WONDER #1227: Which Came First: Checkers or Chess?

Question 1 of 3

The ancient Egyptian version of checkers that dates back to 1,400 B.C. was called what?

  1. Alquerque
  2. Chess
  3. Draughts
  4. Ferses

Question 2 of 3

If you were to play checkers in Russia, you’d probably use a checker board with how many spaces?

  1. 64
  2. 100
  3. 144
  4. 121

Question 3 of 3

After the game of chess migrated to the Muslim world, its name changed to what?

  1. Chaturanga
  2. Ferses
  3. Alquerque
  4. Shatranj

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