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Lightsabers, Blasters and Ion Cannons: The 'Star Wars' Weaponry Quiz
by Staff
There are many types of weapon in the "Star Wars" arsenal — whether you prefer a good blaster at your side or a more elegant weapon for a more civilized age, check your knowledge with this "Star Wars" weaponry quiz.

Which alien race is known to use bowcasters?

  • Ewoks
  • Wookiees
  • Rodians

What makes an ion cannon different from a typical energy weapon?

  • It causes no physical damage but disrupts electrical systems temporarily.
  • It passes through metal.
  • They can only be controlled with the Force.

What is distinctive (and controversial) about Kylo Ren's lightsaber?

  • It has a plasma beam crossguard.
  • Its plasma blade is black and therefore nearly invisible.
  • The handle can be turned around and used as a standard blaster pistol.

What did a First Order stormtrooper use his Z6 shock baton for in "The Force Awakens?"

  • to knock Rey unconscious
  • to punch a hole in the hull of the Millennium Falcon
  • to battle Finn, who was wielding a lightsaber

When Admiral Motti said, "This [redacted] is now the ultimate power in the universe! I suggest we use it!" what weapon was he referring to?

  • the Imperial star destroyer Executor
  • the Death Star
  • Darth Vader's lightsaber

What do the Ewoks use to destroy an AT-ST?

  • A captured AT-ST.
  • A pair of swinging tree trunks.
  • Primitive land mines.

The BlasTech E-11 blaster rifle was standard issue for what large military group?

  • the Imperial Stormtroopers
  • the Gungan Grand Army
  • the Clone Army

What did Rebel pilots use proton torpedoes for at the Battle of Yavin?

  • eliminate Imperial capital ships that were guarding the planet's orbit
  • destroy the Death Star
  • scatter Tie fighter squadrons

What did a Jedi in training typically have to do with a lightsaber to become a Jedi Knight?

  • build one from scratch
  • adjust the lightsaber's color to match his or her Force aura
  • kill a mynock with it

When Princess Leia visits Jabba's palace in disguise, what weapon does she threaten him with?

  • Luke's lightsaber
  • a thermal detonator
  • orbital bombardment

What is a vibroblade?

  • a shoulder-mounted laser cannon
  • an energy sword that would vibrate and detonate if held by an unauthorized user
  • a bladed weapon that generated intense ultrasonic vibrations to increase cutting power

Which Sith Lord based the design of his double-bladed lightsaber on an ancient Zabrak weapon?

  • Darth Maul
  • Darth Plagueis
  • Darth Bane

While anyone can wield a lightsaber, they are most commonly used by Jedi and…

  • the Imperial Guard
  • Hutt bodyguards
  • Sith

Which bounty hunter wore distinctive Mandalorian armor?

  • Boba Fett
  • Bossk
  • IG-88

What non-destructive weapon did Imperial star destroyers and the Death Star use to trap enemy ships?

  • stun grenades
  • Trandoshan energy nets
  • tractor beams

What pilot guidance system did Luke turn off during the attack on the first Death Star?

  • targeting computer
  • automatic altitude control
  • proximity avoidance system

Luke doesn't have his lightsaber when he fights the Rancor, so what does he use to kill it?

  • a spear made from a shard of broken metal
  • a massive metal door that crushes the Rancor
  • an explosion caused by overloading the electronic door lock

Which of these companies was a major weapons manufacturer during the Galactic Civil War between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance?

  • Genasys
  • Tangan Industries
  • SoroSuub

What weapon did the Rebel Alliance use to escape Hoth while the Imperial fleet was in orbit?

  • ion cannon
  • Starkiller
  • Correlian T50

Sith lords can use the Force to choke enemies, fling objects at them and to generate what other deadly effect?

  • Force lightning
  • cranial detonation
  • making enemies' blood boil

What made General Greivous a formidable opponent in lightsaber combat?

  • His armored skin was impervious to lightsabers.
  • His cybernetic body gave him immense physical strength.
  • He had four arms and could wield four lightsabers simultaneously.

What weapon did Han Solo use to shoot first?

  • YT-100 combat cannon
  • BlasTech DL-44 heavy blaster pistol
  • RangeMaster LR-3 light mortar

What color is Mace Windu's lightsaber?

  • amethyst
  • jade
  • vermillion

Although a deflector shield could protect entire ships or planets from attack, they could be shut down by destroying or disabling what?

  • the ion grid
  • the reactor core
  • the shield generator

Boba Fett was undone by the rocket on his back, but he had a versatile weapon that fired rockets, flames and more mounted somewhere else on his body. Where?

  • on his head
  • in his boots
  • on his wrists

The electrostaff was designed as a low-cost counter to what famous weapon?

  • the Death Star
  • lightsabers
  • heavy blasterts

If you run into a Tusken Raider while on Tattoine, what weapon might he use to attack you?

  • a gaderffii stick
  • gloves covered with krayt dragon teeth
  • a thermal detonator

Which aliens threw energy balls called "boomas" at their enemies in battle?

  • Wookiees
  • Twi'lek
  • Gungans

What did Luke Skywalker use to bullseye womp rats back home?

  • his T-16
  • his X-Wing
  • the Force

What weapons protected the surface of the Death Star from enemy attack?

  • ion cannons
  • uberbasters
  • turbolasers