The Ultimate Lost TV Show Quiz


By: Kelly

7 Min Quiz

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Are you someone who mistakes coincidence for fate? Find out how you’d fare after being stranded on a mysterious and remote island after a plane crash with this 35-question quiz.

What was Jack Shephard’s profession pre-plane crash?

Jack was a spinal surgeon at St. Sebastian Hospital in Los Angeles.


Why was Kate on board Oceanic Flight 815?

Kate was being extradited to the United States after being on the run for at least 3 years. Kate had lived abroad, evading the police at any cost, even using random strangers to keep her identity a secret. However, she was finally apprehended when she tried to leave the farm of a man she was working for near Melbourne, Australia.


What is the name of Charles Widmore's daughter?

Penelope is the daughter of industrialist and philanthropist Charles Widmore, owner of the Widmore Corporation. She was formerly the lover of Desmond Hume; however, their relationship was cut short when Desmond was sent to a military prison for not following orders.


What notable event happened to Hurley while he was working at Mr Cluck’s Chicken Shack?

While employed there, Hurley won $156 million in the lottery by playing numbers he had heard repeatedly chanted by a fellow patient at Santa Rosa's Mental Institution. Due to a sequence of unfortunate events following his win - including the death of his grandfather, his home catching fire, and his restaurant being hit by a meteor - Hurley concluded that both he and the numbers were cursed.


In the episode "...And Found" in season two, what does Sun lose and then later find?

Sun misplaces her wedding band and frantically searches through the beach and her garden looking for it. Eventually her wedding band is found in the location of the buried message bottle.


What is the name of the actress who played Ana Lucia Cortez?

Known for her tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is best known for her work in The Fast and the Furious film series, Avatar, and S.W.A.T. She won an ALMA award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Series for her work on Lost in 2004.


Which character said the line, "There's a new sheriff in town, boys"?

Sawyer's rural Southern accent, selfishness, machismo, and use of abrasive nicknames belied his sophisticated and tender side as an avid reader and a caring lover—elements of his personality that started to become more apparent as he spent more time on the Island. He hoarded material items for power, and sometimes he was the most hated survivor on the island.


Which numbers were printed on the Swan’s hatch?

These numbers had broad implications on the show: they corresponded with one of the final candidates to replace Jacob as protector of the Island; they formed the coefficients in an equation that predicted mankind's extinction; they formed the serial number of the hatch for a station the Initiative built on the island; they also used the numbers as required input for the station computer protocol.


Why was Jack on board Oceanic Flight 815?

On the plane, Jack is seated next to Rose. When the turbulence strikes, Rose's husband is in the bathroom and Jack promises to take care of her until he returns. Before the plane's tail section breaks off, Jack loses consciousness.


Who translates the voice of the then-unidentified Danielle Rousseau, speaking in French?

When asked if anyone spoke French, Boone pointed out that Shannon does, which she denied, despite Boone saying that she spent a year in Paris. According to Shannon, she spent the year "drinking, not studying." Shannon reluctantly agreed to translate the French woman's transmission, relating it to the others as: "It killed them, it killed them all. I'm alone on the island. Please come get me." Sayid calculated that the transmission had been repeating for 16 years, stunning everyone.


In season one, who kidnapped Claire and Charlie?

After they're kidnapped, two groups go looking for them: Jack and Kate as well as Locke and Boone. Jack encounters Ethan, who warns that one of the hostages will be killed if Jack continues pursuit. Jack and Kate find Charlie, blindfolded and hanging by his neck from a tree branch. Jack furiously performs CPR and Charlie comes back to life. In this same episode, flashbacks reveal how Jack confessed to his superiors that his father had been under the influence of alcohol while operating.


What was the name of Walt's yellow lab, the only non-human survivor of the crash?

Walt spent much of his early time on the Island searching for Vincent, which caused conflict with Michael. It was Locke who fashioned a high frequency whistle and used this whistle to call Vincent, who came running out of the jungle when he heard the sound. Locke offered to let Michael bring Vincent to Walt so that Michael could reconcile with his son. Michael gave Vincent back to Walt shortly after this. Throughout his time on the Island, Vincent had many owners, including Walt, Shannon, and eventually Rose and Bernard.


Who from the plane crash entered the hatch first?

Entering the hatch for the first time is a controversial subject. Locke says that they should not wait for the sun to come up to enter the Hatch. Jack, on the other hand, feels that their entry should be delayed. Locke later appears, carrying cable and saying he is going into the hatch. He is using the cable to ease Kate down the shaft when she mysteriously disappears during a sudden burst of light from within the Hatch.


