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Rummy with the relatives sharpened your knowledge of the game?
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Rummy Quiz Questions 1 - 5
1) What does the term Baiting mean in rummy?
A. Strategic play to bait an opponent into tossing a card of the same
rank or suit.
B. Discarding an Ace that matches a King at the beginning of the
discard pile, in hopes that an opponent will pick up the whole pile.
C. A specialty Rummy game that combines 'Go Fish'.
2) What are rummy players referencing when they say the term
A. The first card in the discard pile.
B. Term that refers to a set of 4 twos being played.
C. Lower portion of the card stock that is often separated for ease of
3) What does Going to the Wall mean in rummy games?
A. Term for when a player only has one card left.
B. Defines the moment when two or more hands results in a tie.
C. When there are no cards left in the pickup pile; the discard pile
has to be shuffled to be used as a pickup pile.
4) What is a Blind Discard in rummy?
A. The first discard for each player.
B. This is the top card from the pick-up pile that is discarded after
C. A player discards a card not knowing if it is useful to another
5) What does the rummy players' term Deadwood mean?
A. Cards that are unmatched within one's hand.
B. A run that is stopped by a set of three or four cards.
C. The town in South Dakota where Rummy was invented as a safer game,
after Wild Bill Hickok was murdered.
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6) What does the rummy term Floating mean?
A. Player who is not required to discard.
B. The actions of a new player who is being instructed by other players.
C. Adding on to someone's run or set.
7) What is a Prize Pile in rummy?
A. Bonus for winning the hand, usually worth 25 points.
B. Where the money sits in the gambling version of Rummy.
C. In Canasta, this is a frozen discard pile.
8) When rummy players refer to Safe Count, they mean?
A. Number used by card counters to give a conservative estimate of
what's left in the pickup pile.
B. Total card points that if held eliminates a win by an opposing player
C. A full run from Ace to King.
9) What is a Safe Discard in rummy games?
A. The first discard in the game by each player.
B. Card that likely will not be used by another player.
C. Card that is discarded in hopes of helping another player (usually a
partner player) complete a meld.
10) When rummy players say the term Captain, they are referring to?
A. The winner of the last hand.
B. The term to describe a player in Rummy 500 that wins each hand of
C. Game contest pitting 1 player against 2 who alternate their play vs.
Rummy Quiz Answers.
Are you ready to impress Grandma yet?
Baiting: strategic play to bait an
opponent into tossing a card of the same rank or suit.
Foot: lower portion of the card
stock that is often separated for ease of handling.
Going to the Wall: defines the
moment when two or more hands results in a tie.
Blind Discard: a player discards a
card not knowing if it is useful to another player.
Deadwood: cards that are unmatched
within one’s hand.
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Floating: a player who is not
required to discard.
Prize Pile: in Canasta, this is a
frozen discard pile.
Safe Count: total card points that
if held eliminates a win by an opposing player.
Safe Discard: card that likely will
not be used by another player.
game contest pitting 1
player against 2 who alternate their play vs. the Captain.
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