May the fourth be with you: the Guardian Star Wars Day quiz

Twenty-four questions to test your knowledge of the weird and wonderful characters that populate the Star Wars universe

It’s Star Wars Day. May the fourth. “May the force be with you.” It’s a pun, you see.

And what better way to celebrate than to test your knowledge of some of the characters established in the Star Wars universe? Some in this quiz are well known, and others are slightly more obscure. Only a true Jedi will be able to divine all the correct answers.

Beware: get a low score and you may find yourself being fed to the Sarlacc.

The Guardian Star Wars Day quiz

  1. C3-P0 and the man who plays him

    We'll start with some easy ones. A very Shakespearean pose for an actor and the familiar droid mask of C-3PO. But who is the actor?

    1. Anthony Daniels

    2. Kenny Baker

    3. George Lucas

  2. A still from Star Wars: Episode IV

    Peter Cushing played this character in Star Wars: A New Hope, and he was resurrected in CGI for Rogue One. What was the character's name?

    1. Orson Callan Krennic

    2. Admiral Kendal Ozzel

    3. Grand Moff Tarkin

  3. A light sabre

    Whose distinctive lightsaber is this?

    1. Supreme Leader Snoke

    2. Kylo Ren

    3. Mace Windu

  4. A still from The Empire Strikes Back

    This is Luke Skywaker on the ice planet Hoth. But what is he riding?

    1. Wumpa

    2. Bantha

    3. Tauntaun

  5. A still from Star Wars Episode Vi - Return Of The Jedi

    Which blue-coloured musician is this?

    1. Sy Snootles

    2. Ak-rev

    3. Max Rebo

    4. Rappertunie

  6. One of *those* things

    What is the name of this species – which divided fan opinion when they first appeared in The Last Jedi?

    1. Porg

    2. Borg

    3. Drashig

    4. Worg

  7. Disney provoked ire this May The Fourth by appearing to do what on social media?

    1. Ban people from using the #MayTheFourth hashtag

    2. Introducing new characters for #MayTheFourth

    3. Appearing to claim the copyright on all tweets using the hashtag #MayTheFourth

  8. A Star Wars character

    Which character is this?

    1. Kit Fisto

    2. Darth Maul

    3. Ki-Adi-Mundi

    4. Darth Sidious

  9. A scene from a Star Wars movie

    This is Unkar Plutt. What job does he have?

    1. He is a prison guard at the casino on Canto Bight

    2. He is a junk dealer and slave trader on the planet Tatooine

    3. He looks after the rancor in Jabba's palace

    4. He buys weapons and spare parts from scavengers on the planet Jakku

  10. This image released by Lucasfilm shows John Boyega as Finn in a scene from the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," expected in theaters in December.  (Industrial Light & Magic/Lucasfilm via AP)

    John Boyega stars as Finn. What was his stormtrooper designation?

    1. FN-2817

    2. FN-2187

    3. FN-8718

    4. FN-4287

  11. An image from The Last Jedi

    Who is this, played by Gwendoline Christie?

    1. Captain Haszma

    2. Captain Plasma

    3. Captain Jazzma

    4. Captain Phasma

  12. A still from Rogue One: A Star Wars story

    This is Forest Whitaker in Rogue One, playing a character originally introduced into the Star Wars universe in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Who is it?

    1. Baze Malbus

    2. Orson Krennic

    3. Cassian Andor

    4. Saw Gerrera

  13. A scene from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Which member of the galactic senate is this?

    1. Lott Dod

    2. Mas Amedda

    3. Finis Valorum

    4. Sheev Palpatine

  14. A hologram message from Star Wars

    Who is this appearing via hologram in one of the movies?

    1. Obi-Wan Kenobi

    2. Qui-Gon Jinn

    3. Count Dooku

    4. Mace Windu

  15. A still from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

    Who is this alien that we first encountered in the Mos Eisley cantina?

    1. Chall Bekan

    2. Momaw Nadon

    3. Greedo

    4. Cornelius Evazan

  16. A life-size Lego model of a Star Wars character

    This is a Lego model of which Star Wars character?

    1. Ahsoka Tano

    2. Jyn Urso

    3. Rey

    4. Maz Kanata

  17. A still from Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope

    Who is this, from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope?

    1. Jakoli

    2. W. Wald

    3. Onaconda Farr

    4. Greedo

  18. Which of these Star Wars movies grossed the most at the cinema box office in the US?

    1. Star Wars: A New Hope

    2. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

    3. Star Rise: The Rise Of Skywalker

  19. A Star Wars hemet

    Who wears a mask like this?

    1. A biker scout

    2. An imperial guard

    3. A bounty hunter

    4. A snow trooper

  20. A character from Star Wars Episode VI

    Who is this?

    1. Pote Snitkin

    2. Salacious B. Crumb

    3. J'Quille

    4. Pucumir Thryss

  21. A Star Wars prop

    Whose eye is this?

    1. Trash compactor monster

    2. Jabba The Hutt

    3. Figrin D'an from the Cantina Band

    4. Bib Fortuna

  22. A droid from Star Wars

    Which designation does this droid have?

