The Big BBBP 2019 New Year’s Day Quiz

Hello, my lovely Whovians. I hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas and are enjoying the break. Welcome to the BIG Big Blue B0x Podcast New Year’s Day 2019 quiz with a mix of easy and some harder questions. This quiz is just for fun and by the end, you can hopefully congratulate yourself that you are a New Years and Doctor Who aficionado. There are a total of 30 marks available for correct answers.

Happy quizzing!!!!  Come on you know you want to! The answers are to be found at the bottom of this article.

Part 1 New Year

How much do you know about New Year traditions and New Year itself, Answer the questions below and test your knowledge? There are 9 marks available in this section. 

1)  Who brought in the Julian calendar where 1st January became a common celebration day? (1 mark)

A) Julian Clary B) Julius Caesar C) Julian Glover
A) Julian Clary B) Julius Caesar C) Julian Glover

2)  What is a traditional activity on New Year’s Day (1 mark)

A) Plunging into cold water B) Sailing around the Solent C) Cross-country running
A) Plunging into cold water B) Sailing around the Solent C) Cross-country running

3)  The song, “Auld Lang Syne,” is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year. Which poet transcribed the poem on which it is based?  (1 mark)

Auld Lang Syne - the song heard around the world
Auld Lang Syne – the song heard around the world

a)   Thomas Aird                                                                       b) Alexander Balfour                                                    c) Robert Burns

4)  In the song “we’ll take a cup of kindness yet” but how big is the cup?  (1 mark)

a) A quart          b) A schooner          c) A pint

5)  Toasts typically concern gratefulness for the past year’s blessings, hope and luck or the future, and thanking guests for their New Year’s company. What is typically drunk at New Year in the UK (1 mark)

A) Champagne B) Sherry C) Beer
A) Champagne B) Sherry C) Beer

6)  What event typically occurs at New Year in the UK?  (1 mark)

A) Carnival B) Food Festival C) Fireworks Display
A) Carnival B) Food Festival C) Fireworks Display

7)  Which city/ country will see the new year in 2019 first (1 mark)

a) Honiara in the Solomon Islands              b) Kiribati in the central Pacific Ocean       c) Chatham Islands/New Zealand

8)  Which two of these classic Who stories included a New Year ‘s Day episode? (2 answers, 1 mark per correct answer  available)

A) The Face of Evil B) The Dalek Masterplan C) Terror of the Autons
A) The Face of Evil B) The Dalek Masterplan C) Terror of the Autons

Part 2 The Krypton Who Factor

How good are your memory and observation? There are two video clips and 8 marks available in this section. 

Watch this Doctor Who video Daleks Funniest Moments by youtuber Yes review and answer the following questions:

9)  In the clip where a Dalek goes over the side of a ship which story is that from? (1 mark)

a) The Daleks          b) Dalek Invasion of Earth          c) The Chase

10)  In the clip where two Daleks are attacked by antibodies from Death to the Daleks how many antibodies attacks? (1 mark)

a) 3          b) 2          c) 1

11)  What floor is the 5th Doctor on when he throws the Dalek out of the warehouse (1 mark)

a) 3rd           b) 1st           c) 2nd

12)  In the  Postman Pat sketch, the fruit basket contains banana, pineapple and what other fruit?  (1 mark)

a) Grapes          b) Mangos         c) Kiwis

Okay onto the next clip. Watch this video   Doctor Who | Flash Bang Wallop! | Babelcolour    by the hugely talented youtuber Stuart Humphryes and answer 

13)  What colour is the Doctor’s suit in the clip where Freema winks at the camera? (1 mark)

a) Brown           b) Plum         c) Blue

14)  How many times is the Doctor seen clapping his hands through the video? (1 mark)

a) 2          b) 3          c) 4

15)  A naughty undressed  (!) Katy Manning poses with what colour Dalek?  (1 mark)

Katy Manning
Katy Manning

a) White           b) Gold       c) Grey

16)  How many brides that we see actually do get married? (1 mark)

a) None         b) 1         c) 3

Part 3 New Year Resolutions!

The Doctor Who special has always been a highly anticipated and awaited event for many fans ever since the show was revived in 2005. This year, of course, it’s on the 1st January so these questions are about beginnings of eras. This section has 8 marks available 

17) In An Unearthly Child, what does Ian threaten the Doctor with when in the junkyard? (1 mark)

a) a punch on the nose         b) Fetching a policeman       c) Breaking the door of the police box

18)  In Power of the Daleks, the Doctor finds a dagger which he got from whom? (1 mark)

a) King Richard          b) El Akir           c) Saladin

19)  In Spearhead in Space, what is the name of the poacher (1 mark)

a) Sam Munro          b) Sam Seeley          c) Sam Stevens

Watch this clip from Robot and answer the following question:

20) The Doctor quotes  Mother, Mother I feel sick, call the Doctor, quick, quick, quick. Who wrote the book with the same quote?  (1 mark)

a) Remy Charlip b) Roald Dahl           c) PL Travers

21) In this clip from Castrovalva, what does Mergrave see out of the window?  (3 answers, one mark per correct answer  available)

a) Mergrave’s house         b) the town square c) His Pharmacy    d) The library             e) The council dwellings

22) What does the 5th Doctor say he is fond of? (1 mark)

a) Physics           b) History         c) Literature

Part 4 Entry to the Capitol

The Capitol is the home of the Time Lords and stood in the mountains of Solace and Solitude, on the continent of Wild Endeavour, enclosed in a mighty glass dome. Have you studied enough at the Academy to get more than 51% that the Doctor achieved. There are 5 marks available. 

23)  Who is this monster? (1 mark)

Who is this Doctor Who monster?
Who is this Doctor Who monster?

a) The Moxx of Balhoon           b) Adherents of the Repeated Meme          c) The Face of Boe

24) Who are these male actors who have played historical figures in Doctor Who? 1 mark for each correct answer (3 marks available)

A) Robin Hood played by who? B) Shakespeare - Who are thou? C) King Kames played by whom?
A) Robin Hood played by who? B) Shakespeare – Who are thou? C) King Kames played by whom?

25)  Final question and there are no answers to pick from for this so only using your super knowledge who is the only actor to play 2 companions in Doctor Who history?  (1 mark)  

Well done! You’ve got to the end of the BIG Big Blue Box Podcast 2019 New Year Quiz. How did you do?

Tally your marks up and post a brief comment on Twitter if you have completed the quiz. Thanks very much. Happy New Year everyone.

Here’s to a great 2019 and whatever it brings.

Total Marks

0-10 Good try but are you sure you haven’t seen a dream crab hanging around the house recently?

11-23 Well done!  you definitely can have the last chocolate from the selection box!

23-30 Excellent knowledge!!  You have graduated with a triple first and are ready to invest in the Paul Smith scarf and hop onto the Tardis. Don’t forget your sonic!


The Answers

1: b          2: a          3: c          4: c          5: a          6:c          7: b  8: a & b          9: c          10: b          11: c          12: a          13: c          14: b
15: b         16: b Donna Noble marries Shaun Temple but the other marriages don’t take place          17: b          18: c          19: b          20: a      21: b & c & d
22: b         23: a The Moxx of Balhoon             24: Robin Hood ( Tom Riley) , William Shakespeare (Dean Lennox Kelly), King James (Alan Cummings)  25. Happy 90th birthday to Bernard Cribbins this week. He played Tom Campbell in the film Dalek’s Invasion Earth 2150 A.D as well as Wilfred Mott



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