Ultimate "Star Wars" Quiz



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7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

"Star Wars" captivated you from the moment Darth Vader stepped onto a transport vessel to capture Princess Leia. But this quiz isn't about all the memorable scenes the "Star Wars" series has brought you. This quiz digs deeper, much deeper. For example, do you remember how Princess Leia got her title "princess?" 

Can you remember which hand Luke loses while fighting his father in Cloud City? It might seem like an easy answer, but we're sure you'll have to think hard about it. Or, do you know the original title of the movie "Star Wars?"

The "Star Wars" franchise has thrown you from one adventure to the next with hundreds of memorable characters, amazing battle scenes, and gorgeous scenery. But, as the galaxy grows under Disney, how much do you really think you remember? You might remember the colors of BB8 and R2D2, but can you recall the color of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber when he defeated Darth Maul? Or how many toes Yoda had in "The Phantom Menace?"

You like to call yourself a "Star Wars" trivia master, well this is the quiz you can prove it on. It's time to take on your fears and may the force be with you. 

In The Force Awakens, which character has Darth Vader’s damaged mask?

The question of how Kylo Ren even came into the possession of Darth's helmet, when it was last seen burning in a funeral pyre in The Return of the Jedi, remains unanswered... though there are of course plenty of conspiracy theories online!


How did Princess Leia get her title of royalty?

She is the adopted daughter of Bail Organa and Queen Breha. Although, with her birth mother being Queen Padmé Amidala, Leia is technically a double princess!


While the Jedi use a number of crystal colors for their lightsabers, what color is preferred by the Sith?

The Sith preferred to make their blades of synthetic crystals of a red hue, which they considered a mark of superiority, as opposed to the Jedi’s use of naturally occurring crystals. One of the variations on typical Sith lightsabers was the double-bladed lightsaber. Being of Sith design, these staff-weapons were sometimes referred to as Sith lightsabers, though were not to be confused with the genuine article.


Who destroyed the Droid Control Ship when they accidentally activated a Naboo Fighter’s Autopilot?

Anakin Skywalker was played by Jake Lloyd. Interestingly, Lloyd has not acted in a single movie since Episode One, after harsh criticism for his role.


Where does Yoda live when he first trains Luke Skywalker?

The swampy murky, X-Wing eating Dagobah! One of the purest places in the galaxy within the Force, Dagobah was where Luke Skywalker received advanced training in the ways of the Force under Jedi Master Yoda, and would later witness his death and transformation into the Force.


While fighting his own father in the Cloud City, which hand does Luke Skywalker lose?

Luckily the actor playing Luke, Mark Hamill, is ambidextrous. He can be seen in the Star Wars movies eating and writing with his left hand, yet shooting a blaster and swinging his lightsaber with his right.


Who defeats Finn in his very first lightsaber duel?

Originally named Ben, Kylo Ren was born after the Battle of Endor to Princess Leia and General Han Solo, whose tumultuous marriage left Ben with feelings of abandonment. This was exploited by the Supreme Leader, who tempted him to the dark side of the Force. Though Organa hoped training with Skywalker would help her son, he was seduced to the dark side, destroyed his fellow Jedi students, and became one of the Knights of Ren, earning the moniker of "Jedi Killer" among the First Order ranks.


What is Chewbacca’s weapon of choice?

The concept of a bowcaster was actually borrowed from concept art for Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin’s short story “And Seven Times Never Kill a Man”.


When we see him again in The Force Awakens, after many years galavanting around the galaxy with Han Solo, how old is Chewbacca?

Once Kashyyyk was freed from the Imperials, Chewbacca returned to his homeworld and reestablished connections with his family. Nevertheless, when Han Solo resumed his smuggling activities, Chewbacca decided to join him. Fortunately, the strong familial bonds and the extended lifespan of the Wookiees allowed him to spend decades away from his people. Interestingly Peter Mayhew, who has played Chewie in each Star Wars film, boasts an impressive 71 years when he reprised his role in The Force Awakens!


What are the creatures, living on Endor, that helped the Rebel’s to defeat the second Death Star?

Ewoks were omnivorous and used spears, slings, and knives as weapons... and they were adorable! They also used hang gliders, battle wagons, and bordoks as vehicles. Although extremely skilled in forest survival and the construction of primitive technology like gliders and catapults, the Ewoks had yet to progress past stone-level technology when discovered by the Empire.


