Beginner's Chess Quiz

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Test your basics if you are just beginning to play chess. Type your name first to begin the test. You will get your certificate after the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the ultimate goal of the game of chess?

    • A.

      To capture the opponent's king

    • B.

      To capture all the opponent's pawns

    • C.

      To control the center of the board

    • D.

      To have more pieces than the opponent

    Correct Answer
    A. To capture the opponent's king
    Explanation
    The main objective in chess is to checkmate your opponent's king, which means putting the king in a position where it is under attack and cannot escape capture.

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  • 2. 

    Which piece can move only diagonally on the board?

    • A.

      Rook

    • B.

      Knight

    • C.

      Queen

    • D.

      Bishop

    Correct Answer
    D. Bishop
    Explanation
    The bishop is the piece that moves diagonally and captures opponents along diagonals. It can only move on squares of the same color it starts on. 

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  • 3. 

    What piece can jump over other pieces? 

    • A.

      King

    • B.

      Queen

    • C.

      Knight

    • D.

      Pawn

    • E.

      Bishop

    Correct Answer
    C. Knight
    Explanation
    The knight is the only piece that can jump over other pieces on the chessboard. While other pieces move in straight lines or diagonally, the knight moves in an L-shape, allowing it to jump over any intervening pieces. This unique ability makes the knight a valuable piece for strategic maneuvering and attacking the opponent's pieces.

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  • 4. 

    What situations are true? (Select all that apply)

    • A.

      You can have two or more Queens.

    • B.

      Your King and Bishop can checkmate your enemy's King.

    • C.

      Your King and Rook can checkmate your enemy's King.

    • D.

      Your King and Knight can checkmate your enemy's King.

    • E.

      Your King and Queen can checkmate your enemy's King.

    • F.

      Your King and 2 Knights can checkmate your enemy's King.

    • G.

      Your King, Bishop and Knight can checkmate your enemy's King.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. You can have two or more Queens.
    C. Your King and Rook can checkmate your enemy's King.
    E. Your King and Queen can checkmate your enemy's King.
    G. Your King, Bishop and Knight can checkmate your enemy's King.
    Explanation
    In chess, the situations that are true include having two or more Queens, where multiple Queens can be present on the board. Additionally, the King and Rook can checkmate the enemy's King, meaning that the Rook can deliver a checkmate with the support of the King. Similarly, the King and Queen can also checkmate the enemy's King, where the Queen's power combines with the King's to achieve checkmate. Lastly, the King, Bishop, and Knight can checkmate the enemy's King, utilizing the combined power of these three pieces to deliver a checkmate.

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  • 5. 

    What must you do in the first few moves?

    • A.

      Attack your enemy with your Queen as early as possible.

    • B.

      Put your pieces at the sides of the board to prevent sneak attacks.

    • C.

      Put your pieces towards the center.

    • D.

      Castle early.

    • E.

      Attack pushing all your pawns forward to beat the enemy fast.

    • F.

      Control or occupy the center.

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Put your pieces towards the center.
    D. Castle early.
    F. Control or occupy the center.
    Explanation
    In the first few moves of a chess game, it is important to put your pieces towards the center. This allows your pieces to have more control over the board and gives them more mobility to attack or defend. Castling early is also a good move as it helps to protect the king and connect the rooks. Controlling or occupying the center is crucial as it gives you a strategic advantage and allows for better development of your pieces.

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  • 6. 

    A draw can be agreed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A draw can be agreed in certain situations in games or sports where both parties agree that the result is a tie and no further play is necessary. This is often seen in games like chess or in sports like soccer, where a draw is a possible outcome.

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  • 7. 

    A Bishop can draw against a Rook. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A Bishop can draw against a Rook because both pieces have different strengths and weaknesses. While a Rook has more mobility and can control more squares on the board, a Bishop can move diagonally and control squares that the Rook cannot reach. In certain positions, a Bishop can use its diagonal movement to block the Rook's progress and restrict its mobility, leading to a draw. Additionally, if the Rook is unable to capture the Bishop or checkmate the opponent's King, it can result in a draw.

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  • 8. 

    A Knight can attack three pieces at the same time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A Knight in chess can indeed attack three pieces at the same time. Unlike other pieces, the Knight's movement is unique as it moves in an L-shape, two squares in one direction and then one square in a perpendicular direction. This allows the Knight to attack pieces that are positioned in different directions simultaneously. Therefore, it is true that a Knight can attack three pieces at the same time.

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  • 9. 

    Stalemate is a win for the side with more pieces.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Stalemate is a situation in chess where the player whose turn it is to move has no legal moves and their king is not in check. In a stalemate, the game is considered a draw, regardless of the number of pieces each side has. Therefore, the statement that stalemate is a win for the side with more pieces is false.

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  • 10. 

    I can improve my chess by________. (Select all that apply)

    • A.

      Playing a lot of chess games.

    • B.

      Reading chess books.

    • C.

      Hiring a coach.

    • D.

      Doing online training.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Playing a lot of chess games.
    B. Reading chess books.
    C. Hiring a coach.
    D. Doing online training.
    Explanation
    To improve one's chess skills, there are various methods that can be employed. Playing a lot of chess games allows for practical application of strategies and tactics, helping to develop a deeper understanding of the game. Reading chess books provides access to valuable knowledge and insights from experienced players. Hiring a coach offers personalized guidance and feedback, helping to identify and address individual weaknesses. Doing online training provides access to resources such as tutorials, puzzles, and practice games, allowing for continuous learning and improvement.

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