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  "Doctor Who" Series 12   popular trivia quiz  
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The Doctor returned in 2020 with a whole new series. Where did she go and who did she meet?
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  Fugitive of the Judoon    
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Everybody's favorite rhino thug cops are back, and they're near a moon, or a lagoon. Plus some huge surprises.
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  Ascension of the Cybermen    
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The Doctor gave the Cyberium to the Lone Cyberman, and travels into the future to discover the consequences. How closely did you follow the Ascension?
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  The Haunting of Villa Diodati    
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What's the real story behind the horror novel "Frankenstein?" Could it have been inspired by a certain alien race? See how much you remember about this series 12 episode.
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  "Spyfall" Part 2    
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Companions in a crashing plane while The Master threatens all humanity. Will the Doctor save the day? Well, duh.
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  "Doctor Who": "Can You Hear Me?"    
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The Doctor faces off against immortals attempting to take over the world. Been done before, but this one had some good scary monsters. How closely were you paying attention?
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Imagine if Alfred Hitchcock had directed an environmental documentary. That is pretty much "Praxeus". Were you able to keep up with everything that was going on?
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  Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror    
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The Doctor and the 20th century's greatest inventor fight off an alien invasion. Can you recall all the details of their adventure?
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  The Timeless Children    
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Well, that happened. Mind blown. How closely were you following the series 12 finale?
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  Orphan 55    
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Trust the Doctor to take a vacation on a wasteland planet with hostile mutants. Were you paying attention or too busy running?
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What is the name of the alien race that kidnaps Tesla?

From Quiz "Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror"

  The Name's Doctor, The Doctor    
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After a very long year, the Doctor is back. As spies vanish all over the world, the Doctor is once again called on to save the universe. A look at Part 1 of "Spyfall" (2020).
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Doctor Who - Series 12 Trivia Questions

1. What was the name of the Gallifryean explorer who discovered the Timeless Child?

From Quiz
The Timeless Children

Answer: Tecteun

Her name was Tecteun. She discovered the Timeless Child near a portal that led to other galaxies. The child turned out to be the very first person who regenerated on Gallifrey, and provided the genetic material that allows Time Lords to regenerate. Solpado was the Gallifreyean leader who came up with the secret Division. A tauntaun is a large furry beast native to the planet Hoth as seen in "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980). Tecteun was played by Seylan Baxter. The Scottish musician began working in television in 2015, playing one of the witches in "MacBeth."

2. What was the name of the Irish foundling who became a police officer?

From Quiz Ascension of the Cybermen

Answer: Brendan

The foundling was named Brendan. We get to see him grow up, become a young man, join the police force (Irish Guarda), miraculously survive a fall off a cliff, and retire. As the episode ended, his memories were mysteriously wiped. The significance of Brendan to the main story regarding humanity's last stand against the Cybermen was not explained during the episode.

3. In what year does the Doctor arrive at Villa Diodati?

From Quiz The Haunting of Villa Diodati

Answer: 1816

They arrive in June 1816, because the Doctor wants to witness the creation of the story "Frankenstein", which happened when Mary Shelley was challenged to come up with a scary story by Lord Byron. The novel was published in 1818. As the story begins, mysterious things are happening around the mansion. Gloomy weather (historically accurate) contributes to the spooky mood, as does Byron reading ghost stories. The sopping wet Doctor and her companions create quite a scare on their arrival.

4. What country does the series 12 episode "Can You Hear Me?" begin in?

From Quiz "Doctor Who": "Can You Hear Me?"

Answer: Syria

The episode begins in Aleppo, Syria, in the year 1380. A young woman is being chased by monsters and seeks refuge. The cold open ends with her facing a large alien monster. Aleppo, located in northwestern Syria, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Excavations date back to the sixth millennium BCE. The city has been governed by a wide range of peoples over the last 8000 years, including being invaded by the Mongols in the 13th century. In its more recent history, Aleppo has been central to the Civil War in Syria.

