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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.

• 1.

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

• A.

Yes.

• B.

No.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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