Are You Prepped for "Rise of Skywalker"? Test Your Knowledge


By: Brittany Rowland

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About This Quiz

In 2015, Star Wars fans' dreams came true with the release of "The Force Awakens," Episode VII in the Star Wars saga. Set 30 years after "Return of the Jedi," the film includes the central characters of the original trilogy, plus a cast of new ones, fighting a new threat: the First Order. The film was a success, recapturing the fun magic of the first Star Wars movie from 1977, which by now seems like a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away! 

"The Last Jedi" followed in 2017, continuing Rey's quest to find Luke Skywalker, train under him and bring him back into the fight. The film held surprises for audiences, some of them accepted and others criticized. But the film undeniably set up a dramatic conclusion yet to be seen in "The Rise of Skywalker," due in December 2019. Fans must wait to find out the fates of Rey, Kylo Ren, Poe, Finn and the rest of the new characters. And, of course, the film should bring Princess Leia's story to a close, given the untimely passing of actress Carrie Fisher.

Most importantly, the new Star Wars trilogy has brought the wonder and excitement of the Star Wars galaxy to a new generation of children, many of whom are discovering it for the first time. Ready to put your knowledge of "The Force Awakens" and "The Last Jedi" to the test? We have a good feeling about this!

Who surprises Rey and Finn by boarding the "Millennium Falcon"?

Rey and Finn make their escape from Jakku aboard the "Millennium Falcon." Much to their surprise, they're soon boarded by the "Falcon's" true owners, Han and Chewbacca. They're "home" at last!


This little guy is a fan-favorite. Can you name Poe's faithful droid?

The new Disney trilogy introduced audiences to BB-8, the spherical droid with a domed head. The charming little droid rolls around with ease and communicates with beeps, chirps and shrieks.


Can you name the member of the Resistance who leads a mutiny?

Poe Dameron disagrees with Admiral Holdo's evacuation order and starts a mutiny in response. However, he later learns that Holdo had a plan all along to sacrifice herself to save the others.


What is Finn's occupation before he joins the Resistance?

Finn is originally named FN-2187, a stormtrooper for the First Order who grows disenchanted with his role and defects. Finn soon gets swept up in the Resistance, in part because of his connection to Rey.


Kylo Ren idolizes Darth Vader. How is he related to Vader?

Kylo Ren, formerly known as Ben Solo, is the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia. Therefore, Darth Vader is his maternal grandfather. It's too bad Kylo Ren idolizes the evil Vader instead of the redeemed Anakin!


In a surprise move, which character kills Supreme Leader Snoke?

Snoke orders Kylo Ren to kill Rey, but Kylo surprises everyone by slaying Snoke instead. Rey is really thrown for a loop by this. Is Kylo turning back to the light side? Or does he have another plan in mind?


John Boyega plays a key character in the new trilogy. Who is he?

John Boyega plays Finn, formerly the stormtrooper known as FN-2187. Finn soon gets mixed up in an adventure with the Resistance and develops some feelings for Rey, the Force-sensitive scavenger.


At the beginning of "The Last Jedi," Rey hands Luke his old lightsaber. What does he do with it?

Audiences had to wait for the release of "The Last Jedi" to see how Luke would react to Rey offering him his old lightsaber. When he throws it away, it shows just how much he has rejected his Jedi past.


What does Luke do after he projects himself on Crait to defeat Kylo Ren?

Luke displays the tremendous power of the Force by projecting his image lightyears away to Crait, where he duels Kylo Ren. But the effort leaves him exhausted, and he dies and joins the Force.


Which character from the original trilogy dies in "The Force Awakens"?

Spoiler alert! Han goes on a last-ditch attempt to bring his son, Ben, home. Kylo Ren, however, is determined to prove his complete allegiance to the dark side of the Force and slays his father.


What has Luke Skywalker been doing since Kylo Ren turned to the dark side of the Force?

After his nephew and protege turns to the dark side of the Force, Luke Skywalker goes into hiding on the ocean planet Ahch-To, leaving behind his family and friends. His failure with Ben weighs heavily on him.


Finn tries to sacrifice himself to take out the First Order's cannon, but someone stops him. Can you name the person who stops him?

Rose doesn't let Finn go through with his suicide run. After their time together on Canto Bight, she has developed feelings for him. Uh-oh! Will "The Rise of Skywalker" feature a love triangle?


Who offers Rey a job?

Seeing Rey's proficiency at flying, Han Solo offers her a job on the "Millennium Falcon." She accepts, even though, according to Han, it won't pay that well and he probably won't be that nice.


According to Luke, why did he consider killing Kylo Ren?

Luke's great regret, as he explains to Rey, is that he momentarily considered killing Ben Solo, sensing that he was corrupted by the dark side of the Force. Ben became Kylo Ren because of Luke's betrayal.


Who does Daisy Ridley portray in the Star Wars saga?

