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The Restroom Etiquette Rules People Are Constantly Breaking Quiz
by Staff
Proper etiquette keeps public restrooms clean, allowing everyone to do their business without coming into contact with huge messes or icky germs. Take our quiz to see which unwritten restroom rules are commonly broken.

In a unisex bathroom at work, should the toilet seats stay up or down, according to etiquette expert Emily Post?

  • Leave them up.
  • Keep them down.
  • Let the female employees decide.

True or false: Whenever possible, leave a buffer between yourself and others when choosing a stall or urinal.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Men don't really need a buffer space between urinals.

  • true
  • false

How much does a target or bull's-eye reduce urinal spillage?

  • 30 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 80 percent

How many women sit directly on the toilet seat in a public restroom?

  • 2 percent
  • 20 percent
  • 50 percent

True or false: It's OK to talk on your phone in the restroom now that cell phones are so common.

  • true
  • false

Despite the rude factor, what percentage of people admit to using cell phones in the stall?

  • 10 percent
  • 35 percent
  • 65 percent

Who uses more toilet paper, men or women?

  • women
  • men
  • They use the same amount.

What's the most common way to hang the toilet paper roll?

  • over the top
  • under the bottom
  • These two options are used about equally.

Who is more likely to wash their hands after using the restroom?

  • men
  • women
  • They are equally likely to wash their hands.

True or false: Almost everyone who washes their hands in a public restroom uses soap.

  • true
  • false

How long should you wash your hands to kill germs?

  • five seconds
  • 10 seconds
  • 20 seconds

True or false: Hand-washing reminder signs make both men and women more likely to wash their hands.

  • true
  • false

What percentage of people flush the toilet with their foot?

  • 33 percent
  • 64 percent
  • 87 percent

True or false: There is no evidence that anyone has ever gotten a sexually transmitted disease from a toilet seat.

  • true
  • false

Who spends longer in the bathroom stall?

  • women
  • men
  • They spend the same amount of time in the stall.

True or false: Wet hands transmit bacteria easier than dry hands.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Hand dryers spread fewer germs than paper towels.

  • true
  • false

True or false: You should always close the lid on your toilet prior to flushing.

  • true
  • false

Which of these is the germiest surface in a women's restroom?

  • toilet seat
  • faucet handle
  • hygiene products box

What percentage of people always flush the toilet after completing their business?

  • 33 percent
  • 63 percent
  • 93 percent

True or false: If both men and women live in your house, etiquette suggests keeping the toilet seat down at all times.

  • true
  • false

Which stall is used the least in a public restroom?

  • the one closest to the door
  • the one in the middle
  • the one farthest from the door

How many people admit to having dropped a cell phone in a toilet?

  • 3 percent
  • 11 percent
  • 19 percent

True or false: More than a third of tablet owners use their tablets while sitting on the john.

  • true
  • false

True or false: An estimated 14 percent of cell phones are coated in fecal bacteria.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Refillable soap dispensers are highly sanitary.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Men are more likely than women to lie about bathroom hand-washing.

  • true
  • false

Which is better for hand hygiene, hand-washing or sanitizer?

  • sanitizer
  • hand-washing
  • They are about the same.

Which "Seinfeld" character learned an expensive lesson about bathroom reading material in season nine?

  • Jerry
  • George
  • Kramer