Test your basic poker hands knowledge

By taking this quiz, you can check whether you have understood the basic principles of the poker hand rankings.

Good luck!

QUESTION 1:

How many cards make up a hand?

A) 3
B) 4
C) 5

QUESTION 2:

Which cards is a player allowed to use to build his/her hand?

A) The player can use any of his/her own cards and any of the community cards
B) The player has to use his own two cards and three arbitrary community cards
C) The player has to use at least one of his/her own cards and three or four community cards

QUESTION 3:

Which card has the higher value - Ace or King?

A) Ace
B) King
C) Both are of equal value

QUESTION 4:

Which card has the higher value - Ten or Jack?

A) Ten
B) Jack
C) Both are of equal value

QUESTION 5:

What do you call a hand which has five cards of the same suit?

A) A straight
B) A full house
C) A flush

QUESTION 6:

What do you call three of a kind and a pair?

A) Full House
B) Trips
C) Straight Flush

QUESTION 7:

Who wins if two players have a full house?

A) The player with the higher pair
B) The player with the higher trips
C) Both

QUESTION 8:

What do you count as a hand if a player has neither a pair nor a better hand?

A) The five highest cards, which are available to him/her
B) Nothing, he did not qualify and loses in any case
C) The suit of the cards

QUESTION 9:

When does one hand beat another?

A) In case the hand has a higher rank or in case of the same rank, the player with the higher valued cards wins
B) In case the hand has a higher rank or in case both rank the same, the higher suit wins
C) Only if the hand has a higher rank

QUESTION 10:

What are kickers?

A) Exceptionally exciting hands
B) The trips at a full house or the highest pair when you have two pair
C) The cards which do not determine the rank of a hand, but whose value can determine the winner in case of doubt

QUESTION 11:

When do the kickers become important?

A) If several players have a hand of the same rank
B) If several player have a hand of the same rank and value
C) If no one bets