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Lesson 21: Quiz ANSWERS
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  1. What is the primary purpose of "leading through Dummy's weakness, and up to Dummy's strength"?
    • To ensure that Partner's high cards are behind ("over") the high cards of the opponent, so that they can not be captured.
  2. What types of opening leads can you make as a Defender?
    • Attacking leads, defensive leads and trump leads
  3. Name four examples of an attacking lead.
    • Partner's long suit, your own long suit, top of a solid sequence, top of touching Honours
  4. Name five examples of a defensive lead.
    • Small from a 2+ card suit, the unbid suit, the suit Dummy has bid, trump lead, 4 card suit headed by the Ace
  5. Which card do you lead as opening trump lead with the following holdings.
    1. A 5 (2)
    2. (A) 8
    3. K 9 (4)
    4. 8 (6) 5
    5. (9) 2
    6. J 10 (6)
  6. With which trump length is it best not to lead trumps?
    • When you hold 4 trumps, and also with just 1 trump, as Partner is then likely to hold 4
  7. How do you encourage Partner to keep leading a suit?
    • Play "high-low", an unnecessary high card (usually 6 - 9), followed by a low card if he leads the suit again
  8. Declarer leads a 3rd round of trumps, Spades and your Partner, playing Mc Kennie discards, discards the following cards. Which suit does he wants you to lead?
    1. 8 of Hearts         - Diamonds
    2. 2 of Hearts         - Clubs
    3. 3 of Clubs          - Diamonds
    4. 7 of Clubs          - Hearts
    5. 9 of Diamonds   - Hearts
    6. 4 of Diamonds   - Clubs
  9. Which card do you lead as an opening lead in a suit contract?
    1. (J) 10 9 3
    2. (Q) J 9 4
    3. (K Q) 8 3
    4. (A) 9 6 4 2
    5. K (J) 10 4
    6. (Q) J 4
    7. K J 7 (2)
    8. A (K) 3
    9. (A) K
    10. (A) 4
    11. (K) 3
  10. Partner leads the Diamond 4, Dummy the 5. Which card do you play as 3rd player?
  11. Dummy
    D - Q 9 (5)  
    Partner    
    D - (4)
    You?
    a. D - K (10) 3
    b. D - K 10 (8) 3   (finesse Dummy's 9)
    c. D - (K) 7 2   (no card 9 or higher)
  12. Dummy leads the Queen of Spades. Which card do you play?
  13. Dummy
    S - (Q) J 9 3  
    You?
    a. S - (K) 10
    b. S - K 10 (8)   (cover the Jack next time to promote your 10 )
    c. s - K (7)   (nothing to gain, let Declarer guess)
  14. Declarer leads the Jack of Hearts. Which card do you play?
  15. Dummy
    H - A 10 6 4
    You?
    a. H - Q 8 (2)
    b. H - K (2)
    c. H - K Q 9 (2)
    Declarer
    H - (J)

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