Test Your Etiquette IQ
- Q: Whose name is mentioned first in an introduction?
A: The person you are honoring or the eldest, the highest ranking official.
Q: When is it appropriate to shake hands?
Q: How do you know when to call someone by his or her first name?
A: When they tell you to.
Q: What is the correct response to thank you?
A: You’re welcome.
Q: Is email always appropriate?
A: No, there are times when a handwritten note will make all the difference.
Q: At a party you’re stuck with a “boring” individual, what should you do?
A: Introduce them to someone else.
Q: If served appetizers from a server’s tray, how many should you take?
A: 1 if you have a napkin, 2 if you have a plate.
Q: What do you do with the tiny straw that is sometimes in a drink?
A: Stir drink with it, not sip through it.
Q: If handed a wine cork, would you sniff, squeeze or take a bite of it?
A: Sniff it only if you are a wine connoisseur.
Q: If someone honors you with a toast, when should you drink?
A: After everyone else.
Q: What would you do if your nose starting running during dinner?
A: Use a tissue or handkerchief.
Q: If you drop a utensil on the floor in a restaurant, should you pick it up?
Q: In a restaurant how can you tell when a dinner meeting is over?
A: When the corporate host asks for the check OR crumples up their napkin.