Test Your Knowledge: Battlestar Galactica Ships Quiz

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Test Your Knowledge: Battlestar Galactica Ships Quiz
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Ships to fight and ships to flee, spacecraft are the most important type of technology in this epic sci-fi show. How much do you know about the ships in 'Battlestar Galactica?'
In the original series, how many forward-mounted laser-torpedo guns do colonial Vipers have?
three
two
They can fly in space and also in a planet's atmosphere.
one

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On a battlestar, what purpose does Tylium serve?
power
Tylium is laden with energy but also hazardous if its storage tanks are damaged in any way.
navigation
weapon

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How many different types of Cylon ships are there in the original series?
three
The most frequently mentioned are the raiders, basestars and freighters.
13
30

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What sort of ship-mounted weapons are KEWs?
bullets
The weapons are often belt-fed and look as if they have a very high caliber.
lasers
torpedoes

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In the reimagined series, as the thousand-year war with the Cylons dragged on, how many battlestars did the humans build?
50
120
The most famous battlestar, of course, is named Galactica.
350

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How many battlestars remain after the destruction of the Twelve Colonies?
one
After the attack, Galactica is the only known surviving ship.
five
nine

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Which version of the Viper fighter has three forward-firing kinetic energy weapons?
Mark III
Mark VII
Altogether, it has six of these fearsome weapons.
Mark II

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Cylon freighters are equipped with what sort of weapon?
none
They are relatively defenseless compared with other Cylon military ships.
gun turrets
missile batteries

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Helena Cain commands a battlestar with which name?
Pegasus
Pegasus is eventually heavily damaged and its crew transfers to Galactica.
Cassandra
Hexare

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About how many laser turrets defend a Cylon basestar?
more than 100
Like a real-world aircraft carrier, they are armed with many defensive and offensive weapons.
around 50
15

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Battlestar Galactica represents which of the Twelve Colonies?
Taura
Caprica
Caprica, of course, is at the center of many of the show's plot lines.
Orion

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Before the destruction of the Twelve Colonies, about how many ships made up a typical fleet?
600
Each fleet was led by a battlestar.
300
100

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In the original series, how many Cylons make up the crew of a raider?
one
two
three
One commands the ship, while the other two do the piloting.

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After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies, what is the primary purpose of the colonial ship Zephyr?
recreation
It is where crew members go to relieve the stress of their refugee lives.
living quarters
prison transport

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In the original series, after the destruction of the Colonies, how many ships survive to make the trip to Earth?
about 450
about 680
about 220
Fleets that once numbered in the thousands are decimated by the Cylon attack.

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In the reimagined series, how many ships survive the Cylon attack on the Colonies?
60
The surviving human population is much smaller in the newer series.
600
60000

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What happens to Viper Mark II fighters when they engage Cylon forces?
They overpower Cylon fighters.
Their computers fail.
The fighters' advanced computers tend to malfunction in the presence of Cylon technology.
They spontaneously explode.

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What is the approximate capacity of luxury liners like the Olympic Carrier?
15000
1500
These fish-shaped ships are well-suited to carrying many civilians between various locations.
150

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Why does Galactica destroy a colonial ship named the Olympic Carrier?
hijacked by Cylons
Its suspicious behavior prompted a scan, which revealed an unauthorized nuclear weapon on board.
It began shooting at other colonial ships.
Its captain went insane.

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What's the approximate crew capacity of the Cylon heavy raider?
about 100
about 10
These ships have a reputation for durability in the face of heavy fire.
about 50

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How are the Viper's guns aimed?
by the pilot
Viper pilots must not only steer the ship but aim and fire the guns, too.
by onboard computer
by the co-pilot

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How many battlestars are named in the original series?
five
eight
Some are seen onscreen and others are merely mentioned; all are in peril of destruction at the hands of the Cylons.
12

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How old was Galactica just before the Fall of the Twelve Colonies?
about 100 years old
about 75 years old
about 50 years old
The ship was outdated and slated for replacement when the colonies were destroyed.

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What sort of ship is the Majahual?
prisoner transport
mining
It is equipped with a claw that helps it snag ore from terrestrial sources.
cargo

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Which battlestar was the first to be destroyed at the Battle of Cimtar?
Atlantia
The peace conference turned out to be an ambush, the Atlantia was the first to go.
Acropolis
Pacifica

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What ship was primarily used for sewage recycling?
Sargon
Inchon Velle
Demetrius
Most crew members presumably would have preferred other assignments.

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What happened to a 600-person civilian ship named the Pyxis?
crash lands
destroyed by Cylons
The Cylons attacked even civilians ships with impunity.
self destructs

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How many sublight engines are on a Mercury-class battlestar?
three
eight
This class was created to replace the Galactica-class ships; then the holocaust occurred.
eleven

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In the original series, colonial Vipers are generally superior to Cylon Raiders.
true
Vipers seem more agile and able to destroy multiple opposing raiders.
false

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Raptors are generally assigned which sort of tasks?
medical transport
mining
scouting
Their shape echoes real-world space shuttles from NASA.

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