5. How are Jake Willis and Adam Scott related?

From Quiz Praxeus

Answer: married

Jake and Adam are married. They are going through some marital strife because Jake did not show up to see Adam off when he launched into space. To his credit, Jake did come running when Adam said he was in Hong Kong and needed help. Jake and Graham had a nice heart-to-heart talk in which Graham told Jake he was being too hard on himself. They compared notes on having a spouse you felt inferior to.

6. What city in England is the setting for "Fugitive of the Judoon?"

From Quiz Fugitive of the Judoon

Answer: Gloucester

"Fugitive of the Judoon" was set in Gloucester, which is in southwest England. The town was founded by the Roman in 97 AD and granted a charter by Henry II in 1155. The city is notable for its long history and its position on the River Severn. Several series 11 adventures were set in Sheffield, the hometown of the Doctor's companions. While many episodes of both New and Classic "Doctor Who" have taken place in London, it was not seen is this episode. Leeds did make an appearance in 'Turn Left" (2008).

7. What natural wonder was Nikola Tesla standing in front of at the start of "Night of Terror"?

From Quiz Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror

Answer: Niagara Falls

The story starts at Niagara Falls, where Tesla has built a hydro-electric station. He is seeking investors for his new project, but many are skeptical after reports Tesla has had contact with extra-terrestrials. The Doctor enters the picture after Tesla finds a mysterious orb. This part of the story (sans extra-terrestrials) is real history. Tesla did design the world's first hydro-electric power plant at Niagara Falls. There is a monument to Tesla on Goat Island, which is in the Niagara River. It was hailed as one of the most remarkable engineering achievements in human history.

8. Series 12 of "Doctor Who" opened with a jaw-dropping surprise! Which villainous Time Lord made a return in "Spyfall, Part 1"?

From Quiz "Doctor Who" Series 12

Answer: The Master

The Master's return was a surprise because Missy (his previous incarnation) apparently died with no chance of regeneration in the series 10 episode "The Doctor Falls". At first, the Doctor didn't recognise him because he was pretending to be an MI6 agent known as "O". The Master revealed himself at the end of the episode when the Doctor caught a mistake he made in his cover story. Seconds later, the Master teleported, leaving a bomb on board the plane carrying the Doctor and her friends.

9. What was the name of the spa that Graham had a coupon for?

From Quiz Orphan 55

Answer: Tranquility

Tranquilty Spa was a Fakecation resort on Orphan 55, a desolate planet with a hostile population. It had a lovely all-inclusive hotel with a large pool. The corporation built the hotel as a front for their terra-forming efforts. One of their giveaways was in the Bandozi Herald, where Graham racked up enough coupons to win a free vacation. "Midnight" (2008) had the Tenth Doctor possessed by a hostile intelligence during what was ostensibly a pleasure cruise. The resort was known as the Leisure Palace. Apalapucia was the hospital planet where Amy Pond spent 36 years being chased by killer robots. ("The Girl Who Waited" (2011))

10. What is the name of the alien race conspiring with the Master to threaten Earth?

From Quiz "Spyfall" Part 2

Answer: Kasaavin

The vaguely shaped energy beings are known as the Kasaavin. They are a race of alien spies who have been convinced by the Master to take over the Earth, killing most of the world's population by rewriting their DNA. The Doctor discovers that the Kassavin had been spying on individuals involved in the history of computing, starting the 1830s through Peter Barton in the early 21st century. The Kaleds are the race that evolved into the Daleks, after they mutated due to radiation. The Krillitane were a race of bat-like creatures defeated by the Tenth Doctor in "School Reunion" (2006). And the Krynoid are a plant based race that infects a host and converts it into a Krynoid. The Fourth Doctor confronted them in "The Seeds of Doom" (1976).

11. What African nation does "Spyfall" open in?

From Quiz The Name's Doctor, The Doctor

Answer: Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

"Spyfall" starts with a sniper in Cote d'Ivoire being abducted by a mysterious alien. A spy for MI is attacked on a flight to Tokyo over the Pacific, and an American agent is attacked at a safe house in Moscow. Men in Black arrive to pick up the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan and take them to MI6. Their car goes beserk, kills their driver, and attempts to kill them. The Doctor is able to disable the wonky GPS system and rescue them.

