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The wait is over. You've ironed your wookie costume, avoided all the spoilers and it's finally here...

No, not the cinema release of The Force Awakens, but the answers to the Star Wars quiz we included in this week's issue of ShortList - a Force Awakens special.

So fiendish it might as well have been compiled by old Palpatine himself, see how you fared below.

1. Who is Luke Skywalker’s dad?

Anakin Skywalker

2. Which is the only film of the original six in which desert planet Tatooine doesn’t appear?

The Empire Strikes Back


3. Which 1981 blockbuster features characters from the Original Trilogy carved on to an ancient wall?

Raiders of the Lost Ark


4. What’s the name of the green-skinned bounty hunter Han Solo kills in Mos Eisley’s cantina?



5. Who kills Jabba The Hutt?

Princess Leia



6. Which of the Original Trilogy films has the most deaths?

A New Hope


7. Which character does Ewan McGregor’s uncle, Denis Lawson, play in the Original Trilogy?




8. Which is the only film of the original six to be nominated for Best Picture? What beat it?

A New Hope. Annie hall


9. Which prop ended up nicknamed ‘The Porkburger’ by the special-effects crew?

Millennium Falcon



10. What does the term “Blue Harvest” mean in the context of the Original Trilogy?

It was the fake title Return of the Jedi was filmed under



11. What was Luke Skywalker’s original surname? 




12. Match the opening line to the Star Wars film they’re from:


“Command station, this is ST321, code clearance blue.”

Return of the Jedi

 “Senator, we’re making our final approach into Coruscant.”

Attack of the Clones


The Phantom Menace

“Lock onto him R2.”

Revenge of the Sith

“Echo Three to Echo Seven. Han, old buddy, do you read me?”

The Empire Strikes Back

“Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor.”

A New Hope


13. What does Han Solo claim the Millennium Falcon can do in “less than 12 parsecs”?

Kessel Run



14. Which actor made lightsaber sounds when he was duelling, which had to be removed in post-production?




15. Which characters did these actors almost play?

a) Benecio del toro
Darth Maul

b) Christopher Walken
Han Solo

c) Gary Oldman
General Grievous

d) Michael Jackson
Jar Jar Binks


16. What planet do Wookiees come from?



17.What grooming product was sprayed silver to make Qui-Gon’s communicator?

Gillette Sensor Excel for Women



18. What does Luke’s uncle Owen do as a job?

Moisture farmer



19. Which characters first seen in a Steven Spielberg film appear in The Phantom Menace?




20. How many characters’ hands does Anakin/Darth Vader cut off? Name them.

 Three: Count Dooku, Mace Windu, Luke Skywalker



21. Name the 13 characters who appear in both Revenge Of The Sith and the Original Trilogy.

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C3PO, R2D2, Chewbacca, Grand Moff Tarkin, Mon Mothma, Owen, Beru



22. Who is the first person to say “May the Force be with you” in A New Hope.

General Dodonna


23. Which film did distributor 20th Century Fox threaten to withhold from the many cinemas who initially didn’t want to show the original A New Hope?

The Other Side Of Midnight


24. [PICTURE ROUND] Match the character to the species:

a) Toydarian

b) Zabrak

c) Kaminoan

d) Gamorrean


25. Who was originally called Buffy?


26. How are Figrin D’an & The Modal Nodes better known?

Cantina band


27. Who trained Luke in The Empire Strikes Back’s first draft?

Anakin Skywalker

28. Only seen in A New Hope, who or what is Dejarik?

Holographic chess game


29. Who played Baron Papanoida?

George Lucas


30. In A New Hope’s deleted scenes, whose nickname was Wormy?

Luke Skywalker



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