Two Truths and a Lie: "Star Wars" Edition


By: Gavin Thagard

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

From the two sides of the Force to spacecraft and alien species, "Star Wars" is a world filled with interesting plots and fleshed out characters, making it an entertaining adventure for viewers of all ages. Maybe you first caught a glimpse of the "Star Wars" story as a kid, obsessing over the special effects and fight scenes. Or perhaps you didn't dive into the series until you were an adult, when you realized how much depth there was behind the storyline and relationships.

No matter when you started watching "Star Wars," you'll certainly remember the biggest moments from the franchise. But will you be able to recall every small detail about those moments? For example, the Millennium Falcon was an important part of the series, appearing in various movies. But what was its fate and who was its pilot? What about the downfall of the Sith? Do you know how it happened, or were you in the restroom during that pivotal moment? 

Are you prepared to dive back into the "Star Wars" series with this "two truths and a lie" quiz? Both the big and small moments are covered, so don't expect it to be a breeze. 

The adventures of the galaxy await, so get started and see if your knowledge of the Force is strong.

Will you be able to determine which of the following isn't true about the Force?

Known for their inaccuracy, blasters were actually powered by high energy particles that were quite powerful when they landed. A common weapon for Galactic soldiers, Han Solo also carried a blaster known as a DL-44 model.


The Millennium Falcon was one of the most important starships in "Star Wars." Do you know it well enough to spot the lie?

The interior of the Millennium Falcon caused several filming problems, particularly during the first movie. One problem was that the controls didn't fully work. For example, when switches were flipped, they would flip back down because they didn't have the proper springs inserted.


Do you know what fact is not true about the destruction of the original Death Star?

In the Battle of Yavin, a rebel force attacked the Death Star with the goal of destroying the planet destroyer. Darth Vader almost stopped the assault by leading multiple TIE fighters into battle, but Luke Skywalker fired a torpedo, which hit the main reactor with help from the Force.


It would be a lie to say which of these droids served the heroes during their adventures in "Star Wars"?

In "Star Wars," IG-88 was far from a friendly robot, as the droid served as an assassin bounty hunter. He was hired by Darth Vader to track the Millennium Falcon along with its occupants and bring them back to the Sith Lord.


Only two of the following characters appeared in "Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi." Which character didn't?

Ben Solo is the warrior who eventually turns against Luke Skywalker to become Kylo Ren. During this turn to the dark side of the Force, Solo kills the other students training to be Jedi while also destroying the temple that Luke started in an effort to restore the Jedi Order.


Everything's true about the duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, two dear friends, except what?

Realizing Anakin Skywalker has turned against the Jedi Order, Yoda sends Obi-Wan Kenobi to Mustafar to battle it out with his former apprentice. The battle is fierce, but Obi-Wan gains the upper hand and delivers a devastating blow against Anakin, leaving him behind to die.


Select the statement that isn't true about Finn?

Finn is a human who once followed the First Order before he left the Order due to their violent nature. At first, he didn't want to help the Resistance, as he saw it as a losing effort, but as is usually the case with war, he was forced to pick a side and went with the Resistance.


Are you familiar enough with "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith" to recall what's not true about the movie?

Yoda has a duel with the newly discovered Sith Lord, Darth Sidious, where he almost dies during a fall. However, the Jedi Master manages to gather himself and escape, but is forced to go into exile.


Anakin Skywalker takes part in the Boonta Eve Classic as a boy. What's not true about the race?

As a child, Anakin Skywalker was a slave on Tatooine, where he built his podracer to compete in the Boonta Eve Classic. After winning the race, Anakin was granted his freedom and left Tatooine to become a Jedi.


Can you pick out the lie about how Palpatine became emperor?

Obi-Wan Kenobi was one of the few Jedi who survived Order 66, which called for the elimination of all members of the Jedi Order. Order 66 was carried out by clone troopers across the galaxy after the Jedi tried to arrest Emperor Palpatine under suspicion that he was the Sith Lord.


Can you spot the lie about Luke Skywalker?

Obi-Wan Kenobi is the one who first meets Luke Skywalker on Tatooine, where he realizes he has a strong presence with the Force. At the time, Luke was living on Tatooine with his aunt and uncle on a farm, but once the farm is destroyed, Luke takes Obi-Wan up on his offer to become a Jedi.


Are you capable of determining the falsehood about Luke Skywalker's meeting with Darth Sidious?

At the end of "Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi," the prophesy of Anakin Skywalker being the chosen one is fulfilled. After losing his duel with Luke, Darth Vader turns against Darth Sidious, throwing him to his death and restoring balance to the Force.


From the following answers, what's not being told truthfully about Chewbacca?

Chewbacca is one of the pilots of the Millennium Falcon, guiding the spaceship beside his friend Han Solo. He's a smuggler at the beginning of "Star Wars," but Chewbacca eventually joins the Rebel Alliance as they set out to take down the Death Star.


Notoriously known as bad marksmen, pick out the fact about stormtroopers that's false?

Stormtroopers, the soldiers for the Galactic Empire, are easily recognized by their snow-white armor and lousy aim. Originally, the stormtroopers were clones from the years of the Republic, but are later recruits trained to be obedient to the Empire.


Which is a lie: Kylo Ren is the son of Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren is the son of Leia Organa or Kylo Ren is the son of Han Solo?

Luke Skywalker is actually the uncle of Kylo Ren and even trained the young Force user before he turned to the dark side. Ren's turn was due to his admiration for his grandfather, Darth Vader, who he wanted to match in terms of power.


A ruthless military dictatorship, can you spot the lie about the First Order?

