Doctor Who pop quiz - NOW with answers

PUBLISHED: 09:51 26 November 2010 | UPDATED: 14:30 09 December 2010

Tom Baker as Doctor Who

Tom Baker as Doctor Who

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What do you know about the TV Time Lord?

THINK you’re a fan of long-running TV series Doctor Who? Test your knowledge in our special quiz, which covers all eras of the show, and find out how you got on when we publish the answers next week.

Thanks to Who fans Antony Ryan and Wayne Frostick for their contributions...

All eras

1) In Robot , in his post regenerative state, the Doctor struggles to recognise the Brigadier. It is a case of 3rd time luck, but what are the Doctor’s first two guesses as to the Brigadier’s identity? (both famous historical figures).

2) In Castrovalva the Fifth Doctor acquires his trademark sprig of celery. Odd, because he picked it up in the City of Castrovalva which turned out to be a block transfer computation created by Adric. In which story did he replace it with another seemingly illusory sprig?

3) In Only Fools and Horses Dennis Lill and Wanda Ventham played Cassandra’s parents. What DW story did both actors appear in?

4) Which actor who played the Doctor came up with an idea for a story called The Spare Part People?

5) Where in London does Ace come from?

6) At the end of The Hand of Fear the Doctor faithfully set the co-ordinates for South Croydon and bade farewell to Sarah Jane. According to Sarah in School Reunion where did the Tardis actually land?

7) Quote unquote. Match the following quotes with the stories they are taken from:

a) “That’s the trouble with regeneration. You never quite know what you’re going to get.”

b) “All you need do is think the equation Doctor. The mind of **** will do the rest.”

c) “Very well, I shall pass on my power. But not to you. To him!”

d) “The Brontosaurus is large and placid. And stupid.”

e) “Spare your guards. If they are here on this planet my messengers will find them.”

f) “I have just dipped in to the future. We must be prepared for the worst.”

g) “You whimpering wraith, your death is encompassed in my designs. Now the Doctor shall release the *** to me and chaos will break upon the universe!”

h) “Great chunks of my past – detaching themselves like melting icebergs.”

i) “Lots of planets have a North!”

j) “I caught a salmon there once that would have hung over the sides of this table. Shared it with the Venerable Bede. He adored fish!”

k) “You will now see my dear how I deal with fools!”

l) “You will see that the requistion has been countersigned by ****** himself. If you would like to take the matter up with him?”

And from the same story: We’ll find out what’s different about them. By autopsy!”

m) “They had dome shaped heads and cerebrums like spiral staircases.”

n) “You know Doctor, I could play all day in my green cathedral!”

o) “So now you are king as was your wish. I salute you from beyond the grave. Hale ******. King. Of nothing.”

p) “Is that fear I can feel in your mind? You are unaccustomed to feeling frightened aren’t you Doctor? You are very wise to be afraid of me!”

q) “Only for this moment have the generations of my fathers lived. I have been used! You are being used! Mankind has been used...!!”

r) “I don’t know what it is. But I think it’s cunning and I think it’s desperate and I think it’s time we were getting back.”

New series

1) What subject was the Doctor teaching in Deffry Vale School?

2) In which year did Captain Jack find himself after leaving the year 200,100?

3) What junior school did Rose attend?

4) What is the name of the American TV broadcaster who regularly features on the show?

5) What is the name of the metal Rose gives Jackie which she claims can predict the weather?

6) Which songs did Cassandra play on her “iPod”?

7) Who designed the sub-wave network?

8) Whose phone number is 07700 900461?

9) Who possessed a warpstar?

10) How many people were trapped inside the computer of The Library before River Song and her friends?

11) Van Cassadyne energy is used in what sort of projector?

12) What does a hypersonic sound wave manipulator do?

13) Who did the Doctor take to Darillium to see the singing towers?

14) In which story apart from The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances did the Doctor ask “Are you my mummy?”

15) What happened on 21 November 2059?

16) Which Scissor Sisters song did the Master play on board the Valiant?

17) How long had the Dalek in Van Statten’s collection been on Earth?

18) What year does the Earth finally die?

19) What dance rhythm does Cassandra say the Doctor’s two hearts are beating out?

20) What does Jackson Lake think TARDIS stands for?

21) What links Charlie Chester, Charlie Brown and Charlie Chaplin?

22) In which episode was the TS Elliot poem The Hollow Men quoted?

23) How many planets were needed by the Daleks for the reality bomb?

24) What does ATMOS stand for?

25) What happened to Albert Dumfries MP?

26) On which Gallifreyan continent was the Citadel of the Time Lords?

27) What is Dålig Ulv Stranden?

28) What did John Smith’s parents do?

29) In which episode did the 10th Doctor first say his catchphrase “Allons-y!”?

30) Why are the numbers 761390 significant?

31) Which GCSE exam did the Doctor say he passed in Smith and Jones?

32) Who said: “I was stuck with a woman who thinks the height of excitement is a new-flavoured Pringle!”

33) Which three historical (past and future events) does the Doctor tell Rose he witnessed when facing death by Gelth zombie?

34) What does a super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannins achieve?

35) For what offence was Ricky Smith London’s most wanted?

