Who said it? The Doctor or their companion? Quiz

Doctor Who, a beloved British television series, has captured the hearts and imaginations of fans for decades. With its perfect blend of adventure, humour, drama, and a dash of the unknown, it has become a cherished sci-fi institution. At its core are the Doctor, a time-traveling alien from the planet Gallifrey, and the many companions who have shared in the Doctor’s extraordinary adventures across space and time. From the Ninth to the Thirteenth Doctor in the new Who era, and from Rose Tyler to Yaz Khan, each unique partnership has brought something special to the show.

Throughout the years, the Doctor and the companions have uttered countless memorable lines that have become deeply ingrained in the minds of fans. These quotes often reveal the character’s wit, wisdom, or insight and help to define the relationships that they have formed with each other.

In this quiz, we challenge you to determine whether a quote was spoken by the Doctor or one of the main companions that have accompanied the Doctor in the TARDIS since its revival in 2005.

Are you ready to put your Whovian knowledge to the test? Grab your sonic screwdriver, and let’s see if you can distinguish the wise words of the Doctor from the insights of the companions?

he Doctor (NCUTI GATWA) and his companion Ruby Sunday (MILLIE GIBSON) – BBC Studios/James Pardon

Who said it? The Doctor or their companion?

Question 1: “Some people live more in twenty years than others do in eighty. It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.” a) The Doctor b) The Companion

Question 2: “Never trust a hug. It’s just a way to hide your face.” a) The Doctor b) The Companion

Question 3: “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” a) The Doctor b) The Companion

Question 4: “In 900 years of time and space, I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important.” a) The Doctor b) The Companion

Question 5: “You don’t just give up. You don’t just let things happen. You make a stand! You say no! You have the guts to do what’s right, even when everyone else just runs away.” a) The Doctor b) The Companion

Question 6: “We’re all just stories in the end.” a) The Doctor b) The Companion

Question 7: “Everything’s got to end sometime. Otherwise, nothing would ever get started.” a) The Doctor b) The Companion

Question 8: “I wanted to see the universe, so I stole a Time Lord and I ran away. And you were the only one mad enough.” a) The Doctor b) The Companion

Question 9: “There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.” a) The Doctor b) The Companion

Question 10: “Run, you clever boy, and remember.” a) The Doctor b) The Companion


  1. a) The Doctor (Tenth Doctor)
  2. a) The Doctor (Twelfth Doctor)
  3. a) The Doctor (Eleventh Doctor)
  4. a) The Doctor (Eleventh Doctor)
  5. b) The Companion (Rose Tyler)
  6. a) The Doctor (Eleventh Doctor)
  7. a) The Doctor (Eleventh Doctor)
  8. b) The Companion (Clara Oswald)
  9. a) The Doctor (Tenth Doctor)
  10. b) The Companion (Clara Oswald)

How did you score?

1-3 Points: Timey-Wimey Trainee It seems you’re just starting to explore the worlds of Doctor Who. Time to dive into the adventures of the Doctor and their companions and hone your knowledge!

4-7 Points: Companion in Training You’ve got a solid grasp of Doctor Who, but there’s still room for improvement. Keep exploring the fascinating world of the Doctor and companions, and you’ll soon become a Whovian expert!

8-10 Points: Time Lord’s Best Friend Congratulations! Your knowledge of the Doctor

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