When the first three Star Wars movies came out, I saw each of them about 15 times (every fan knows that the first three are actually the middle three…). I thought these were the greatest movies of all time.
However, I was very slow in seeing the next three (which are actually the first three, go figure), because I thought they just couldn’t possibly measure up to the originals. But now that I have seen them, I am in a full Star Wars frenzy again. So many things were explained about the characters I came to love, and past events in the movies are a lot clearer now that there’s a chronology.
So to celebrate my renewed interest in these films, I have created a little quiz. I have to admit these are tough! See how you measure up! Answers will be posted in a couple of days. The first person who can answer 20 out of 22 questions correctly (remember, some questions have 2 parts) before the answers are posted, will receive a copy of my homemade CD called “I Hear Dead People”…No, it’s not creepy, it’s just a CD of songs by singers who have passed away (and a jab at the Sixth Sense movie title).
Here’s the quiz:
1 On which planet did both Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker spend all or part of their childhoods?
2 What event caused Anakin Skywalker to require wearing the life-support suit and mask we have become accustomed to as the “Darth Vader” outfit? (I don’t need to know complete details, just one word would actually suffice to describe what damaged him so badly).
3 What event probably precipitated Anakin’s slide into the Dark Side? (There were several, name the very first and what his actions were).
4 What was the Emperor’s given name? What was his Sith name?
5 What was the name of Princess Leia’s adoptive father?
6 What planet can we assume Princess Leia was raised on?
7 Princess Amidala ruled which planet?
8 Who captured Shmi Skywalker?
9 Who built C3PO?
10 Which character provided the original genetic material for the Stormtrooper clones?
11 What was the name of #10’s “son” (also a clone), and how does he relate to Han Solo?
12 What was the name of the planet where the clones were created?
13 What is the name of Han Solo’s ship?
14 What is the name of the Cloud City where Lando Calrissian lives?
15 What is the occupation of the couple who adopt Luke Skywalker? What planet do they live on?
16 What character was criticized as being a racist stereotype?
17 Who was Obiwan Kenobi’s original Jedi Master (who taught him the ways of the Force)?
18 Who was the first Jedi killed by Anakin Skywalker?
19 Who was Luke and Leia’s mother?
20 Who was Anakin Skywalker’s father?
21 Which planet was the first Death Star orbiting before it was destroyed by the Rebels?
22 What was the name of young Anakin’s arch nemesis in the Pod Races?
My very favorite character – the complicated, tormented Anakin Skywalker. And the actor who plays him is cute too!