36) What year was the Torchwood Foundation Charter signed?

37) How many New Yorks had been built when the Doctor and Rose arrived on New Earth?

38) What is the twin planet of Raxacoricofallapatorius?

39) What came from the weapons factories at Villengard?

40) In which story is UNIT referred to by its original acronym?

41) How many successive terms should Harriet Jones have been PM?

42) Which creature trumped Rose’s list of past encounters during her row with Sarah Jane?

43) “I call him Max.” – Who?

44) What is a mauve alert?

45) How was government nuclear advisor Mr Cleaver decapitated?

46) What is the last word uttered by the Ninth Doctor?

47) What is the name of the last painting of Vincent Van Gogh?

48) What was the first word uttered by the 11th Doctor?

49) How many heads did the Alpans have?

50) The Doctor is on the bowling team of which historical figure?

Answers:

1) Alexander the Great and Hannibal

2) Enlightenment

3) Image of the Fendahl

4) Jon Pertwee

5) Perivale

6) Outside Aberdeen

7)

a) Castrovalva

b) The Claws of Axos

c) The Daemons

d) Robot

e) State of Decay

f) Logopolis

g) The Armageddon Factor

h) The Five Doctors

i) Rose

j) The Talons of Weng Chiang

k) City of Death

l) Genesis of the Daleks

m) Pyramids of Mars

n) Seeds of Doom

o) The Hand of Fear

p) Planet of the Spiders

q) Image of the Fendahl

r) Androids of Tara

What subject was the Doctor teaching in Deffry Vale School? Physics

In which year did Captain Jack find himself after leaving the year 200,100? 1869

What junior school did Rose attend: Jericho Street

What is the name of the American TV broadcaster who regularly features on the show? Trinity Wells

What is the name of the metal Rose gives Jackie which she claims can predict the weather? Bazoolium

Which songs did Cassandra play on her “iPod”? Toxic and Tainted Love

Who designed the sub-wave network? Mr Copper

Whose phone number is 07700 900461? Martha Jones

Who possessed a warpstar? Sarah Jane Smith

How many people were trapped inside the computer of The Library before River Song and her friends? 4,022

Van Cassadyne energy is used in what sort of projector? A Delta Wave

What does a hypersonic sound wave manipulator do? Reverse aging (the Lazarus Experiment) by awakening dormant genes

Who did the Doctor take to Darillium to see the singing towers? River Song

In which story apart from The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances did the Doctor ask “Are you my mummy?” – The Poison Sky

What happened on 21 November 2059? Destruction of Bowie Base One.

Which Scissor Sisters song did the Master play on board the Valiant? I Can’t Decide

How long had the Dalek in Van Statten’s collection been on Earth? Over 50 years

What year does the Earth finally die? 5.5 slash apple slash 26

What dance rhythm does Cassandra say the Doctor’s two hearts are beating out? Samba

What does Jackson Lake think TARDIS stands for? Tethered Aerial Release Developed In Style!

What links Charlie Chester, Charlie Brown and Charlie Chaplin? They were all mentioned by Donna when her mind started to melt in Journey’s End

In which episode was the TS Elliot poem The Hollow Men quoted? The Lazarus Experiment

How many planets were needed by the Daleks for the reality bomb? 27

What does ATMOS stand for? Atmospheric Emission System

What happened to Albert Dumfries MP? Gassed by the Master

On which Gallifreyan continent was the Citadel of the Time Lords? Wild Endeavour

What is Dålig Ulv Stranden? Bad Wolf Bay

What did John Smith’s parents do? Watchmaker and nurse

In which episode did the Doctor first say his catchphrase “Allons-y!”? – Army of Ghosts

Why are the numbers 761390 significant? Banish the Carrionites

Which GCSE exam did the Doctor say he passed in Smith and Jones? - Geography

“I was stuck with a woman who thinks the height of excitement is a new-flavoured Pringle!” – Who says this about who? Lance about Donna

Which three historical (past and future events) does the Doctor tell Rose he witnessed when facing death by Gelth zombie? The Fall of Troy, the Boston Tea Party, World War Five.

What does a super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannins achieve? Heals the synapses.

For what offence was Ricky Smith London’s most wanted? Unpaid parking tickets

What year was the Torchwood Foundation Charter signed? 1879

How many New Yorks had been built when the Doctor and Rose arrived on New Earth? 16 (15th since the original)

What is the twin planet of Raxacoricofallapatorius? Clom

What came from the weapons factories at Villengard? Captain Jack’s sonic blaster

In which story is UNIT referred to by its original acronym? Aliens of London

How many successive terms should Harriet Jones have been PM? Three

Which creature trumped Rose’s list of past encounters during her row with Sarah Jane? The Loch Ness Monster

“I call him Max.” – The Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe

What is a mauve alert? Intergalactic distress signal

How was government nuclear advisor Mr Cleaver decapitated? Slipped on a very icy patch.

What is the last word uttered by the Ninth Doctor? I.

What is the name of the last painting of Vincent Van Gogh? The Pandorica Opens

What was the first word uttered by the 11th Doctor? Legs

How many heads did the Alpans have? Two

The Doctor is on the bowling team of which historical figure? Virginia Woolf


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