Test Your Etiquette: Could You Have Tea With the Queen?

Zoe Samuel

How do you hold your teacup?

How do you eat asparagus?

What's the correct form of address for the Queen?

How do you touch the Queen?

Is it OK to make a joke with the Queen?

What is the correct form of address for a woman you don't know?

What about a man you don't know?

You're at a dinner party. Which fork do you use?

You're at a party and you're not drinking tonight. Someone offers you wine. What do you do?

The invitation says "cocktail attire." What do you wear?

The invite says, "smart casual." What do you wear?

How do you RSVP to a paper invite?

How do you sign off a letter to someone you don't know, and have never written to before?

Someone at the party is making inappropriate jokes. What do you do?

The invite said "7.30 for 8". What time do you arrive?

You stayed at the home of a friend who hasn't got any household help. What might you do on your last day?

You stayed at the home of a friend who has a housekeeper. What do you do on your last day?

You had a great time staying the night at someone's house. How do you thank them?

You had a great time at dinner with a friend. How do you thank them?

You see someone carrying a stroller into the subway. What do you do?

You're late to a dinner party. What do you do?

Is it OK to insist that a child hug their elders?

You sat on a chair in your friend's house and it broke. What do you do?

Your friend sat on your chair and it broke. What do you do?

How fast is it polite to return an email?

Someone treads on your foot. What do you do?

You trod on someone's foot. What do you do?

You completely forgot someone's birthday. What do you do?

You are much richer than your friend. You go to lunch. Who pays?

For whom should you give up your seat on the bus or train?

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About This Quiz

For some, etiquette is an arcane system of rules designed to divide people. For others, it's a way to help people to feel at ease, and equalize people no matter their wealth or position. Usually, the second group finds it easier. Which group do you belong to?

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