Are You Smarter than a Star Wars Blogger?

Star Wars fans are well known for an almost obsessive need to learn and remember everything about the Galaxy Far, Far Away. An unquenchable thirst for knowledge about the Star Wars universe exists for many fans. Now, you must put that knowledge to the test. I’ve assembled a group of 8 Star Wars bloggers or webmasters from various fansites to see how well they could fare on a short test on the subject of the Expanded Universe and The Clone Wars. Without cheating (no Wookieepedia allowed), these bloggers had to answer a half-dozen questions with a total of 34 correct possible answers. Their performance is documented below, though their names have been excluded to protect the innocent. We invite you to attempt to answer the quiz yourself (again, no cheating), and leave your score out of 34 in the comments section. Are you smarter than a Star Wars blogger?

Can you list every Star Wars adult novel that features Mara Jade on the Front or Back cover?

Question #1: Can you list all 8 published Star Wars adult novels that feature Mara Jade Skywalker on the front or back cover?

Mara Jade Skywalker is one of the most prominent EU characters of all time, appearing in 42 Star Wars novels and several comics. Though Mara died in Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice, her story continues to be told in the upcoming Choices of One. She appears on more novel covers than Grand Admiral Thrawn and Corran Horn, two major EU characters, combined. But how many of the 8 could our blogging team name?

The Correct Answer: The Last Command (front) , Vision of the Future (front), Survivor’s Quest (front), Edge of Victory II: Rebirth (front), Force Heretic I: Remnant (front), Allegiance (back), Sacrifice (front), Abyss (back)

Number of Bloggers Who Got All 8 Covers:  0

Number of Bloggers Who Got All But One: 2

Covers Correctly Guessed By All: Sacrifice

Least-Guessed Correct Cover: Force Heretic I: Remnant

Most-Guessed Incorrect Cover: Balance Point

Number of Bloggers Who Were Sure That Mara Was on a New Jedi Order Cover, But Couldn’t Remember Which One: 3

Number of Bloggers Who Included The Upcoming Choices of One as a Bonus Answer: 3

Other Incorrect (But Plausible) Guesses: Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, Specter of the Past

Who are the five people who held the position of Chief of State in the New Republic?

Question #2: Who are the five people who held the position of Chief of State in the New Republic?

The Chief of State was the Head of many different governments, including the Alliance of Free Planets, The Galactic Alliance, and the New Republic. Five different people held this position during the years of the New Republic, with several leaders serving different terms at different times. The bloggers performed well on this question.

The Correct Answer: Mon Mothma, Leia Organa Solo, Ponc Gavrisom, Borsk Fey’lya, Cal Omas

Number of Bloggers Who Got All 5 Leaders: 3

Number of Bloggers Who Got All But One: 2

Only Leader Correctly Guessed By All But One: Mon Mothma

Least-Guessed Correct Member: Ponc Gavrisom

Number of Bloggers Who Recalled a Chief of State Throwing Himself on A Lightsaber, But Couldn’t Remember His Name: 1

Number of Bloggers Who Listed Leia Organa Solo Twice While Laughing At Bantom: 1

Other Incorrect (But Plausible) Guesses: Jacen Solo, Natasi Daala, Elegos A’Kla

How many Jedi Apprentice books did Jude Watson write? (Special editions not included.)

Question #3: How many Jedi Apprentice books did Jude Watson write? (Special editions not included.)

Jude Watson is the author of over 46 Star Wars young reader novels, specializing in the prequel era. She penned three different series, with Jedi Apprentice containing the most books. Did any of the bloggers guess the correct number, or did they get tricked by a minor detail?

The Correct Answer: 17

Number of Bloggers Who Guessed Correctly: 0

Number of Bloggers Who Guessed 18: 4 (Jedi Apprentice #1: The Rising Force was written by Dave Wolverton.)

