# Basic Chess Quiz .Fundamentals

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### The Castle A.  I castle when I feel like it. B.  To castle is just a waste of time. I rather develop a piece instead. C.  The king is usually pretty safe in the middle so I keep attacking that is more important than castling. D.  I develop my kingside pieces and after that I castle as soon as possible.

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D. D
Explanation
The correct answer is D. This answer suggests that the player first develops their kingside pieces and then castles as soon as possible. This is a common strategy in chess as castling helps to protect the king and connect the rooks, while developing the kingside pieces allows for better control of the board.

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### The Bishop A.  A bishop can move only on one colour. That's why it is weaker than a knight. B.  A bishop loves blocked positions. There it feels safe. C.  A bishop needs open diagonals to show its strength. D.  Bishops can jump over pawns. E.  Two bishops are stronger in blocked positions than two knights.

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D

C. C
Explanation
A bishop needs open diagonals to show its strength.

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### Stalemate A.  Stalemate is the same as checkmate. B.  If the enemy king is in stalemate I win. C.  If the enemy king is in stalemate I lose. D.  A king that is in stalemate must be in check at the same time. E.  If the enemy king is in stalemate the game is a draw.

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E. E
Explanation
If the enemy king is in stalemate, it means that the king is not in check, but it also doesn't have any legal moves available. In this situation, the game is considered a draw.

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### The Knights A.  A knight is stronger than a bishop because it can make a fork. B.  A knight is stronger than a bishop because it can go on white and black squares. C.  A knight is very powerful at the edge of the board. D.  A knight can jump over other pieces. E.  A knight has usually more value than four pawns.

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D. D
Explanation
A knight has a unique move that allows it to jump over other pieces, which distinguishes it from other pieces on the board. This ability to bypass intervening pieces makes the knight a versatile and valuable piece in various positions and tactical situations on the chessboard.

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### The Queen A.  A queen has just a value of two knights. B.  A queen can jump over other pieces. C.  A queen can move just on the diagonals. D.  I always attack with the queen only, that is enough. E.  A queen has about the same value as two rooks.

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Explanation
A queen has about the same value as two rooks. This means that in terms of strategic importance and power on the chessboard, a queen is considered to be roughly equivalent to two rooks. This is because the queen has the ability to move in any direction, both horizontally and vertically, as well as diagonally, giving it a wide range of movement and attacking potential. The two rooks, on the other hand, can only move horizontally and vertically, but they can work together to control more squares on the board. Therefore, the value of a queen is often compared to that of two rooks.

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### The Pawns A.  A pawn can give a check. B.  A pawn is pretty useless and can be sacrificed always. C.  A pawn can promote only into a queen. D.  Pawns can always only move one square at a time.

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A. A
Explanation
A pawn can give a check.

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### Your Rooks A.  A rook is always stronger than a bishop and a knight together. B.  A rook can jump over pawns. C.  Two rooks have roughly the same value as a queen. D.  I leave my rooks sitting in the corner until the endgame arrives. E.  Three pawns have the same value as a rook.

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C. C
Explanation
Two rooks have roughly the same value as a queen. This is because rooks have the ability to control open files and ranks, making them powerful in the middle and endgame. Two rooks working together can create a lot of threats and pressure on the opponent's position, similar to the power of a queen. However, a queen has the advantage of being able to move in any direction, making it more versatile.

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### How do you play the opening moves? A.  I play many pawn moves. B.  I bring the queen out as fast as possible. C.  I always attack right away. D.  I develop first the queenside pieces. E.  I develop very fast the kingside pieces and castle as soon as possible.

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E. E
Explanation
The correct answer is to develop very fast the kingside pieces and castle as soon as possible. This is a common strategy in chess where players aim to develop their pieces quickly and then castle to ensure the king's safety. By developing the kingside pieces, players can control the center of the board and prepare for future attacks or defense. Castling early also helps to protect the king and connect the rooks, which can be useful in the middle and endgame.

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### How do you play the middlegame? A.  I always attack as fast as possible. B.  I trade off my bishops for the knights in any position because knights are stronger as they can make forks. C.  I play pieces often to the edge of the board. D.  When my opponent has made his move I analyse it to find out what he wants. E.  I move my pawns in front of my king.

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D. D
Explanation
The correct answer is D. When my opponent has made his move I analyze it to find out what he wants. This answer suggests that in the middlegame, it is important to carefully analyze and understand the intentions and strategies of the opponent's moves. By doing so, a player can make informed decisions and develop their own strategies accordingly.

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