What was the original title for the Star Wars movie?

When first released in 1977, this movie was simply titled "Star Wars," as it was intended to be a stand-alone film. The sequels were not considered until after it became wildly successful.


What nickname does Han Solo call Luke Skywalker that drives him crazy?

Han Solo was a cynical, disagreeable individual whose primary concern was gaining enough money to preserve his own life. He and Luke immediately disliked each other; however, after Han demonstrated his bravery on the Death Star and proved his loyalty, they became genuine friends.


Who delivers the final blow that destroys the second Death Star?

Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian, is best known for his role in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, however he can also be seen on screen in Lady Sings the Blues (1972), Nighthawks (1981), Batman (1989), Moving Target (1996) and Undercover Brother (2002).


Alright, who blew up the first Death Star, and with what weapon?

The desctruction of the first Death Star was a decisive moment for the Rebellion, and gave young Skywalker his first spot in galactic history. Even though the Empire remained the most prominent military power in the galaxy, this major Alliance victory gained credibility and support for their movement. In the months following the battle, thousands of star systems joined the Alliance, leading to the escalation of the Galactic Civil War. Ironically, shortly before Luke fired the proton torpedoes into the thermal exhaust port, Palpatine had ordered the creation of a second Death Star.


What does Han Solo have to say about the Force in A New Hope?

Han Solo says this to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope. Another memorable exchange between these two characters: Luke, "She's rich." Han Solo, interested, Rich?" Luke, "Rich, powerful. Listen, if you were to rescue her, the reward would be..." Han Solo, "What?" Luke, "Well, more wealth than you can imagine!" Han Solo "I don't know, I can imagine quite a bit."


Ok, now you’re in for it: After Han Solo and Chewie made an opening, which X-Wing pilot blew up the Starkiller Base?

Poe Dameron is an extraordinarily gifted X-Wing pilot with amazing "stick-and-rudder" skills. He is played by Oscar Isaac, who admitted to becoming nauseated on set during these scenes.


What is the location of the scene in which we see the predominant color of Luke Skywalker’s outfit change from white to black?

Jabba’s Palace contains the only original cast member, Femi Taylor, who shot new material for the 1997 re-release. That’s the slave girl that gets thrown into the Rancor pit!


What race does the comical Jar Jar Binks belong to?

The Gungans were one of the largest populations in the Star Wars films to be done entirely with CGI. They were a sentient amphibious species equipped with hardy lungs and capable of holding their breath for extended periods of time.


Where do the Gungan live on the planet of Naboo?

The under water domes, designed by artist Doug Chiang, were inspired by architect Antoni Gaudí. This famous man designed many amazing building in Barcelona, Spain.


Which character says the famous quote, "A Jedi Knight? Jeez, I'm out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of grandeur!" in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi?

The complete exchange between Chewie and Han Solo after they rescue him from Jabba the Hutt takes place while Han is still blind from the carbonite. Han Solo: Chewie? Chewie, is that you? [Chewie grabs Han and shakes him.] Ch-Chewie! I can't see, pal. What's going on? [Chewie barks.] Luke? Luke's crazy! He can't even take care of himself, much less rescue anybody. [Chewie barks again.] A Jedi Knight? Jeez, I'm out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of grandeur!


What colors is the lovable droid BB-8?

BB-8 is white and orange, and was built as a working remote controlled robot for the film!


And what about R2D2, what colors cover this handsome little devil?

R2D2 is white and blue, and to Star Wars fan’s dismay, can be seen sucked into space in Star Trek Into Darkness, the long time space opera rival of Star Wars.


What planet is Rey living on when BB-8 finds her?

Jakku was a desert planet located in a remote section of the Western Reaches. Though considered by many within the galaxy to be distant and relatively worthless, the planet became home to important events that would shape galactic history.


What color is the first lightsaber Rey uses?

Despite her character being deeply connected to Luke Skywalker, actress Daisy Ridley’s favorite character from the original films is Yoda.


Who wins second place in the Boonta Eve Classic pod race where Anakin Skywalker’s wins his freedom?

Gasgano wanted nothing more than to win the race, piloting his green Ord Pedrovia Podracer. For the majority of the race, he tailed the leaders, but ended up losing to the human Anakin Skywalker.


