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Bridge Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Trivia quiz questions with answers about the card game Bridge

 

Bridge Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

What is bridge?
A: Contract bridge, or simply bridge, is a trick-taking card game using a standard 52-card deck.

In its basic format, it is played by how many players?
A: Four players in two competing partnerships, with partners sitting opposite each other around a table.

Millions of people play bridge worldwide in clubs, tournaments, online and with friends at home, making it one of the world's what?
A: One of the world’s most popular card games, particularly among seniors.

What is the governing body for international competitive bridge?
A: World Bridge Federation (WBF), with numerous other bodies governing bridge at the regional level.

The game consists of several deals, each progressing through how many phases?
A: Four.

The cards are dealt to the players, and then the players do what?
A: They auction or bid to take the contract, specifying how many tricks the partnership receiving the contract (the declaring side) needs to take to receive points for the deal.

During the auction, partners communicate what information about their hand?
A: Its overall strength and the length of its suits, although conventions for use during play also exist.

 
The cards are then played, the declaring side trying to do what?
A: Fulfill the contract, and the defenders trying to stop the declaring side from achieving its goal.

The deal is scored based on what?
A: The number of tricks taken, the contract, and various other factors which depend to some extent on the variation of the game being played.

What is the most popular variation for casual play?
A: Rubber bridge.

Most club and tournament play involves some variant of duplicate bridge, in which the cards are not what?
A: Re-dealt on each occasion, but the same deal is played by two or more sets of players (or "tables") to enable comparative scoring.

One theory is Bridge departed from whist with the creation of what game in the 19th century?
A: Biritch (or Russian Whist), and evolved through the late 19th and early 20th centuries to form the present game.

Bridge is a four-player partnership trick-taking game with how many tricks per deal?
A: Thirteen.

What are the dominant variations of the game?
A: Rubber bridge, more common in social play; and duplicate bridge, which enables comparative scoring in tournament play.

 
Each player is dealt how many cards?
A: Thirteen cards from a standard 52-card deck.

A trick starts when a player does what?
A: Leads, i.e. plays the first card.

The leader to the first trick is determined by what?
A: By the auction; the leader to each subsequent trick is the player who won the preceding trick.

Each player, in a clockwise order, does what?
A: Plays one card on the trick.

Players must play a card of the same suit as the original card led, unless what?
A: Unless they have none (said to be "void"), in which case they may play any card.

Who wins the trick?
A: The player who played the highest-ranked card wins the trick.

In a deal where the auction has determined that there is no trump suit, the trick must be won by what?
A: By a card of the suit led.

 
However, in a deal where there is a trump suit, cards of that suit are superior in rank to what?
A: To any of the cards of any other suit.

If one or more players plays a trump to a trick when void in the suit led, who wins?
A: The highest trump wins.

If the trump suit is spades and a player is void in the suit led and plays a spade card, he wins the trick if what?
A: If no other player plays a higher spade.

Unlike its predecessor Whist, the goal of bridge is not what?
A: Not to simply take the most tricks in a deal.

What is the goal?
A: To successfully estimate how many tricks one's partnership can take.

Bridge extends the concept of bidding into an auction, where partnerships compete to take a contract, specifying what?
A: How many tricks they will need to take in order to receive points, and also specifying the trump suit (or no trump, meaning that there will be no trump suit).

Players take turns to call in a clockwise order: each player in turn does what?
A: Either passes, doubles, redoubles, or states a contract that their partnership will adopt.

 
Who wins the contract?
A: The player who bid the highest contract wins the contract for their partnership.

After the contract is decided, and the first lead is made, the declarer's partner (dummy) does what?
A: He lays his cards face up on the table, and the declarer plays the dummy's cards as well as their own.

The opposing partnership is called what?
A: The defenders.

What is their goal?
A: To stop the declarer from fulfilling his contract.

The declaring side makes their contract, they receive points based on what?
A: The level of the contract, with some trump suits being worth more points than others and no trump being the highest, as well as bonus points for overtricks.

But if the declarer fails to fulfill the contract, the defenders receive points depending on what?
A: The declaring side's undertricks (the number of tricks short of the contract) and whether the contract was doubled by the defenders.

The four players sit in two partnerships, with each player sitting where?
A: Opposite his partner.

 
What is all that is needed in basic games?
A: The cards and a method of keeping score.

In rubber bridge, each player does what at the start of the game?
A: Draws a card.

The two players who drew the highest cards are what?
A: Partners, and play against the other two.

The deck is shuffled and cut, usually by whom?
A: The player to the left of the dealer, before dealing.

Players take turns to deal, in what order?
A: In a clockwise order.

In duplicate bridge, the cards are pre-dealt in order to allow for what?
A: Competitive scoring.

Once dealt, the cards are stored in a device called what?
A: A "board", with a slot for each cardinal direction.

When may the director of a duplicate bridge game or their assistants shuffle the decks?
A: Immediately before play starts, or in advance.

After a deal has been played, all four players do what?
A: They slot their cards back into the board, ready to be played by the next table.

The dealer opens the auction and can make the first call, and the auction proceeds in which direction?
A: Clockwise.