The Questions Awaken

A few weeks ago my 6-year-old daughter watched The Force Awakens for the first time (she loved it!) I suspected she might have a few questions during the movie, so I wrote down every single one she asked and then did some text analysis on them just for fun.

Here is the full list of questions she asked me:

  • Why does Kylo Ren have a mask and cloak like Vader?
  • Why?
  • What’s a whereabout?
  • Is that an X-Wing, Daddy?
  • Is that a Luggabeast?
  • What’s that?
  • What’s that thing?
  • Is that Kylo Ren?
  • Is that big Kylo Ren?
  • What’s that Daddy?
  • What’s that little monster that peeked out from the fan?
  • What’s that Daddy?
  • What’s that?
  • Is that Rey?
  • Is that Rey Daddy?
  • Does Rey live on a hill of the sand?
  • Where are the people who trade her for food?
  • Why does she have a whole board of marks?
  • Why does she have that?
  • What’s that Daddy?
  • What is that place Dada?
  • Where did Poe go Daddy?
  • Did Rey find the old TIE fighter and fix it?
  • What was FN2187’s name before he joined the First Order ?
  • Is Finn taking off all his Storm Trooper stuff now?
  • Is he going towards Rey’s little cabin?
  • Is that the town where Rey lives?
  • Why does his voice have to sound muffled?
  • Where’s my tiny little flamingo?
  • Why are there so many weird little monsters?
  • What is that Daddy?
  • Why are those guys trying to capture Rey and the droid? 
  • Is that the guy who trades Rey for food?
  • Where’s Maz?
  • How did it go dark?
  • Did it run out of battery?
  • Huh?
  • What’s he now?
  • Is that the cargo they took aboard the Millennium Falcon?
  • Is that the Guavian Death Gang?
  • Is that the place for hurt people?
  • Do the gangs belong to Snoke and Kylo Ren?
  • Where is the part where Rey becomes the Jedi ?
  • Is that Earth daddy?
  • What if the old Star Destroyer blew up that Earth?
  • What’s that, Daddy?
  • Why does Maz have so many weird creatures in her castle?
  • Who was the guy in the black suit?
  • What did he say?
  • Is she pretending to live in Maz’s castle?
  • Is that Vader?
  • Where’s Leia again?
  • Does Finn go to the rebel base?
  • What was that thing that was doing that thing like an elephant?
  • Where is she?
  • Is that Luke’s old lightsaber case?
  • Is that the super weapon?
  • Where are they taking Finn?
  • What does that light do?
  • Dad where are the X-Wings?
  • Is Poe the rebel who took Luke’s old X-Wing?
  • Who’s flying the Falcon?
  • Whose ship is that?
  • What’s that fire?
  • What was that golden Storm Trooper?
  • But what’s its name?
  • But why is she golden instead of white?
  • Does Luke die?
  • Does Luke die in the Last Jedi?
  • Is Padme in this one?
  • Was she in Revenge of the Sith?
  • How did she die?
  • Does this really happen?
  • What’s that beeping noise?
  • Where are they?
  • What’s Chewie doing?
  • And why does Chewie have to have that strap on him?
  • Are all those red spots the explosive charges?
  • Why did Rey have to take Finn’s jacket?
  • And Finn wasn’t?
  • Are they blowing up the planet with Luke?
  • When does Chewie come in?
  • Is Kylo Ren alive?
  • Is Luke at the top?
  • Is Luke at the very very top?