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Quiz about Doctor Who One of These Things Doesnt Belong
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"Doctor Who": One of These Things Doesn't Belong Quiz


Ever notice common elements across different "Doctor Who" stories? I've gathered several of them here in this quiz. Unless otherwise noted, determine which story does NOT have a certain characteristic.

A multiple-choice quiz by Caseena. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Caseena
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
385,743
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
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254
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Question 1 of 10
1. In which of these "Doctor Who" stories does the actor playing the Doctor not also play a villain? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Travel to parallel worlds and alternative universes is uncommon in "Doctor Who" but does happen. Which story does not feature travel to an alternate dimension? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Occasionally in "Doctor Who", we see humans transformed into other creatures or hybrids of two species. Which story here does not involve someone being turned into another species or hybrid? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. When the Doctor regenerates, he likes to change his outfit. While he normally chooses his new clothes from the TARDIS, he has taken them from hospitals a few times. Who gets his new clothes from the TARDIS? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. While the TARDIS is very hardy, it is destroyed a few times. In what story is it not destroyed? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In three of these stories, the Doctor returns to a place that he visited earlier and sees the results of his influence. Which one doesn't show the Doctor revisiting the location of a previous adventure? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Several times on "Doctor Who", we see a small group of humans who believe that they are the last of their species. Which story does not feature a small remnant of humanity trying to survive somewhere other than Earth? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Where would the Doctor be without his companions? Three of these stories show us a dilemma that the Doctor faces without the aid of a friend. (A companion may appear briefly but doesn't help him throughout.) Which one doesn't belong, as the Doctor has companions with him? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which of these companions does not have most or all of his/her memories of the Doctor erased after traveling with him? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The Doctor has died in many ways, including old age, falling, and botched heart surgery. Poison is common, though. Which Doctor doesn't have to regenerate because of poisoning? Hint



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1. In which of these "Doctor Who" stories does the actor playing the Doctor not also play a villain?

Answer: Boom Town

The villain of "Boom Town" is Blon from the earlier episodes "Aliens of London" and "World War Three". Patrick Troughton portrays the Doctor and the villain Salamander in "The Enemy of the World". Not only does he play two characters, both of them impersonate the other at least once. In "Meglos", Meglos traps the Doctor in a time loop and takes his form, allowing Tom Baker to play the antagonist. Matt Smith gets to play a villain in "Nightmare in Silver" when the Doctor's mind is partly overtaken by Mr. Clever.

These three are not the only Doctor actors who play antagonists. Peter Davison briefly plays Omega in "Arc of Infinity". As well, William Hartnell portrays a villain in "The Massacre", a story in which the Doctor rarely appears.
2. Travel to parallel worlds and alternative universes is uncommon in "Doctor Who" but does happen. Which story does not feature travel to an alternate dimension?

Answer: The Web Planet

The TARDIS crew enter E-Space in "Full Circle" and remain there until they escape two serials later in "Warriors' Gate". The TARDIS herself nearly dies when entering a parallel world in "Rise of the Cybermen" but manages to recover after the Doctor gives her some of his regeneration energy, which is enough to let her escape the parallel universe in the next episode. The Doctor reaches a parallel Earth in "Inferno" while fiddling with the TARDIS console. He doesn't exist there, and all his UNIT friends are fascists.

The Doctor, Barbara, Ian, and Vicki visit Vortis in"The Web Planet". It is populated by human-sized insects. While it is a strange world, Vortis it not in a parallel world or alternate dimension.
3. Occasionally in "Doctor Who", we see humans transformed into other creatures or hybrids of two species. Which story here does not involve someone being turned into another species or hybrid?

Answer: The Happiness Patrol

Anyone who touches the Krynoid seed pod in "The Seeds of Doom" slowly turns into a Krynoid. Peri and Areta are turned into strange hybrids via cell mutator in "Vengeance on Varos". Thankfully, the Doctor destroys the machine before the transformation is complete, and the two return to normal.

In "Planet of the Ood", Ood Sigma gives Halpen a mixture that slowly turns him into an Ood. "The Happiness Patrol" features no human mutations, just a creature made of candy who likes using candy to kill political dissenters.
4. When the Doctor regenerates, he likes to change his outfit. While he normally chooses his new clothes from the TARDIS, he has taken them from hospitals a few times. Who gets his new clothes from the TARDIS?

Answer: The Sixth (Colin Baker)

Six gets his the legal way--he visits the wardrobe room. Three, after waking up from his coma and showering, borrows a velvet suit and lace shirt from the hospital. He must like the look because he wears velvet suits in various hues until he regenerates. Eight, after wandering around a hospital wearing nothing but a sheet, takes his clothes from the locker of a man going to a fancy dress, or costume, party. Likewise, Eleven selects his outfit from a hospital locker.
5. While the TARDIS is very hardy, it is destroyed a few times. In what story is it not destroyed?

