Come to the dark side…and take this quiz all about the specifics of the Death Star from Star Wars!
1 What type of reactor powered the Death Star’s?
Hypermatter, normally used to power hyperdrives, releases immense amounts of energy necessary to power such a large space station.
2 How long did it take to fully recharge the Death Star’s superlaser?
- 48 Hours
- 36 hours
- 24 Hours
To blow up an entire planet, it would take the Death Star a whole day to charge up its superlaser
3 What was the codename for the Death Star project?
The project is codenamed Stardust by the Empire.
4 On which planet was the blast caused by the Death Star described as a mining accident?
The holy city of Jedha is used to first test the superlaser only at single reactor ignition. The explosion caused by the weapon is covered up as a mining accident by the Empire.
5 How long did the Death Star’s construction take?
- 12 years
- 15 years
- 19 years
Construction starts at the end of episode 3 with the rise of empire and is finally completed 19 years later just before episode 4.
6 What did Luke use to destroy the Death Star?
- Fusion missile
- Proton torpedo
- Ion bomb
Luke launched a Proton torpedo down the exhaust port of the Death Star causing a catastrophic chain reaction subsequently obliterating the battle station.
7 The attack on the Death Star was inspired by which WW2 event?
- The attack on the Tirpitz
- The Atomic bombings
- The Dambusters raid
The Dambusters raid saw a daring raid by British Lancaster bombers in 1944 that dropped the special ‘bouncing bomb’ at a fortified dam. This flooded the industrial Ruhr valley, devastating German war production.
8 Who oversaw the Death Star’s construction?
Director Orson Krennic was appointed as commander of the DS-1 battle station until he was superseded by Tarkin due to a security leak in the project and subsequently killed by his own creation on Scarif.
9 What species was wiped in the Death Star’s construction?
The Geonosian drones were used as a labor force in the Death Star’s construction after which they were annihilated to maintain the secrecy and security of the weapon.
10 What was approximately the diameter of the first Death Star?
The size of the Battle station given isn’t exact but is between 120-160km across. The Second Death Star was larger with its diameter being between 160km and 900km.