Traditional Games in Pakistan


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Which game helped inspire the American pastime of baseball?

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1. In Oonch Neech, players run back and forth across the field of play from one area named 'oonch' and another named 'neech.' What do these names mean and how does that determine where the game can be played?

2. Ludo, the board game that helped to inspire Sorry!, actually comes from an older game called Pachisi from what country?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Discover how much you know about traditional games in Pakistan with these study assessments. For the quiz, you'll need to know key points such as a game that inspired baseball in the U.S. and the names 'oonch' and 'neech'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about these topics:

  • The game Pachisi
  • Comparison between innings in baseball and Gilli Danda
  • The way the gilli gets into position

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about traditional Pakistani games
  • Information recall access the knowledge you've gained regarding the game Pachisi and where it came from
  • Making connections - use understanding of the American game of baseball and explore how it's connected to a game in Pakistan

Additional Learning

For more on Pakistan's games, review the lesson called Traditional Games in Pakistan. You'll be covering these areas of study:

  • The founding of Pakistan
  • Location of the country and its neighbors
  • Origins some of these traditional games and their popularity
  • Game of Ludo