Answer: The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit

The TARDIS breaks apart when it leaves the known universe and spirals into the Land of Fiction in "The Mind Robber". All that's left is the console, which Zoe and Jamie cling to. It reassembles itself at the end when the Doctor and friends return to their time. When the TARDIS is destroyed in "Frontios", the pieces slowly start coming back together; the Doctor then tricks the Gravis into completely reassembling it. The Silence blow up the TARDIS in "The Pandorica Opens" and "The Big Bang", but the explosion is undone. The TARDIS falls down a deep hole in "The Impossible Planet" but is found unharmed in "The Satan Pit".

TARDIS abuse also comes in the form of shrinking. The TARDIS and some of the characters shrink in "Planet of Giants", "Carnival of Monsters", "Logopolis", and "Flatline".
6. In three of these stories, the Doctor returns to a place that he visited earlier and sees the results of his influence. Which one doesn't show the Doctor revisiting the location of a previous adventure?

Answer: Snakedance

In the first two episodes of "The Ark", the Doctor and friends find themselves on a spaceship that's taking a remnant of humanity to a new planet. After he creates a cure for a disease that he accidentally introduced, the Doctor leaves and returns to the ship years later. The Fourth Doctor lands on a jungle planet in "The Face of Evil" and discovers that he is Xoanon, the god of a warrior tribe, and also The Evil One. He realizes he visited the planet earlier and put his own personality into a computer, which went mad. The Ninth Doctor ends up on Satellite 5, the setting of "The Long Game", again in "Bad Wolf" and sees how the place changed when he left after defeating the Editor.

"Snakedance" is a sequel to "Kinda" in that the Mara demon from the earlier story remains in Tegan's mind, but the TARDIS crew visit Manussa this time, not Deva Loka.
7. Several times on "Doctor Who", we see a small group of humans who believe that they are the last of their species. Which story does not feature a small remnant of humanity trying to survive somewhere other than Earth?

Answer: The Curse of Peladon

The Doctor finds out in "The Ark in Space" that a few ships left Earth when the planet was in danger from solar flares; the humans were to return later to repopulate Earth. In "Frontios", the Doctor says that he shouldn't interfere with the colonists' survival on the title planet, but ends up helping them anyway. The TARDIS goes forward about 100 trillion years in "Utopia" to a time when the stars have all burned out. A small group of humans hope to reach Utopia, a place where they might survive the collapse of reality. In "The Curse of Peladon", the Doctor is mistaken for an Earth representative and has to help the king of another planet decide whether or not to join the Federation.

It's amazing how many times humanity fizzles down to a small number, but survives and thrives. It's also astounding how often we meet someone who's been manipulating human history--Scaroth in "City of Death", the Fendahleen in "Image of the Fendahl", the Silence throughout the Matt Smith years, and the Daemons in "The Daemons". It's remarkable that they don't all run into each other.
8. Where would the Doctor be without his companions? Three of these stories show us a dilemma that the Doctor faces without the aid of a friend. (A companion may appear briefly but doesn't help him throughout.) Which one doesn't belong, as the Doctor has companions with him?

Answer: The Edge of Destruction

"The Deadly Assassin" is a Fourth Doctor serial in which the Doctor goes to Gallifrey, where he must find out who killed the President. He leaves Sarah Jane on Earth before returning to his home planet; she doesn't even appear in this serial. In "Midnight", the Tenth Doctor and Donna take a vacation to a diamond planet. She stays at the hotel by the pool while he goes on a bus trip that ends with him very nearly being killed off for good. The Twelfth Doctor is trapped in a castle in the middle of an ocean in "Heaven Sent". At one point, Clara appears in a vision.

"The Edge of Destruction" is a very early First Doctor serial where he, Susan, Barbara, and Ian are stuck in the TARDIS together. Bizarre things happen and paranoia sets in before they figure out the problem and solve it.
9. Which of these companions does not have most or all of his/her memories of the Doctor erased after traveling with him?

Answer: Leela

In "The War Games", the Time Lords return Jamie and Zoe to their own times to the moment just after they left with the Doctor. All of their memories of the Doctor, except for each one's first adventure, are erased. The Doctor erases all of Donna's memories of him in "Journey's End" so that her mind doesn't burn up. Leela never loses her memories of her adventures.
10. The Doctor has died in many ways, including old age, falling, and botched heart surgery. Poison is common, though. Which Doctor doesn't have to regenerate because of poisoning?

Answer: The Second (Patrick Troughton)

The Third and Tenth Doctors die of radiation poisoning in, respectively, "Planet of the Spiders" and "The End of Time". Three saves at least two planet's worth of people; Ten saves the grandfather of a recent companion. Five dies of spectrox toxaemia in "The Caves of Androzani"; symptoms include rash, painful cramps, bloody blisters, fever, paralysis, and finally death.

He eventually finds an antidote but gives it all to his new friend Peri to save her. Two doesn't die, per se--the Time Lords in "The War Games" force him to regenerate as part of his punishment for stealing the TARDIS and fleeing Gallifrey.
Source: Author Caseena

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