Test Your Knowledge About The Basic Dining Etiquette! Quiz

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Test Your Knowledge About The Basic Dining Etiquette! Quiz

Do you know anything about basic dining etiquette? Do you think you can pass this quiz? Knowledge of dining etiquette helps in any situation in which you sit down and share a meal with others. It is beneficial when you have an interview in a restaurant so employees can surmise how students will behave themselves in a dining situation. If you want to learn more, take this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It is appropriate to arrive early to a dinner party and order a drink while waiting for the hostess and the rest of the party
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 2. 
    1. Once everyone is seated at the dinner table, one must first
    • A. 

      Check his or her silverware

    • B. 

      Engage in conversation with other guests

    • C. 

      Place a napkin on his or her lap

    • D. 

      Ask for the menu

  • 3. 
    When sitting at a table, one must do all of the following except
    • A. 

      Turn off cell phones

    • B. 

      Assist ladies out of their coats and help them sit

    • C. 

      Hang coats or jackets on back of the chair

    • D. 

      Remove keys,purses and cell phone from the table

  • 4. 
    Red wine goes well with fish, while white wine pairs up well with meat
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    How will the letters "BMW" (in that order) help you at dinner
    • A. 

      Bread on the left, drink on the right

    • B. 

      The will remind you of good manners "best manners wanted"

    • C. 

      They will always remind you to compliment your host "Best Meal and Wine"

  • 6. 
    You should always pass both the salt and pepper even if only one is asked for.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    If you do not wish to have your wine, water, or coffee refilled, you should.....
    • A. 

      ...say "no, thank you"

    • B. 

      ...cover your cup or glass with the palm of your hand

    • C. 

      ...pick your cup or glass up and throw it into the nearest fireplace

    • D. 

      ...push your cup or glass away from you

  • 8. 
    Where should you place your soup spoon when you are finished with your soup?
    • A. 

      On the table

    • B. 

      In the mouth of the person sitting to your right

    • C. 

      On the service plate (which the soup bowl sits on)

    • D. 

      In the soup bowl

  • 9. 
    When leaving the table during a meal, where do you place your napkin?
    • A. 

      The back of your chair

    • B. 

      To the left of your plate, unfolded

    • C. 

      On the seat of your chair

    • D. 

      In the right nostril of the person sitting to your left

  • 10. 
    Some of the perceptions people can form solely from your appearance are:
    • A. 

      Your professionalism

    • B. 

      If you went to a post secondary institution

    • C. 

      Your level of sophistication

    • D. 

      Your intelligence

    • E. 

      Your credibility

  • 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. 
    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

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    Food is served from the LEFT and removed from the RIGHT
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Proper passing etiquette requires that one
    • A. 

      Offers food to the LEFT, help yourself, then pass to the RIGHT

    • B. 

      Offers food to the RIGHT, help yourself, then pass to the LEFT

    • C. 

      Offers food to the LEFT, pass to the RIGHT, then help yourself

    • D. 

      Passes food from the LEFT and help yourself once everyone else has had a serving

  • 16. 
    Which one of the following is NOT  appropriate when eating pasta (spaghetti)
    • A. 

      Cut pasta in shorter strands before twirling

    • B. 

      Use spoon to twirl pasta with fork

    • C. 

      Slurp any remaining strands of pasta

    • D. 

      Keep fork in contact with plate when twirling pasta

  • 17. 
    American Style dining includes the following (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Knife in right hand, fork in left hand holding food.

    • B. 

      Eat food by switching fork to right hand(unless left handed)

    • C. 

      Place knife on edge of plate with blades facing in when not in use

    • D. 

      Utensils must remain in hand during the meal unless you are leaving the table temporarily

    • E. 

      Knife in LEFT hand, fork in RIGHT hand

  • 18. 
    Continental Style dining includes the following (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Knife in right hand, fork in left hand

    • B. 

      The resting position is cross the fork over the knife.

    • C. 

      Finished position: fork and knife are on the right side of plate with fork tines down and cutting edge of knife facing you

    • D. 

      Both utensils are kept in your hands with the tines pointed down throughout the entire eating process.

  • 19. 
    A cloth napkin must be completely unfolded while a paper napkin is folded lengthwise before being placed on one's lap
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    ¨Your entrée looks so delicious, you hardly can wait to delve in.  Upon taking the first bite, you realize the food is scalding hot (or is spoiled)!! What should you do?
    • A. 

      Take a sip of water and swallow

    • B. 

      Spit the food in your napkin

    • C. 

      Spit food onto fork and place on edge of plate

  • 21. 
    It is appropriate to season (salt,pepper, hot sauce, steak sauce...) your food before tasting it
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    It is OK to intercept food or condiments before they reach the person who asked for them
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    When sharing butter, spreads and dips the following guidelines apply (Check all correct answers)
    • A. 

      Transfer small amount of butter, dip or spread to your own plate

    • B. 

      Dip piece of bread,chip or toast in common bowl as often as needed

    • C. 

      When sharing salsa, do not transfer any to your plate

  • 24. 
    When it comes to the salad course ALL the following appply EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Eat with dinner fork if salad is the main entree/course

    • B. 

      Slice and dice whole salad, add dressing and toss before eating

    • C. 

      If served a whole wedge cut one piece at the time using salad knife

    • D. 

      If salad is served before or after the main entree use salad fork

  • 25. 
    When you are done with your meal you
    • A. 

      Place your folded napkin to the RIGHT side of your plate

    • B. 

      Place napkin to the LEFT side of your plate

    • C. 

      Place napkin above your plate so server can see that you are really done

    • D. 

      Place napkin anywhere because it does not make any difference