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Play Chess Quiz: Questions 1-5
1) What does it mean to be cramped in chess?
A. A piece having limited movement.
B. A piece is surrounded by opposing pieces
C. A piece is stuck in a corner because of friendly pieces
2) What is a Decoy in chess players' terms?
A. Move that delivers the King two spaces towards a Rook, and puts that
Rook on the other side of the King.
B. Movement of a pawn to protect a more powerful piece
C. Strategy to tempt an opposing player’s chess piece to an undesirable
3) What is the Flank or Wing in chess?
A. Term when a Bishop is moved from one corner along the diagonal to
the other corner.
B. The row on which the rooks first begin their movement.
C. Refers to the queenside or kingside of the board.
4) What is a Poisoned Pawn in chess players' terms?
A. Pawn that is used to capture the Queen.
B. An unprotected chess piece that, if captured, could result in a loss.
C. A pawn that is sacrificed to capture a more powerful opposing piece.
5) What does a Royal Fork refer to with chess games?
A. Piece caught between the king and queen.
B. A pawn that has been promoted to a Queen.
C. Pawn in front of either the King or the Queen
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6) What does a Smothered Mate refer to in chess?
A. King is surrounded by his own men and cannot escape the Knight.
B. A mate in which the winner's King and Queen are surrounded by their
own pieces and cannot move.
C. The King is surrounded by his own men except for one open square,
through which the Queen or Bishop perform mate.
7) What does a Double Attack refer to with chess games?
A. Term when both knights are brought out in a player's first two moves
of the game.
B. Occurs in one move, sometimes by the same chess piece.
C. Term when a player advances one pawn two squares and then a
supporting pawn one square.
8) What is a Quiet Move in chess players' terms?
A. Player neither attacks nor captures an opponent’s chess piece.
B. Player moves one piece to reveal checkmate by another piece.
C. Another term for a player who resigns by knocking over the king.
9) What is a Kick in chess terms?
A. Piece moves all the way across the board.
B. A checkmate performed by two rooks.
C. Move by pawn to attack an opponent’s piece with the goal of forcing
10) What does the chess term Fortress refer to with chess games?
A. Placement strategy preventing the opposing player from penetration.
B. Term used when both Bishops are Fianchettoed.
C. When a king is completely surrounded by his own pieces.
Play Chess Quiz Answers.
you King or Queen of the chessboard?
having limited movement.
strategy to tempt an opposing player’s chess piece to an undesirable
or Wing: refers to the queenside or kingside.
Poisoned Pawn: this unprotected chess piece, if captured, could result
in a loss.
Fork: piece caught between the king and queen.
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Smothered Mate: the King is surrounded by his own men and cannot escape
Attack: occurs in one move, sometimes by the same chess piece.
Move: player neither attacks nor captures an opponent’s chess piece.
move by pawn to attack an opponent’s piece with the goal of forcing a
Fortress: placement strategy preventing the opposing player from
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