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'Star Wars' quiz: How well do you know the movie franchise?

David Prowse as Darth Vader, voiced by James

David Prowse as Darth Vader, voiced by James Earl Jones in "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" (1980). Credit: Lucasfilm Ltd. / 20th Century Fox

The “Star Wars” universe is a vast place, filled with alien creatures, fictional planets and many real people who helped bring the movies to life.

The latest addition to the series, “The Force Awakens,” which arrived in theaters Dec. 18, expands George Lucas’ original creation even further. For trivia fans, that means an even greater storehouse of knowledge about place-names, character origins and behind-the-scenes factoids.

Here’s a “Star Wars” quiz that will test your expertise about all seven films -- and beyond.


True or false? Steven Spielberg helped George Lucas write the famous opening crawl of the very first “Star Wars” (1977).


Which future cast member of NBC’s “Cheers” had a small role in “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980)?


How many times has John Williams, composer of the “Star Wars” theme, been nominated for an Oscar?


Which character said this? “You can’t stop change any more than you can stop the suns from setting.”


True or false? Onetime Penthouse centerfold Terri Nunn auditioned for the role of Princess Leia opposite Harrison Ford as Han Solo.


How many “Star Wars” films have featured George Lucas in a cameo appearance?


The famously embarrassing CBS “Star Wars Holiday Special” (1978) included a performance by the so-called Holographic Band. Who was the real band?


What was George Lucas’ original surname for Luke Skywalker?


Which character said this? “I should think that you, Jedi, would have more respect for the difference between knowledge and wisdom.”


In “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980), the bounty hunter Bossk is wearing a leftover costume from which 1960s television show?


True or false? Most stormtroopers are left-handed.


Which of these actors was considered for the role of Han Solo?


Which actor wrote this about his role? “…new rubbish dialogue reaches me every other day on wadges of pink paper – and none of it makes my character clear or even bearable.”


“Return of the Jedi” (1983) was made into a six-part radio drama broadcast on NPR in 1996. Which character did John Lithgow play?


True or false? Poe Dameron, Oscar Isaac’s character in “The Force Awakens,” is partly named for director J.J. Abrams’ favorite French wine.


Whose is the last voice we hear in the original “Star Wars” (1977)?