Blackjack Basic Strategy Test

This test is designed to make you think about the game.  Take your time.  There may be some trick questions. Having trouble? Check out the basic strategy chart(s) for this game in the Encyclopedia of Blackjack.  Try the test first before you view the applicable chart. 

Unless otherwise noted, assume a multi-deck blackjack game (e.g., 4 to 8 decks), dealer stands on soft 17 (S-17 rule) and double after splitting is allowed (DAS rule). 

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#1. If the dealer shows an Ace, which of the following plays is correct?

#2. If the dealer shows a 6, which of the following plays is NOT correct?

#3. If the dealer shows a 6 AND the dealer hits on soft 17 (H-17 rule), which of the following plays is correct?

#4. If the dealer shows an Ace, which of the following plays is correct?

#5. If the dealer shows an Ace AND the dealer hits on soft 17 (H-17 rule), which of the following plays is correct?

#6. If the dealer shows a small card (2-6), which of the following is correct?

#7. Dealer has a 5 or 6. Which of the following is correct?

#8. Player has A,7. Which of the following is correct?

#9. The first scientific and mathematically sound attempt to devise an optimal blackjack playing strategy was revealed in September 1956. Four of the individuals below published a paper titled The Optimum Strategy in Blackjack in the Journal of the American Statistical Association. Which individual did not?

#10. You should only split 4,4 when the dealer has a 5 or 6 if double after splitting (DAS) is allowed.

#11. If the dealer hits soft-17 (H-17 rule) you should

#12. If Late Surrender is offered

#13. In a single or double deck game (S-17) is it correct to double on a 9 against a dealer 2?

#14. In a single deck game with the S-17 rule

#15. In a single deck game with the H-17 rule and DAS allowed

#16. You have T,2. Which of the following is correct?

#17. How many basic strategy differences are there between a S-17 game and a H-17 game in multi-deck.

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