How Well Do You Really Know the Original Star Wars Trilogy?


By: Gavin Thagard

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...." - Star Wars

For a franchise that started in the 1970s, Star Wars was quite innovative and completely mesmerizing for moviegoers of all ages. Since then, it has launched into one of the largest franchises in the world, with a value in the billions of dollars. 

Are you a fan of the Star Wars' franchise? Could you pass this quiz on it? Here's your chance to find out. 

Star Wars is a science fiction/fantasy film created by George Lucas. The original movie, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, was released in 1977 with the other two movies coming in 1980 and 1983. These three movies would be the birth of a franchise that produced future movies, cartoons, toys, and even comic books. Even today, the franchise does not appear to be slowing down. 

How much do you know about the Star Wars' franchise, though? Do you remember the characters and their heroic acts? What about the insane revelations and plot twists? How about you put that Star Wars' knowledge to the test with this quiz? That's if you're up for the challenge. If you are, get started and see how much you really know about Star Wars! 

What are the strongest Jedi called?

Jedi Masters are the strongest users of the Force. They are followed by Jedi Knights.


Who is revealed to be Luke Skywalker's sister?

Princess Leia is from the planet Alderaan. She's also a member of the Imperial Senate, which is virtually powerless when the series starts.


What is R2-D2?

R2-D2 is a major character throughout the history of the Star Wars' franchise. He's played a part in eight of the movies.


Which character is covered in gold plating?

C-3PO is a humanoid robot. As with R2-D2, he's appeared in every film.


Who is Luke Skywalker's father?

Anakin was one of the strongest Jedi before the fall of the Jedi Order. Sadly, he played a part in the Order's fall.


On which planet was Luke Skywalker raised?

Tatooine is a desert planet in the Tatoo system. The planet houses criminals from around the galaxy.


Who mentors Luke Skywalker?

Obi-Wan Kenobi was a powerful Jedi Master. He defeated the first Sith Lord in over 1,000 years during the Battle of Naboo.


What does Princess Leia send off with R2-D2 before being captured?

R2-D2 and C-3PO end up with Luke Skywalker after landing on Tatooine. Skywalker tries to help the two find Obi-Wan to complete their mission.


What name is Obi-Wan Kenobi going by?

Obi-Wan gives Luke Skywalker his father's lightsaber. When he does this, he tells Luke that Anakin is dead.


What is Han Solo?

Han Solo is an orphan from the planet Corellia. With no parents, he turned to a life of crime, stealing to stay alive.


Who is Han Solo indebted to?

Jabba the Hutt leads a powerful cartel. He employs other criminals such as smugglers and bounty hunters.


What ship did Han Solo fly?

Before Han Solo gained ownership, the Millennium Falcon was owned by Lando Calrissian. Calrissian lost the ship to Solo during a game of Corellian Spike.


What species is Chewbacca?

Chewbacca is Han Solo's partner. He co-pilots the Millennium Falcon.


Who does the Jedi Order oppose?

The Galactic Empire is defended by the Imperial Military. The Empire rules through fear and power.


Who leads the Galactic Empire?

For years, Darth Sidious disguised himself as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. After defeating the Jedi Order, Palpatine was able to position himself as sole ruler of the Galactic Empire.


What title does Darth Sidious hold?

Sith Lords gain power by utilizing the dark side of the Force. The Order was founded by Darth Bane.


Who is Darth Vader?

Part of Star Wars' success comes from its great revelations. None are better than when Darth Vader reveals he is Anakin Skywalker, Luke's father.


What did the Galactic Empire replace?

The Galactic Republic was a representative democracy with three branches of government. Palpatine was able to take advantage of corruption in the Republic to rise to power.


What superweapon does the Galactic Empire control?

The Death Star has the ability to destroy entire planets. With such power, it's meant to keep rebellious planets in line.


Which group is fighting back against the Galactic Empire?

Since the fall of the Galactic Republic, the Rebel Alliance has sought to bring down the Galactic Empire. However, the Death Star threatens their opposition.


Which planet is home to the Rebel Alliance's secret base?

Hoth is an ice planet. It first appears in the second film.


Who is the last Grand Master of the Jedi?

The Grand Master title is reserved for the Jedi who is both oldest and wisest. Before the fall of the Jedi Order, the Grand Master was in charge of the Jedi High Council.


Where does Luke Skywalker go to train with Yoda?

After the death of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker needs a mentor to teach him the Force. Guided by Obi-Wan's voice, Luke goes to Dagobah​.


What does a Jedi fight with?

Lightsabers are powered by kyber crystals. These crystals combine with the Force from a wielder to form a lightsaber.


What wound did Darth Vader inflect on Luke Skywalker?

Anakin Skywalker had his own arm cut off when he was younger. It occurred during his fight with Dooku.


What species is Boba Fett?

Boba Fett is a clone of Jango Fett, who also raises and trains him. When Jango Fett is killed by the Jedi, Boba Fett swears revenge.


What job does Boba Fett have?

Boba Fett is regarded as one of the deadliest bounty hunters in all the galaxy. He sets his eyes on Han Solo, who has a bounty on his head from Jabba the Hutt.


How does Boba Fett capture Han Solo?

Darth Vader freezes Han Solo while testing out a carbon-freezing facility. This allows Boba Fett to capture Han with little resistance.


Where do Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader have their first duel?

Cloud City is a colony located on the planet Bespin. The colony is used for mining Tibanna gas.


How does Yoda die?

Yoda has a mysterious background, and no one knows where he comes from. He was around 900 years old when he died.


Darth Vader asks Luke Skywalker to do what?

After Yoda died, Luke Skywalker became the last known Jedi. If he were to choose the dark side, the Jedi Order would cease to exist.


What's the name of the final movie of the first trilogy?

Star Wars originally wasn't intended to be a trilogy. In fact, the first movie wasn't titled "A New Hope" until the other movies were planned.


Who defeats Darth Vader?

After becoming a Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker defeats his father in a lightsaber duel. Instead of killing his father, he tries to persuade him back to the light side of the Force.


Who is the Chosen One?

Anakin Skywalker was always supposed to be the Chosen One, but he sided with the dark side of the Force. However, when he kills Darth Sidious, he fulfills the prophecy and restores balance to the Force.


Which battle saw the destruction of the Death Star II?

After the destruction of the first Death Star, the Galactic Empire sought to build another one. However, when the Sith Lords were defeated, the Death Star II fell shortly after.


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