What % British Polite Are You?

Teresa McGlothlin

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About This Quiz

No matter where you go in the world, British people get the universal vote for being the most polite. As you go through this quiz, we're going to put the theory through the wringer. Whilst you're answering our questions, your level of British polite will be measured on a special scale. Will you score as high as you think you will? 

Though some have begun to debate whether the British are actually polite or if they are simply better at remaining mum in sticky situations, there's no denying that there's something special about British manners. Maybe it's the legendary stiff upper lip, or maybe it's the lingering sense of being good to one another that hard time brought on. Either way, will you measure up to the level of British polite that would make your nan proud? 

When you read the situation or question we present, don't think too much about your response. Instead, choose the option that you feel is truest to the way you would react in real life. We'll measure up your level of politeness. Then, we'll let you know if you are as polite as you are supposed to be. Will you get the percentage you think you should? 

How would you respond to your Nan giving you a plate of aubergines for tea?

You're standing in queue at Sainsbury's, and the person in front of you wants to chat. Do you engage?

What is the proper way to end an email to your boss?

You just saw your best mate's partner snogging someone else. Do you say anything?

What is your attitude like when you are feeling peckish?

If your coworker kept stealing your lunch, which word would you use to describe them?

Your neighbour's dog will not stop barking. How are you going to handle it?

Your Sunday roast arrives at your table, but it's cold. What do you say?

Whilst at the cash machine, how much room do you leave between you and the person in front of you?

There's one biscuit left in the package. Are you going to eat it?

You think your boss has lost the plot. Do you gossip about it?

If the neighbour's lad kept kicking his football into your garden, would have a problem with it?

You were a bit rude to the cashier at the cornershop last time, do you go back to apologise?

Your stall is out of loo roll. What are you going to do?

If someone were spouting a bunch of nonsense, which word would you use to describe them?

Your coworker just tried to pull your date. Will you make a big deal out of it?

Would you be gracious about getting a bespoke gift for a birthday gift?

You think your coworker is skiving. Will you rat them out?

What do you say when you're thanking someone for doing you a favour?

How would you react to being made redundant for a few weeks?

Your weekend plans are now in shambles. Are you upset about it?

Would you give up your seat on the train for someone with heavy bags?

Your neighbour's child is raising money for school. Do you donate?

How often do you find yourself opening doors for other people?

You don't want to work this weekend, but you know help is needed. Do you go?

Your dog made a mess of your neighbour's rubbish. Do you clean it up?

You walk into the office with your pants hanging out. What are you going to do?

Whilst giving someone a lift, they spill something in your car. Are you angry?

How much do you find yourself apologising when you're not wrong?

You arrive at a party feeling underdressed. Do you go home and change?

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