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Wednesday, 21 August, 2002, 12:29 GMT 13:29 UK
Quiz: Are you middle class?
Two-thirds of people in UK now claim to be working class, even though half actually meet the criteria for being middle class. Each "right" answer indicates that you have given a typically middle class response.

What kind of telly have you got?
A: Satellite - I get sport, movies, the lot
B: Digital cable - I get sport, movies, and broadband internet access
C: A what?
Where are you most likely to read Hello magazine?
A: Friend's bathroom
B: At the hairdressers
C: Moments before giving approval for your interview to be published
What is dinner?
A: It's the meal you have before tea
B: It's the meal you have after brunch
C: Are you talking about supper?
You are cooking curry and need to buy rice. Which do you choose?
A: Why cook? There's a great Balti house down the road
B: Rice is off-limits under my Montignac diet
C: Basmati of course - it's the perfect accompaniment to a Thai green curry
Where might you holiday?
A: Somewhere hot and sunny
B: It was a villa in Umbria last year. This summer it's Center Parcs
C: A little retreat on Cornwall's Roseland peninsula
What might your children be called?
A: Brooklyn and Kylie
B: Tara and Freddie
C: Jack and Chloe
Which, if any, of these politicians wrestling with their class do you identify with?
A: Michael Meacher (who sued when he was called middle class - and lost)
B: John Prescott (whose claim to be middle class upset his passionately working class father)
C: Tony Benn (who renounced his title)
What was your reaction to Peter Mandelson's guacamole-gate? (The MP was falsely said to have mistaken mushy peas for avocado dip)
A: You laughed like a drain
B: You laughed like a drain (but felt a pang of recognition)
C: Urgh. It doesn't go very well with pheasant
It's your turn to buy a round in the pub - what do you get?
A: A glass of Shiraz with some olives
B: Pork scratchings and urm, urm oh go on the usual
C: "So this is a pub - wow, how quaint"
Which university do you aspire to?
A: Anywhere Prince William is
B: Oxford or Cambridge
C: Edinburgh, St Andrew's or Bristol

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