Number of Bloggers Who Remembered That  Watson Didn’t Write The First Book Of the Series After Sending In Their Answers: 1

Number of Bloggers Who Guessed 42, The Answer to the Ultimate Question Of  Life, The Universe, and Everything: 1

Number of Bloggers Who Now Consider This Question to be a Dirty Trick: 4 (approximately)

Can you name the eight novels published by Del Rey between April 1999 - October 2000?

Question #4: Del Rey began publishing Star Wars novels again (replacing Bantam) in 1999. Can you name the first eight novels that they published between April 1999 – October 2000?

With Episode I: The Phantom Menace being released in 1999, many of our bloggers felt the need to guess in that direction. Others remembered that the New Jedi Order series also began that year, giving them a good starting point for the eight novels. Many correct answers were given, but did any blogger get them all?

The Correct Answer: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (April 1999), Vector Prime (October 1999), Dark Tide I: Onslaught (February 2000), Rogue Planet (May 2000), Dark Tide II: Ruin (June 2000), Agents of Chaos I: Hero’s Trial (August 2000), Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse (October 2000), Balance Point (October 2000)

Number of Bloggers Who Guessed Correctly: 0

Number of Bloggers Who Got All But One: 1

Least-Guessed Correct Novel: Rogue Planet

Most-Guessed Incorrect  Novel: Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (5 out of 8)

Most-Guessed Correct Novel: Vector Prime

Number of Bloggers Who Guessed “That Lame Qui-Gon/Valorum Novel”: 1

Can you list all five member of Domino Squad?

Question #5: Can you list the five members of the Domino Clone Squad from The Clone Wars?

Originally introduced in Season 1 of The Clone Wars, Domino Squad has slowly been decreasing in number, with yet another member losing his life on the latest episode of the TV show. This was actually a question asked during the trivia contests at screenings of The Clone Wars in December. At least one audience member was able to answer the question correctly in theaters across the country – but could any of the Star Wars bloggers?

Correct Answer: Hevy, Droidbait, Cutup, Echo, Fives

Number of Bloggers Who Guessed Correctly: 0

Number of Bloggers Who Got All But One: 1

Least-Guessed Correct Clone: Droidbait

Number of Bloggers Who Guessed Echo and Fives: 4

Number of Bloggers Who Possibly Figured That Domino Squad Was Connected to Pizza and Guessed “Papa Johns”: 1

Number of Bloggers Who Guessed “CutThe” and “Chatter” as Two Clone Names: 1

Number of Bloggers Who Refused To Guess: 1

Can you list the seven published Star Wars novels by James Luceno?

Question #6: Can you list the seven published Star Wars novels by James Luceno?

James Luceno is a well known Star Wars author, praised mostly for his work in the prequel-era. In addition to his seven novels, Luceno has written two reference books and an E-novella. His much anticipated novel featuring Darth Plagueis will be released next year. The bloggers are fairly confident and mostly correct with their answers for the final question.

Correct Answer: Agents of Chaos I: Hero’s Trial, Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse, Cloak of Deception, The Unifying ForceLabyrinth of Evil, Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth VaderMillennium Falcon.

Number of Bloggers Who Guessed Correctly: 2

Number of Bloggers Who Got All But One: 2

Least-Guessed Correct Novel: Cloak of Deception

Number of Bloggers Who Specifically Remembered a Prequel Novel With Qui-Gon and Valorum, But Couldn’t Recall The Name: 2

Number of Bloggers Who Avoided the Problem by Just Writing “A Bunch Of Terribly Boring NJO Crap”: 1

That will do it for this quiz! How did you match up with these Star Wars bloggers? For reference, the highest score by a blogger was 26/34.

About the Author

Austin Blankenship is the webmaster of EUCantina. He is a host of our official podcast, EUCast, and also founded our sister website, SoloSound.net. Austin helped turn EUCantina from a forum into a website in 2007, and continues to operate the site and the EUC social media accounts. Austin works as a librarian in a small town above Atlanta, Georgia.