    1. IG-88 assassin droid

    2. R2-Q5 astromech droid

    3. 2-1B surgical droid

  23. Revenge of the SIth

    Obi-Wan and Anakin have their fateful duel on which planet?

    1. Coruscant

    2. Mustafar

    3. Ryloth

    4. Sullust

  24. Baby Yoda

    And finally "Baby Yoda" took the internet by storm. But how is the character actually credited in the series?

    1. The Child

    2. The Youngling

    3. The Mandalorian

    4. The MacGuffin


1:A - Yes, of course it is Anthony Daniels, whose droid double-act with R2-D2 has been one of the most enjoyable constants throughout the whole series of Star Wars movies., 2:C - Cushing played Grand Moff Tarkin, as well as many roles in Hammer Horror movies, and even a turn as Doctor Who at cinemas in the 1960s. It has been announced that a blue plaque in his honour will be unveiled in July at his former home in Croydon. , 3:B - Yes, this is Kylo Ren's three-pronged lightsaber. You'll do yourself a nasty injury with that if you aren't careful., 4:C - It's a Tauntaun. Thanks to the sequence in The Empire Strikes Back where Han Solo slices one open, we know that they are very, very smelly inside., 5:C - This blue alien was the leader of the Max Rebo band in Jabba's palace, of which Sy Snootles, Ak-rev, and Rappertunie are also members., 6:A - It's the Porgs. Either fantastic comic relief aimed at children during tense action scenes, or really annoying all the way through the film, depending on your point of view. They were, it seems, added into The Last Jedi as it was easier to CGI the puffins on location in Skellig Michael into the porg creatures than to remove them entirely., 7:C - In a very over-zealous move worthy of Palpatine himself, Disney put out a tweet that seemed to imply that if you used the hashtag, they owned the copyright and were allowed to use your tweet in any marketing material they saw fi, 8:B - Darth Maul appeared as the villain in The Phantom Menace, played by Ray Park on screen but voiced by Peter Serafinowicz. For all three lines that he had in the movie., 9:D - Unkar Plutt is the dealer who purchases scavenged items from Rey early on in The Force Awakens., 10:B - His designated number was FN-2187, leading to him gaining the nickname 'Finn'., 11:D - Christie, better known perhaps for portraying Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, plays Captain Phasma, 12:D - Whitaker played Saw Gerrera, a rebel leader willing to use dubious methods to achieve his aims. He had rescued Rogue One's main character, Jyn Erso, when she was a child., 13:B - Mas Amedda was the vice chair of the galactic senate, who appeared in The Phantom Menace alongside Terence Stamp in the role of Chancellor Finis Valorum., 14:A - If you peer closely enough you can see it is a rather low resolution Obi-Wan Kenobi, as portrayed by Ewan Macgregor in Attack of the Clones., 15:B - Also known as Hammerhead, for obvious reasons, he was one of many alien costumes and puppets designed for the wretched hive of scum and villainy that is Mos Eisley Spaceport., 16:C - It's Rey, played on screen by Daisy Ridley, 17:D - It's Greedo. W. Wald was Anakin's childhood friend on Tatooine. Jakoli and Onaconda Farr are other examples of the Rodian species who have appeared in Star Wars spin-offs. And Han shot first, for sure. , 18:C - Yes, despite lots of angry fans on the internet getting upset about everything to do with the Star Wars franchise these days - including this quiz probably - The Rise of Skywalker still out-performed most Star Wars movies at the box office, raking in more than $1bn worldwide, 19:A - These helmets are worn by the imperial biker scouts on the Forest Moon of Endor in Return of the Jedi., 20:B - According to the definitive online Star Wars resource and best named website on the internet Wookieepedia, he is "a Kowakian monkey-lizard who worked as a jester" in Jabba's palace., 21:A - It's the eye of the prop used to film the scene in the trash compactor in the original movie. The species are apparently known as dianoga., 22:A - IG-88 appears briefly in the Empire Strikes Back, and like most fleeting appearances in the movies, has developed an extensive back story over the years since the movie across novels and comics., 23:B - Yes Mustafar was the setting. Anakin, as Lord Vader, later built a fortress on the planet, because obviously you'd love to be constantly reminded of where your mentor and teacher cut off your arms and legs , 24:A - Don't worry, The Child™️, you'll always be "Baby Yoda" to us


  1. 5 and above.

    Very poor. It's a life sentence at the spice mines of Kessel for you

  2. 10 and above.

    Thank the maker, a very respectable result

  3. 15 and above.

    Well done, my young padawan

  4. 20 and above.

    You are a Jedi master for sure

  5. 0 and above.

    With results like that you deserve to be fed to the Sarlacc

  6. 24 and above.

    Absolute perfection. The force is strong with you

  • This is an updated version of our Star Wars quiz from 2018. There’s no prize – it’s just for fun. We’ve used a combination of the captions in our photo library, the ultimate and definitive online Star Wars resource Wookieepedia, and the author’s dim memories of going to see the movies in the cinema in the 1970s and 80s to compile this quiz. You can let know by email if you are really, really angry about the answer to something.


Martin Belam

The GuardianTramp

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