Doctor Who quiz questions and answers

If you love Doctor Who, one of the biggest problems you probably have is that there’s just not enough of it!

Once you’ve seen every episode over and over again, there’s often a long wait between new seasons. And although there are clearly new and exciting times ahead soon in the world of Doctor Who with the return of Russell T Davies, a new Doctor to replace Jodie Whittaker and lots of changes to the series – that can sometimes still like its quite a way off. Therefore as a Doctor Who fan, you need other ways to keep yourself occupied as you waif for the series to reboot and return… and what better way to keep yourself amused than with a good old fashioned Doctor Who quiz.

To start us off on this quizzing journey, we have created a quiz that is about all of Doctor Who, from the very beginning of the series all the way to present day. Coming soon, we’ll be offering new quizzes that focus on different Doctors, companions and seasons of the show, but this is the starting point on your quizzing adventure.

But are you as much of Doctor Who fan as you think?

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!

Are you ready? Let’s quiz…

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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