Dining Vocabulary Quiz

Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's page on Dining Vocabulary. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.

1. When is dining etiquette strictly followed?

at family breakfasts
at school lunches
at formal dinners
a) at family breakfasts b) at school lunches c) at formal dinners

2. If you have to "set the table", you must do it _______ the meal.

a) before b) during c) after

3. What does a dinnerware set include?

cooking pots
dinner plates
a dining table
a) cooking pots b) dinner plates c) a dining table

4. On a dining table, everyone has their own _______ .

place setting
a) tablecloth b) place setting c) centrepiece

5. What's placed on a coaster?

a glass
a bowl
a dish
a) a glass b) a bowl c) a dish

6. Which should be the sharpest?

a butter knife
a fish knife
a steak knife
a) a butter knife b) a fish knife c) a steak knife

7. Which word has the same meaning as "jug"?

a) shaker b) tumbler c) pitcher

8. Which is usually used first?

a dessert fork
a table knife
a soup spoon
a) a dessert fork b) table knives c) a soup spoon

9. If you need to wipe your mouth at the table, use your

place mat
a) tablecloth b) napkin c) place mat

10. After a meal, what are dinner guests usually offered?

tea or coffee
salt or pepper
water or wine
a) tea or coffee b) salt or pepper c) water or wine

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.