Star Wars Trivia A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

Star Wars_YodaBy: Paula Green

The fourth of May is an ordinary day to most folks, but for Star Wars fans it is a time celebrate.  That’s because it is “Star Wars” day, and there’s a logical explanation for this choice – “May the fourth be with you!”

The film’s creator, George Lucas was so sure the film would flop that instead of attending the premiere, he went on holiday to Hawaii with his good friend Steven Spielberg, where they came up with the idea for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

Star Wars opened in theatres on May 25, 1977.  It was a relatively limited release and then expanded…and then skyrocketed over the summer.  It was a phenomenal success, which spawned the release of Star Wars toys, games and numerous merchandising paraphernalia.

Three years later after the film’s release, on June 20, 1980, we saw the premiere of the second episode in the Star Wars trilogy – The Empires Strikes Back.  In this sequel, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Six years to the day of the release of the original Star Wars movie, we saw the debut of the third and final installment of the first trilogy.  The Return of the Jedi premiered on May 25, 1983. After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Darth Vader return from the dark side of the Force.

Next came the Star Wars prequel trilogy – Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace was released on May 19, 1999. It is the fourth film in the Star Wars saga to be released and the first of a three-part prequel.  It is the first film in the story chronology.

      Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones debuted on May 16, 2002.  The film is set 10 years after the events in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, when the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. In this film we follow the adventures of Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) and Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor).

The third prequel Star Wars Episode II: Revenge of the Sith hit the theatres on May 19, 2005.  As the Clone Wars near an end, the Sith Lord Darth Sidious steps out of the shadows, and Anakin succumbs to his emotions, becoming Darth Vader.

      Star Wars fans are now anxious for the release of the seventh film to be released this year on December 18.  It is called Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Since we have soared through the galaxy, we must now skyrocket our way through this cosmic quiz.  Get set to don those space suits, because it’s time to get a little trivial.

 

  1. What was Princess Leia’s home planet?
  2. Name the ship flown by Han Solo and co-piloted by Chewbacca.
  3. What is the name of C-3PO’s sidekick?
  4. Which actor portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi in the 1977Star Wars film?
  5. Name the Star Wars character that was raised on Tatooine.
  6. In which film does Jar Jar Binks make his debut?
  7. What character did Samuel L. Jackson portray in the three Star Wars prequel films?
  8. The repulsive villain Jabba the Hut is seen in which Star Wars film?
  9. Which Star Wars character created C-3PO?
  10. We see the emergence of this antagonist in The Phantom Menace.
  11. Who played Lando Calrissian in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi?
  12. Which is the only one of the six Star Wars movies to be nominated for a Best Picture award?
  13. This is the first Star Wars film in which Yoda (Frank Oz) is entirely computer-generated.
  14. Name the composer who scored the music for all of the Star Wars films?
  15. This actor played Senator Bail Organa in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

 

Answers: 1. Alderaan  2. Millenium Falcon  3. R2-D2  4. Sir Alec Guinness  5. Luke Skywalker  6. The Phantom Menace  7. Jedi Master Mace Windu  8. The Return of the Jedi  9. Anakin Skywalker 10:  Darth Maul  11. Billy Dee Williams  12: the original 1977 Star Wars movie  13. Attack of the Clones  14. John Williams  15. Jimmy Smits

 

 

 

Sources: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/trivia, www.quizland.com, www.quibblo.com, http://www.funtrivia.com, www.wikipedia.com, www.wikipedia.com, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0121766/?ref_=nv_sr_4