### Lesson 7 : Quiz ANSWERS

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1. What is your first priority of your response to Partner's Opening bid of 1 in a major suit ?
Raise Partner's major suit, provided you have trump support.

2. What is your first priority of your response to Partner's Opening bid of 1 in a minor suit ?
Bid a new suit. (Do not raise Partner's minor suit unless you have nothing else to bid.)

3. With two 5 card suits, which suit do you bid first ?
Always bid the higher ranking suit first.

4. With two or three 4 card suits, which suit do you bid first ?
Bid them up the line. With two 4 Diamonds and 4 Spades : bid 1 D if Partner opened 1C, but respond with 1S if Partner opened with 1H.

5. You have an unbalanced hand with 17 pts, 6 Diamonds and 5 Hearts.
Which suit do you bid first ? How can you accurate convey to partner you card distribution ?
Bid Diamonds (your longest suit) first and Hearts at your next turn. This promises at least a 5-4 distribution. If you have another chance bid Hearts a second time. This shows 6 Diamonds and 5 Hearts . (Bidding Hearts twice shows 5 Hearts and your Diamond suit must be longer because you bid it first.)

6. Partner opened with 1D.
What is your response with the following hands ?

1. S - K J 10     H - J 10 9 2     C - A 9 7 2     D - 10 3
Respond 1H : bid your 4 card suits up the line.

2. S - K Q 10     H - A K 9     C - A 9 7 2     D - A 3 2
Respond 3C : jump shift with 20 points (a 6NT contract is likely).

3. S - A J 4 3 2     H - Q 7 6     C - Q J 10   D - 9 3
Respond 1S : bid your longest suit.

4. S - K 4 2     H - 9 5     C - A 10 9 8   D - J 10 9 7
Respond 1NT : with no 4 card major prefer to bid NT over raising Partner's minor suit.

5. S - 9     H - K 10 9     C - J 9 8 7   D - A Q 8 7 2
Raise to 3D : with an unbalanced hand, no other suit to bid and abundant trump support raise Partner's minor instead of bidding NT.

6. S - A J 3 2     H - 9     C - K Q 5 2   D - K Q 3 2
Respond 1S : bid 4 card suits up the line.

7. S - A 4     H - A 8     C - J 5 4 2   D - Q 10 9 8 4
Respond 2C : bid a new suit rather than supporting Parner's minor. With 12 pts you can not bid NT the first time you respond. Bid NT at your next turn.

7. You opened 1C, partner responded with 1H.

1. S - K Q 10     H - A 8 2     C - A 9 7 2     D - J 10 8
Reply 1NT : with no 4 card trump support, balanced and a minimum Opening hand.

2. S - Q J 9 8     H - A 10 9 2     C - K 9 7   D - A 4 3
Reply 2H : single raise Partner's major suit with trump support and a minimum Opening hand.

3. S - K Q 7     H - A 9 3     C - A K 5 3   D - A 4 2
Reply 3NT : jump to Game with 20 pts. With no 4 card trump support for Partner's major, and a balanced hand bid NT.

4. S - K 4 2     H - A Q 9 8     C - A 10 9 8   D - A Q
Reply 4H : raise Partner's major suit to Game with trump support and 20½ pts.

5. S - 2     H - A K     C - Q J 10 9 5   D - A 8 7 2
Reply 2C : rebid your long suit with a minimum Opening hand. (Do not bid 2D, it is a reverse bid, promising at least 16 pts.)

6. S - 2     H - A K     C - Q J 10 9 5   D - A K 7 2
Reply 2D : you have an opportunity to make a reverse bid, showing at least 16 pts with 5 Clubs and 4 Diamonds.

7. S - K 10 9 8 2     H -     C - A Q J 9 8 7   D - Q 10 9
Reply 1S : bid a new long suit. Responder's next bid will be very interesting. With your unusual hand there may well be a Game contract possible.

8. What type of bid is the last bid in the following bidding sequences and what information does it convey ?
All Opener's bids shown in bold, Responder's bid in plain type.

1. 1C - 1H = bid new suit, showing 6-18 pts, 4 Hearts and less than 4 Diamonds

2. 1C - 1S = bid new suit, showing 6-18 pts, 4 Spades and less than 4 Hearts and less than 4 Diamonds

3. 1D - 1NT = weak Response (limit bid), showing 6-10 pts, and no 4 card major

4. 1C - 1H - 1NT = limit bid, showing a balanced hand 13-15 pts and no 4 card major

5. 1C - 1H - 2C = rebid own suit, limit bid, showing an unbalanced hand 13-15 pts and no 4 card major

6. 1C - 1H - 2H = Single raise by Opener (limit bid) showing 4 card trump support and 13-15 pts.

7. 1C - 1H - 4H = Game raise by Opener (limit bid) showing 4 card trump support and 19-21 pts.

8. 1C - 1H - 3NT = limit bid, showing a balanced hand, no 4 card trump support and 19-21 pts.

9. 1C - 1H - 1S - 2S = Single raise by Responder (limit bid) showing 4 card trump support and 6-10 pts.

10. 1C - 1H - 1S - 3S = Jump raise by Responder (open bid) showing 4 card trump support and at least 13 pts.

11. Pass - 1C - 1H = Response by a Passed hand (limit bid) showing 4 Hearts and 6 -12 pts (or 5 or more Hearts but only 6-10 pts).

12. Pass - 1C - 2H = Response by a Passed hand (limit bid), maximum pass, showing 5 Hearts and 11 -12 pts.

13. Pass - 1C - 2NT = Response by a Passed hand (limit bid), maximum pass, showing a balanced hand, no 4 card major and 11 -12 pts.

14. Pass - 1S - 3S = Response by a Passed hand (limit bid), maximum pass, showing 3 card trump support and 11 -12 pts.

15. Pass - 1S - 4S = Response by a Passed hand (limit bid), maximum pass, showing trump support and (now counting shortage pts) at least 13 pts.

9. What is a maximum pass ?
A hand previously passed with 11-12 points.

10. What is the points barrier for a Responding hand ?
10 pts. - A Responder with 10 pts or less should not bid a new suit at the 2 level (but it may raise Partner's suit to the 2 level).

11. What is the points barrier for an Opening hand ?
15 pts. - An Opener should not bid (as his second bid) a suit at the 2 level which is higher ranking than the suit he opened with.

12. What is a reverse bid ?
A second bid by Opener at the 2 level which is higher ranking than the suit he opened with. It promises at least 16 pts and a 5-4 card distribution in the two suits bid.

13. Your partner opened with 1H.
You have 11 points and 3 Hearts. What are your first and second bids ?
Bid a new suit first (at the 1 or the 2 level) and raise Partner's Hearts as your second bid.

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