Lost In Yonkers - Final Test

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Lost In Yonkers Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is a final assessment for Neil Simon's play Lost in Yonkers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which character went through the most significant change throughout the play?  Support your answer with textual evidence.  Your answer must be at least 8-10 sentences in length.
  • 2. 
    During what time period does the play take place?
    • A. 

      1920's

    • B. 

      1930's

    • C. 

      1940's

    • D. 

      1950's

  • 3. 
    Why have Eddie, Arty, and Jay gone to visit Grandma?
    • A. 

      They always have dinner there on Sundays.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      Aunt Bella has taken ill; she needed the company.

    • D. 

      They are attending Uncle Louie's funeral.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following adjectives best describes Grandma's outward personality?
    • A. 

      Accepting

    • B. 

      Tender

    • C. 

      Rigid

    • D. 

      Poor

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is Bella's "weakness"?
    • A. 

      She has married seven times.

    • B. 

      She has a mental handicap.

    • C. 

      She cannot take care of her mother.

    • D. 

      She cannot cook.

  • 6. 
    Who eventually makes the decision that the boys will stay at Grandma's?
    • A. 

      Aunt Bella

    • B. 

      Grandma

    • C. 

      Eddie

    • D. 

      Jay

  • 7. 
    Where is Eddie going?
    • A. 

      To fight in the war.

    • B. 

      To work in the scrap metal business in various states.

    • C. 

      To marry his longtime girlfriend.

    • D. 

      To visit an old friend.

  • 8. 
    Describe the boys' reactions to being told they will live with their grandmother.
    • A. 

      They are excited. They enjoy spending time at her house.

    • B. 

      They are worried and disappointed. They have not had much contact with her.

    • C. 

      They are neither worried nor excited. They do not have positive or negative feelings about Grandma.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    What does Grandma call Jay and Arty?
    • A. 

      Jay and Arty

    • B. 

      Thing 1 and Thing 2

    • C. 

      Yakob and Artur

    • D. 

      Jacob and Arthur

  • 10. 
    Where is Yonkers located?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Pennsville

    • D. 

      Pennsylvania

  • 11. 
    What type of business does Grandma own?
    • A. 

      A Laundromat

    • B. 

      A Steakhouse

    • C. 

      A Gym

    • D. 

      A Candy Store

  • 12. 
    Why does Grandma walk with a cane?
    • A. 

      From old age.

    • B. 

      She has had her hip replaced.

    • C. 

      She was trampled on by a horse.

    • D. 

      She was pushed from a moving vehicle.

  • 13. 
    Why does Eddie have to earn a substantial amount of money quickly?
    • A. 

      He has racked up a large gambling debt.

    • B. 

      He owes a loan shark money from the treatment of his wife before she passed.

    • C. 

      He owes his mother a large sum of money.

    • D. 

      Louie's friends have threatened to kill him if he does not fund their vacation.

  • 14. 
    What do the boys do to "earn" their boarding at Grandma's house?
    • A. 

      They clean the house daily.

    • B. 

      They work in the candy store.

    • C. 

      They run a paper route.

    • D. 

      They work at the local movie theatre as ushers.

  • 15. 
    Who shows up unexpectedly one night while Jay and Arty are getting ready for bed?
    • A. 

      Aunt Bella

    • B. 

      Aunt Gert

    • C. 

      Their father

    • D. 

      Uncle Louie

  • 16. 
    Why does Aunt Gert have a speech/breathing problem?
    • A. 

      She was afraid to talk in her sleep when she was younger for fear of what her mother may do to her.

    • B. 

      She was beaten by her mother and punctured a lung as a result.

    • C. 

      The medication she is on forces her to speak this way.

    • D. 

      She has asthma.

  • 17. 
    What does Uncle Louie do for a living?
    • A. 

      He works in the candy store.

    • B. 

      He drives a limo.

    • C. 

      He works for the mob.

    • D. 

      He owns a laundromat.

  • 18. 
    Why has Bella been frequenting the movies lately?
    • A. 

      She enjoys seeing the same movie repeatedly.

    • B. 

      She has met someone who works there.

    • C. 

      She and Grandma enjoy trips to the movies.

    • D. 

      She enjoys taking the boys to see movies.

  • 19. 
    True or False?  The boys attempt to steal money from their grandmother.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    True or False?  Aunt Bella steals money from her mother.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What presents does Aunt Bella and "Grandma" buy for the boys before they return home with their father?
    • A. 

      Ice cream sundaes

    • B. 

      Candy

    • C. 

      A Football and a basketball

    • D. 

      Movies

  • 22. 
    Identify which character is speaking for the next few questions.  Where would someone like Grandma hide her money?
    • A. 

      Jay

    • B. 

      Arty

    • C. 

      Eddie

    • D. 

      Louie

  • 23. 
    Jay, do you think the Germans would let some Jew in Poland send $9,000 to some Jew in Alabama?
    • A. 

      Uncle Louie

    • B. 

      Aunt Bella

    • C. 

      Arty

    • D. 

      Eddie

  • 24. 
    You guys have to promise not to tell grandma! Jay?
    • A. 

      Arty

    • B. 

      Uncle Louie

    • C. 

      Eddie

    • D. 

      Aunt Bella

  • 25. 
    "You got moxie."
    • A. 

      Aunt Bella

    • B. 

      Jay

    • C. 

      Uncle Louie

    • D. 

      Grandma

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