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May 25, 2016

Can You Pass This Ludicrously Posh Pub Quiz?

You've probably been eating peas wrong your whole life.

  1. When meeting the Queen what should you call her?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Ma’am (as in jam)

    According to Debrett’s etiquette guide.

  2. Which of these men is wearing a lounge suit?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    A lounge suit is a dark suit or business suit.

  3. What is this building called?

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  4. Which university did Prince William go to?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    St Andrews!

    He started off studying Art History but switched to Geography.

  5. What is this item of clothing called?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    A cummerbund

  6. Which of these would you not find in an Eton Mess?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Lemon

    Traditionally Eton mess is made with broken up meringue, strawberries, and whipped cream. Very occasionally bananas are also included.

  7. What kind of hat are gentlemen required to wear in the Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    A top hat

    The dress code requires men to wear black or grey morning dress including a black or grey top hat.

  8. Are ladies permitted to wear fascinators in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    No

    The dress code dictates that fascinators are not permitted. Ladies must wear hats or a headpiece with a solid base of 4 inches or more in diameter.

  9. At what kind of event would you take part in “divot stomping”?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    A polo match.

    According to Debrett’s etiquette guide. “At halftime brings the tradition of divot stomping, where the turf kicked up by the ponies is trodden back into place by spectators.”

  10. What would you generally go and see at Glyndebourne?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Opera

  11. Which of these things would you require to participate in the sporting event that takes place at Badminton House?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    A horse

    The Badminton Horse Trials is a three-day event that takes place at the Duke of Beaufort's Badminton House.

  12. What type of bird is this?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It is a grey partridge

  13. What is the "correct" way to eat peas at a formal dinner?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Squashed against the back of the fork

    Who knew you've been eating peas wrong your whole life! (According to Debrett's, anyway).

  14. How should you store caviar once opened?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    In a champagne flute.

    Debrett's says it should NEVER be stored in the tin.

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