Dining Etiquette Quiz

Submitted by: lostinkorea 7 years ago in Quizzes

How well do you know the dinner table traditions of other countries? Take the test now.
There are 78 comments:
Female 36
I`m sure the English one was BS.
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Female 109
What the drat. Burping isn`t a sign of how you like your food in Canada. I live here. It`s just rude.
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Male 373
wow, this kinda fails
1)if you kept answering the middle ones, you`d get most of them right

2)how is burping a sign of thanks? may if your a fuçking redneck, but here its just rude

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Male 845
7
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Female 248
2/11 Haha I thought there was a left-handed fork...
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Female 6
11/11
There are so meny incorrect answers that are claimed true here. Like the China one and the english one. The eye contact one is for a wives tale, not acknowledging existance. But it was fun none the less, just don`t follow it to the T when you travel, lol.

btw: the one about ketchup in france is true, it will get you kicked out of most reasturants, as will asking for the meat to be cooked all the way. Don`t piss off the nation with the best food and chefs around,lol. :-D

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Male 233
5/11. I learnt something :D.
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Female 1,436
Meh, 6/11 - not so bad, I guess.
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Female 131
In England it`s rude to ask for utensils? Thats the biggest load of tot I`ve ever heard lol they just made up a random one because we have nothing interesting to do with eating etiquette.
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Female 2
the japanese one is wrong. thats supposed to be in thailand or vietnam or something like that. 11/11 :D
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Female 2,352
5/11 ouch
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Female 12
11/11 funny i`ve never been to any of these places except Japan.
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Female 131
7 out of 11
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Male 27
I got 9 out of 11. Ha ha!
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Male 1
The austrian answer is wrong its because if u dont look into the others eyes you will have 7 years of bad sex =P
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Female 324
Yeah this quiz is BS too. A few of these are common sense even if you don`t live there but the questions and answers are stupidly written.
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Male 897
opie did u buy a gun? :O
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Male 897
WTF you cnt ask questions so general like "Wht do the english think...." GAAAY 6/11
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Male 8
I`ve known about this quiz for years.
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Female 1,043
8/11
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Female 257
I`ve learned quite a bit about dining etiquette in other countries and I knew this quiz was bs when I got the first question wrong.
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Female 271
6 out of 11

Lunch isn`t called dinner here in Scotland, wtf...

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Male 225
11 out of 11 lol
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Male 2,552
6 out of 11... not to shabby.
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Male 3,842
"I think the Spanish one is BS. I`ve been to Spanish snack bars many times and I haven`t seen a single person just throw everything to the floor like that. Maybe just a specific region of Spain does that, who knows."

I agree with TheSharpest completely. I`ve also been to Spain and no one would throw their garbage on the floor, as that would be very rude to the large crowd of people standing around.

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Male 3,842
Actually, my kids do, in fact, have a "right handed" fork - it curves toward the mouth when you are holding it in your right hand. If you held it in your left hand, it would curve away from the mouth.

But their explanation as to why it is extremely rude to eat with the left hand in Iran is wrong. The real reason is because in ancient times they didn`t have toilet paper, so the left hand was UNCLEAN (because one wiped one`s ass with it) and so only the clean right hand could touch food. So, imagine if a thief has his right hand cut off...he has to eat with the same hand he wipes his ass with

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Female 1,413
i did good. used to waitress.
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Male 679
What does a left-handed fork look like?
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Male 1,686
"Well f*ck this, I only have one hand!
I`m going to go eat some taco bell. And dance. While I eat. HAHA LOOPHOLE, WHAT NOW FANCY MUTHAF*CKERS, WHAT NOW!?"

- LOL, aw, geez that`s funny.

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Female 538
10/11 And I don`t travel even though it thinks I do... I fooled the computer.
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Male 600
The first question is wrong!!! I would know, I`m Chinese.

Yes, Chinese mothers make their kids clear everything on the plate. It is considered wasteful to throw away food. There are only 2 exceptions:
1. Chinese New Year, where excess food on the table is a sign of having excess food throughout the year
2. A large social gathering where finishing all the food will make it seem like you are still hungry. However, you are still expected to finish the food on your plate, but not on the table.

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Female 850
5/11.
Phail for me... :(
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Female 15,763
Well f*ck this, I only have one hand!

I`m going to go eat some taco bell. And dance. While I eat. HAHA LOOPHOLE, WHAT NOW FANCY MUTHAF*CKERS, WHAT NOW!?

