How Good Are Your Manners?

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Etiquette Quizzes & Trivia

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘etiquette? ’ Is it good posture, place settings at an English tea party or maybe a handsome gentleman from a Jane Austen novel? These are all great examples, but how many of them do you actually encounter in everyday life? In today’s world, it’s easy to feel like proper manners are a lost art or a thing of the past. Maybe they’re necessary for the Queen of England but not an American teenager, right? Don’t be so sure! Okay, maybe you don’t curtsey when you meet someone new or wear your most elegant gown to the dinner table, but there are still things you can do to show respectful behavior. So let’s see how much you know about proper manners in everyday life.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your mom just introduced you to one of her close friends at work. Do you…
    • A. 

      Smile politely but don’t say anything. Mom’s the one who’s friends with her. Might as well let her do the talking, right?

    • B. 

      Look her in the eye, give a firm handshake and say “Nice to meet you.”

    • C. 

      Break the ice by telling her a funny story about your mom.

  • 2. 
    You’re in the middle of a Bible study with your friends when your cell phone rings. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Answer it immediately. After all, it could be important!

    • B. 

      Let it ring but don’t answer it. You’re with other people and it’s not polite to have a phone conversation in front of them.

    • C. 

      Make sure your phone is off or on silent before your meeting. You can always check the messages later.

  • 3. 
    Your grandmother gives you a new sweater for your birthday, but it’s not exactly your style. Do you…
    • A. 

      Write her a thank you note and mail it immediately.

    • B. 

      Be honest and tell her you wouldn’t be caught dead in that sweater.

    • C. 

      Say thank you when she hands it to you and leave it at that. She knows you appreciate her gifts.

  • 4. 
    You’re having dinner with a friend and her family and they serve you one of your least favorite foods.  What do you do?
    • A. 

      Just eat it. It’ll be tough and you may make a face, but you’ll survive.

    • B. 

      Slip it to the dog under the table.

    • C. 

      Politely refuse the item before it’s put on your plate.

  • 5. 
    A boy in your class texts you and asks you out on a date but you know you wouldn’t feel comfortable. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Ignore the text or pretend it was never received. If he really wanted to hang out with you, he’d ask you in person.

    • B. 

      Make up an excuse. Surely you can find something else to do that day.

    • C. 

      Tell him you’re very flattered but now might not be the best time for a date.

  • 6. 
    You’re sitting at the lunch table when your friends start gossiping about a girl in your class. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Join in the conversation. It would be rude to suddenly ignore your friends.

    • B. 

      Immediately go tell the person they’re gossiping about. She deserves to know what other people are saying.

    • C. 

      Explain to your friends that this is not the best thing to be talking about and ask them to change the subject. Or make a positive statement about the person and use that to change the subject.

  • 7. 
    You’re at a restaurant with your friends but your waiter is not very nice. Do you…
    • A. 

      Ignore his negative attitude and continue with your meal.

    • B. 

      Make jokes about him with your friends once he leaves the table.

    • C. 

      Loudly proclaim that you’d like to see the manager and make a formal complaint.

  • 8. 
    You’re going on your first job interview. What do you wear?
    • A. 

      Same thing you wear every day. It’s important to be yourself on a job interview.

    • B. 

      A nice skirt and blouse. Nothing too fancy.

    • C. 

      Your nicest dress. That cocktail dress in the back of your closet should really impress them!

  • 9. 
    You and one of your closest friends have recently had a big argument. You haven’t seen her in a few days, but you really feel like it’s time to talk about the situation. Do you...
    • A. 

      Invite her out to lunch to have a nice long chat.

    • B. 

      Send her a text to see if she’s still mad.

    • C. 

      Nothing. Let her come to you. That’ll at least give her some time to cool off.

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