Roll Out the Red Carpet for this Coming to America Quiz!



By: J.P. Naomi

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Throw the rose petals, here comes Prince Akeem! How well do you remember Coming to America? Will you be soaking in the tub or sweeping the floor at McDonald's? It's time to find out with this ultimate quiz!

In which year was Coming to America released?

Coming to America was released in the US on June 29, 1988.


What is the name of the Prince in Coming to America?

Prince Akeem's last name is Joffer.


Which country does Prince Akeem come from?

Zamunda is a fictitious country in Africa.


Which famous actor plays the role of Prince Akeem?

Eddie Murphy's full name is Edward Regan Murphy. He was born on April 3, 1961.


Who is Prince Akeem's father?

King Jaffe Joffer is the ruler of Zamunda.


How old does Prince Akeem turn on his birthday in Coming to America?

"Oha, it is my twenty-first birthday. Do you think perhaps just once I might use the bathroom by myself?"


What is supposed to happen on Prince Akeem's 21st birthday?

On this 21st birthday, Prince Akeem's parents present him with an arranged bride-to-be and he wants nothing to do with it!


When presented with his arranged bride-to-be, what does Prince Akeem NOT ask her to do?

Imani Izzi will do anything he asks, but he just doesn't want that!


Which actor plays the role of King Jaffe?

James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931.


Where does Prince Akeem want to go to find a loving wife?

They decide between Los Angeles and New York.


Who is Prince Akeem's loyal servant?

While he may be his servant, Semmi is also a friend to Akeem.


Which famous actor plays the role of Semmi?

Arsenio Hall also plays Reverend Brown and Morris the barber in Coming to America.


Which US city do Prince Akeem and Semmi travel to?

They land in Queens, New York! "What better place to find a queen than the city of Queens?"


Where do Prince Akeem and Semmi live while in NYC?

They rent a neighborhood that is not at all like the palace from where they come!


What is the name of the girl that Prince Akeem finds in NYC and falls in love with?

Lisa is portrayed by actress Shari Headley, who also appeared in The Preacher's Wife in 1996 and Johnson Family Vacation in 2004.


Lisa's father is Cleo ________, who own's a restaurant.

Cleo McDowell runs a fast food restaurant called McDowell's.


What occupation do Akeem and Semmi pretend to be?

They tell the McDowells that they are exchange students studying locally in New York City.


Where do Akeem and Semmi get jobs?

Akeem and Semmi pretend to be poor foreign students in order to woo Lisa!


Cleo McDowell has two daughters: Lisa and ______.

Patrice is portrayed by Allison Dean. She is Lisa's younger sister.


What is the name of Lisa's boyfriend?

Darryl Jenkins is played by actor Eriq La Salle.


Why does Lisa break up with Darryl?

She never agreed to marry him, and plus she has started liking Akeem and decides to date him.


Which famous actor plays the role of Cleo McDowell?

John Amos has been married three times.


Where does King Jaffe send Semmi for punishment in not looking after Prince Akeem properly in NYC?

He orders the rose bearers to change him into decent attire and 'bathe him thoroughly'!


What does Akeem falsley tell Lisa that he does back in Zamunda?

Eventually she finds out that this is not true and becomes upset with him.


What does Akeem do with his travel money, much to the dismay of Semmi?

Akeem is enjoying life as a hardworking poor man, while Semmi is not comfortable.


What are the names of the two homeless men that Akeem gives his money to?

These two characters previously appeared in another Eddie Murphy film Trading Places.


What does Akeem do when Lisa refuses to marry him for having lied to her?

When she still refuses his offer, he returns home to Zamunda with a broken heart.


What is the name of King Jaffe's wife?

Queen Aeoleon was portrayed by Madge Sinclair.


When Cleo finds out that Akeem is a prince, what does he say to Lisa?

"A prince. He's a prince. Oh, Lisa, you did it this time. You hit the jackpot!"


What is the name of the woman who is arranged to be married to Prince Akeem?

Imani Izzi is portrayed by Vanessa Bell Calloway and also known for her roles in Daylight and Cheaper by the Dozen.


When King Jaffe goes to Akeem's apartment, who does he find?

The Landlord is played by Frankie Faison.


How does Akeem know that his father the King is in town?

The King and Queen travel to Queens after Semmi calls home for financial help.


What does Semmi put in the apartment to make it more like home?

Semmi also entertains some women in this hot tub!


Who changes the rules of Zamunda so that Akeem can marry Lisa?

After a little pressure from his wife, King Jaffe changes the rule. She says to him, "I thought you were the King!"


When does Akeem realize that Lisa has decided to marry him?

The whole time she was walking down the aisle at their wedding, he sadly thought that it was Imani, but became overjoyed when it was revealed to be Lisa.


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