games facts Selected as the most interesting among technology related questions in Technology quiz What was the tarot deck used for during the Middle Ages?Entertainment games. Tarot deck was used from the 15th century in various parts of Europe to play a group of entertainment card games. It was adopted by mystics and occultists much later, at the end of the 18th century.Created by: Kasiaculture facts » What is the sum of the opposite sides of a dice?7. It's 1+6, 2+5 and 3+4Created by: Kasiamathematics facts » Who invented basketball?A Canadian. The basketball game was created in 1891 by James Naismith, a physical education professor at the Springfield College. His aim was to keep his gym class active on a rainy day. He wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot (3.05 m) elevated track (see original photo). Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball.Created by: globalquiz.orgsport of North America facts » What happens if a chess player wants to promote his pawn to a queen (after reaching the eighth rank), but his queen is still on the chessboard?He may use any item as the extra queen. Since the queen is the most powerful piece, the vast majority of promotions in practical play are to a queen. If the queen is not available, the official rules are that the player should stop the game clock and summon the arbiter for the correct piece. In casual play, an upside-down rook may be used to designate a queen. Some finer sets do include an extra queen of each color.Created by: globalquiz.orgchess facts » How many white squares are on the chessboard?32. The chessboard is 8x8, and every second square is white.Created by: Kasianumbers facts » What does 'checkmate' literally mean?King is helpless. The term is an alteration of the Persian phrase "Shāh Māt". It is a common misconception that it means "the King is dead", as chess reached Europe via the Islamic world, and Arabic māta means "died".Created by: Kasialanguages facts » How many pawns are there on a chessboard at the start of a chess game?16. There are 8 white and 8 black pawns.Created by: globalquiz.orgchess facts » Which piece may a chess player use for his initial move?Pawn or knight. At the initial position, only pawns have open space to move. The knight is the only piece that can leap over other pieces, including pawns in the initial position.Created by: globalquiz.orgchess facts » Play technology quiz and see all the questions.