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  • 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