The Diplomatic Corps Entrance Exam was a trivia book compiled by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, published in 1997. Like The New Essential Chronology and Galactic Phrase Book and Travel Guide, this book "exists" also as an in-universe publication, written by the New Republic Diplomatic Corps.
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Now, take the ultimate test that separates the Jedi from the jetsam!
By taking this exam you are expressing your genuine desire to join the proud ranks of the New Republic Diplomatic Corps. You are to be congratulated for your ambition and discrimination in seeking such a lofty professional goal. However—it is imperative that you also be cautioned: Your chosen vocation is a challenging one, and accordingly, this test of your qualifications will be equally challenging. But don't be intimidated—be empowered. For only the confident few will succeed.
ATTENTION STAR WARS FANS:
So, do you think you're a "Force" to be reckoned with?! Then get ready for the toughest test since Yoda put Luke Skywalker through his paces on Dagobah. Remember, it's not just anybody (or anything) who can join the New Republic Diplomatic Corps. You've got to know your Fetts from your Hutts, your clearance codes from your Rebel ranks, your X-wings from your TIE fighters—and that's just the easy stuff.
If you think you know your Star Wars facts and figures flawlessly, flip over your exam book, open the cover, and begin. But remember—do or do not. There is no try.
- The Jedi Knights
- Interstellar Travel
- Sociology and Anthropology
- Biology and Zoology
- Military and Law Enforcement
- In the section about visually identifying starships, the book mistakenly labels the picture of a Victory-class Star Destroyer as an Imperial-class Star Destroyer.
- Some sections are now considered non-canonical such as the section about Jedi powers.