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Results for Mediterranean Etiquette 101
At dinner in Italy, you receive bread with a little diced tomato or olive oil to start your meal. When tallying up the bill, you:
A. Consider it an extra
B. Tell them that you don't like tomatoes
C. Tip double
D. Write a short thank-you on the back of a napkin
Getting by on Italy's roads—probably the most dangerous in Western Europe—is less a matter of etiquette than of patience and contained aggression. When navigating them, it helps to:
A. Drive 5 mph under the speed limit
B. Drive 10 mph under the speed limit
C. Leave two car lengths between you and the one in front
D. Avoid driving on Friday night
In Greece, a raised palm pushed forward means:
C. Go to hell!
D. I'll take five of those
When getting up close and personal in Greece, keep this in mind:
A. Men hold hands on the street
B. Men make a habit of kissing every acquaintance
C. Friends never touch
D. Friends often touch one another while talking
When dealing with fish in Croatia:
A. Leave the choosing to the restaurant staff—they're quite particular
B. Feel free to select your own
C. Don't eat with your hands
D. Only drink white wine
In Croatia, the first time you are offered something:
A. Say, "no"
B. Say, "yes"
C. Say, "maybe"
D. Walk away, quickly
At a group meal in Turkey:
A. The youngest guest is served first
B. The honored guest is served first
C. Burping is considered a compliment
D. Don't ask for seconds
Which of these is untrue? In Turkey, it's best not to:
A. Point the sole of your foot toward anyone
B. Cross your legs while in conversation with someone of a higher status
C. Put on your own coat when your hostess offers to put in on for you
D. Put your hands in your pockets when talking to people