Weekly Quiz: The History of Chess

Weekly Quiz: The History of Chess

Aug 18, 2011, 3:58 PM |

The History of Chess: Week 2  -  August 18, 2011

#1: Paul Morphy is considered the greatest chess player ever. Which of the following is true?

A) He died at the age of 51.          B) He died at the age of 58.

C) He died at the age of 47.  -  < Correct Answer      D) He died at the age of 54.

#2: When was the "en passant" maneuver first introduced?

A) 1325       B) 1490  -  < Correct Answer

C) 1564        D) 1742

#3: How many positions could the Deep Blue supercomputer evaluate every second?

 A) 200 million positions per second  -  < Correct Answer          B) 50 million positions per second

 C) 100 million positions per second          D) 30 thousand positions per second

#4: Who created "The Turk" in 1769?

A) Alexander Cunningham          B) Wolfgang von Kempelen  -  < Correct Answer

C) Domenico Ponziani               D) Charles Chevalier


#5: Benjamin Franklin embraced the game of chess enthusiastically. Do you know the name of the famous chess essay he wrote?

A) "The Royal Game"        B) "The Greatest Game in the World"

C) "The Morals of Chess"  -  < Correct Answer    D) "Peace and Sorrows"

Thank you for reading this week's trivia! Please post your answers in the comments. The solutions for each of the problems will be given at the end of the week.

~ Credit to "www.chess-poster.com" for this week's trivia. ~