And although it is exciting times for Doctor Who fans right now with the shock regeneration of Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth into David Tennant’s Fourteenth, the promise of returning friends like Catherine Tate as Donna Noble and new stars like Neil Patrick Harris and Yasmin Finney in the 60th specials and the promise of Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson’s adventures in space and time in season 14 yet to come – let’s face it, there’s a lot of time for waiting around right now.
And so, what better way to keep yourself busy while you wait to find out what the Disney+ deal will mean for Doctor Who and what planets and aliens the Doctor will battle in 2023 than to do a bit of quizzing along the way.
We’ve compiled a quiz below for Doctor Who fans below that will start you on your quizzing journey, but if you like it, don’t forget to try out the other quizzes that we’ve linked from this page.
Can you score a hundred per cent in the quiz and take home bragging rights, or will you need to go back to the books and study your Doctor Who history a little bit more? Now is the time to find out as we start our Doctor Who adventures in space and time… and quizzing!
And once you’re done, don’t forget to check out our other quizzes on Screen OD, like our general knowledge quiz questions and answers, our movie quiz questions and answers and our Sci-Fi quiz questions and answers.
Are you ready? Let’s quiz…
Doctor Who quiz questions
Question 1. In what year did Doctor Who first broadcast on the BBC in the UK? (bonus point for the exact date)
Question 2. Which actor played the Doctor in the 1996 film Doctor Who?
Question 3. Carol Ann Ford played the Doctor’s granddaughter in the first episode of Doctor Who, An Unearthly Child. What was the name of her character? (a point for the first name and a bonus point for the surname)
Question 4. Who composed the original Doctor Who theme music?
Question 5. Which actor took on the lead role in the show in 2010?
Question 6. The Dalek’s are the mutated remains of which people from the planet of Skaro?
Question 7. Who was the first actor to play The Master, first appearing on screen in 1971?
Question 8. Who plays the lead role in the 1960s films Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D?
Question 9. In what year was Jenna Coleman’s Clara Oswald first introduced to the series as Oswin Oswald? (Bonus point for the episode title)
Question 10. In what year in the 1980s was Doctor Who cancelled?
Question 11. Which showrunner of Doctor Who also created the crime drama Broadchurch?
Question 12. What was the name of the 2016 spin-off of Doctor Who following the fortunes of a group of students at Coal Hill Academy?
Question 13. Which actor was the first to be nominated for a best actor BAFTA for their portrayal of the Doctor?
Question 14. Which actress, who would go on to feature in Westworld, plays Miss Evangelista in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead?
Question 15. What does TARDIS stand for?
Question 16. What is the name of the Doctor Who spin-off that ran from 2007-2011?
Question 17. UNIT originally stood for the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce, but it was announced in 2008 the meaning of UNIT had changed to what?
Question 18. Karen Gillan made her first appearance as Amy Pond in which episode?
Question 19. What was the name of the Eighth Doctor’s companion in the 1996 film?
Question 20. In what year did Billie Piper first appear as Rose Tyler?
Doctor Who quiz answers
Answer 1. 23rd November 1963. (one point for 1963, a bonus point for 23rd November)
Answer 2. Paul McGann
Answer 3. Susan Foreman (a point for each name)
Answer 4. Ron Grainer
Answer 5. Matt Smith
Answer 6. Kaleds
Answer 7. Roger Delgado
Answer 8. Peter Cushing
Answer 9. 2012 (Asylum of the Daleks)
Answer 10. 1989
Answer 11. Chris Chibnall
Answer 12. Class
Answer 13. Matt Smith (2011)
Answer 14. Talulah Riley
Answer 15. Time And Relative Dimension In Space
Answer 16. The Sarah Jane Adventures
Answer 17. Unified Intelligence Taskforce
Answer 18. The Eleventh Hour
Answer 19. Grace Holloway
Answer 20. 2005
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