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How Well Do You Actually Speak “Adult”?

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  1. What would be an appropriate wine to pair with grilled salmon?
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    Sauvignon blanc
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    Pinot noir
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    Chardonnay
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    Incorrect
    Rose
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The hint here was that it's grilled salmon. While fish generally goes better with white wine, the grilling gives it a smokier flavor, which pairs well with the earthy nature of a pinot noir.

  2. Which of these is the correct order for the following glasses in a formal place setting?

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    1. Water 2. Red Wine. 3. White Wine
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    1. Red Wine 2. White Wine 3. Water
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    1. White Wine 2. Water 3. Red Wine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    To complicate things further, the champagne glass goes in between the water and the red wine.

  3. Which of the following will you find in an Eggs Royale recipe?
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    Bacon
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    Sausage
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    Spinach
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    Salmon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Eggs Royale is a variation on Eggs Benedict, which usually comes with bacon. Substitute it with spinach and you have Eggs Hollandaise, and if you prefer sausages...well, that's just Sausage Eggs Benedict.

  4. What is the maximum percentage of your take-home salary it is *said* you should be spending on rent?<br />
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    25%
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    30%
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    40%
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    50%
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Some people also say one third, but, of course, this is very subjective. But as a rule of thumb, it's widely recognized as a starting point for an apartment search.

  5. What's a W-4 form for?
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    Summarizing your annual earnings and paid taxes
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    Tax rebates
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    Withholding the correct amount of tax from your salary
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    Declaring your annual earnings
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    Wrong!

    You fill one of these out for your employer, so they can hold back a percentage of your paycheck for taxes, saving you a hefty bill at the end of the year.

  6. What is a deductible?
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    A regular, monthly payment for the duration of your plan
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    Incorrect
    The amount you pay before an insurer will pay out on a claim
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    The amount you pay toward each insurance claim
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    The percentage the insurer takes from a successful claim
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    Wrong!

    Not to be confused with the premium, which is the fee you pay for the coverage itself.

  7. Which of these would be considered an emergency for 911?
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    A break-in to your home while you were on vacation
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    An electricity blackout
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    Reporting a missing adult
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    A drunk person who is unconscious
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    Wrong!

    Of course, always err on the side of calling if you're not sure.

  8. What’s the correct way to administer CPR to an adult?
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    Hands interlocked, elbows bending, above heart
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    Hands parallel, elbows bending, center of chest
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    Hands interlocked, elbows straight, center of chest
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    Hands parallel, elbow straight, center of chest
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    Hands interlocked, elbows straight, above heart
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    Hands parallel, elbows bending, above heart
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Did you also know that mouth-to-mouth isn't necessary for adults? Hands-only CPR is all you need, and you can make sure your speed is right by matching the beat of "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees. (It works!)

  9. Which of these should you *not* put in the microwave?
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    Plastic
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    Paper
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    Ceramics
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    Metal
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A very quick and easy way to blow out your microwave!

  10. Which of the following is a made-up DIY term?
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    Bleed a radiator
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    Frame a wall
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    Repoint brickwork
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    Desmoke a chimney
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    Wrong!

    As odd as "bleed a radiator" sounds, desmoking a chimney definitely isn't a thing.

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