Quiz: Only A Debutante Would Pass This Southern Etiquette Test. Can You?

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Are you a proper Southerner?

How much do you know about Southern etiquette? Take this quiz to see if you practice proper manners!

 Aug 29, 2020

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What must a man do when a women enters or leaves the room?
Shake her hand

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Once you sit at a table, where should you place your napkin?
On the table
On your lap
On your neck

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

True or false: Forks go to the left of the plate.

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which side of the place setting does the water glass go on?
In the center above the plate
Left side
Right Side

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Food is passed around the table in what direction?
It doesn't matter

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

True or false: It is the role of the host to give the first toast.

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is a cotillion?
A fancy dress
A "coming of age" ball
An alcoholic beverage

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

How do you thank someone for a present?
A handwritten note
A phone call
An email

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you're invited to a party, what should you do?
Show up
Wear something nice

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What should a man do when a lady enters the room?
Open a window
Maker her a drink

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What color shouldn't you wear after Labor Day?

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

When eating with a group, what should you do?
Dig in!
Wait until everyone gets their food before you start eating
Eat your salad first

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

When should you arrive at an event?
A little early
Right on time
A little late

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you run into someone you know on the street what should you do?
Ask about their Momma
Smile and wave
Ask about their Daddy

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you're getting married again a second time, what color should you wear?

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which word is no request complete without?
Thank you
Yes sir/ma'am

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Where must dirty silverware be placed?
On a napkin
On the table
On the edge of the plate

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you are invited to a dinner party what should you bring?
Your invite
A gift or hot dish
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

The American South is known as a place of kind people with a rich culture and history. To outsiders, folks from the area have some of the most unusual slang terms, food, and landmarks in the country, but are known as some of the most polite people around! If you're from the South and your character and voice were created in that part of the world, your charm, how you carry yourself and the adorably funny way you speak will make everyone, everywhere stop and take notice!

Do you know what to do when you approach people? What happens when a lady enters a room? How a lady should behave? Do you know how to set a proper table and which forks to use in what order? If you answered "yes" to all of these questions, then this is quiz for you? Show you how much you know about good old-fashioned Southern hospitallity!

Southerners are colorful, warm and mostly easy to understand—that is, if you're from that part of the country, but some things about people from the South confuse everyone else. However, if you're a Southerner by birth or at heart, you'll be able to understand the area's etiquette perfectly!

So, settle in and take this quiz to see how well you can answer the eighteen questions on South, its traditions and culture. We know you can ace it, because you're smart as all get out, bless your heart!