The '20/20' Rudeness Quiz

Feb. 3, 2006 — -- These days, does it seem that people talk louder, swear more, break all the rules of civility in public? Are you a victim of rude behavior or perhaps part of the spreading trend toward an uncivil society?

"20/20" teamed with Laurie Puhn, author of "Instant Persuasion: How to Change Your Words to Change Your Life," and put together this quiz. How are your manners? Answer the questions below by clicking on the Yes / No link. To find out how you did, click on the link at the bottom of the page.

Have you gone through a supermarket 10-item express lane with more than 10 items? Yes / No

Have you typed e-mails while talking to a friend on the phone, unconcerned that your friend hears the distracting taps of your keyboard? Yes / No

Have you taken your children to a restaurant and let them get up from the table and wander around? Yes / No

Have you stared down at a newspaper or magazine while your spouse is talking to you? Yes / No

While among friends or co-workers, have you yawned without covering your mouth? Yes / No

Click Here to find out if you need to polish up on your politeness.