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"Coming to America" 8 questions only a true fan would get right

How well do you remember the classic 1988 comedy "Coming to America?" Take this Pulse quiz below, and prove your knowledge.

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Coming to America Poster

It's Thursday, and we are throwing it back to one of our favourite comedies from the 80s.

How well do you remember Akeem Joffer, the handsome prince from an African Kingdom, who embarks on a trip to New York City with his best friend/personal aide, Semmi, to find true love.

Take this quiz below, and prove how well you remember the classic comedy movie.

Scene from movie 'Coming to America' play

Scene from movie 'Coming to America'

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1. What African Kingdom is Akeem a prince of?

a) Zamunda

b) Wakanda

c) Zukula

2. What is the name of the fast food restaurant where Akeem and Semmi get jobs?

a) McDowell's

b) McDonald

c) Soul Glo

3. What does Akeem tell Lisa he did in his hometown?

a) A goat herder

b) A barber

c) A plumber


4. Which of these actors didn't appear in the movie?

a) Chris Rock

b) Cuba Gooding

c) Samuel L Jackson

5. What is the name of the woman Akeem was supposed to marry?

a) Imani Izzi

b) Imani Lizzy

c) Lisa Dowell

6. What is the name of Lisa's first boyfriend?

a)  Darryl

b) Akeem

c) Semmi


7. What is the name of the woman Akeem finally marries?

a) Lisa

b) Patricia

c) Imani

8. What birthday does Akeem celebrate at the beginning of the movie?

a) 21

b) 25

c) 28

Answers  1. (a) 2. (a) 3 (a) 4 (a) 5 (a) 6 (a) 7 (a) 8 (a)

Watch a "Coming to America" clip below.

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