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Small Talk Quiz

This quiz is based on the words and expressions covered in our small talk in English pages.

Are the following statements True or False?

1. It is common for people who are waiting together to engage in small talk.
True    False

2. Religion is usually considered a "safe" topic for small talk.
True    False

3. Children are taught not to speak to strangers who engage them in small talk.
True    False

4. It is rude to make small talk with someone who's delivering your mail.
True    False

5. Sport is not usually a "safe" topic for small talk.
True    False

6. When making small talk, complimenting someone's clothes or hairstyle is usually acceptable.
True    False

7. Divisive topics like politics are usually considered unsuitable for small talk.
True    False

8. It is common to talk about the weather while sharing an elevator.
True    False

9. It is polite to interrupt a conversation in order to make small talk.
True    False

10. People often use small talk to fill an uncomfortable silence.
True    False

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