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Test Your Etiquette IQ

1. In the business arena, who pays for a business meal?

a) The male always pays.
b) The person hosting the meal pays.
c) Each person pays for their own meal.

2. You are speaking face-to-face with someone and your cell phone rings, what do you do?

a) Take the call and carry on a conversation with the person on the phone.
b) Answer the call and ask to return the call at a later time.
c) Apologize, place your cell phone on silent and let the call go to your voice mail.

3. Name badges should be worn…

a) Around your neck.
b) On the right shoulder.
c) Clipped to your waistband.

4. What is the correct way to present your business card?

a) Hand it out indiscriminately to as many people as you can like a store flyer.
b) Present it to a new contact early in your conversation.
c) Present your card with the print facing the recipient.

5. During a luncheon, you notice that the person sitting on your right has mistakenly commandeered your glass, you…

a) Tell the person that they have taken your glass.
b) Don’t say anything and take the glass from the place setting on your left.
c) Don’t say anything and ask the server to bring you another glass.

Answers: 1-B, 2-C, 3-B, 4-C, 5-C


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