Obi-Wan Kenobi died well before the rise of the First Order. However, like Yoda, Obi-Wan was able to become one with the Force, which meant that his spirit lived on even after his death.


Which is false?

"Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones" is actually the second movie in the prequel trilogy, set 10 years after the first movie in the trilogy. It's the only film in the prequel trilogy where George Lucas hired a co-writer to write the screenplay.


What's not being told truthfully about the Resistance who stood up against the First Order?

Once a member of the Apprentice Legislature, Amilyn Holdo became a member of the Resistance with her longtime friend Princess Leia Organa. Loyal to the cause, she sacrificed herself to save rescue transports fleeing the planet Crait when she rammed her ship into the First Order's flagship.


Han Solo was a fan favorite from his first appearance, but which false statement is being given about his character?

Han Solo was not a Hutt himself, but he was employed by Jabba the Hutt, a crime lord on Tatooine. Solo worked for Jabba as a smuggler but failed to replace some of his lost cargo, which forced Jabba to place a bounty on him.


Identify the false fact about Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn?

It was not Obi-Wan Kenobi who Qui-Gon Jinn believed was the Chosen One but Anakin Skywalker. However, the Jedi High Council feared the darkness that was inside Anakin and were reluctant to allow him to receive training.


One of these villains isn't a main antagonist in "Star Wars: Episode II – The Clone Wars." Which one is a lie?

Darth Maul is a Zabrak, a clan of warriors, born on the planet Dathomir. As a member of the Zabrak, Maul was trained from an early age to be a fighter and to remain impervious to pain.


The Sith follows the dark side of the Force. Select the false statement about how this side of the Force was used?

Even the strongest members of the Jedi Order were capable of being drawn to the dark side of the Force. The reason for this is because the dark side of the Force relied on raw emotions, which Jedi had to defend against if they wanted to avoid being corrupted.


Set in a time when the Rebel Alliance was formed, are you able to pick out the lie about "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"?

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is set between "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith" and "Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope." The story follows Jyn Erso and a band of rebels as they try to find a weakness to destroy the Death Star.


Is it a lie that Luke and Padme are twins, that Luke and Leia are twins or that Padme is the mother of Leia?

Padme is the mother of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, who were twins. However, Padme died in childbirth and the twins were split up. Luke was sent to Tatooine and Leia was adopted by a senator and his wife.


Few Jedi were as wise and powerful as Yoda, but what's not true about him?

Though little is known about his species, Yoda was recruited to the Jedi Order when he was young, serving as a Jedi for over 800 years. When he finally died of old age, Yoda was 900 years old.


Mace Windu was recognized as one of the most powerful and loyal Jedi in the Order, but do you know which lie is being told about him?

A gifted mercenary during the era of the Galactic Republic, Jango Fett was the person whose likeness was used to create the Clone Army. However, he is killed by Mace Windu during the Clone Wars in front of Boba Fett, one of his clones who he considered his son.


The most important weapon of a Jedi Knight, which fact isn't true about a lightsaber?

Most Jedi Knights actually built their own lightsabers to fit their own personal needs. Luke Skywalker constructed his own lightsaber after he lost his father's in a duel with Darth Vader. Luke was more connected to this new lightsaber, considering it an extension of himself.


When Luke Skywalker goes to Dagobah to train with Yoda, he's taught two of these lessons but not ...?

Yoda was full of wise advice when Luke Skywalker goes to train with the Jedi Master. One of his best pieces of advice to Luke was "train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose." Luke embraced the advice, eventually becoming a Jedi Master.


The lead body over the Jedi Order, can you select the false statement about the Jedi High Council?

Members of the Jedi Order served as generals in the Clone Wars, but the war took a serious toll on the Order. Many of the Jedi were killed during the war, but even worse, the Jedi Order lost the trust of the public, who believed they were picking a side rather than serving as peacekeepers.


Do you know enough about Jabba the Hutt to pick out the lie about him and his criminal empire?

Much of Jabba the Hutt's wealth came from slave trading. At one point, he even held Princess Leia Organa as a slave. However, she later got her revenge by strangling Jabba to death with the chains she was confined to.


The end of the Galactic Civil War did not result in which outcome?

When the Galactic Empire comes to an end, the New Republic is established to take its place. The New Republic is governed by the Galactic Senate, which rotates its location between each of its members rather than having a fixed capital.


Can you identify the lie tied to the Knights of Ren, an order that follows the dark side of the Force?

Though they used the dark side of the Force, the Knights of Ren were not Sith Lords but were instead a new group of warriors who allowed their emotions to control their power. When the Knights of Ren were created, Kylo Ren served as the master, but he worked under Supreme Leader Snoke.


A cold war came about after the Galactic Civil War. Identify the lie about this tensive affair?

Desiring an end to the conflict, the New Republic stood idly by as the First Order started to militarize itself. The one person who took a stand against this militarization was Princess Leia Organa, who started a group known as the Resistance.


Luke Skywalker finally engages in a duel with Darth Vader in "Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back." Pick out the lie about their duel?

Luke Skywalker's duel with Darth Vader is one of the most important moments in the series. Not only does Vader reveal he's Luke's father, but he also asks his son to join him and the Galactic Empire. Luke, of course, turns down the offer.


Will you be able to select the false statement about Boba Fett's mission to capture Han Solo?

Competing against other bounty hunters, Boba Fett's the one who captured Han Solo and took him to Darth Vader. However, it was actually Vader who froze Han Solo in carbonite because he wanted to test the device before he used it on Luke Skywalker.


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