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Chess quiz Questions

An example of early-style Staunton Chess Set

An example of early-style Staunton Chess Set (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) How many squares are on a chess board?
a) 72
b) 12
c) 32
d) 64

2) What is number of black pieces in chess?
a) 16
b) 24
c) 36
d) 48

3) What is number of white pawns in chess?
a) 4
b) 2
c) 6
d) 8

4) Who makes the first move in chess?
a) Player with black pieces
b) Player with white pieces
c) Decided by toss
d) Decided by lot

Chess pieces – left to right: king, rook, quee...

Chess pieces – left to right: king, rook, queen, pawn, knight and bishop. Photo taken by Alan Light. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5) Which move changes the positions of king and rook and puts them side by side in chess?
a) Hooking
b) Fishing
c) Castling
d) Dwarfing

6) When one player has not said “check” and other player is unable to make any move in chess, what is the situation?
a) Checkmate
b) Stalemate
c) Batchmate
d) Classmate

7) When pawn from one side reaches the other end it can be exchanged for any piece that has been lost. What is the exchange called?
a) Reigning
b) Jumping
c) Queening
d) Rowing

8) Which piece moves diagonally in chess?
a) Knight
b) Pawn
c) Bishop
d) Rook

9) Which piece in a single move moves one square straight and another square diagonally in chess?
a) Knight
b) King
c) Bishop
d) Rook

10) Which piece can move only one square on any side in chess?
a) Queen
b) King
c) Pawn
d) Rook

Chess quiz Questions with Answers

Chess game and play clock with the pieces in t...

Chess game and play clock with the pieces in their initial position. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) How many squares are on a chess board?
d) 64

2) What is number of black pieces in chess?
a) 16

3) What is number of white pawns in chess?
d) 8

4) Who makes the first move in chess?
b) Player with white pieces

5) Which move changes the positions of king and rook and puts them side by side in chess?
c) Castling

6) When one player has not said “check” and other player is unable to make any move in chess, what is the situation?
b) Stalemate

7) When pawn from one side reaches the other end it can be exchanged for any piece that has been lost. What is the exchange called?
c) Queening

8) Which piece moves diagonally in chess?
c) Bishop

9) Which piece in a single move moves one square straight and another square diagonally in chess?
a) Knight

10) Which piece can move only one square on any side in chess?
b) King

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