Quiz about Minding Your Manners for Kids
Quiz about Minding Your Manners for Kids

Minding Your Manners for Kids Trivia Quiz


Sally and Johnny are staying with their granny for a couple of weeks while their parents are on vacation and they're trying to learn all about old-fashioned rules of courtesy and politeness. Can you help them make the right choices?

A multiple-choice quiz by ramonesrule. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
ramonesrule
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
398,922
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
10 / 10
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775
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1. Sally and Johnny go for a bus ride with their granny and they notice the bus is getting quite full. At one stop, a much older lady using a cane gets on the bus. What should Sally and Johnny do? Hint

Get their granny to give her seat to the lady
Point and laugh
Stand up so the lady can decide to take the seat if she wants it
Ignore the lady and keep their seats

2. Sally goes to school on Monday but the poor girl has a cold. She has to sneeze and does not have a tissue; what should she do? Hint

Warn everyone by yelling "I have to sneeze!"
Sneeze onto her desk
Sneeze into her hands
Sneeze into the inside of her elbow

3. When Sally sneezes her teacher says "Gesundheit" and Sally doesn't know what the teacher is trying to tell her because she's never heard that word before. Don't worry Sally, your teacher is just saying the equivalent of "Bless you" in which language?
Hint

French
Russian
Danish
German

4. Johnny goes out to the park with his friends and he gets a text from his granny asking him to come home for dinner. He didn't know his granny had a cell phone and as he reads her text, he thinks that he needs to give her a tip on phone etiquette. Her text reads "COME HOME FOR DINNER PLEASE!" What's wrong with the text he received? Hint

The word 'dinner' is spelled wrong
No need to say please
It's all in caps (capital letters)
The sentence needs a question mark

5. As Johnny is walking home from the park, he eats a granola bar he brought with him and wants to throw away the wrapper when he's done. What should he do? Hint

Put it under a car that's parked on the side of the road
Throw it on the ground
Find a garbage can to throw it into to
Hide it in a garden bed

6. Sally and Johnny sure are learning a lot of rules from their granny! She has made them a delicious spaghetti dinner. Johnny races in from the park to sit down to eat because he's starving. But what has he forgotten to do that you should always do before eating? Hint

Wash his hands
Tell her to get him a drink too
Hug his granny
Check his cell phone for more texts

7. Sally and Johnny ate all their spaghetti and got up to go to their rooms to do their homework. What's the magic word or phrase they could say to show their appreciation to their granny for the delicious meal? Hint

Ewwwww
Whatever
Thank you
Call me

8. Sally and Johnny's granny is not too pleased with them. They seemed to like the dinner she made, their plates are empty but they left them on the table and raced upstairs to their rooms. What could they do to help out? Hint

Go back to the park to play
Clear their plates from the table and help with the dishes
Check their cell phones
Throw the dirty dishes in the garbage

9. Sally and Johnny's granny thinks that they have a lot to learn about being polite. Sally came downstairs from her room because she wants to go out with her friends and asks "May I go out?" What's another magic word that Sally didn't use that goes a long way to show how polite she is? Hint

Please
Soon
Now
Duh

10. At the end of a long two weeks of looking after Sally and Johnny while their parents are on vacation, their granny is pretty tired but she thinks she taught them some good rules of etiquette. After they've gone home she goes upstairs to the rooms they were staying in and is very surprised and pleased with what she sees. What could they have possibly done to show their gratitude? Hint

Dumped their garbage on the floor
Written all over the walls
Left the beds unmade and their rooms a big mess
Cleaned and tidied their rooms


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Sally and Johnny go for a bus ride with their granny and they notice the bus is getting quite full. At one stop, a much older lady using a cane gets on the bus. What should Sally and Johnny do?

Answer: Stand up so the lady can decide to take the seat if she wants it

It used to be appropriate to ask someone who you felt was in need if they wanted your seat but in order to make people feel less awkward, it's easier to simply stand up rather than ask someone if they'd like your seat. That way, no-one feels insulted and you've done a good deed for someone if they need it!

Many public buses and subways have 'priority seating' that is near to the door and set aside for customers in need such as pregnant women or people with a disability. There can be penalties for taking one of these seats when you don't need it.
2. Sally goes to school on Monday but the poor girl has a cold. She has to sneeze and does not have a tissue; what should she do?

Answer: Sneeze into the inside of her elbow

Covering your mouth is the best way to prevent germs from spreading and if you don't have a tissue available, the best place is in the inside of your elbow. If you sneeze into your hands, you're spreading the germs into your hands.

