Chess Basics


  1. Name:

    Course:

    E-mail address:

  2. What color should the lower left hand square be on a chessboard?

    red

    green

    black

    white

  3. Which answer shows the correct setup of a chessboard?

    pawns on back row, king, queen, bishops, knights, rooks up front

    it doesn't matter...just make sure you don't put anything on the red squares!

    pawns up front, rook, knight, bishop, king, queen on back row

    pawns in front, rooks on back corners, then knights and bishops going toward the center; queen on same color

  4. How does a pawn move?

    vertically

    one or two squares at a time

    one or two squares initially, then only one

    one or two square initially, then only one forward; take pieces diagonally

    backward to become queens

  5. How does a knight move?

    L shape

    horizontally

    one square, anywhere

    vertically

    diagonally

  6. How does a bishop move?

    L shape

    one square anywhere

    vertically or horizontally

    diagonally

  7. How does a rook move?

    L shape

    horizontal or diagonal

    diagonal

    horizontal or vertical

    anywhere, as much as possible

  8. How does the queen move?

    L shape

    diagonally, vertically, or horizontally

    anywhere, anytime

    one space only

  9. How does the king move?

    L shape

    horizontally, vertically, or diagonally as far as possible

    only one space

    into danger anytime

  10. Which piece can jump another piece?

    king or queen

    knight

    bishop

    rook

    pawn