As a certified etiquette expert, I've been asked many questions about good social behavior. Here are some of the ones I'm asked most often. You can test your own knowledge of etiquette by going through this list and answering the questions. The correct answers will appear in next week's post, "Real & Simple No. 1: Answers to Your Most Basic Etiquette Questions."
•If I am at a private home and I break something, should I offer to replace it?
•When in a synagogue, am I required to wear a yamaka if I am not Jewish?
•Is it okay to eat berries with my fingers?
•If someone accidentally uses your bread plate at a dinner, should you ask the waiter for another one?
•How many times is it appropriate to go back and forth with an email for business?
•Is it okay to attend a Catholic funeral if I am not Catholic?
•Is it okay to take my seat if I arrive late to a talk or lecture?
•If an employee issue arises, should I handle it myself or ask a higher authority for help?
•How should I introduce my boss to a client?
Lisa Mirza Grotts is a recognized etiquette expert, an on-air contributor, and the author of A Traveler's Passport to Etiquette. She is a former director of protocol for the city and county of San Francisco and the founder and CEO of The AML Group (Lisagrotts.com), certified etiquette and protocol consultants. Her clients range from Stanford Hospital to Cornell University and Levi Strauss. She has been quoted by Condé Nast Traveler, InStyle magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times. To learn more about Lisa, follow her on Twitter.com/LisaGrotts and Facebook.com/LisaGrotts.