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Star Wars Quiz Answers

Time’s up! Here are the answers to the Star Wars Quiz of Sunday August 6.

Congratulations to Thrawn, who was the official winner of the quiz!

****ANSWERS ****

1 On which planet did both Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker spend all or part of their childhoods? Tatooine

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). fire or lava

3 What event probably precipitated Anakin’s slide into the Dark Side? (There were several, name the very first and what his actions were).
When he killed an entire village of sand people in revenge for kidnapping his mother.

4 What was the Emperor’s given name? What was his Sith name?
Given name was Palpatine. Sith name was Darth Sidious.

5 What was the name of Princess Leia’s adoptive father?
Bail Organa

6 What planet can we assume Princess Leia was raised on?
Alderaan

7 Princess Amidala ruled which planet?
Naboo

8 Who captured Shmi Skywalker?
Sand People (or Tuscan Raiders)

9 Who built C3PO?
Anakin Skywalker

10 Which character provided the original genetic material for the Stormtrooper clones? Jango Fett

11 What was the name of #10’s “son” (also a clone), and how does he relate to Han Solo? Boba Fett; he was the bounty hunter trying to capture Han Solo for the bounty offered by Jabba the Hutt.

12 What was the name of the planet where the clones were created? Kamino

13 What is the name of Han Solo’s ship? The Milennium Falcon

14 What is the name of the Cloud City where Lando Calrissian lives? Bespin

15 What is the occupation of the couple who adopted Luke Skywalker? What planet do they live on? Moisture farmers; Tatooine

16 What character was criticized as being a racist stereotype? Jar Jar Binks

17 Who was Obiwan Kenobi’s original Jedi Master (who taught him the ways of the Force)? Qiu Gon Jinn

18 Who was the first Jedi Knight killed by Anakin Skywalker? Mace Windu

19 Who was Luke and Leia’s mother? Senator Amidala (formerly Queen Amidala)

20 Who was Anakin Skywalker’s father? He has no biological father; the movie suggests that his conception was caused by the Force.

21 Which planet was the first Death Star orbiting before it was destroyed by the Rebels? Yavin

22 What was the name of young Anakin’s arch nemesis in the Pod Races?
Sebulba

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Star Wars Quiz

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!

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Desert Island Songs & Contest

It’s remarkable how our sense of our personal history is so affected by music. We all hear a certain song and are immediately transported to some other place and time; often the memory evoked can be so strong that emotion takes over. Being a huge fan of music my entire life (starting at age 5 when I got my first transistor radio), there are a multitude of songs that have meaning for me.

Of course, there are also tunes that just feel good to listen to. You like the beat, the lyrics, some combination of instruments, a certain chord change, or the singer’s heartfelt performance.

So, if I somehow found myself stranded on a desert (or preferably tropical) island with a CD player that somehow ran on solar power, here are some songs I would have to have with me to survive:

1. My Descent Into Madness – Eels

2. Genius – Warren Zevon

3. Thank U – Alanis Morrisette

4. Female of the Species – Space

5. The Passenger – Iggy Pop

6. Stardust – Willie Nelson

7. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones

8. Dead Melodies – Beck

9. Break Up the Family, I’ve Changed My Plea to Guilty- Morrissey

10. Dogs of L.A. – Liz Phair

11. Chinese Baby, Sound of German HipHop – Clem Snide

12. Transatlanticism – Death Cab for Cutie

13. Speed Dial No.2 – Zero 7

14. California One / Youth and Beauty Brigade – Decemberists

15. Friends – Elton John

16. Dangerous Type – Cars

17. Instant Karma – John Lennon

18. Motel Matches – Elvis Costello

19. Sun King – Beatles

20. Save Me – Aimee Mann

OK, I’m limiting myself to 20. There are so many more, I could go on and on. I’d love to know what your desert island songs are…

Now for the contest part. The first reader who can answer this question correctly gets a mix CD made by me, of most of the songs mentioned in my Desert Island List above. Here’s the question:

What kind of bird is Gizmo? (NOTE:”parrot” is not a correct answer. I am looking for the specific type of parrot that she is.) The answer is in this blog. Here’s where the categories feature of my blog will come in handy.

Leave your answer in the comments section!!!

Postscript: OK here’s a hint…don’t look in the “birds and parrots” category – there’s another category with a lot less posts that has the answer.

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