Quiz: Can You Pass This Southern Belle Etiquette Test?

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Do you have true southern belle grace?

Test your knowledge on proper southern etiquette and manners to see once and for all whether you're a Belle!

 Jul 04, 2018
1 of 18Pick your answer!
Which word is no request complete without?
Please
Sorry
Thank you
2 of 18Pick your answer!
What must gentlemen do when a lady enters or leaves the room?
Ignore her
Stand
Bow down
3 of 18Pick your answer!
Is the bread plate placed to the left or the right of the dinner plate?
Left
Right
4 of 18Pick your answer!
You should always put others before yourself. True or false?
False
True
5 of 18Pick your answer!
What is the appropriate way to acknowledge strangers on the street?
Stop and stare
You mustn't acknowledge strangers
Smile or say hello
6 of 18Pick your answer!
Which titles must you always use to address elders?
Sir and Ma'am
Mr. and Mrs.
Aunty and Uncle
7 of 18Pick your answer!
Where must dirty silverware be placed?
On the napkin
On the edge of the plate
On the tablecloth
8 of 18Pick your answer!
Which side of the sidewalk must gentlemen walk on when accompanying a lady?
Streetside
Furthest away from the street
It doesn't matter
9 of 18Pick your answer!
Is it better to practice modesty or pride?
Modesty
Pride
10 of 18Pick your answer!
Which of the following is the least polite?
RSVPing No to a party
Not RSVPing at all
RSVPing Yes to a party, and then cancelling
11 of 18Pick your answer!
Southerners love to __________ for others.
cook
sing
talk
12 of 18Pick your answer!
After you have dinner at someone's house, it is expected that you:
stay for awhile to socialize
clear out right away; lingering is rude
stay up well past midnight
13 of 18Pick your answer!
You should always offer your guest an ice cold glass of _________.
milk
sweet tea
coffee
14 of 18Pick your answer!
Southerners are well known for their ____________.
charm
fast-pace
straight-forwardness
15 of 18Pick your answer!
What is the southern way to say someone is adorable?
They are hootin' tootin' fine
They are cuter than an alligator in a swamp
They are as cute as a button
16 of 18Pick your answer!
When a southern person thinks, they _____.
debate
reckon
ponder
17 of 18Pick your answer!
How do you address a group of people?
Y'all
You all
You guys
18 of 18Pick your answer!
What would you say if you wanted to show determination?
"Move out the way"
"Bus is leaving"
"Come Hell or high water"
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Entering social circumstances can be intimidating – especially when you're attending a high-class event and expected to be on your best behavior. In the case of The South, there are so many etiquette rules and so much slang that is unique to Southern Etiquette. This quiz is the ultimate opportunity for Southerners and other Americans alike to challenge their knowledge of proper behavior – and enjoy a fun quiz while doing it!

Whether you’re from Alabama, North Carolina, or Texas, as a Southerner you know that Southern girls do it best. People from Georgia, Oklahoma, and Arkansas do all have their own special words they use – but no matter where you are in the South, you know that no request is complete with a "please and thank you". Northerners might wonder what exactly does “Bless your heart” mean, but whether you’re in Kentucky, Tennessee, or Virginia, a true Southerner knows exactly the intention that phrase has.

There are thousands of funny Southern phrases that are part of your daily language, from “y’all” to “fixin’ to”. If you are from The South, you are proud of the fact that you weren't "born in a barn", and that you know a proper table setting and when to use your salad fork. With this quiz, you can show how much you truly do know about the language and etiquette Southerners use. So, whether you are a real Southerner, or you’re just looking to see how well you know your manners, after taking this test, you’ll know exactly when to properly use the most popular Southern phrases and etiquette skills. Or, you’ll learn that you maybe have a little bit more studying to do before you can be considered a real Southern Belle!

With questions like "Where must dirty silverware be placed?” or “Which side of the sidewalk must gentlemen walk on when accompanying a lady?”, this quiz is the ultimate opportunity to show off your proper Southern manners. Not often do you have the chance to challenge the rules and terms that you grew up with, and every Southerner should take this test and see if they use and understand what it means to be a true Southern Belle.

Being from the South, you know that you have immense pride in your hometown, the Southern food you eat, the phrases you use, and where you came from. That’s why we’re certain that after taking this test, you’ll know for sure that you’re as Southern as they come. Southerners, no doubt, have a special way of living, and this quiz will remind you how much you love that Southern charm!

Click the "Let's Play" button to challenge your Southern etiquette skills, and take this test to see if you can talk the talk and walk the walk like a real Southerner. We’re sure that by the end of it, you’ll be boasting to your friends that you’re the Ultimate Southerner through and through. Being a Southerner is something that you should be proud of, so take this test, and don’t forget to share the results with your friends to see if they know Southern manners too.