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Test Your Knowledge: Battlestar Galactica Ships Quiz
by Staff
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
  • one

On a battlestar, what purpose does Tylium serve?

  • power
  • navigation
  • weapon

How many different types of Cylon ships are there in the original series?

  • three
  • 13
  • 30

What sort of ship-mounted weapons are KEWs?

  • bullets
  • lasers
  • torpedoes

In the reimagined series, as the thousand-year war with the Cylons dragged on, how many battlestars did the humans build?

  • 50
  • 120
  • 350

How many battlestars remain after the destruction of the Twelve Colonies?

  • one
  • five
  • nine

Which version of the Viper fighter has three forward-firing kinetic energy weapons?

  • Mark III
  • Mark VII
  • Mark II

Cylon freighters are equipped with what sort of weapon?

  • none
  • gun turrets
  • missile batteries

Helena Cain commands a battlestar with which name?

  • Pegasus
  • Cassandra
  • Hexare

About how many laser turrets defend a Cylon basestar?

  • more than 100
  • around 50
  • 15

Battlestar Galactica represents which of the Twelve Colonies?

  • Taura
  • Caprica
  • Orion

Before the destruction of the Twelve Colonies, about how many ships made up a typical fleet?

  • 600
  • 300
  • 100

In the original series, how many Cylons make up the crew of a raider?

  • one
  • two
  • three

After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies, what is the primary purpose of the colonial ship Zephyr?

  • recreation
  • living quarters
  • prison transport

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

In the reimagined series, how many ships survive the Cylon attack on the Colonies?

  • 60
  • 600
  • 60000

What happens to Viper Mark II fighters when they engage Cylon forces?

  • They overpower Cylon fighters.
  • Their computers fail.
  • They spontaneously explode.

What is the approximate capacity of luxury liners like the Olympic Carrier?

  • 15000
  • 1500
  • 150

Why does Galactica destroy a colonial ship named the Olympic Carrier?

  • hijacked by Cylons
  • It began shooting at other colonial ships.
  • Its captain went insane.

What's the approximate crew capacity of the Cylon heavy raider?

  • about 100
  • about 10
  • about 50

How are the Viper's guns aimed?

  • by the pilot
  • by onboard computer
  • by the co-pilot

How many battlestars are named in the original series?

  • five
  • eight
  • 12

How old was Galactica just before the Fall of the Twelve Colonies?

  • about 100 years old
  • about 75 years old
  • about 50 years old

What sort of ship is the Majahual?

  • prisoner transport
  • mining
  • cargo

Which battlestar was the first to be destroyed at the Battle of Cimtar?

  • Atlantia
  • Acropolis
  • Pacifica

What ship was primarily used for sewage recycling?

  • Sargon
  • Inchon Velle
  • Demetrius

What happened to a 600-person civilian ship named the Pyxis?

  • crash lands
  • destroyed by Cylons
  • self destructs

How many sublight engines are on a Mercury-class battlestar?

  • three
  • eight
  • eleven

In the original series, colonial Vipers are generally superior to Cylon Raiders.

  • true
  • false

Raptors are generally assigned which sort of tasks?

  • medical transport
  • mining
  • scouting