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Quiz: How much do you know about Chess?

Chess is one of the world’s longest-surviving board games, having existed in one form or another for well over 2,000 years. The game is said to teach forethought, circumspection and caution, but how much do you know about this fascinating pastime? Play now and find out!

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  • Question of

    Chess is a game of…

    • Chance
    • Chance and strategy
    • Strategy
  • Question of

    Which chess piece is the most powerful?

    • The king
    • The queen
    • The bishop
  • Question of

    How many pieces does each chess player start with?

    • 16
    • 18
    • 20
  • Question of

    It is generally agreed that chess originated in which country?

    • Japan
    • Ireland
    • India
  • Question of

    You win a game by putting your opponent’s king in checkmate. That word comes from Arabic ‘shah mat’, meaning…

    • King died
    • Emperor is on the carpet
    • Emir fainted
  • Question of

    How many squares on a chessboard?

    • 81
    • 64
    • 49
  • Question of

    Each player begins the game with just two…

    • Queens
    • Bishops
    • Pawns
  • Question of

    Which player moves first?

    • The younger player
    • Black
    • White
  • Question of

    Which piece is known informally as a castle?

    • Rook
    • Knight
    • Bishop
  • Question of

    Which diagram shows the correct moves of the knight?

    • rook
    • king
    • bishop
    • knight
  • Question of

    At setup, the white queen has which piece to her left?

    • Bishop
    • King
    • Rook
  • Question of

    Which chess piece’s name has come into general usage to mean someone who is used or manipulated to further another person’s purposes?

    • Rook
    • Pawn
    • Knight
  • Question of

    Chess is a game for how many players?

    • 1
    • 2
    • Up to 6


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