Can You Name the Star Wars Character From a Single Sentence?


By: John Miller

6 Min Quiz

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The "Star Wars" franchise has been going strong since the late 1970s. Since then, these star-studded stories have propelled dozens of characters into Hollywood fame. Can you name these "Star Wars" characters from a short description?

Which character arose from humble beginnings as a farm boy to become one of the most powerful Jedis ever?

From the dust of Tatooine to the bowels of the Death Star, Luke Skywalker rose from obscurity to pursue his destiny. His fate led him into some very dark corners of the galaxy.


Which character trains Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Jedi on a planet called Dagobah?

With his wrinkly face, pointy ears and sparse hair, Yoda looks more like a demented little swamp creature than a powerful Jedi. But he's a force for good who tries to guide Luke on the path of righteousness.


_____ turned to the dark side and became known as Darth Vader.

Once upon a time, Darth Vader was a hero known as Anakin Skywalker. But his mind was twisted by the dark side of the Force and he became a soldier in service of the Empire.


Which character is the co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon?

Chewbacca is the hairy beast with huge temper tantrums. He's also an amazing starship pilot -- he guides the Millennium Falcon through countless dangerous excursions.


Who is a bounty hunter and archnemesis of Han Solo?

Boba Fett is one of the most popular characters in "Star Wars." He's a cash-motivated bounty hunter who stalks Han Solo for Jabba the Hutt.


_____ spent part of his life attempting to train Anakin Skywalker to be a Jedi who fought for good instead of evil.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is the wise old Jedi who fully understands the power of the dark side. But he struggles to convince Anakin of the dark side's seductiveness.


Which character is a smuggler who realizes that his life is better serving the Resistance?

Han Solo is accustomed to life as a loner, but a series of strange events pushes him to join the Resistance. He eventually teams up with Luke Skywalker and company in battling the Empire.


Which blind warrior wields a staff and beats back hordes of stormtroopers in in "Rogue One"?

In "Rogue One," Chirrut Îmwe becomes an integral part of the forces for good when he takes up his staff for the Resistance. He might be blind, but he single-handedly fights off dozens of enemies.


She is the sister of Luke Skywalker.

Luke helps to save Leia from the grips of the Empire. They wind up making out. Then, later, they both throw up a little when they realize they are long-lost siblings.


In "Return of the Jedi," which character leads the attack on the second Death Star?

In "Return of the Jedi," Admiral Ackbar leads the Rebel Alliance's showdown with the Empire. His line, "It's a trap!" is one of the most famous bits of dialogue in the entire franchise.


In "Rogue One," we learn that he's a lead engineer in building the Death Star … but that he's sabotaged the weapon.

Galen Erso is forced to help engineer the Death Star's powerfully destructive capabilities. But he sabotages the weapon to make it vulnerable at a critical moment.


Which character buys two droids named RD-D2 and C-3PO?

Luke Skywalker buys R2-D2 and C-3PO, and they become his stalwart companions on his dangerous adventures across the galaxy.


Who is the commander of the First Order?

Supreme Leader Snoke is the commander of the First Order, which sets out to rebuild the Galactic Empire. Snoke eventually becomes one of the galaxy's more powerful leaders.


Which character is a big, disgusting crime lord who hires bounty hunters to do his bidding?

In "Return of the Jedi," Jabba the Hutt and his slobbery tongue torture the likes of Luke, Leia and Han. But it won't be long before Jabba meets his deserved end.


As a child, she was abandoned on Jakku. But then, _____ becomes a part of the Resistance.

On Jakku, Rey has a dismal life scavenging from old ships. She escapes the planet using the Millennium Falcon … a ship that other people desperately want to get their hands on.


Who is a powerful Jedi master in "Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace"?

In "The Phantom Menace," Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) is a Jedi knight who helps show Obi-Wan Kenobi the ropes. He also tries to steer Anakin Skywalker in the ways of justice and peace.


Who rescues the cute little droid named BB-8?

In "The Force Awakens," Rey saves a little droid called BB-8 from sure destruction. Rey must eventually help deliver BB-8 to the Resistance.


Which character dies by falling into the reactor of Starkiller Base?

In a desperate bid to save to save his son from the dark side, Han Solo pursues Kylo Ren to Starkiller Base. But Ren succumbs to the dark side, striking him and sending him into the deadly reactor.


Which droid is equipped with the ability to understand 6 million forms of communication?

C-3PO is the sometimes haughty, often anxious droid that stumbles around in a golden frame. He's fond of telling people that he knows 6 million forms of communication.


Who "trusts his feelings" and then delivers a death blow to a mighty Empire weapon?

Luke Skywalker races his X-Wing into the depths of the gigantic Death Star but loses faith in himself momentarily. He hears Obi-Wan telling him to "trust his feelings" and then he delivers a blast that blows the Empire's favorite weapon to smithereens.


Which character dies by falling into the Sarlacc's mouth?

During a fight with the Resistance, Boba Fett has an unfortunate incident -- Han Solo trigger's Fett's jetpack and sends him spiraling through the air. He winds up directly in the maw of the Sarlacc.


Who is the daughter of Daughter of Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker?

Princess Leia is the daughter of Anakin and Padme. And as we all learn, she's drawn to bad-boy types.


Luke Skywalker trained which character to be a Jedi?

Master Luke tries -- in vain -- to teach Ben Solo the ways of the righteous Jedi. But Solo chooses to become Kylo Ren, a Jedi master of the dark side.


Which droid ofter delivers a holographic message created by Princess Leia?

Leia embeds a critical message about the Empire's plans into R2-D2's memory banks, and later, the Rebels see her frantic pleas. R2-D2 is a pivotal character in several major "Star Wars" scenes.


He was a First Order stormtrooper who wound up as a member of the Resistance.

In "The Force Awakens," a stormtrooper known as FN-2187 gives up his life in the First Order to join the Resistance. He becomes known as Finn.


Who is the Supreme Commander of the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars?

General Grievous rains grief on all those he attacks with his massive clone armies. He's a major, menacing character in "Revenge of the Sith."


_____ is the alter ego of Kylo Ren.

After Ben Solo falls prey to the dark side, he becomes known as Kylo Ren. His father Han will do everything he can to save him.


Who is Princess of Theed and later Queen of Naboo?

Played by Natalie Portman, Padmé Amidala is Princess of Theed and later Queen of Naboo. She is the mother of Luke and Leia.


Which character is a leader of a gang of rebel extremists fighting against the Galactic Empire?

In "Rogue One," Saw Gerrera is an old rebel fighter who is tired of running from the Empire. He's killed as other members of the Resistance barely escape an Empire attack.


In "The Force Awakens," which character is called the "best pilot in the Resistance"?

In "The Force Awakens," Poe Dameron is the bold X-wing fighter pilot who takes on a major role with the Resistance. He's one reason the Resistance lands a vital victory over the First Order.


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