Okay, everybody! It’s quiz time again! Test your knowledge of Regency propriety with this awesome quiz my superstar assistant came up with. Answer all the questions — right or wrong — and you’ll be entered to win one of my amazing Wetherby Brides Tote Bags PLUS a signed copy of The Robber Bride!
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All the questions below have to do with propriety during the Regency era. Why? Because my most recent heroines in the Daring Debutantes series are anything BUT proper. They go against everything they’ve been taught in order to seek out a better life for themselves and for others….
1) During the Regency Era, what was the most important thing in determining a lady’s social status?
a) Her family’s background/worth
b) What part of town she was from
c) Her reputation
d) Her education history
2) What was the proper way believed for women to sit or stand during the Regency Era?
c) Straight; Upright with Poise and Dignity
d) With your skirt or pants showing your bloomers
3) In what conditions could a young, unwed lady walk alone?
a) In a dark garden during a ball
b) In the early morning for a walk in the park
c) Walk to church
d) Both B & C
e) None of the Above
4) What were acceptable dining manners at the dinner table during the Regency Era?
a) Reaching across the table for dishes out of reach
b) Allow a manservant to fetch a dish
c) Eating very quickly
d) Asking a neighbor to pass a dish
5) During the Regency Era, what was considered to be proper conversation topics?
a) Town Gossip
b) Complimenting of one’s attire
c) Bodily Function or Sexual related subjects
d) The weather or new hairstyles
6) As we know, all touching between members of the opposite sex were to be kept to a minimum EXCEPT when a woman:
a) Was at formal event
b) Shook the hand of the gentleman she desired
c) Was with her Father
d) None of these
7) At a public ball, who was the one who introduced the gentlemen and ladies?
a) Master of Ceremonies
b) Leader of Courts
c) Jester of Ceremonial Duty
d) King of Courtship
8) How many dances was a lady allowed to dance uninterrupted with one man without any speculation of improper conduct?
a) As many as she wanted
b) Whatever her parents thought was best
c) No more than 2 pairs of dances
d) 4 dances
Remember: Leave your answers in the comments along with your email address! Thanks for playing!