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1. The first item to be placed on our royal table is the tablecloth. Which of the following is NOT correct regarding the proper use of tablecloths?
2. Novels and movies are full of scenes where unsophisticated guests at a formal meal are confused by the array of silverware. What simple rule can be used to help navigate your way through this confusion?
3. We will certainly need a selection of glasses on our royal table. Which one of the following beverages does not absolutely require a stemmed glass?
4. In 1783 King George III of England began ordering porcelain for use by the royal family. Some of the china he ordered is used to this day. What type of porcelain did King George III order?
5. Would you really like to dine like royalty? Rostrand, the Scandanavian pottery firm, offers a set for sale that was originally designed for a very special banquet. Which banquet was this?
6. The state dining room of the White House is often the scene of lavish banquets. However, popular opinion frequently opposed the cost of outfitting the White House with appropriate crockery, especially if it was foreign-made. Who was the first First Lady to introduce American-made porcelain to the White House?
7. Our discussion of fine table-ware would not be complete without a reference to China, the country with the longest history of producing ceramics. During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) most of the pottery produced in Jingedezhen in the providence of Jiangxi was for the imperial court. The emperor would not accept any piece that was less than perfect. What was done with pottery that had a flaw?
8. You are invited to an afternoon tea. Your friend, the hostess, asks you to pour the tea. What should your reaction be?
9. Which of the following could you serve in its original container at a formal dinner?
10. We've finished our dinner and it is time to clear the table. Which of the following would NOT be considered a faux pas while preparing the table for dessert?
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