Welcome back. Perhaps you'd like to tell me what you'd like me to call you in this exam?

Hello kiddo.

You have to get every question right to pass the Very Hard Exam.

If you get a question wrong you get whacked over the head with a baseball bat!

So you need to be very careful and think very hard.

Rooks are easy: I'll get them all right.
Anything that doesn't kill me makes me stronger
Hey! That could cause brain damage!
Only your first answer counts.

If you get a question wrong first time you can try again but you won't score a point.

If you really want to be whacked over the head give the right answer, then the wrong answer!

Q1. How many squares can the rook move to in this position?

8 10 12 14 16

Q2. How many squares can the rook move to in this position?

5 6 7 8 9

Q3. How many different pawns could the rook capture in this position?

1 2 3 4 5

Q4. Which pawn can the rook capture this move?

b4 c4 f6 f7 h5

Q5. Which pawn can the rook capture SAFELY this move?

b6 c4 d7 d3 g6

Congratulations, Kiddo!!

You have now completed the ROOK quiz.

After this lesson you'll be able to play some more games of CAPTURE THE FLAG, but this time with ROOKS as well as PAWNS.

We're now adding an extra rule.

You may already have noticed that when you get a pawn to the end it turns into a queen. This is what (usually) happens when you play a full game of chess.

Our new rule is that if your opponent gets a pawn to the end you have one move in which to capture it. You now have to make a move with your QUEEN in order to win the game.

A QUEEN moves like a ROOK but it also moves diagonally, which, as you'll find out next lesson, is like a BISHOP.

There's another lesson for you which will make you even better at using rooks.

Fantastic! I want to do it now!
I'd like to repeat the quiz first and get my certificate
I'll do it later if you don't mind - I have to go now