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Chinese Checkers Quiz
by Staff
You may be good at stepping and hopping, but how much do you really know about Chinese checkers? Take our quiz to find out.

How many points does the star-shaped Chinese checkers board have?

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

How many holes or indentations are in a Chinese checker board?

  • 50
  • 121
  • 215

Chinese checkers was derived from which older board game?

  • abalone
  • backgammon
  • halma

Halma is the Greek word for what?

  • jump
  • step
  • star

Chinese checkers were a craze in the United States during which of the following decades?

  • 1730s
  • 1830s
  • 1930s

True or false: As the name suggests, Chinese checkers originated in China.

  • True
  • False

The six triangular areas that serve as the starting point for each player’s pieces are called what?

  • docks
  • target zones
  • bases

For a two-person game, how many pieces should each player place in his or her home base?

  • 10
  • 15
  • 20

The goal of Chinese checkers is to move your pieces from your home base to where?

  • the base to the left
  • the base to the right
  • the base on the opposite side of the board

Which is not a move in Chinese checkers?

  • hop
  • skip
  • step

True or false: In traditional Chinese checkers, a player does not collect pieces that he or she has hopped.

  • True
  • False

What's the fewest number of moves necessary to play a complete two-person game of Chinese checkers?

  • 10
  • 30
  • 90

Which is the most efficient way to move your pieces across the board?

  • stepping
  • hopping
  • hop stepping

What's the best formation in which to move your pieces across the board?

  • in a cluster
  • in a line
  • spread out across the entire board

True or false: If a hop is available, you have to take it.

  • True
  • False

True or false: Chinese checkers can be played with teams.

  • True
  • False

Which is a difference between traditional Chinese checkers and "super" Chinese checkers?

  • how the pieces are set up
  • how the game is won
  • how the pieces can be jumped

When setting up the pieces for "capture" Chinese checkers, which hole in the central hexagon is left open?

  • the hole on the far left
  • the center hole
  • the hole on the far right

How do you win in "capture" Chinese checkers?

  • move all of your pieces to the opposing base
  • capture the most pieces of one color
  • capture the most pieces of any color

Which variation is the most different from traditional Chinese checkers?

  • Chinese checkers with teams
  • "super" Chinese checkers
  • "capture" Chinese checkers