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GAT 110 F12 Midterm

Quizzes 1 - 5

1.1. Name the three core survival mechanisms that underlie all games.
1.2. Name the four elements necessary for defining the basic nature of a game.
1.3. The four elements that define the nature of a game work together to create what?
1.4. The psychological state that emerges from great play patterns is called what?
1.5. What is the central tactical play methodology called?
1.6. What are NON-central tactical play methodologies are called?
1.7. Name at least five game families (hint: chapter names in R.C. Bell book).
1.8. Name 3 dice games.
1.9. What are the cubical dice made from the talus of hoofed animals commonly called?
1.10. Name two mechanisms that have been used for divination that have inspired families of games. (Hint: see Evolution of Games handout).
1.11. Name two sources of inspiration for human beings for game invention.
1.12. Name at least two civilization developments that allow the creation of more complex games.
1.13. What is a general rule for quickly determining the average roll of an N-sided die where N is an even number?
1.14. What is the common English name for Shahr-e Sūkhté, the Iranian city where the world’s oldest dice were discovered?
1.15. What modern dexterity game evolved from the game of knucklebones?
1.16. An arrangement of r objects selected from a set of n objects where order matters is called what?
1.17. A set of r objects selected from a set of n objects where order does not matter is called what?
1.18. Farkle belongs to what family of games?
1.19. If the number of times something is repeated becomes larger and larger, the proportion of success will tend to come closer and closer to the actual probability of success. This is called what?
2.1. What is the name of the board that Chaturanga is played on?
2.2. Name 5 variants/derivatives of Chess.
2.3. What backgammon precursor popular in the Arab world has rich symbolism with the 12 spaces on each side of the board representing months, 30 pieces representing the days, and the sum of two sides of the die representing the 7 days of the week?
2.4. What cross and circle game from Korea has pieces called MAL or horses?
2.5. Emperor Akbar played what race game with harem slaves acting as the pieces that moved as directed by the throws of the six cowrie shells?
2.6. In the 1920’s, Sir Leonard Woolley discovered five boards of what game from Sumeria that has distinctive rosette-patterned spaces?
2.12. Name three descendants of Pachisi.
2.13. Morris and possibly Alquerque board carvings were found at what site in Egypt?
2.16. Chess and Alquerque were carried into Spain by what culture?
2.17. What is another name for English Draughts?
2.18. What game’s movement symbolizes souls drifting through the Egyptian world of the dead?
2.19. What mystical race game from India was used for religious instruction and since R.H. Harte introduced it in 1893, is played on a square board with 100 squares?
2.20. What Chinese game is similar to Stratego, but features animals and perfect information?
2.21. What war game patented in 1888 by Lewis Waterman is based on the earlier The Game of Annexation (1870 by John W. Mollet on a cross-shaped board)
2.22. What symmetrical Roman game (probable precursor to Seega) that uses the custodian method of capture is first mentioned in writings by Varro in the early 2nd Century and for which a stone board was found on Hadrian’s Wall?
2.23. What is the English name of the game that Francesco de Medici gave to King Phillip II of Spain as a present?
2.24. Name at least three games from the tables group of race games?
2.25. What spiral race game published by W. & S. B. Ives in the US in 1843 was attributed to Anne Abbot, but was actually designed by George Fox and published in 1800 in London?
2.26. What two-player peg game with 58 holes on the board is of Egyptian origin?
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