You are at a banquet and there are multiple silverware utensils placed around you plate. Do not fret.
Outside fork: for eating salad
Biggest fork: save this for dinner
Small spoon: for coffee
Big spoon: for soup
Outside knife: salad knife (occasionally absent)
Inside knife: main course fork
Fork and/or spoon above dinner plate – dessert utensils
Very small fork and knife – designated for sea food when served
If you do not memorize what each one is for and the various courses are starting to arrive, simply start from the outside and work your way towards your plate.