Chess

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What is the author's purpose in writing the second paragraph?
To explain the rules of chess
To compare different types of games
To talk about game pieces
To persuade people to play chess
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Which is not a reason that chess is a good workout for the mind according to the text?
Good chess players take a lot of risks.
Good chess players use their brains.
Good chess players take their time.
Good chess players think about what will happen next.
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How long have people been playing chess?
Over 100 years
Over 500 years
Over 1000 years
Over 5000 years
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Where did the game that chess is based on come from?
Europe
America
India
All of these
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Which best describes the main idea in the fourth paragraph?
This paragraph describes many different ways to play chess.
This paragraph explains time clocks work.
This paragraph argues that players should think less.
This paragraph explains how blitz chess is played.
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How does a game of chess end according to the text?
One player becomes king.
One player takes all of the other player's pieces.
One player makes it to the end of the board.
One player loses his or her king.
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Which happened first?
Computers did not play chess well.
Deep Blue won an important game.
Deep Blue took up a whole room.
Cell phones got good at playing chess.
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How is blitz chess different from regular chess?
Each player has two kings.
Players are blindfolded.
Players only have ten minutes to play.
Players start from a random position.
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If it's your turn in blitz chess, what happens when you hit the clock?
Both your clock and the other person's clock keep running.
The other person's clock stops running and yours starts.
Your clock stops running and the other person's clock begins.
Both clocks stop running.
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When did a computer first beat a strong human player in chess?
2006
1997
1976
1970
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How might playing chess be good for people? Refer to the text in your answer.
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Why might blitz chess be more challenging to play than regular chess? Use text to support your answer.
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How have computer chess programs changed over time? Use the text in your answer.
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