"The Force Awakens" introduces Rey, a scavenger from Jakku who is extremely Force sensitive. After she duels Kylo Ren with Luke's old lightsaber, she hunts down the Jedi Master to find answers.


What does Han's friend Maz Kanata do?

Maz Kanata first appears in "The Force Awakens" as the alien owner of a cantina on Takodana. She has apparently known Han for years, thinks of Chewbacca as her "boyfriend" and holds lots of valuable information.


In "The Last Jedi," Rey begins communicating with a surprising person through the Force. Who is it?

Rey and Kylo Ren appear to share a mysterious connection that allows them to see and hear each other through the Force, even though they're lightyears apart. Will Kylo lure Rey to the dark side, or vice versa?


How does Leia escape the vacuum of space?

It turns out Leia is quite Force sensitive, like her brother, even without formal Jedi training. She's able to use the Force to propel herself back to the ship, avoiding certain death in the cold vacuum of space.


Who is the supreme leader of the First Order?

After the fall of the Galactic Empire, the militaristic dictatorship known as the First Order seizes power. It's led by Supreme Leader Snoke, a large and seriously hideous creature of mysterious origins.


Rey grows up alone as a junk scavenger on which planet?

Jakku bears some striking similarities to Luke's home world of Tatooine — they're both hostile, desolate planets. But Rey's fate changes when she rescues BB-8 and hops aboard the "Millennium Falcon" with Finn.


What adorable little birds live on Ahch-To with Luke?

With big round eyes and no beaks, porgs are sea birds found on the planet Ahch-To. Chewbacca roasts one for dinner, but a group of porgs stare at him sadly as he's about to eat, changing his mind!


Rose Tico's sister gives her life for the Resistance. Can you name her?

Paige Tico is a gunner who sacrifices her life to destroy the First Order's Dreadnought. She shows her dedication to the Resistance and inspires her sister, Rose, to carry on the fight.


"The Last Jedi" features a Resistance leader with purple hair. What's her name?

Laura Dern plays Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, a purple-haired yet dignified leader of the Resistance who sacrifices her life for the cause. Dern reportedly made "pew pew" noises when she fired her blaster.


When Rey touches Luke's old lightsaber, something odd happens. What is it?

Maz Kanata has been keeping Luke's lightsaber safe for years. When Rey touches it, she has a series of confusing visions that blend the past and future. For instance, she sees Kylo leading the Knights of Ren.


Who portrays Poe Dameron?

Oscar Isaac plays Poe Dameron, a hotshot pilot who flies an X-wing fighter for the Resistance. General Leia Organa entrusts him with a mission to find out Luke's location from Lor San Tekka.


How does the First Order keep finding the Resistance when they go into hyperspace?

Just as the "Millennium Falcon" couldn't outrun the Empire in "The Empire Strikes Back," the Resistance can't shake the First Order in "The Last Jedi." And worse, their ships are running out of fuel!


Who plays DJ, the codebreaker Rose and Finn meet?

On Canto Bight, Rose and Finn meet a hacker named DJ, who helps spring them from jail. However, they learn the hard way not to trust the shady codebreaker when he betrays them to the First Order.


What rank does Leia hold in the Resistance?

After fighting in the Rebellion against the Empire, Leia is used to commanding people in war. However, she's battle weary at this point and mourning the loss of her son, Ben, to the dark side.


Rose Tico holds what position in the Resistance?

The Tico sisters both join the Resistance against the First Order. While Paige serves as a gunner, Rose employs her mechanical skills. It's not long before Rose meets Finn and the sparks fly (no pun intended).


Why does Kylo Ren hesitate to shoot at the Resistance ship?

Even though Kylo Ren kills his father in "The Force Awakens," in "The Last Jedi," he can't bring himself to fire upon his mother's ship. It's his wingmen who do the dirty deed instead.


Why does Finn rescue Poe from the First Order?

Even though Finn originally claims he's setting Poe free "because it's the right thing to do," he then admits it's also because he needs a pilot to help him escape! Still, their friendship is born that day.


Do you know the name of the actress who plays Captain Phasma?

Gwendoline Christie, better known as Brienne of Tarth, plays the commander of the stormtroopers. She holds a grudge against Finn for his treason and nearly executes him and Rose.


Finn, Rose and BB-8 go to which location to find a hacker?

In a desperate attempt to deactivate the tracking device on their ship, Rose and Finn go to Canto Bight, a casino city of the rich and powerful. They meet a hacker, but maybe he's not to be trusted ...


The First Order uses a weaponized planet to destroy other worlds. What's it called?

Like its predecessor, the Death Star, the Starkiller Base has the ability to vaporize other planets. Only this time, it's not the size of a moon. It's the size of an actual planet!


Who destroys the ancient Jedi library?

Luke thinks about destroying the Jedi books but can't go through with it. Yoda's ghost then appears through the Force and destroys the library with lightning. He believes Luke can learn from his mistakes.


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