Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Ultimate Doctor Who Quiz

I created a Doctor Who quiz for Facebook, but Doug Chaplin suggested that I also blog it for benefit of those who are averse to installing Facebook applications. If you want to take the test on Facebook and see your grade right away, go to The Ultimate Doctor Who Quiz. If not, see below. Answers will be forthcoming sometime next week.

1. Which Doctor never worked with UNIT?

A. The sixth
B. The seventh
C. The ninth
D. The tenth

2. In which of the following does the Fourth Doctor not help a planet's natives by leading a revolution?

A. The Sun Makers
B. The Androids of Tara
C. The Power of Kroll
D. State of Decay

3. Who was the most ineffectual Doctor -- that is, the most unable to save the day in so many stories?

A. The second
B. The fifth
C. The sixth
D. The ninth

4. Complete the analogy for the afflictions suffered by the Doctor immediately following a regeneration.

Multiple Personality Disorder: Hypermania: Homicidal Mania: Coma::

A. Sixth: Fifth: Fourth: Third
B. Fifth: Fourth: Sixth: Third
C. Third: Fourth: Sixth: Fifth
D. Fourth: Third: Sixth: Fifth

5. Which stories are renowned for, and received protests over, scenes of graphic torture?

A. The Sontaran Experiment and Revelation of the Daleks
B. The Deadly Assassin and Revelation of the Daleks
C. The Deadly Assassin and Vengeance on Varos
D. The Sontaran Experiment and Vengeance on Varos

6. In the case of two Doctors, their last season is renowned for re-attaining greatness over the mediocrity of immediately previous seasons. Who are they?

A. The third and fourth
B. The fifth and sixth
C. The fourth and seventh
D. The fifth and tenth

7. Which of the following contains an anomaly?

A. Rose, Smith and Jones, Partners in Crime
B. The End of the World, New Earth, Utopia
C. The Unquiet Dead, Tooth and Claw, The Shakespeare Code
D. Love and Monsters, Blink, Midnight/Turn Left

8. Which TARDIS companion never saw Gallifrey?

A. Sarah
B. Leela
C. Romana
D. Adric

9. Which Doctor went against the Daleks more than once?

A. The fourth
B. The fifth
C. The sixth
D. The seventh

10. Who was producer of the TV program over the course of four Doctors?

A. Philip Hinchcliffe
B. Graham Williams
C. John Nathan-Turner
D. Russell Davies

11. Which Doctor commented as follows, in regards to kids stealing food from the rich? "I'm not sure if it's Marxism in action or a west end musical."

A. The fourth
B. The seventh
C. The ninth
D. The tenth

12. Complete the analogy.

Frankenstein: Dracula::

A. The Brain of Morbius: State of Decay
B. The Sontaran Experiment: State of Decay
C. The Sontaran Experiment: The Face of Evil
D. The Brain of Morbius: The Face of Evil

13. In the new series (seasons 1-4), which is the only season to have no stories set on a planet other than Earth?

A. One
B. Two
C. Three
D. Four

14. Which of the following stories does not involve a time-traveling paradox?

A. Father's Day
B. The Girl in the Fireplace
C. Blink
D. Turn Left

15. In The Eleventh Hour the Doctor tells Amy, "Do everything I tell you, don't ask stupid questions, and don't wander off." Which Doctor says something similar to which companion?

A. The fourth to Leela in The Face of Evil
B. The fourth to Romana in The Ribos Operation
C. The fourth to Adric in Full Circle
D. The fifth to Peri in Planet of Fire

16. Complete the analogy. These are the reasons for departures of TARDIS companions.

Stranded in parallel universe: Marriage: Death::

A. Rose: Leela: Adric
B. Rose: Peri: Adric
C. Donna: Romana: Adric
D. Rose: Peri: Turlough

17. Which of the following both involve parallel universes?

A. Inferno, New Earth
B. Inferno, The Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel
C. The Android Invasion, New Earth
D. The Android Invasion, The Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel

18. Complete the analogy involving a mythologically evil foe.

Egyptian: Norse: Judeo-Christian::

A. Pyramids of Mars: The Key to Time: The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit
B. Image of the Fendahl: The Key to Time: The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit
C. Pyramids of Mars: The Curse of Fenric: The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit
D. Image of the Fendahl: The Curse of Fenric: The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit

19. Who said the following, in response to a flattering comment about being witty? "Slightly witty, perhaps. I shall contain my wit, in case I do you further injury."

A. Charles Dickens
B. Queen Victoria
C. William Shakespeare
D. Agatha Christie

20. If you had to bet on four Daleks or millions of Cybermen going to battle against each other, who's going to win?

A. Daleks kick ass! They could wipe out the Cybermen with a single Dalek, let alone four.
B. Cybermen rule! With such numbers on their side, how could they lose?


Anonymous Doug Chaplin said...

I'll try to get round to this sometime, but I don't – absolutely don't – have your memory for trivia

Blogger Loren Rosson III said...

Come now, Doug, most of this material isn't trivial like question #15!

Blogger James F. McGrath said...

I'm with Doug. I tried to find an excuse not to take the quiz, but the truth is that I am simply not up to the task, mainly because it has been too long since I watched the pre-hiatus series!

Blogger Loren Rosson III said...



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