What is Princess Leia’s famous line, recorded by R2D2 for her Jedi friend?

The complete message is as follows: General Kenobi, years ago, you served my father in the Clone Wars. Now he begs you to help him in his struggle against the Empire. I regret that I am unable to present my father's request to you in person, but my ship has fallen under attack and I'm afraid my mission to bring you to Alderaan has failed. I have placed information vital to the survival of the Rebellion into the memory systems of this R2 unit. My father will know how to retrieve it. You must see this droid safely delivered to him on Alderaan. This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope. [Leia looks to the side quickly, then crouches to end the message.]


How many lightsaber blades does Darth Maul use?

He uses two blades on one handle. Despite initial concept art showing a single lightsaber blade, actor Ray Park’s skill with the double-bladed version allowed for the change.


What color was Obi Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber when he defeated Darth Maul?

Obi Wan Kenobi had 3 different lightsabers throughout his time as a Jedi, but uses a green lightsaber to kill Darth Maul.


Who auditioned for the role of Han Solo before it was offered to Harrison Ford, originally hired as a reader at the auditions?

Unfortunately, he had to turn down the role for a role in a western called The Quest, because George Lucas couldn’t decide if we was going to keep Russell in time.


Which character says the famous line, "Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder!" in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back?

She says this to Han Solo, and how does he respond? "Who's scruffy-looking?"


When is the only time we see Han Solo use a lightsaber, and in what location?

Sure-footed and furry, the tauntauns were well-adapted to the daytime temperature on Hoth, although they could not handle the chilling extremes of the night, which could often reach below -60°C. Tauntauns had two sets of nostrils, one large and one small. The large set was used for maximum oxygen intake during intense physical activity, while the small set was used during inactive periods and grazing, to keep out snow. Tauntauns could also alternate breathing between the two sets of nostrils, allowing them to regulate body heat.


On the snow planet Hoth, whose body gets crushed under the imperial walker’s foot?

Dack is Luke’s snow speeder gunner. This same vehicle was originally planned to appear in The Force Awakens, but was later cut from the movie.


In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, on what planet do Leia and Han Solo meet after a long separation?

D’Qar, a temperate location filmed at the former Royal Air Force Station Greenham Common, outside Gloucestershire, England.


Which of the following is NOT a "Darth" in the Star Wars films?

Darth was a title given to the Dark Lords of the Sith Order, which preceded a moniker different from the birth name. The Sith names of Sheev Palpatine, Dooku and Anakin Skywalker were Darth Sidious, Darth Tyranus and Darth Vader, respectively. Obi-Wan Kenobi once used "Darth" as a form of address when talking to Darth Vader. It was traditional that only the current Sith Master and his or her apprentice were allowed to use the Darth title. Imperial officers typically addressed Vader as "Lord Vader".


In The Phantom Menace, how many toes does Yoda have?

Yoda has 3 toes in The Phantom Menace, thanks to some CGI remastering, despite having 4 toes in all of the other Star Wars films.


With what famous Sci-fi film does the original Star Wars trilogy share a production crew?

The 1968 film Space Odyssey 2001 is directed by Stanley Kubrick, and written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke. In this film, humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.


How many children does Darth Vader have?

The American Film Institute listed Darth Vader as the third greatest movie villain in cinema history on 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains, behind Hannibal Lecter and Norman Bates.


What two real-world languages is the Ewok’s language based on?

Tibetan and Nepalese were the inspirations for the playful but complicated language. One known Ewokese phrase, "Coatee-cha tu yub nub!" translates to "Celebrate the freedom!"


Which actor or actress was so tall that the doorways of The Phantom Menace set had to be rebuilt?

Liam Neeson, who played Qui-Gon Jinn Episode I The Phantom Menace, is the culprit. Known for his height, he has been cast in a number of movies specifically for this fact.


How many live action movies, as of mid-2016, have been seen by the public?

The original Star Wars A New Hope was released on May 25, 1977 and the most recent one was released on December 18, 2015. Interestingly, Star Wars also holds a Guinness World Records title for the "Most successful film merchandising franchise" and in 2012, the total value of the Star Wars franchise was estimated at USD $30.7 billion, including box-office receipts as well as profits from their video games and DVD sales.


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