Are You Addicted To Chess?

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Are You Addicted To Chess? - Quiz

The test will show whether you are obsessed with the game of chess. Novices stand virtually no chance of answering the test questions correctly.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Two representatives of the "hypermodern school of chess" were
    • A. 

      Paul Morphy and Simon Winawer

    • B. 

      Howard Staunton and Johannes Zukertort

    • C. 

      Max Euwe and Mikhail Tal

    • D. 

      Jacques Mieses and Adolf Anderssen

    • E. 

      Aron Nimzowitsch and Richard Reti

  • 2. 
    You play 1.e4, your opponent answers 1...c6. The opening is called:
    • A. 

      Scandinavian defence

    • B. 

      Caro-Kann

    • C. 

      Sicilian defence

    • D. 

      Alekhine's defence

    • E. 

      Center-counter defence

  • 3. 
    There is a black king, a white king and a white knight left on the chessboard. The position is
    • A. 

      Drawn

    • B. 

      Win for white

    • C. 

      Win for black

    • D. 

      Most likely adjourned

  • 4. 
    In the James Bond movie "From Russia with Love" (see screenshot from the movie below), the position on the chessboard is based on a:
    • A. 

      Fischer - Spassky world championship game

    • B. 

      Paul Morphy's game against an unknown opponent

    • C. 

      Spassky - Bronstein USSR Championship game

    • D. 

      A famous correspondence chess game

    • E. 

      Illegal position which would never occur in a chess game

  • 5. 
    A quote from Emanuel Lasker: "I have known many chess players, but among them there has been only one genius - [....]! His ideal was to win by manoeuvering. [....]'s genius reveals itself in his probing of the opponent's weak points. The slightest weakness cannot escape from his keen eye." Who is the mysterious [....] Lasker is referring to?
    • A. 

      Harry Nelson Pillsbury

    • B. 

      Wilhelm Steinitz

    • C. 

      Carl Schlechter

    • D. 

      Akiba Rubinstein

    • E. 

      Jose Raul Capablanca

  • 6. 
    The position below is characteristic of which opening?
    • A. 

      Benoni

    • B. 

      Bird

    • C. 

      French

    • D. 

      Queen's Gambit

    • E. 

      Dutch

  • 7. 
    "When I am White, I win because I am White. When I am Black, I win because I am ______."
    • A. 

      Alekhine

    • B. 

      The greatest

    • C. 

      Bogoljubov

    • D. 

      Lasker

    • E. 

      Black

  • 8. 
    The correct chronological order of world chess champions is:
    • A. 

      Steinitz, Euwe, Capablanca, Lasker

    • B. 

      Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe

    • C. 

      Capablanca, Botvinnik, Tal, Smyslov

    • D. 

      Alekhine, Bronstein, Petrosian, Fischer

    • E. 

      Lasker, Smyslov, Botvinnik, Tal

  • 9. 
    The three strongest chess players, who failed to attain the title of World Chess Champion, are widely considered to be:
    • A. 

      Milan Vidmar, Nigel Short and Lev Polugaevsky

    • B. 

      Eugenio Torre, Leonid Stein and Bent Larsen

    • C. 

      Enrique Mecking, Siegbert Tarrasch and Pal Benko

    • D. 

      Paul Keres, Viktor Korchnoi and Akiba Rubinstein

    • E. 

      Geza Maroczy, David Bronstein and Efim Geller

  • 10. 
    Who is the woman in the picture below?
    • A. 

      Jane Murphy, Australian Collegiate Chess Champion

    • B. 

      Alexandra Kosteniuk, Women's World Chess Champion

    • C. 

      Shannen Doherty, an actress in Beverly Hills, 90210

    • D. 

      One of top ranked tennis players in the United States

    • E. 

      Olga Mila, a Russian-born mystery writer

  • 11. 
    Why is the painting below relevant to chess?
    • A. 

      It was owned consecutively by Emanuel Lasker, Jose Raul Capablanca, Robert James Fischer and Vladimir Kramnik, all chess champions

    • B. 

      It was stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City during a Kasparov-Karpov world chess championship match

    • C. 

      It is supposed to represent Caissa, the goddess of chess

    • D. 

      It was created by Marcel Duchamp, a Dadaist who represented France during the 1930 Chess Olympiad in Hamburg

    • E. 

      It is the official logo of FIDE, the World Chess Federation

  • 12. 
    The standard design of chess pieces, pictured below, is known as the
    • A. 

      Regency design

    • B. 

      Staunton design

    • C. 

      Isle of Lewis design

    • D. 

      Zagreb design

    • E. 

      Selenus design

  • 13. 
    In the drawing below, the third gentleman from the right, the one resting his arm on the chessboard, is:
    • A. 

      Johannes Zukertort

    • B. 

      Wilhelm Steinitz

    • C. 

      Paul Morphy

    • D. 

      Louis Paulsen

    • E. 

      Howard Staunton

  • 14. 
    In the position below, it is white's turn to move. White should:
    • A. 

      Force a mate

    • B. 

      Win material and equalize

    • C. 

      Resign, as his position is hopeless

    • D. 

      Fight hard for a draw

    • E. 

      Offer a draw

  • 15. 
    Walter Korn called them "chess pirates"; they tried to revive the romantic King's Gambit in the 20th century. He was referring to:
    • A. 

      Botvinnik, Keres and Geller

    • B. 

      Larsen, Smyslov and Petrosian

    • C. 

      Spassky, Bronstein and Fischer

    • D. 

      Trifunovic, Barcza and Portisch

    • E. 

      Korchnoi, Hort and Polugaevsky

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