The Formal Dining Quiz

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This little quiz will test your knowledge of the formal dining emails and holiday greetings. Please read this year's post prior to the quiz. See the explanations at the end of each question, after scoring, for more dining hints.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The salt cellar has been passed to you without a salt spoon.  You improvise by doing what?
    • A. 

      Pour the salt into you palm of your right hand, and using both the ring finger and thumb of your left hand you sprinkle as needed.

    • B. 

      You use your dinner knife to dispense the salt.

    • C. 

      Treat the cellar as a Zen garden and rake with your fork.

  • 2. 
    According to Ellen Easton, there is only one place for the napkin at a truly formal dinner.
    • A. 

      Folded into a swan and placed on the dinner plate.

    • B. 

      Folded into a sailer's hat, and placed on the charger.

    • C. 

      On the left with the closed edge to the left.

    • D. 

      Folded in half and tucked into your shirt.

  • 3. 
    According to Claudia Lutman, the napkin is also a great location to insert the menu card. 
    • A. 

      True that.

    • B. 

      False.

    • C. 

      So wrong that Ellen Easton would probbaly whip her ass if they were ever at tea together.

    • D. 

      Answer A must be wrong.

  • 4. 
    Who asked about the location of the salad bowl as a reply to the 2006 email?
    • A. 

      Christina

    • B. 

      Judge Laura the Psychic Magistrate

    • C. 

      Katie

    • D. 

      Bernie Kittens

    • E. 

      Harry Giggins

  • 5. 
    Annie R. Gregory points out that a gentleman half unfolds his napkin and places it over his left knee .
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Upon completion of the meal, one should place his fork in the 11o'clock position with the tines down.  The knife should be placed next to that with the blade's cutting edge facing the fork.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The host has inadvertantly filled your Burgundy glass with Chimay Grand Reserve.  Upon noticing this faux pas, you immediately -
    • A. 

      Toss the contents at the host and challange him to a duel.

    • B. 

      Inconspicuously pour it it into the gravy boat.

    • C. 

      To avoid embarrassing the host you immediately toast Father Theodore at the Abbey of Scourmont.

  • 8. 
    Who suggests that a gentleman half unfolds his napkin and places it in his lap?
    • A. 

      Sheila M. Long

    • B. 

      Claudia Lutman

    • C. 

      Emily Post

    • D. 

      Ellen Easton

    • E. 

      I don't know, but I am sure it's not that bitch Claudia Lutman.

  • 9. 
    A place card for a formal dinner for Mimi White would read.
    • A. 

      Ms. Mimi White

    • B. 

      The Meemster

    • C. 

      Mrs. Michael A. White

    • D. 

      Mrs. Margaret Mary White

    • E. 

      Mrs. Mimi White

  • 10. 
    According to  www.butlersguild.com every place setting should be exactly the same, to the ____; an inexperienced butler may use a measuring device..
    • A. 

      Inch

    • B. 

      Millimeter

    • C. 

      A flaxen hair width

    • D. 

      0.75 to 1.25 inched, 0.5 inches being the visual resolution of an inebriated dinner guest.

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