What was the name of the ageless protector of the Island?

Jacob was born on the Island with his fraternal twin brother, the Man in Black. They spent centuries debating the nature of humanity, all the while trying to find a loophole to kill each other. Jacob repeatedly left to visit potential protector successors whom he drew to the Island. He also served as an unseen leader by proxy for a group of Island people. After his death, Jacob reappeared as a ghost in his youthful bodily form. He finally reappeared in his adult bodily form to his last surviving candidates to pass on the position of protector.


Who was Desmond Hume?

Desmond Hume was the occupant inside the mysterious Swan Station that arrived on the island three years before the crash of Flight 815. He had been in the middle of an attempt to race around the world in a sailboat when he was stranded in the Pacific.


What was the name of the warlord and drug smuggler in Nigeria who was one of the tail section survivors?

Before the crash, Eko was attempting to smuggle drugs out of Nigeria by pretending to be a priest. His brother Yemi, a real priest, tried to stop him, but was accidentally killed and thrown onto the drug smuggling plane. Eko was left behind, where he decided to take his brother's place in the church, protecting it and the village from drug lords.


What was used to surround and protect the Barracks on the Island?

The Sonic Barrier surrounds the Barracks and blocks any attempt to pass through them. If a person tries to enter through the field a sonic wave is emitted which results in the individual suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. The fence can be deactivated using a code which was changed every day (according to the orientation film a young Ben and Roger watched upon arrival to the island). The fence intensity seemed to be controllable at a continuous scale going from red to green to black, where green was presumably a repelling but less harmful effect.


In episode 19 of season one, "Deus Ex Machina" what is the response Locke and Boone hear after sending the radio distress call, "We are the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815"?

After finding the Beechcraft 18 teetering on the edge of a cliff with Locke, Boone climbs up to use the radio, and then the plane falls. Locke carries a critically injured Boone back to camp and lies about how Boone got hurt. Locke then disappears into the jungle to pound on the hatch. He is screaming in anguish when the inside of the hatch suddenly lights up.


What did Hurley create in order to ease the stress and tension of being stranded?

Hurley's 2-hole, three par golf course was built on the top of a hill near the caves in a valley on the Mesa. The first time the survivors played, Hurley said it was "the first and hopefully last Island Open". Right before Jack was ready to putt, some of the other survivors placed bets on whether or not Jack would make the putt. The final bet came from then-hated Sawyer, who put up a tube of sunscreen. The others looked at him in disgust, then Kate said, "I'll take that action," followed by Boone taking the bet.


Who trained Desmond about the operation of the hatch?

Kelvin trains Desmond about operation of the hatch, including the button and ways to trigger a lock-down. He witnesses Kelvin painting a black light picture on the blast doors. Desmond confronts Kelvin after learning that Kelvin is fixing Desmond's boat and planning to leave the island. After Kelvin expresses his doubts about the validity of the button, they struggle, and Kelvin dies. Desmond races back to the hatch, where the computer is registering a system failure. A massive magnetic field builds up, attracting all metal objects to the sealed door inside the hatch. Desmond manages to stop the system failure, which turns off the magnetic field.


Why does Sayid Jarrah torture Sawyer?

During a struggle, Sayid stabs Sawyer with a knife. Feeling guilty, he leaves to explore the island, but is soon captured by Rousseau. Sun saves Shannon's life when Shannon's asthma problem gets serious after they run out of the medicine; she prepares a mixture made from eucalyptus that helps Shannon breathe normally.


Who died after shifting the weight of the Beechcraft lodged in a tree, causing it to crash to the ground?

After Locke carries Boone back to camp, he is placed in the care of Jack, who remains confident that he is going to fix him. As Jack attempts to repair him, Boone’s lung collapses and Jack stabs him in the chest with a knitting needle to make room for a tube. His leg is also broken, and he receives a blood transfusion from Jack. Between breaths Boone mentions the hatch to Jack, and that Locke insisted that he not tell. When the only remaining option to save Boone becomes the amputation of his leg, Jack readies the cargo container to remove it, but Boone halts the action at the last second. He bravely accepts his death, and is buried on Day 42.


Why was Jin-Soo Kwon aboard Oceanic Flight 815?

Jin worked as an "enforcer" for his father-in-law, Mr. Paik, who had no qualms about the use of bribery, blackmail, extortion, and murder to succeed. Paik requested Jin deliver expensive watches to his associates in Sydney and Los Angeles.


