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Chess Quiz

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Chess Quiz game quiz
"This is a quiz on general knowledge of chess."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Which of these is not the name of a chess opening?
    Cabbage Attack
    Orangutan
    Abracadabra Opening
    Baby Orangutan


2. Who was the youngest World Chess Champion?
    Garry Kasparov
    Jose Raul Capablanca
    Bobby Fischer
    Max Euwe


3. Who was the second youngest World Chess Champion?
    Garry Kasparov
    Jose Raul Capablanca
    Max Euwe
    Mikhail Tal


4. How many ways are there to win a game of chess, other than by default?
    1
    3
    2
    4


5. How many ways are there to draw a game?
    8
    9
    3
    6


6. Who defeated Garry Kasparov for the first BrainGames World Championship?
    Anatoly Karpov
    Joel Benjamin
    Bobby Fischer
    Vladimir Kramnik


7. What real-life grandmaster's life was the musical 'Chess' based on?
    Max Euwe
    Bobby Fischer
    Viktor Korchnoi
    Garry Kasparov


8. In what city is the World Open, perhaps the largest tournament in the world, held every year?
    Chicago, Illinois
    Moscow, Russia
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    New York City, New York


9. In what variant of chess does White start out with only a King and four pawns while Black starts with a whole army?
    Battleship Chess
    Monster Chess
    Bughouse
    Suicide Chess


10. How many moves is the shortest possible checkmate?
    5
    3
    2
    4


11. In what state was Paul Morphy raised?
    Louisiana
    Pennsylvania
    New York
    North Carolina


12. Paul Morphy was the first unofficial world champion. Who was the first official one?
    Adolf Anderssen
    Wilhelm Steinitz
    Boris Spassky
    Max Euwe


13. What game is chess thought to have originated from?
    Shogi
    Chaturanga
    Xiangqi
    Go


14. True or false? White has always been the first to move in a chess game.
    True
    False


15. Which of these is not a valid time control for a chess game?
    40/90 SD/30
    30/120 G/60
    G/5
    G/60 SD/30


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Compiled Jun 28 12