Lost In Yonkers Exam

48 Questions | Total Attempts: 71

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Lost In Yonkers Quizzes & Trivia

This is a test for Neil Simon's play Lost in Yonkers. Please try to answer all questions! Any left blank will be scored as incorrect!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Answer in complete sentences!!! Why is the play called “Lost in Yonkers?”  
  • 2. 
    Answer in complete sentences!!!    Why doesn’t Grandma want to take care of Jay and Arty in the beginning?  
  • 3. 
    Answer in complete sentences!!!   What power does Aunt Bella have over Grandma? Give specific examples.  
  • 4. 
    Answer in complete sentences!!! What do you think is in Uncle Louie’s bag?  
  • 5. 
    Answer in complete sentences!!! Why does Uncle Louie have so much respect for Grandma?  
  • 6. 
    Answer in complete sentences!!! Identify one of the themes in this play. Explain how you know.  
  • 7. 
    Answer in complete sentences!!!  Do you think Grandma has done more harm than good to her children or more good than harm? Back your answers up with examples.  
  • 8. 
    Answer in complete sentences!!! Do you think that Eddie will visit Grandma more often? Please explain.  
  • 9. 
    Answer in complete sentences!!! What have Jay and Arty learned after staying at Grandma's house?  
  • 10. 
    Answer in complete sentences!!! Which one of the characters could you connect to? How?  
  • 11. 
    Answer in at least 7-10 sentences. Which character went through the most significant change throughout the play? Support your answer with examples.  
  • 12. 
    What time period does this play take place?  
    • A. 

      1950s

    • B. 

      1940s

    • C. 

      1930s

    • D. 

      1920s

  • 13. 
    Why are Eddie, Jay, and Arty at Grandma’s house?  
    • A. 

      Eddie has asked Grandma to take the children in for an undetermined amount of time

    • B. 

      Aunt Bella is sick

    • C. 

      They are going to the movies

    • D. 

      They are having dinner together

  • 14. 
    What is Bella’s “misfortunate”?  
    • A. 

      She has married 10 times

    • B. 

      She can't cook

    • C. 

      She is mentally impaired

    • D. 

      She has Alzhimers

  • 15. 
    Which of the following adjectives best describe Grandma’s personality?  
    • A. 

      Nice

    • B. 

      Mean

    • C. 

      Friendly

    • D. 

      Tough

  • 16. 
    Who makes the decision that Jay and Arty will stay at Grandma's house?
    • A. 

      Grandma

    • B. 

      Eddie

    • C. 

      Aunt Bella

    • D. 

      Gert

  • 17. 
    Why is Eddie leaving?
    • A. 

      To get married

    • B. 

      To fight in the war

    • C. 

      To work in the scrap metal business

    • D. 

      To visit a friend

  • 18. 
    How do Jay and Arty react to having to live with Grandma?
    • A. 

      They are worried and disappointed

    • B. 

      They are neither worried nor disappointed

    • C. 

      They are excited

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    Where is Yonkers located?
    • A. 

      Pennsylvania

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Los Angeles

  • 20. 
    What does Grandma call Jay and Arty?
    • A. 

      Thing 1 and Thing 2

    • B. 

      Jay and Arty

    • C. 

      Jacob and Arthur

    • D. 

      Yacob and Artur

  • 21. 
    Why does Grandma walk with a cane?
    • A. 

      She was trampled by a horse when she was a child

    • B. 

      She had her hip replaced

    • C. 

      She was ran over by a motor vehicle

    • D. 

      From her old age

  • 22. 
    What type of business does Grandma run?  
    • A. 

      A restaurant

    • B. 

      A candy store

    • C. 

      A clothing outlet

    • D. 

      A Circle-K

  • 23. 
    What does Jay and Arty do in return for staying with Grandma?  
    • A. 

      They run a paper route

    • B. 

      They work in Grandma’s business

    • C. 

      They clean the house

    • D. 

      They are cashiers at Macy

  • 24. 
    Why does Eddie go away for work?  
    • A. 

      He owes a loan shark money

    • B. 

      He has a huge gambling debt

    • C. 

      He wants to find a cure for Bella

    • D. 

      He owes Grandma money

  • 25. 
    Who shows up unexpectedly one night?  
    • A. 

      Eddie

    • B. 

      Gert

    • C. 

      Bella

    • D. 

      Louie

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