Quiz on Snakes and Ladders: The Game and its History
Posted on: March 15, 2019. Comments ( 2 )

Haven’t most of us enjoyed this multi-player family board game?
‘Test your Faith’ now, with our “Quiz on Snakes and Ladders”.

In which country did the game of Snakes and Ladders originate, where it is known by various names such as Moksha Patam (Hindi), Parama Padam (Tamil), and Vaikunthapali, Paramapada Sopana Patam “the ladder to salvation” (Telugu)?





The game of Snakes and Ladders was believed to have been played in India, as early as __________?





The game of Snakes and Ladders was invented by a poet-saint named __________, designed on the philosophy that good deeds lead to Heaven while bad deeds lead to Hell.





What determines the number of squares on a gameboard—most commonly a grid size of 8×8, 10×10 or 12×12—that a player must move his distinctly coloured game piece token, though movement would be random depending on whether the final square has an ascension (ladder) or descension (snake)?





In the game of Snakes and Ladders, the __________ represented noble “virtues” such as generosity, faith, and humility, while the __________  represented terrible “vices” such as avarice, crime, and ego.





The number of squares in a standard Snakes and Ladders gameboard is always __________.





The number of ladders was less than the number of snakes as a reminder that a path of good is much more difficult to tread than __________, and as per the philosophy of the game, reaching the last square represented the attainment of __________ or “Moksha”.





While the __________ version of the game had snakes outnumbering ladders, the __________ counterpart had ladders equal to snakes, signifying the cultural ideal—through the concept of equality—that for every sin a person commits, there exists another chance at redemption for that person.





Correctly match the “Virtues” and “Vices” on the left, with their “Consequences” on the right, as outlined in the English version of Snakes and Ladders.
1. Fulfilment a. Illness
2. Grace b. Disgrace
3. Success c. Poverty
4. Indulgence d. Thrift
5. Disobedience e. Penitence
6. Indolence f. Industry





Comments (2)


    Nagesh says:

    Super brain teaser…keep quizzing.

    Zeeshan says:

    its very nice…

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