Are You a "Doctor Who" Expert?


By: Emily Maggrett

5 Min Quiz

Image: BBC One

About This Quiz

Since 1963, Doctor Who and his companions have been delighting audiences around the world, from British folks on the show's native soil to the citizens of dozens of nations, including the U.S., Canada and New Zealand. A time traveler with the ability to regenerate into new incarnations, the Doctor has been played by many celebrated actors, including Christopher Eccleston, Matt Smith, Tom Baker and David Tennant. 

Do you adore "Doctor Who" as much as we do? Then you're going to love this quiz, which will test your knowledge of every modern incarnation of the Doctor, from the Ninth Doctor to the Thirteenth Doctor. We're also going to ask you about the Doctor's many companions, including Rose Tyler, Donna Noble and Rory Williams.

This is not a quiz that can be aced by the casual "Doctor Who" viewer.😉 You're going to need to know the difference between a Dalek and a Tardis if you want to impress us! Not to mention remembering who River Song is (and why she's so important.) So, what do you think? Are you ready to find out whether you're as mighty a "Doctor Who" expert as you believe you are? If so, there's no time like the present to play this quiz!

The Eleventh Doctor's companion joins him on the eve of her _______?

When Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) runs off with the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), she's not just running out on her old life — she's running out on her fiancé Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill). Later, Rory also becomes one of the Doctor's companions.


Who played the Ninth Doctor?

Christopher Eccleston's Ninth Doctor was harsher and more serious than any of the Doctor's previous incarnations. This, apparently, was a good thing, as he was voted the third most popular Doctor in a 2006 Doctor Who Magazine poll.


A temp worker from Chiswick, she ultimately saves the universe. Who are we talking about?

Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) starts out as an office worker, but through her adventures with the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant), she becomes a heroine. At one point, she stops Davros from destroying reality itself. Thanks, Donna!


Every Doctor Who seems to enjoy accessories which are unique. Do you recall which two Doctors proudly wore suspenders?

Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor went for geek chic, sporting a bow tie, tweed jacket and, yes, suspenders. Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker also wears suspenders, pairing them with an industrial trench and boots.


Who is the War Doctor?

Coming between the Eighth Doctor and the Ninth Doctor, the War Doctor (John Hurt) is an incarnation of the Doctor who decided to take up arms and join the Time War. Initially disapproved of by other Doctors, the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors later help him to redeem himself.


Which of these companions was actually trained to be a villain?

Although she was the child of faithful companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams, River Song was ... different. Empowered with many of the same abilities as the Doctor, she was kidnapped as a baby and trained to kill the Doctor.


How old were Peter Capaldi and William Hartnell, the oldest Doctor Who incarnations, when their tenures began?

Peter Capaldi, the Twelfth Doctor, was 55 when he took on the role ... but so was First Doctor William Hartnell when he originated the character in 1963.


Who is Martha Jones?

Medical student Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) becomes a companion of the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant). Deeply in love with the Doctor, she leaves him when it becomes clear that he can't reciprocate her feelings.


Do you know the name of the creator of the Daleks?

One of the most evil villains to ever appear on "Doctor Who," Davros is a brilliant scientist who abuses his gifts when he invents the Daleks. Cyborg aliens who want to destroy anyone who is not like them, the Daleks are a threat to all other life forms.


What was one of the Twelfth Doctor's favorite foods?

In the episode "Deep Breath," the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) find themselves in a menacing restaurant. Scanning the menu, the Doctor is sad to see that there are no sausages offered. Later, the Doctor and Clara find out that they themselves are on the menu. Oh, dear!


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