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Do you know how much you should tip a doorman? What about your waiter at a buffet? Take our quiz and test your tipping knowledge. You may even get a few tips on tipping.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Should you feel obligated to tip an employee at a take-out restaurant?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    B. No.
    Explanation
    You’re not obligated to tip an employee at a take-out restaurant, according to The Emily Post Institute. However, if the employee goes above normal service, you can tip between 0 percent and 10 percent.

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  • 2. 

    How much should you tip a bartender?

    • A.

      $1 per drink.

    • B.

      $1 for every two drinks.

    • C.

      $2 per drink.

    Correct Answer
    A. $1 per drink.
    Explanation
    The Emily Post Institute says you should tip a bartender $1 per drink or 15 percent to 20 percent of the total tab.

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  • 3. 

    Should you leave a tip for the housekeeper when you’re staying in a hotel?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes.
    Explanation
    The Emily Post Institute says you should leave between $2 and $5 for the housekeeper for each day of your stay.

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  • 4. 

    When you’re at a coffee shop or other establishment with a tip jar on the counter, should you feel obligated to drop your extra change in the bucket?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    B. No.
    Explanation
    You should not feel obligated to drop a tip in the tip jar at any dining establishment, according to The Emily Post Institute. However, you should occasionally leave a tip if you are a regular or if the person went above normal service.

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  • 5. 

    How much of a tip should you leave for the wait staff at a buffet?

    • A.

      None.

    • B.

      10 percent.

    • C.

      15 percent.

    Correct Answer
    B. 10 percent.
    Explanation
    The Emily Post Institute says you should tip the wait staff at a buffet 10 percent. That’s different from the wait staff at a sit-down restaurant, where you should leave a 15 percent to 20 percent tip, before tax, according to the organization.

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  • 6. 

    How much should you tip the doorman at a hotel for carrying your luggage?

    • A.

      None.

    • B.

      $1 to $2.

    • C.

      $4 to $5.

    Correct Answer
    B. $1 to $2.
    Explanation
    According to The Emily Post Institute, a doorman should get $1 to $2 for carrying luggage, $1 to $2 for hailing a cab and another $1 to $4 for going beyond the call of duty.

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