May the Force Be With You: A Striking Star Wars Quiz

By: Staff

Which of these leading men turned down the role of Han Solo?

Al Pacino turned down the part of Han Solo in "Star Wars," allowing Harrison Ford to step in and begin his illustrious career.

What is the name of the remote and uninhabited planet that was destroyed by the first test of the Death Star's laser cannon?

Despayre was the planet demolished by the Death Star's cannon during its first test.

What serves as the energy supply for a lightsaber?

The diatium core creates the energy that powers a lightsaber.

Who cut off the arm of Darth Vader (then Anakin Skywalker) during a fight?

It was Count Dooku, traitor to the Jedi, who cut off Anakin Skywalker's arm.

The despised character Jar Jar Binks (who first appears in "The Phantom Menace"), hails from what underwater society found on planet Naboo?

Jar Jar Binks is a Gungan. As such, he hails from an underwater city on planet Naboo.

The rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star for the first time during what battle?

The rebels first destroyed the Death Star during the Battle of Yavin in Episode 4. The battle was so named because of the hidden stronghold the rebels kept on the fourth moon of planet Yavin. The Imperial Force refered to the attack as the Yavin Massacre.

What hillbilly group kidnapped Anakin Skywalker's mother and later made trouble for Luke Skywalker as well?

The Sand People kidnapped Shimi Skywalker and also later captured her grandson, Luke Skywalker.

What is the name of the host of the HowStuffWorks original video, "How One Man Star Wars Works"?

The always smooth Landau Dr. Pepper hosts the HSW video, "<a href="http://videos.howstuffworks.com/howstuffworks/130-how-one-man-star-wars-works-video.htm">How One Man Star Wars Works</a>."

The Great Schism produced what distinct group?

The Great Schism was a Jedi civil war between those who chose the light and those who chose the dark side of the force. This fighting eventually produced the Order of the Sith, the group of former Jedis who chose the dark side. The Siths, an already extant group, were enslaved by the dark Jedis who became the Sith Lords.

When the Death Star explodes, there's a pretty major movie blooper. What is it?

The major blooper in the Death Star's explosion is a scientific one. Space is a vacuum, so there's no sound. The explosion wouldn't have made any kind of noise. (The explosion itself is a little off as well -- in a vacuum, it would have been both spherical and brief, and the appearance of a Praxis ring is debatable.)

What movie did the original "Star Wars" dethrone as the all–time box-office champ?

By November of 1977, "Star Wars" had the most box-office sales, beating "Jaws."

What is the famous saying at the beginning of each "Star Wars" movie?

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." is shown at the beginning of every official Star Wars movie, show, game, etc.

Which wise "Star Wars" character is often compared to the Dalai Lama?

It has been observed that Yoda has a striking resemblance of mannerism, speech and wisdom with the Dalai Lama.

Why is Darth Vader covered in black armor?

Darth Vader was mortally wounded in a lightsaber duel, and the suit keeps Vader alive. Despite his condition, Darth Vader uses the power of the dark side as a source of tremendous power.

Which of the following actors starred in some "Star Wars" movies vocally but not physically?

"I am your father!" The famous voice of James Earl Jones doubles as the voice of Darth Vader. Jones is also the voice of Mufasa in "The Lion King."

What was the name of the Senator of Naboo?

As senator, Padmé Amidala committed to expose and fix the corruption in her home planet of Naboo.

What is Obi-Wan Kenobi also known as?

The Jedi Leader, Obi-Wan Kenobi is also known as "The Negotiator.”

Which of these Star Wars films did George Lucas NOT direct?

George Lucas did not direct The Empire Strikes Back. Those honors were done by Irvin Kershner.

What was the total made in the box office for all six movies?

An astonishing $4,327,000,000 was made for all six movies.

When was the first Star Wars released?

The original Star Wars was released May of 1977.

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