The common cold is spread pretty easily from touching an infected surface or inhaling the airborne virus after someone sneezes.
3. When Sally sneezes her teacher says "Gesundheit" and Sally doesn't know what the teacher is trying to tell her because she's never heard that word before. Don't worry Sally, your teacher is just saying the equivalent of "Bless you" in which language?

Answer: German

It is considered good etiquette to say "bless you" after someone sneezes. The German word "Gesundheit" literally means 'health' and has become quite common as a response to sneezing. Traditionally people believed that by saying this, it would delay the illness.
4. Johnny goes out to the park with his friends and he gets a text from his granny asking him to come home for dinner. He didn't know his granny had a cell phone and as he reads her text, he thinks that he needs to give her a tip on phone etiquette. Her text reads "COME HOME FOR DINNER PLEASE!" What's wrong with the text he received?

Answer: It's all in caps (capital letters)

There are lots of websites that deal with phone etiquette since as of 2015 more than 50% of the world's population has a cellphone. Texting in ALL CAPS is generally thought to mean that the person is yelling and so unless you are angry and want to yell, it's considered rude to use all caps in a text.

Other texting rules include limiting the use of emojis, keeping texts brief and responding promptly.
5. As Johnny is walking home from the park, he eats a granola bar he brought with him and wants to throw away the wrapper when he's done. What should he do?

Answer: Find a garbage can to throw it into to

Littering is a big problem around the world because much of what we discard can take years to degrade and cause all kinds of problems for the environment. Annually, people discard over 4 trillion cigarette butts! Many countries have penalties for littering. American states have fines in place ranging from $20 to $30,000 depending on the severity of the case.
6. Sally and Johnny sure are learning a lot of rules from their granny! She has made them a delicious spaghetti dinner. Johnny races in from the park to sit down to eat because he's starving. But what has he forgotten to do that you should always do before eating?

Answer: Wash his hands

Keeping hands clean is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick. Many respiratory illnesses can be prevented by washing hands with soap and water. Here's a gross fact - fecal matter (poop) is a big source of germs like Salmonella, Norovirus and eColi that can lead to serious illnesses and so it's crucial to keep those hands clean!
7. Sally and Johnny ate all their spaghetti and got up to go to their rooms to do their homework. What's the magic word or phrase they could say to show their appreciation to their granny for the delicious meal?

Answer: Thank you

The first known use of "thanks" occurred before the 12th century. The word "thank" comes from the Latin word "tongēre". A loose translation might be "I will remember what you have done for me". In Old English, the word "thank" was related to "thought" and related to favourable thought and the sentiment of goodwill. Saying "thanks" in one form or another has been around for centuries!
8. Sally and Johnny's granny is not too pleased with them. They seemed to like the dinner she made, their plates are empty but they left them on the table and raced upstairs to their rooms. What could they do to help out?

Answer: Clear their plates from the table and help with the dishes

There are many tips to try to get kids to help out more, from chore charts, to stickers, to allowances to the more punitive methods of giving a negative consequence if they don't help out. There's definitely benefits to having kids help with chores including learning responsibility, independence and life skills too.

Psychologist Suzanne Gaskins published a 2014 study on indigenous families in Guatelama and Mexico and reported that children as young as toddlers are involved in helping out around the house and have a fantastic attitude and sense of pride in their involvement.
9. Sally and Johnny's granny thinks that they have a lot to learn about being polite. Sally came downstairs from her room because she wants to go out with her friends and asks "May I go out?" What's another magic word that Sally didn't use that goes a long way to show how polite she is?

Answer: Please

Please is short for "if you please" or "would you please" and was used as a way to ensure that the person you were asking to do something felt no obligation.

The habit of saying "please" (and "thank you" too) started to become more commonplace during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and is actually the language of shops. Its widespread use happened over the past 500 years and now it is common courtesy to say please.
10. At the end of a long two weeks of looking after Sally and Johnny while their parents are on vacation, their granny is pretty tired but she thinks she taught them some good rules of etiquette. After they've gone home she goes upstairs to the rooms they were staying in and is very surprised and pleased with what she sees. What could they have possibly done to show their gratitude?

Answer: Cleaned and tidied their rooms

The Oxford Dictionary defines gratitude is defined as "the quality of being thankful". There are many ways to show appreciation or gratitude - saying thank you, writing a letter, helping out etc...

Thanksgiving holiday, celebrated in many countries including USA and Canada, is a day where people give thanks at the close of harvest season. It has become a norm for people to broaden thanks beyond the original reason and to show appreciation for the people or things in their life that they truly appreciate.
Source: Author ramonesrule

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