How To Set A Table

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How To Set A Table - Quiz

Today we're going to see how to set a table.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What goes first on the table?

    • A.

      The table

    • B.

      The napkin

    • C.

      The spoon

    • D.

      The glass

    Correct Answer
    B. The napkin
    Explanation
    The napkin goes first on the table because it is a common etiquette to place the napkin on your lap before starting a meal. It is considered polite and hygienic to have the napkin readily available to wipe your mouth or hands during the meal. Placing the napkin on the table before any other items indicates that you are ready to begin the meal.

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  • 2. 

    Then, we put...

    • A.

      The dessert fork

    • B.

      The salad fork

    • C.

      The spoon

    • D.

      The dinner fork

    Correct Answer
    D. The dinner fork
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the dinner fork" because in a formal table setting, the dinner fork is typically placed closest to the plate on the left side. The dessert fork is usually placed above the plate, the salad fork is placed to the left of the dinner fork, and the spoon is placed to the right of the dinner knife.

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  • 3. 

    Then, we put...

    • A.

      The dessert fork

    • B.

      The salad fork

    • C.

      The dinner fork

    • D.

      The spoon

    Correct Answer
    B. The salad fork
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the salad fork because in a traditional place setting, the salad fork is placed to the left of the dinner fork. This is done to ensure that the salad fork is readily available for the salad course of the meal.

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  • 4. 

    To the right of the plate, there are...

    • A.

      One knife

    • B.

      2 knives

    • C.

      3 knives

    • D.

      A knife and a spoon

    Correct Answer
    B. 2 knives
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2 knives because the question states that "To the right of the plate, there are" and then lists the different items. Out of the options given, the only one that mentions knives is "2 knives." Therefore, the correct answer is 2 knives.

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  • 5. 

    Above the napkin, we put...

    • A.

      A salad fork

    • B.

      A dinner fork

    • C.

      A dessert fork

    • D.

      A dessert knife

    Correct Answer
    C. A dessert fork
    Explanation
    In formal dining settings, the order of utensils from the outside in represents the order in which they will be used. Since the dessert fork is listed last, it indicates that it should be placed above the napkin.

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  • 6. 

    Above the dessert fork, we put...

    • A.

      A dessert spoon

    • B.

      A dessert fork

    • C.

      A dessert knife

    • D.

      A teaspoon

    Correct Answer
    A. A dessert spoon
    Explanation
    Above the dessert fork, we put a dessert spoon. This is because a dessert spoon is typically used for eating desserts and is placed above the dessert fork in a table setting. The dessert spoon is larger than a teaspoon and is designed to be used for scooping and eating desserts, such as pudding or ice cream.

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  • 7. 

    Above the two knives, we put...

    • A.

      The spoons

    • B.

      The forks

    • C.

      The table number

    • D.

      The glasses

    Correct Answer
    D. The glasses
    Explanation
    The glasses are placed above the two knives. This suggests that the arrangement is being described in terms of the placement of items on a table setting. In a typical table setting, the knives are usually placed on the right side of the plate, and the glasses are placed above the knives on the right side. Therefore, the glasses would be the correct answer in this context.

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  • 8. 

    After the glasses, we put...

    • A.

      Sugar

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Salt

    • D.

      Pepper

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Salt
    D. Pepper
    Explanation
    After the glasses, we put salt and pepper. This suggests that salt and pepper are the items that come after the glasses in a sequence or arrangement. It implies that the glasses are being followed by salt and pepper in some context or situation.

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  • 9. 

    Finally, after the table number, we put...

    • A.

      Salt and pepper

    • B.

      The coaster

    • C.

      The glasses

    • D.

      Water

    Correct Answer
    B. The coaster
    Explanation
    After the table number, we put the coaster. The coaster is typically placed on the table to protect it from any damage or stains caused by hot or cold beverages. It also helps to absorb any condensation that may occur on the glass, preventing it from dripping onto the table. Placing the coaster after the table number ensures that it is readily available for guests to use when they are seated at the table.

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  • 10. 

    LET'S RECAP! The forks go...

    • A.

      To the right of the napkin

    • B.

      To the left of the napkin

    • C.

      Above the napkin

    • D.

      On the napkin

    Correct Answer
    B. To the left of the napkin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to the left of the napkin. This is because traditional table setting etiquette dictates that the forks should be placed on the left side of the napkin.

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  • 11. 

    The dinner knife and the salad knife go...

    • A.

      To the right of the napkin

    • B.

      To the left of the napkin

    • C.

      Above the napkin

    • D.

      On the napkin

    Correct Answer
    A. To the right of the napkin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to the right of the napkin. Traditionally, the dinner knife is placed to the right of the napkin, with the blade facing towards the plate. The salad knife is then placed to the right of the dinner knife. This arrangement allows for easy access to the knives for right-handed individuals, who are the majority. Placing the knives to the right of the napkin also creates a balanced and visually pleasing table setting.

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  • 12. 

    The dessert fork and the dessert spoon go...

    • A.

      To the right of the napkin

    • B.

      To the left of the napkin

    • C.

      Above the napkin

    • D.

      On the napkin

    Correct Answer
    C. Above the napkin
    Explanation
    The dessert fork and the dessert spoon are placed above the napkin on the table. This is the correct answer because traditionally, utensils are arranged in the order they will be used, from the outside in. Since the dessert utensils are used after the main course, they are placed above the napkin, closer to the plate. Placing them above the napkin also helps to keep the table setting organized and prevents the utensils from falling off the table.

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  • 13. 

    The glasses go...

    • A.

      Above the forks

    • B.

      Above the coaster

    • C.

      Above the knives

    • D.

      On the napkin

    Correct Answer
    C. Above the knives
    Explanation
    The glasses are placed above the knives because traditionally, when setting a table, the order of placement is from the outside in. The knives are usually set on the right side of the plate, so the glasses would be placed above them on the right side as well. This arrangement ensures that the glasses are easily accessible for the diners and creates a visually balanced table setting.

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  • 14. 

    The wine glass goes...

    • A.

      To the right of the water glass

    • B.

      To the left of the water glass

    • C.

      Above the water glass

    • D.

      On the water glass

    Correct Answer
    A. To the right of the water glass
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to the right of the water glass". This means that the wine glass is positioned on the right side of the water glass.

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