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Male 445
Solid_Cat

Because in Islamic society it is a very strong cultural thing to only eat with your right hand, regardless of your dominant hand.

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Male 301
in the "you are left-handed and they give you a "right-handed" fork" question
why the answer is "just eat with your right hand"
arent you supposed to be left handed???
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Male 445
Japan-wise also never pass food from hashi to hashi (from person to person via chopsticks) as this is a custom reserved for sorting bones after cremation into the pot used to store them. The large fragments are passed from family member to family member before being deposited.
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Male 445
9/11 but some huge generalisations. I can categorically say in Japan slurping noodles has nothing to do with food appreciation. It is basically just wolfing your food down as fast as possible and it is very hot. This cools it and brings noodles into the mouth. It also only applies to ramen, although many people also apply it to soba, spaghetti and any similar dishes.

Finishing your food, as with China, is also a no-no regarding amounts.

A more appropriate food tradition in Japan would be to never stand your hashi (chopsticks) up in food, as this is how it is presented to dead ancestors at memorial shrines.

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Male 1,078
7/11
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Female 767
7 of 11. Not too bad.
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Male 2,703
after reading the comments, it seems the quiz maker took generalizations of what they heard and made this quiz.


what really bugged me was the "right-handed fork" question...they didn`t offer the "there is no right-handed fork" which was my immediate thought.

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Male 2,703
my only argument is the Japan one. yes, slurping means you like it, but it doesn`t imply you are trying to shove as much as possible into your mouth (or are impatient). slurping the noodles is the only way to really get the thin/`watery` sauce into your mouth the same time as the noodles, its not like they are using spoons over there.
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Male 674
6...tricky but fun.
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Female 1,095
6 :(
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Male 500
meh. Actually, MEH.
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Female 464
11, yayy.
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Female 87
Since when is it polite to burp after a meal? I guess I`m not very Canadian, since the all-knowing quiz said it is polite. Pshh.
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Male 17,512
11
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Female 1,589
I got Japan, Iran, France, and Canada right. >__<;
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Male 1,765
I think the Spanish one is BS. I`ve been to Spanish snack bars many times and I haven`t seen a single person just throw everything to the floor like that. Maybe just a specific region of Spain does that, who knows.
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Male 49
I got a 5. But now I`m like to eat at a Spanish snack bar, haha.
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Female 82
7. Not bad. (:
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Female 1,963
7. Eh, good enough.
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Female 723
5, Not bad.
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Male 2,855
9/11!
does that mean im cultured?

no, it means you are a terrorist

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Male 1,220
9/11!
does that mean im cultured?
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Female 961
i live in germany and i got the german one wrong lol. got the rest right though
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Female 2,027
i got 4 haha
i remeber asking for ketchup in france and the waiter looked blankly and gave me mayo. hm maybe this was why haha
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Male 239
The English question is bollocks, we eat fried chicken too you know!

And asking for utensils isn`t rude, it`s common sense.

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Female 20
i`m from england, and i got the english one wrong :)
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Male 5
Well, I am PURE chinese, and I can tell you that the parents DO want their kids to finish their plate because food is expensive to them.

However, some families actually only do it if it`s rice only, because they say that the rice crop is labor-intensive to harvest, so we shouldn`t waste.

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Female 4,376
I only got 5 out of 11...
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Male 255
ooooooooooollddddd

but fun

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Male 4,807
The Canada one is total BS!!!
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Female 3,696
I got Canada wrong :(
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Female 572
7 out of 11, which constitutes me being travel ready, lol.
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Female 917
10 out of 11!! "You`re ready to travel!"

:D

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Female 9,475
9/11. I remember taking this quiz before so I remembered most of the answers.
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Female 1,652
6 :(
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Female 924
7 out of 11. Didn`t know the questions about Spain, England, Germany and Scotland ... and I`ve been to these 4 countries before but not to the other 7 (where I got the right answers).
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Female 3,727
Unbelievable! Perfect Score! Your clear to travel the globe! 11 out of 11

It helps that I have been to most of these places too! lol

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Female 397
6 for me. get my passport ready.
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Female 179
got all right shocking and i learn something new today
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Female 108
8/11.
not too bad i suppose.
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Male 35
9 out of 11
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Male 13,624
Not bad I got 9 out of 11
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Female 182
Seven.
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Male 1,686
I scored an 8. meh.
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Female 3,727
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