TEST 0: INTRODUCTION TO THE GAME OF BRIDGE

Questions (see answers below)

a) How do we designate the players at the bridge table?

b) Are the black suits (spades and clubs) stronger than the red suits (hearts and diamonds)?

c) Which the minor suits?

d) Which the major suits?

e) How is it decided which player will make the first bid?

f) How is it decided which player will act As declarer?

g) What is the meaning of RHO and LHO?

h) What is the minimum number of tricks for a contract?

i) How many tricks must declarer win when playing in a five-spade contract?

j) How many tricks must declarer win when playing in a three-notrump contract?

k) How many tricks must declarer win when playing in a four-diamond contract?

l) How many tricks must declarer win when playing in a six-heart contract?

m) What is the highest possible contract in bridge?

n) What is the lowest possible contract in bridge?

o) How many tricks must declarer win when playing in a notrump game?

p) How many tricks must declarer win when playing in a major game?

q) How many tricks must declarer win when playing in a minor game?

r) How many tricks must declarer win when playing in a small slam?

Answers

a) North-South and East-West - see lesson 0.1

b) The four suits rank As follows (in descending order):

  spades - hearts - diamonds - clubs

  Notrump is stronger than spades - see lesson 0.2

c) Diamonds and clubs - see lesson 0.2

d) Spades and hearts - see lesson 0.2

e) The dealer - see lesson 0.3

f) The player who bid the suit of the contract first - see lesson 0.6

g) LHO : LEFT-HAND OPPONENT   RHO : RIGHT-HAND OPPONENT - see lesson 0.6

h) 7 tricks - see lesson 0.3

i) 11 tricks - see lesson 0.4

j) 9 tricks - see lesson 0.4

k) 10 tricks - see lesson 0.4

l) 12 tricks - see lesson 0.4

m) 7NT - see lesson 0.4

n) 1 clubs - see lesson 0.4

o) 9 tricks - see lesson 0.6

p) 10 tricks - see lesson 0.6

q) 11 tricks - see lesson 0.6

r) 12 tricks - see lesson 0.6

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