Quiz: Rules Of Chess

24 Questions | Total Attempts: 42

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What do you know about the rules of chess? Do you think you can pass this quiz? Chess is a timeless game of skill and intelligence, and it has a plethora of specified rules for its players. Modern rules of chess first took form during the middle ages. The rules were continuously modified until the early 19th century. If you would like to uncover more regarding the rules of chess, try this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the horizonal rows of a chessboard called?
    • A. 

      Files

    • B. 

      Ranks

    • C. 

      Diagonals

    • D. 

      Lines

  • 2. 
    What are the vertical columns of a chessboard called?
    • A. 

      Files

    • B. 

      Ranks

    • C. 

      Diagonals

    • D. 

      Lines

  • 3. 
    Name the square where the d file crosses the 3rd rank.
    • A. 

      D

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      3d

    • D. 

      D3

  • 4. 
    On what two ranks does Black start the game?
    • A. 

      1 and 2

    • B. 

      3 and 4

    • C. 

      5 and 6

    • D. 

      7 and 8

  • 5. 
    Name the file that the King stands on at the beginning of the game.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

    • F. 

      F

    • G. 

      G

    • H. 

      H

  • 6. 
    What is the only piece that can't move backwards?
    • A. 

      Rook

    • B. 

      Bishop

    • C. 

      Knight

    • D. 

      Pawn

  • 7. 
    On its first move, a Pawn may
    • A. 

      Move 1 square forward

    • B. 

      Move 2 squares forward

    • C. 

      Move 1 square on the diagonal

    • D. 

      A and b

  • 8. 
    What are the only pieces that can move before Pawns move at the start of the game?
    • A. 

      Rooks

    • B. 

      Queens

    • C. 

      Knights

    • D. 

      Bishops

  • 9. 
    Knights move in the shape of what letter?
    • A. 

      K

    • B. 

      L

    • C. 

      N

    • D. 

      Z

  • 10. 
    What is the most powerful chess piece?
    • A. 

      Rook

    • B. 

      Queen

    • C. 

      King

    • D. 

      Bishop

  • 11. 
    What is the most important chess piece?
    • A. 

      Rook

    • B. 

      Queen

    • C. 

      King

    • D. 

      Bishop

  • 12. 
    When an opponent attacks the King and there is a way to escape, it is:
    • A. 

      Checkmate

    • B. 

      Stalemate

    • C. 

      Check

    • D. 

      Draw

  • 13. 
    When an opponent attacks the King and there is not a way to escape, it is:
    • A. 

      Checkmate

    • B. 

      Stalemate

    • C. 

      Check

    • D. 

      Draw

  • 14. 
    When an opponent is NOT attacking the King, but neither the King nor any of his men has a legal move, this is:
    • A. 

      Checkmate

    • B. 

      Stalemate

    • C. 

      Check

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    If a Pawn gets to the opposite side of the board, it may:
    • A. 

      Become a King

    • B. 

      Become any piece, except a King

    • C. 

      Turn around and go the opposite direction

    • D. 

      Never move again

  • 16. 
    When an opponent is NOT attacking the King, but neither the King nor any of his men has a legal move, this is:
    • A. 

      Checkmate

    • B. 

      Stalemate

    • C. 

      Check

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    When castling, what two pieces are swapped
    • A. 

      King and Queen

    • B. 

      King and Bishop

    • C. 

      King and Rook

    • D. 

      King and Pawn

  • 18. 
    When castling, what two pieces are swapped
    • A. 

      King and Queen

    • B. 

      King and Bishop

    • C. 

      King and Rook

    • D. 

      King and Pawn

  • 19. 
    The Queen is worth _________ points. (Type ONLY the #)
  • 20. 
    The Bishop is worth _________ points. (Type ONLY the #)
  • 21. 
    The Pawn is worth _________ points. (Type ONLY the #)
  • 22. 
    The Rook is worth _________ points. (Type ONLY the #)
  • 23. 
    The Knight is worth _________ points. (Type ONLY the #)
  • 24. 
    What is "touch/move"?
    • A. 

      You can touch any piece before you decide on your final move.

    • B. 

      If you touch a piece, you must move it, if it's a legal move.

    • C. 

      It occurs when you move an opponent's piece.

    • D. 

      None of the above