Chess Quiz

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Welcome to the ultimate Chess Quiz challenge!

Prepare to test your strategic thinking and tactical prowess as you embark on an exhilarating journey through the world of chess. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned player, this quiz is designed to captivate and challenge you.

Uncover fascinating insights, sharpen your skills, and gain valuable knowledge to elevate your game to new heights. With interactive questions and engaging content, this quiz promises to be both educational and entertaining.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to delve into the intricate world of chess. Get ready to make your move and take your chess expertise to the next level!

Disclaimer: The hard questions in the Chess Quiz are challenging. To finish the game and reaching the master level typically requires a significant amount of grit, determination and perseverance. I you want to learn more about chess check out our article about Chess as a passion.

Question 1:

How many pieces does each player start with in a game of Xiangqi Chinese Chess?

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The number of pieces is less than 10.
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9 - In Xiangqi Chinese Chess, each player starts with 9 pieces, including the general, two advisors, two elephants, two cannons, two knights, and five pawns.

Question 2:

What is the objective of Xiangqi Chinese Chess?

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The main target is the opponent's leader.
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Capture the opponent's general - The main objective of Xiangqi Chinese Chess is to capture the opponent's general, also known as the king, similar to the objective in Western chess.

Question 3:

Which piece in Xiangqi Chinese Chess moves like a rook in Western chess?

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This piece can move horizontally or vertically across the board.
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Chariot - The Chariot in Xiangqi Chinese Chess moves orthogonally like a rook in Western chess, horizontally or vertically across the board.

Question 4:

What happens if a player's general is in checkmate in Xiangqi Chinese Chess?

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It's a losing condition for one player.
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The player loses the game - In Xiangqi Chinese Chess, if a player's general is in checkmate, the game is lost by that player.

Question 5:

How does the cannon capture an opponent's piece in Xiangqi Chinese Chess?

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This piece has a unique way of capturing.
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By jumping over an intervening piece - In Xiangqi Chinese Chess, the cannon captures an opponent's piece by jumping over an intervening piece, which can be a friendly or enemy piece.

Question 6:

How many pieces can a player move in one turn in a game of Xiangqi Chinese Chess?

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In Xiangqi Chinese Chess, players take turns moving their pieces.
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One piece - Xiangqi Chinese Chess follows the rule that each player can only move one piece per turn, making the game more strategic and deliberate.

Question 7:

Which piece in Xiangqi Chinese Chess is restricted to moving within the nine-point palace?

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Which piece is limited to the nine-point palace?
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Advisor - The Advisor, also known as the Guard, is confined to the nine-point palace and cannot leave that area during the game.

Question 8:

What is the name of the river that divides the Xiangqi Chinese Chess board?

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What is the name of the dividing feature on the Xiangqi Chinese Chess board?
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River - The river in Xiangqi Chinese Chess serves as a barrier for certain pieces and adds a strategic element to the game.

Question 9:

Which piece in Xiangqi Chinese Chess can only move horizontally or vertically and cannot jump over other pieces?

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Which piece moves like a rook in Western chess?
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Chariot - The Chariot, also known as the Rook in Western chess, has similar movement patterns and restrictions in Xiangqi Chinese Chess.

Question 10:

What is the minimum number of moves required for a player to checkmate their opponent's general in Xiangqi Chinese Chess?

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How quickly can a player checkmate their opponent's general in Xiangqi Chinese Chess?
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Two moves - Checkmating the opponent's general in Xiangqi Chinese Chess can be achieved in as few as two moves under certain conditions.

Question 11:

In Xiangqi Chinese Chess, which piece can only move one point diagonally and is restricted to the five central points of the board?

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This piece is often referred to as the Guard and has limited diagonal movement.
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Advisor - The Advisor, also known as the Guard, is a piece in Xiangqi Chinese Chess that can only move one point diagonally and is restricted to the five central points of the board.

Question 12:

What is the special move that allows the horse in Xiangqi Chinese Chess to jump over pieces?

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This special move is similar to the knight's move in Western chess.
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Knight's Leap - The horse in Xiangqi Chinese Chess has a special move called the Knight's Leap, which allows it to jump over pieces in a specific pattern.

Question 13:

In Xiangqi Chinese Chess, which piece is the only one that can capture the opponent's general?

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This piece has a unique capturing ability in relation to the opponent's general.
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Soldier - The Soldier is the only piece in Xiangqi Chinese Chess that has the ability to capture the opponent's general, unlike other pieces.

Question 14:

Which piece in Xiangqi Chinese Chess is allowed to move and capture in a straight line without capturing its own pieces?

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This piece has a special capturing ability that sets it apart from others.
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Cannon - The Cannon in Xiangqi Chinese Chess is able to move and capture in a straight line without capturing its own pieces, making it a distinctive piece on the board.

Question 15:

In Xiangqi Chinese Chess, what is the special move that allows the advisor to move diagonally within the palace?

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The advisor's movement is restricted within the palace.
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One point diagonally - The advisor in Xiangqi Chinese Chess is limited to moving one point diagonally within the palace, which restricts its movement.

Question 16:

What is the name of the Xiangqi Chinese Chess piece that can move one point orthogonally and then one point diagonally?

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This piece moves in an unusual pattern.
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Elephant - The elephant's movement in Xiangqi Chinese Chess is distinct, allowing it to move one point orthogonally and then one point diagonally, similar to the bishop in Western chess.

Question 17:

In Xiangqi Chinese Chess, what is the minimum number of moves required to promote a soldier to a general?

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The soldier needs to reach the opponent's palace to promote.
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4 - A soldier in Xiangqi Chinese Chess needs to advance at least 4 steps to reach the opponent's palace and promote to a general.

Question 18:

Which Xiangqi Chinese Chess piece is allowed to move and capture in a straight line without capturing its own pieces?

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This piece has a special capturing ability.
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Cannon - The cannon in Xiangqi Chinese Chess can move any distance along a straight line and capture an opponent's piece by hopping over exactly one piece, without capturing its own pieces.

Question 19:

What is the name of the Xiangqi Chinese Chess piece that can only move one point diagonally and is restricted to the five central points of the board?

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This piece is restricted to the central points of the board.
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Advisor - The advisor in Xiangqi Chinese Chess has a unique movement pattern, limited to the five central points of the board and moving only one point diagonally.

Question 20:

What is the starting position of the pieces in a game of Shogi?

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The starting position is different from chess.
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I1 - In Shogi, the pieces are arranged in the starting position with the black player's pieces at I1 and the white player's pieces at A9.

Question 21:

What is the name of the piece in Shogi that moves like a rook in chess?

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It's one of the most powerful pieces in Shogi.
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Rook - The Rook in Shogi moves and captures in the same way as the rook in chess, horizontally and vertically.

Question 22:

What happens to a captured piece in Shogi?

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Captured pieces are out of play.
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It is removed from the game - Captured pieces in Shogi are set aside and cannot be used by either player for the remainder of the game.

Question 23:

What is the objective of the game of Shogi?

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It's similar to chess.
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Checkmate the opponent's king - The game is won by putting the opponent's king in a position where it cannot escape capture.

Question 24:

What is the name of the piece in Shogi that moves one square in any direction?

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It's the most important piece in the game.
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King - The King in Shogi moves and captures one square in any direction, similar to the king in chess.

Question 25:

Which blues musician is known for his song 'Hoochie Coochie Man' and his association with Chess Records?

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This influential bluesman is often referred to as the 'Father of Chicago Blues'.
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Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters' 'Hoochie Coochie Man' is a definitive blues classic that solidified his status as a prominent blues artist associated with Chess Records.