General Manners for Kids & Parents

Double dipping. "Please" and "Thank You." How are the kids doing when it comes to the social graces? The answers to these five questions may tell -- and we'll tally the score.

Quiz

Double dipping. "Please" and "Thank You." How are the kids doing when it comes to the social graces? The answers to these five questions may tell -- and we'll tally the score.

1. Double dipping: When eating chips with dip, is it OK to dip, take a bite, and return for more dip with the same chip?

  • Yes.
  • No.

2. When talking with friends, family, it's not necessary to say "Please" and "Thank You".

  • True.
  • False.

3. You and your folks are at the ballpark watching a ballgame and the national anthem begins to play. What do you do?

  • Remove your hat, stand at attention, and salute the flag at the first note of the National Anthem and hold the salute until the last note is played.
  • Do nothing -- any kind of "honors" will make you look like a geek.

4. You're over at a friend's house for dinner and are served a dish you've never had or seen before. What do you do?

  • Make a face and poke it with your fork.
  • Wait until the host looks away and give it to the family dog.
  • Say something like, "Thank you, I love new foods. I've never had this before and I can't wait to try it."

5. After you've received a birthday gift it is proper to send a "Thank-you" note. How soon should you write it?

  • Within 24 hours of receiving the gift.
  • Anytime before your next birthday.
  • Within a month.

Your Results:

1. Double dipping: When eating chips with dip, is it OK to dip, take a bite, and return for more dip with the same chip?
No.

2. When talking with friends, family, it's not necessary to say "Please" and "Thank You".
False.

3. You and your folks are at the ballpark watching a ballgame and the national anthem begins to play. What do you do?
Remove your hat, stand at attention, and salute the flag at the first note of the National Anthem and hold the salute until the last note is played.

4. You're over at a friend's house for dinner and are served a dish you've never had or seen before. What do you do?
Say something like, "Thank you, I love new foods. I've never had this before and I can't wait to try it."

5. After you've received a birthday gift it is proper to send a "Thank-you" note. How soon should you write it?
Within 24 hours of receiving the gift.

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