12. When the scientist regenerated following the experiment, what did she regenerate into?

From Quiz The Timeless Children

Answer: black young man

She generated into a young black man, who is seen wearing the regalia of a Time Lord official later on. Tecteun used the DNA from the Timeless Child to allow Time Lords to regenerate. This marks the first time we have seen a female to male regeneration on screen.

13. How many humans were left in the settlement the Doctor and companions discovered in the distant future?

From Quiz Ascension of the Cybermen

Answer: Seven

There were seven human survivors at the camp, all of them rather ordinary people with extra-ordinary survival skills. Their names were Feekat (Steve Toussaint), Fuskle (Jack Osborn). Ethan (Matt Carver), Ravio (Julie Graham), Yedlami (Alex Austin) and Bescot (Rhiannon Clements). The Doctor and the companions set up some defensive weapons to try and defeat the cyber invasion, but they prove extremely unreliable. The Cyberdrones blow them up with ease.

14. What body of water is the Villa Diodati located on?

From Quiz The Haunting of Villa Diodati

Answer: Lake Geneva

The Villa Diodati is located in the Swiss town of Coligny, very near Lake Geneva. It was occupied by the Shelleys and Doctor Polidori in the summer of 1816, and it was where Mary Shelley wrote the novel "Frankenstein." Polidori also wrote the first modern vampire story around the same time.

15. Where does the Doctor drop off the Companions at the start of "Can You Hear Me?"?

From Quiz "Doctor Who": "Can You Hear Me?"

Answer: Sheffield

The Fam returns to Sheffield. Yaz meets up with her sister, celebrating an odd anniversary. Ryan meets up with an old friend and plays video game football, while Graham plays poker with his buddies. Sheffield is where the Doctor met her companions during "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" (2018). They have returned there several times, most notably in "Arachnids in the UK" (2018), when the city was invaded by mutant spiders.

16. What was the name of Gabriela and Jamila's travel blog?

From Quiz Praxeus

Answer: Two Girls Roaming

Their show was "Two Girls Roaming" as Gabriela informed Ryan and Yaz. It was a weblog featuring Gabriela and Jamila's travels around the world. When we first meet them, Gabriela and Jamila are near a river in Peru which has been turned into a massive garbage dump. Mysterious birds circle the river and ultimately attack Jamila. Ryan shows up and warns Gabriela not to touch the dead birds. They later discover Jamila in a morgue, where she disintegrates into dust. The doomed Jamila was played by Gabriela Toloi. This was her second job in television, after an appearance on the Brazilian psychological drama "Psi" in 2017. Gabriela Camera was played by Portuguese actress Joana Borja. She began working in Portuguese television in 2004.

17. What is Ruth's job?

From Quiz Fugitive of the Judoon

Answer: Tour guide

Ruth is a tour guide, providing tours of the city of Gloucester at 10:00, noon and 2 p.m. She was quite knowledgeable about the cathedral. Ruth was played by Jo Martin. The veteran actress began working in British television in 1990. Her credits include "The Crouches" (2003-05) and the medical drama "Holby City" (2018-2020).

18. What is the name of Tesla's assistant?

From Quiz Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror

Answer: Dorothy Skerritt

Dorothy Skerritt really was Nikola Tesla's personal secretary. In "Night of Terror," Dorothy tried to calm her somewhat temperamental boss, while being fiercely loyal to the scientist. Dorothy Skerritt was played by Haley McGee. Margaret Cheney wrote a notable biography of Tesla called "Tesla: Man Out of Time" (2001). Nikki Wilson was the producer at the BBC for the episode. Dorothy Gale "Ace" McShane was the companion of the Seventh Doctor, starting with "Dragonfire" (1987).

