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Re: Victorian etiquette test :)
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2010, 04:26:45 PM »
I was 980/1000, not bad! 

I liked picking the "wrong" outfits, just to see what would happen to the characters  ;D.

I didn't know that women 100 years ago sounded like Beaker on the Muppet Show, or that men's idea of a conversation was "Boing, boing".

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« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2010, 05:13:35 PM »
471 as a woman. My hostessing skills let me down a little.

500/500 as a man. Dear dear, I was obviously a very polite man in a previous life.

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« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2010, 06:13:49 PM »
471 as a woman, 490 as a man. Mind you I did the man second so just remember what they were wearing in the woman's one to pick the right outfits  ;D

Now to go back and do it all wrong to see what happens

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« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2010, 06:16:46 PM »
I was actually perfect at dressing myself as a lady, but not so good as a gentleman. However, I made some mistakes as a lady (mostly traveling) and behaved perfectly as a gentleman. Is it just me, or were the etiquette questions a lot easier for the man?

Totally agree, life as a man seemed to revolve around saying as little as possible and making sure women always got their (small) way. Women seemed to need to learn how to negotiate a number of rules:for example among friends discussing music and playing (monopolising) the piano is ok, but reading lines from your favourite poet and discussing his work not so much. I found that one odd.

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« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2010, 06:39:35 PM »
451 as a lady, haven't taken the man's quiz yet. I got mixed up on the potty question too  :P

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« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2010, 07:49:59 AM »
970 total. Not too shabby. I like reading old etiquette books though.

It would be interesting if they created one for the 1950's era. The etiquette is often quite odd and funny.

They do have one for the 1920s!  "Can you survive the roaring twenties" was the tagline.  I didn't finish it but I got everything right, probably because of the number of books i've read that occur during that time period.

Could you share the link? Was it on the same website?

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« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2010, 09:00:49 AM »
There is a full games page here http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/keys/games/ and the Twenties one is here http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/keys/games/18. I'm clearly spending a productive day :)

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« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2010, 12:29:12 AM »
I got 432 as a woman, and a perfect 500 as a man.   ;D

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« Reply #38 on: December 24, 2010, 04:15:13 AM »
Picture of Politeness. I do think some of the questions were worded strangely.

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« Reply #39 on: December 24, 2010, 05:05:43 AM »
451 as a woman...I'm the picture of politeness. :D Strangely, my greatest strength was picking outfits! :P
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« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2010, 06:17:49 AM »
Did not do very well in the 1920s game I fell down a lot when it came to the clothes

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« Reply #41 on: December 24, 2010, 07:27:34 AM »
I did ok in both games

the 20's one was harder

but I managed to get all the outfits right...
I think some of the questions were hard for me because it was worded from a Candian standpoint - and I don't have that knowlage base.
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« Reply #42 on: December 24, 2010, 12:53:36 PM »
Did not do very well in the 1920s game I fell down a lot when it came to the clothes

heh, the two games were opposite for me.  I failed at Victorian clothes but manners were no problem; dressed myself just fine in the 20s but slipped up on manners more often.

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« Reply #43 on: December 24, 2010, 05:27:13 PM »
I did a great job on the female questions for the 1920's  - 961 out of 1000, the only one I got wrong was about the washing machine.  I didn't do nearly as well as a man with 779 out of 1000 maybe because I'm not Canadian?  I got pretty much all of the Canada specific questions wrong.

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« Reply #44 on: December 24, 2010, 05:51:12 PM »
971 points combined - I did both.

But really, most of the gentlemens' questions seemed to be no-brainers, compared to the ladies'.  One difficulty re apparel - the background is quite dark in some of the mens' pictures, so I really couldn't tell whether they were wearing frock coats or tailcoats.