Monday, October 15, 2012

More Star Wars Trivia for Kids

On Friday I wrote about being asked to prepare some Star Wars trivia questions for a group of youngsters as part of a larger Star Wars-themed event. I'm pleased to report that everyone seemed to have fun—we had a good range of participants, from the anticipated Star Wars mega-experts to the kids who'd barely even heard of Star Wars at all.

I was impressed by many of the answers...and amused by just as many. A few gems:
Me: "How did the duel between Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Maul end?"
Child: "Darth Maul got cut in half!"
Me: "Very good! What did he get cut in half with?" (To this, I was simply expecting, "a lightsaber.")
Child: "He got cut in half by Qui-Gon's lightsaber, wielded by Obi-Wan, who knocked him into the big pit." (Impressive. But you are not a Jedi yet. How about this one...?)
Me: "What do Nute Gunray, Lott Dod, and Rune Haako have in common?"
Child: "They're all Star Wars characters!" (Very good. An excellent start. I was going for, "They're all the same race—Neimoidans, to be specific," or, "They're all members of the Trade Federation." I'm proud to report that someone did answer with the former, although I would have also settled for, "They all have funny hats.")
Me: "What is a wupiupi?" (The correct answer is money—specifically, a unit of currency mentioned in Episode I when Jar-Jar is eating things in the marketplace.)
Parent: "It's a cushion! (Yes. A wupiupi cushion.)
Me: "Who was TK-421, and why wasn't he at his post?" (As I'm sure we all remember, TK-421 was one of the poor Stormtroopers who got knocked out by Luke and Han on the Death Star when they were in need of disguises.)
First Child: "He was dead!"
Me: "Great! Tell me more. Who was TK-421, and why wasn't he at his post?"
Second Child: "He was...a little robot."
Me: "Actually, he wasn't a robot, but you can keep going if you want to."
Second Child: " he got stuck in traffic!"


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