19. What was the name of the virus that disabled the computers?

From Quiz Orphan 55

Answer: Hopper virus

It was the Hopper Virus. Ryan contracted it from the vending machine. His symptoms included wiggly fingers, weak legs, sneezing and hallucinations. The Hopper Virus also disabled the force field that kept out the hostile native population. Fortunately, the Doctor was able to recreate the force field. "With a box of crayons and half a can of spam, I can create you from scratch." - The Doctor to security officer Kane

20. What seat does Ryan find the instructions for flying the plane in?

From Quiz "Spyfall" Part 2

Answer: Seat 4C

The instructions were in seat 4C. The Doctor installed plates with Ryan's name when the plane was first built, directing him to the instructions. He used them to hook up his phone and pilot the plane until it landed automatically in Essex. The Doctor set up the plan to rescue the Gang on the plane AFTER she had saved the Earth from the alien invasion.

21. What is the one letter name that the head of British Intelligence (Stephen Fry) goes by?

From Quiz The Name's Doctor, The Doctor

Answer: C

Veteran character actor Stephen Fry has a brief appearance as C, the head of MI-6, the United Kingdom's foreign intelligence branch. While the Doctor has worked a great deal with the British government over the years, especially UNIT and Torchwood, this seems to be the first time the Doctor has worked with MI-6. C explains that agents have gone missing around the world, and intelligence agencies are seeking the Doctor's assistance in discovering who is behind the plots. He points them in the direction of a software billionaire. Stephen Fry began acting in 1981. He achieve some early success as a comic actor in the "Black Adder" series before being a comedy team with Hugh Laurie. The two teamed up as Jeeves and Bertie Wooster in the TV series based on the P.G. Wodehouse characters. He has acted in numerous films and television series since, as is a well known voice over actor and narrator.

22. What is the name of the original race that inhabited Gallifrey?

From Quiz The Timeless Children

Answer: Shobogans

Tecteun was part of the Shobogans. Her discoveries led to the technological advances that turned the residents of Gallifrey into the Time Lords. Sheboygan is a city in Wisconsin. The Shansheeth are a vulture-like alien race seen in "The Sarah Jane Adventures" episode "Death of the Doctor" (2010). The Shrivenzale is a nasty beast that eats people in the Fourth Doctor adventure "The Ribos Operation" (1978).

23. What 19th century literary figure is infected with alien technology in "Haunting of Villa Diodati"?

From Quiz The Haunting of Villa Diodati

Answer: Percy Bysshe Shelley

The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley finds a quicksilver object in Lake Geneva, which turns out to be cyber technology. The Cyberman threatens to kill Shelley in order to get the technology back, so the Doctor uses a Jedi (oops Time Lord) mind trick to show Shelley his own death, forcing the cyber technology to leave his body. The Doctor's mind trick probably didn't take too long, as Shelley only lived for six more years, dying in a boating accident in 1822. Byron did not last much longer, dying in 1824. Mary actually made it to age 53, dying in 1851. Mary was married to Shelley, but not until after the story in "Villa Diodati" took place. Byron would have been there. Austen could have been, she didn't die until 1817, but didn't travel in those circles.

24. What is the name of the monsters that Tahira dreamed up (literally)?

From Quiz "Doctor Who": "Can You Hear Me?"

Answer: Chagaskas

The large clawed monsters are Chagaskas, and they are created by the imagination of Tahira. She is able to control her fears and channel them to control the monsters. The Doctor uses the Chagaska to distract the immortal beings and trap them in the energy orb. Geographically, there is a Chagaska Cove in Alaska, United States. Tunguska is an area of Siberia in Russia that was hit by an extra-terrestrial object that exploded with enormous force in 1908. The Graske are a group of changeling aliens that first appeared in the "Doctor Who" Universe on Christmas 2005. Chiggers are extremely small arachnids which leave nasty, itchy bites, but are not really the stuff of proper nightmares.

25. The Doctor and company were spanning the globe during "Praxeus". What is the NOT one of the locations they were in during the episode?

