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May the Fourth Be with You

shutterstock_557472154A long time ago (40 years), in a galaxy far, far away, I sat in a theater transfixed by the story unfolding before me: Star Wars! It was the most amazing film I had ever seen and to this day is still my favorite movie. It had such an impact on me that my wife – also a huge fan – and I named our first son Lukas after Luke Skywalker and George Lucas. Thank goodness Star Wars replaced my second-favorite movie, Young Frankenstein, or he might have been named Friedrich or Igor.

Today is Star Wars Day. It was chosen for the easy pun on the catchphrase "May the Force be with you" as "May the Fourth be with you.” Let’s see how much you know about this iconic movie franchise.

  1. A New Hope was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar in 1978 but lost to which film?

  2. George Lucas appeared in Revenge of the Sith. Name his character.

  3. From which planet is Han Solo?

  4. What is the holographic game Chewie and R2-D2 play in Episode IV and that makes a cameo appearance in Rogue One?

  5. What is the name of the Forest Moon where Ewoks are found?

  6. In The Force Awakens, what is Finn’s Stormtrooper number?

  7. What is the name of the bounty hunter Han shoots in the cantina?

  8. What is the name of the frozen planet where the Rebel Alliance’s Echo Base was located?

  9. What is the name of the aliens also known as Hammerheads?

  10. What famous award-winning composer has scored most of the Star Wars films?

  11. What type of crystal is used to power the Jedi lightsabers?

  12. From whom did Han Solo win the Millenium Falcon in a card game?

  13. What micro-organisms are said to be conductors of the Force?

  14. Name the Sullustan smuggler who is Lando Calrissian's co-pilot in Return of the Jedi and returns in The Force Awakens as a member of Poe Dameron's X-wing Squadron.

  15. What is Princess Leia’s last name?

  16. What is the Emperor’s name?

  17. Who was Anakin’s mentor before he was killed by Darth Maul?

  18. During the attack on the first Death Star, what is Luke’s call sign?

  19. What was Luke Skywalker’s original surname supposed to be?

  20. What does TIE stand for in TIE fighter?

  21. Name the diminutive humanoids who have pink skin, white hair, upturned noses, and thick layers of jowls.

  22. What is Nute Gunray’s title?

  23. Who was Anakin’s owner when he was a child in Mos Espa?

  24. What type of landspeeder did Luke own on Tatooine and sell to pay for passage to Alderaan?

  25. Who is Yoda’s sister, seen only in The Phantom Menace?

  26. Who is the Gand bounty hunter who heeded the Empire's call for mercenaries to locate the Millennium Falcon and bring her fugitive crew to justice, receiving his orders on the bridge of Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer?


How did you do? See the answers below.







  1. Annie Hall

  2. Baron Papanoida

  3. Corellia

  4. Dejarik

  5. Endor

  6. FN-2187

  7. Greedo

  8. Hoth

  9. Ithorians

  10. John Williams

  11. Kyber crystals

  12. Lando Calrissian

  13. Midichlorians

  14. Nien Nunb

  15. Organa

  16. Palpatine

  17. Qui-Gon Jinn

  18. Red Five

  19. Starkiller

  20. Twin ion engine

  21. Ugnaughts

  22. Viceroy of the Trade Federation

  23. Watto

  24. X-34

  25. Yaddle

  26. Zuckuss

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