What did the group use to open the hatch?

Locke lit the fuse, blew open the hatch, and the group gazed downward. They were greeted with a ladder which only continued for a few feet before breaking off, with a deep abyss below. On the other side of the hatch door was the word “QUARANTINE”.


How much did it cost to create the two-part pilot episode of Lost?

The two-part pilot episode was the most expensive in ABC's history, reportedly costing between $10 million and $14 million. The average pilot is usually in the region of $4 million.


Which character in season one said the line, "I was taking a walk with Scott and Steve, and I was like, dude, who are Scott and Steve?"

In this episode, after Claire wakes up screaming two nights in a row and insists that someone held her down and stabbed her stomach, Hurley takes a census of the survivors using the flight manifest, and he discovers that Ethan was not on the plane.


By working on what activity together do Jin and Michael become friends?

Michael attacks Jin for the alleged destruction of the raft he is building, not knowing that the raft was actually burned by Michael's son Walt, who does not want to leave the island. Having eventually set aside their issues, Jin aids Michael in constructing a new raft. The two set off on the raft together, along with Walt and fellow castaway Sawyer, and although their attempt to find shipping lanes fails, Michael and Jin become good friends, with Jin looking after both him and Sawyer.


What was the real name of the character initially calling himself “Henry Gale”?

He claims that he is a castaway on the island and that his name is "Henry Gale." In the episode "A Tale of Two Cities" in season three, his name is revealed to be "Ben." Locke and Sayid confine Ben in the armory of the Swan Station. His presence is generally kept a secret from the other castaways.


When did the first episode of Lost air?

The first season of Lost started airing in the US and Canada on September 22, 2004, concluded on May 25, 2005, and contained 25 episodes. It introduced us to the 48 survivors of a plane that broke apart in mid-air, scattering them on a remote island somewhere in the South Pacific.


Which of the following is a way that Sawyer kills time on the Island?

Some of the books he read included Watership Down (which is "about bunnies"), Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret, and A Wrinkle in Time. Reading caused Sawyer to develop hyperopia, forcing him to wear reading glasses made by Sayid. His voice also seems to entertain and comfort Claire's baby.


What was the name of the freighter sent to discover and capture the Island?

The freighter Kahana, owned by Charles Widmore, was ferrying mercenaries for an extraction mission for Benjamin Linus, led by Martin Keamy. Presumably Kahana had two helicopter landing pads, a medical center, communications room, barracks, cargo holds, engine rooms and some other compartments. It also had a Zodiac raft, originally used by Minkowski and Brandon; however, they turned back after suffering from time-related symptoms. The raft was later used by Sayid Jarrah in order to get back to the island in order to rescue other survivors of Oceanic 815.


Who first discovered the hatch?

The hatch was an impenetrable door buried under the dirt which was discovered by Boone and Locke while searching for Claire deep in the jungle.


Why is Danielle Rousseau slightly unhinged when she first meets the Flight 815 survivors?

Danielle was shipwrecked on the Island in 1988, seven months pregnant with her daughter, Alex. It was during this time that her team rescued Jin, who, as a result of the Island's move, was traveling through time. Shortly after Danielle gave birth, her daughter was taken away by Benjamin Linus. Rousseau lived alone for sixteen years, becoming slightly disturbed due to her isolation. Following the crashing of their plane, Rousseau met and eventually joined the Flight 815 survivors, and finally reunited with her daughter.


On whom did Juliet perform her most important fertility research?

Rachel was left infertile after undergoing invasive cancer treatment. With Juliet's help, Rachel conceived, although Juliet did not publish this research in order to maintain her sister's privacy. Rachel would later go on to have a baby boy who she named Julian, after her sister.


Which character said the line, "Is the reason you're letting that clock there run all the way down to the very last tick, is it because you need to look down the barrel of a gun to find out what you really believe, John?"

In this two-part episode, the finale of season two, Desmond is shipwrecked on the island in flashbacks and subsequently lives in the hatch with a man named Kelvin, whom he later accidentally kills. Meanwhile, Michael leads Jack, Kate, Sawyer, and Hurley to the Others, into a trap. "Henry", the apparent leader of the Others, takes Jack, Kate, and Sawyer as prisoners, releases Hurley, and allows Michael and Walt to leave the island on a boat. Desmond returns and says he believes that he caused the crash of Flight 815 when he entered the numbers into the computer too late. Locke stops entering the numbers and traps himself, Mr. Eko, Charlie, and Desmond inside the hatch, which implodes.


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