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Chess

written by: mattbeckwith
 
This quiz is designed to test your chess knowledge.

Question 1:


What does the chess term fianchetto refer to?
A way of taking a pawn in passing.
A rook lift.
A particular type of castling.
A way of developing a bishop.

Question 2:


Which of the following is the best order of developing of pieces in the opening of a chess game?
King pawn, queen pawn, king bishop, queen bishop, king knight, queen knight, castle either side.
Queen pawn, king pawn, queen knight, king knight, queen bishop, king bishop, castle either side.
Queen pawn, queen bishop, king pawn, king bishop, queen knight, king knight, castle either side.
King pawn, queen pawn, king bishop, king knight, castle kingside, queen bishop, queen knight.

Question 3:


Which of the following chess openings is correctly described?
Bird's Opening involves the initial move of the queen's bishop pawn, followed by a kingside fianchetto.
The Two Knights' Defense is a gambit played by Black.
The Giuoco Piano is a queen pawn opening.
The Ruy Lopez is a gambit of the king bishop pawn.

Question 4:


What is the name of the Cuban chess player that held the title of world chess champion from 1921 to 1927?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:


In standard chess, a player can never have more than one queen.
True
False

Question 6:


In chess terminology, what is a skewer?
A situation in which the bishop, rook or queen attacks one of the opponent’s pieces, which wants to move out of the way. However, it cannot, because another more valuable piece would then be taken (or the king would be in check).
A situation in which the bishop, rook or queen attacks one of the opponent’s pieces, which wants to move out of the way. But when it does, the first player’s piece can then capture another of his opponent’s pieces, which is behind it.
A series of checks and discovered checks, by which all or most of your pieces are eliminated from a single rank or file.
It's when the first player’s rook, queen or bishop attacks 3 of the other player’s pawns in a row, in effect "skewering" them.

Question 7:


Which of the following is true about the initial set-up of the chess board and pieces?
A light square is in the lower right hand corner of the board, and the king gets his color.
The king is on black's right.
A dark square is in the lower left hand corner of the board, and the queen gets her color.
A dark square is in the lower right hand corner of the board, and the queen gets her color.

Question 8:


Identify the incorrect statement about famous chess players throughout chess history.
Belgian George Koltanowski played blindfolded 34 games of chess simultaneously and won 24 of them.
Russian chess grandmaster Alexander Alekhine was known to drink heavily.
In addition to being an avid chess player, Bobby Fischer is a practicing Jew.
World-famous chess grandmaster Jose Capablanca learned how to play chess by watching his father play.

Question 9:


Identify the incorrect statement about chess rules and variations.
In a Swiss system tournament, every player plays every other player at least once.
Algebraic notation ascribes a unique identifier to each square on the board.
The Dragon is a variation of the Sicilian.
The Fischer clock both adds and takes away time.

Question 10:


In which country did the Fischer-Spassky world championship match take place?


 


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