conversation

    • B.

      While your teacher is addressing the class

    • C.

      While you are a passenger in a car

    • D.

      While you are in a hospital waiting room

    • E.

      While you are in a job interview

    • F.

      While you are at a funeral

    • G.

      During a movie at a theater

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. While you are in a face-to-face conversation
    B. While your teacher is addressing the class
    E. While you are in a job interview
    F. While you are at a funeral
    G. During a movie at a theater
    Explanation
    You should not use your phone anytime it will disturb others or interfere with face-to-face communication.

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  • 4. 

    If you are in a cell phone conversation and you experience a dropped call, you should:

    • A.

      Refuse to speak to the other person again.

    • B.

      Call the person back and explain that their phone must have dropped the call because your cell service is always good.

    • C.

      Call the person back and explain that you aren't sure what happened.

    • D.

      Get very angry.

    Correct Answer
    C. Call the person back and explain that you aren't sure what happened.
    Explanation
    Don't blame the other person when a call gets dropped. This happens frequently with all cell providers.

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  • 5. 

    When you are in a public place, it is fine to talk loudly on your cell phone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Other people do not want to hear your conversation. It is polite to speak quietly and refrain from speaking about personal information.

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  • 6. 

    When writing email, using ALL CAPS means:

    • A.

      Your email is very important.

    • B.

      You are typing very quickly.

    • C.

      You are shouting.

    • D.

      You are an experienced email writer.

    Correct Answer
    C. You are shouting.
    Explanation
    All capital letters are considered rude unless you are intending to shout at your recipient (and usually that's rude anyway.)

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is an appropriate phrase for the subject line of an email?

    • A.

      Hey there

    • B.

      [blank]

    • C.

      Movie on Tuesday?

    • D.

      It's me

    Correct Answer
    C. Movie on Tuesday?
    Explanation
    Emails should have an appropriate subject line that matches the content of your email.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is good practice when writing emails? (Check ALL that apply.)

    • A.

      Use correct grammar and spelling.

    • B.

      Include a subject in the subject line.

    • C.

      Use BCC (blind copy) when sending emails to groups of people.

    • D.

      Be concise and to-the-point (don't ramble).

    • E.

      Be sure to forward chain emails to groups of people.

    • F.

      Send large attachments.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Use correct grammar and spelling.
    B. Include a subject in the subject line.
    C. Use BCC (blind copy) when sending emails to groups of people.
    D. Be concise and to-the-point (don't ramble).
    Explanation
    Your emails give others an impression about you. Watch your grammar and spelling, don't violate others' privacy by giving others access to their email address, don't waste people's time, and be mindful of their bandwidth when sending attachments.

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  • 9. 

    When posting in an online forum or using social media, feel free to "flame" (say mean or inflammatory things). You're online and things are anonymous most of the time or else you're talking to your friends anyway.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Saying things that make others angry on purpose is rude. Saying mean things about other people is mean and rude. If you wouldn't say it to someone's face, don't say it online.

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  • 10. 

    When posting pictures online, you should consider:

    • A.

      Whether or not others in the picture would want that picture posted

    • B.

      How the picture makes you look to others

    • C.

      Whether or not the picture could get anyone into trouble

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Make sure any photos you post online are respectful of the feelings and needs of others and that they don't make you look bad to potential employers.

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  • 11. 

    When using social media sites, it is O.K. to ask someone to "friend" you or "follow" you:

    • A.

      1 time

    • B.

      3 times

    • C.

      5 times

    • D.

      As many times as it takes to get them to connect with you

    Correct Answer
    A. 1 time
    Explanation
    Bugging people online to connect with you is considered rude. Ask once and only once.

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  • 12. 

    Blogging is a great way to tell people off when they make you mad or bother you.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Never use the internet to say things to people that you would not say directly to their face. Hurtful comments will reflect poorly on you as well as the other person, and when posted on the internet they can be impossible to take back.

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  • 13. 

    When you are online, you should refrain from ever saying something negative about your employeer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In some cases, saying something negative about your employer can get you fired. Even something as simple as, "I so hate my job today," can cause you problems at work. Remember that it can be very simple for people to find out where you work even if your employer or company is not mentioned directly in the quote.

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