Chess Terminology Trivia Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    In chess, what piece has little power but the most important?
    • A. 

      Pawn

    • B. 

      Queen

    • C. 

      Knight

    • D. 

      King

  • 2. 
    In theory, what is the maximum number of moves the longest chess game can have?
    • A. 

      1622

    • B. 

      3259

    • C. 

      5949

    • D. 

      999

  • 3. 
    Which is greatest in number?
    • A. 

      People On The Planet

    • B. 

      All Electrons In The Universe

    • C. 

      Possible Unique Chess Moves

    • D. 

      Stars In The Solar System

  • 4. 
    In which of these circumstances is castling not allowed?
    • A. 

      A Rook Stands In Front Of The Queen

    • B. 

      The King Is In Check

    • C. 

      The King Has Not Yet Moved

    • D. 

      You Were In Check Earlier

  • 5. 
    What is the number of possibilities of a Knight's Tour?
    • A. 

      Just Under 10 Million

    • B. 

      3.4 Million

    • C. 

      More Than 122 Million

    • D. 

      Around One Million

  • 6. 
    From the starting position, how many different ways are there to mate in two moves?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      12

  • 7. 
    What city hosted the 1972 Fischer-Spassky chess match?
    • A. 

      Rekjavik

    • B. 

      London

    • C. 

      Madrid

    • D. 

      Berne

  • 8. 
    Prior to the invention of the mechanical chess clock, what was used to time games?
    • A. 

      A Water Clock

    • B. 

      A Stopwatch

    • C. 

      A Burning Candle

    • D. 

      A Sandglass

  • 9. 
    What was the name of the computer program that beat an International Grand Master in 1988?
    • A. 

      Brain Trust

    • B. 

      Deep Thought

    • C. 

      E-5200

    • D. 

      Hal

  • 10. 
    Psychologists often cite Chess as an excellent way to improve what?
    • A. 

      REM Sleep

    • B. 

      Focus

    • C. 

      Patience

    • D. 

      Memory Function

  • 11. 
    What system is used to assign numerical ratings to competitive Chess players?
    • A. 

      Winslow Rating System

    • B. 

      Arpad Rating System

    • C. 

      Harkness Rating System

    • D. 

      Elo Rating System

  • 12. 
    What label is given to a Chess player in his or her first year of competitive play?
    • A. 

      Class I

    • B. 

      Rookie

    • C. 

      Beginner

    • D. 

      Novice

  • 13. 
    What organization is the governing body for international Chess competition?
    • A. 

      IFCD

    • B. 

      ICWI

    • C. 

      FIDE

    • D. 

      ACPI

  • 14. 
    In what year was the first computer program for playing chess developed?
    • A. 

      1957

    • B. 

      1966

    • C. 

      1972

    • D. 

      1951

  • 15. 
    Who was the victor in the Chess game between space and earth played on June 9, 1970?
    • A. 

      It Was A Draw

    • B. 

      Space

    • C. 

      The Game Was Never Finished

    • D. 

      Earth

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