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Last Updated: Wednesday, 17 September, 2003, 12:05 GMT 13:05 UK
Quiz: Do you know modern manners?
Rick from the Young Ones
Elbows, Richard
Lessons in manners should be part of the National Curriculum for children as young as four, says Nottingham MP Graham Allen.

But life today can be complicated - how much for instance do you know about modern manners? Take our quiz and see.

You are on the Atkins diet, but are invited round to a friend's house for dinner. Can you accept without giving up your diet?
A: Yes
B: No
When e-mailing friends, is it ok to embed a "return receipt" so you know when they have looked at your message?
A: Yes
B: No
You have hosted a dinner party, and are just offering coffee when some of your guests start chopping cocaine. It makes you very uncomfortable, but is it polite for you to ask them to stop?
A: Yes
B: No
Those guests have put away their drugs, but light cigarettes instead. You hate the smell of smoke in the house. Is it all right to ask that if guests want to smoke, they do so outside?
A: Yes
B: No
Friday night in a trendy wine bar, greeting old pals with air kisses. One Mwah or two?
A: One
B: Two
Some eejit boy-racer in a souped-up convertible pulls out into your path. The obvious answer is to drive as close behind him as possible to indicate his bad manners?
A: Right
B: Wrong
You are a female style journalist. It being the middle of an Indian summer, you have dressed down for work. But a last minute invitation comes along - can you accept, despite your clothes?
A: Yes
B: No
"Hi, it's me, how are you?" Is this a reasonable greeting when you phone a colleague on their mobile?
A: Yes
B: No
You have lived with your boyfriend/girlfriend for some years, and now plan to marry. You have everything you need for the house, so do not want conventional wedding presents. Is it OK to ask wedding guests for cash?
A: Yes
B: No
When sitting on the Tube, is it OK to be offended by a man sitting with their legs wide apart?
A: Yes
B: No

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