From Quiz Praxeus

Answer: Switzerland

Ryan showed up in Peru to rescue Gabriela (and pick up dead birds). Graham and Yaz showed up to help Jake in Hong Kong. The Doctor attempted to rescue a submariner in Madagascar, and was later in Hong Kong. Everyone eventually wound up in Madagascar. They were nowhere near Switzerland during the episode.

26. What fan favorite reappears in "Fugitive of the Judoon"?

From Quiz Fugitive of the Judoon

Answer: Captain Jack Harkness

Captain Jack (John Barrowman) returns after a ten year absence. We last saw the roguish time traveler in David Tennant's last episode "The End of Time: Part 2" (2010). Jack scooped up Graham and mistakes him for the Doctor. He then scooped up Ryan and Yaz, mistaking Yaz for the Doctor. Unable to contact the actual Doctor, Jack left the companions with a cryptic warning. Jack first appeared during the Ninth Doctor's run in "The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances" (2005). Rendered immortal by Rose Tyler, Jack was spun off into his own series "Torchwood" but also made occasional appearances on "Doctor Who" (2006-2010).

27. Where do the Doctor and Tesla take the train to?

From Quiz Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror

Answer: New York City

They wind up in New York, where the Doctor waxes rhapsodic about the romance of early 20th century Manhattan. She does note that the Empire State Building is not yet around, but that Central Park already is. The Doctor has been a regular visitor to New York. The Tenth Doctor visited 1930 Manhattan with Martha Jones in "Daleks in Manhattan" (2007) and the Eleventh Doctor visited with Amy and Rory in both 1937 and 2012 in "The Angels Take Manhattan" (2012).

28. Graham had collected enough coupons to win a luxury holiday! When they arrived, however, the Doctor discovered that the planet they were on had been designated 'Orphan 55'. What was another name for Orphan 55?

From Quiz "Doctor Who" Series 12

Answer: Earth

An orphan planet was one that had become uninhabitable. Orphan 55, where the 'fakaction' had been set up, was radioactive and the atmosphere didn't contain enough oxygen to allow humans to breathe. An old Russian sign in an underground tunnel led the Doctor, Yaz, and Graham to conclude that Orphan 55 was in fact a future Earth. The planet had been devastated by climate change and nuclear war. The elite classes had evacuated and those left behind had evolved into creatures known as Dregs.

29. What was the name of the hostile aliens in "Orphan 55"?

From Quiz Orphan 55

Answer: Dregs

The Dregs were the aliens on Orphan 55. They bore a resemblance to the alien from "Alien" (1979) as well as the Fisher King from "Before the Flood" (2015). They turned out to be mutated Humans, the leftovers after global warming and nuclear war had left Earth a barren wasteland. They breathed carbon dioxide and exhaled oxygen (a handy plot point later in the episode). The Draconians are a 26th century race that the Third Doctor encountered in "Frontier in Space" (1973). The Daleks are the oldest and most persistent of the Doctor's enemies, reappearing regularly since their first appearance in 1963. Droogs are the juvenile delinquents in "A Clockwork Orange", the novel by Anthony Burgess.

30. What was the name of the lady scientist the Doctor encountered in the alien transport nexus?

From Quiz "Spyfall" Part 2

Answer: Ada

Ada Gordon (later Lovelace) (1815-1852) was a colleague of Charles Babbage. She is widely recognized as the first person to recognize the potential for computing, and was one of the earliest computer programmers. Gordon was the daughter of Lord Byron, the poet. The Doctor encounters Ada in the alien nexus and is transported with her to London in 1834, at a science exhibition. They are interrupted by the Master, who forces the Doctor to kneel. Ada manages to save the Doctor by shooting the Master, an action the Doctor disapproves of. Ida Freund (1863-1914) was a British chemistry professor Elizabeth Brown (1830-99) was an early British astronomer. Anna Russell (1807-1876) was one of the most noted British biologists of the 19th century. Ada was played by Sylvie Briggs. She is best known to British TV fans as Ellie Marsden in the sitcom "Cold Feet" (2019).

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