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Famous Islands Quiz #2

Based on the clues, name these famous islands - or island chains.
Includes fictional islands
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First submittedDecember 9, 2012
Last updatedApril 24, 2015
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Clue
Island
Island that may become
the 51st state
Puerto Rico
Reykjavík's island
Iceland
Largest Caribbean island
Cuba
England, Scotland, and Wales
Great Britain
Polynesian island where
Gauguin painted
Tahiti
Every summer we could rent a
cottage there (if it's not too dear)
Isle of Wight
"Gulliver's Travels" island,
with tiny inhabitants
Lilliput
Peter Pan's island
Neverland
Chinese gambling island
Macau
Mediterranean island -
home of the Minoan civilization
Crete
Island near which planes
and boats mysteriously vanish
Bermuda
Tobago's counterpart
Trinidad
Clue
Island
1,200 mile long Alaskan island chain
Aleutian Islands
Polynesian island famous for
its monoliths, called moai
Easter Island
Island prison in San Francisco Bay
Alcatraz Island
Island prison in "Harry Potter"
Azkaban
Island nation in the Persian Gulf
Bahrain
Island of the Skipper,
the Professor, and Mary Ann
Gilligan's Island
Archipelago northeast of Scotland,
home to a type of pony
Shetland Islands
Island chain including Tenerife,
La Palma, etc...
Canary Islands
Smallest Canadian province
Prince Edward Island
Reggae island
Jamaica
Where dodos once lived
Mauritius
Dutch territory near South America,
known for its blue liqueur
Curaçao
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level 65
Dec 3, 2012
How about accepting NeverNeverland?
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level ∞
Dec 3, 2012
Okay, that will work now.
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level 34
Dec 3, 2012
how about accepting just Britain for Great Britian
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level ∞
Dec 3, 2012
Britain would have worked.
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level 20
Dec 3, 2012
I've spent over 20 years of my life on the Isle of Wight and I still didn't get it :/
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level 59
May 26, 2015
Always thought the lyrics were "In the isle of white, if it's not too dim".
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level 64
May 29, 2015
same here I tried white, right, wright etc
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level 76
Jan 19, 2016
If it's not too dear.
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level 71
Dec 3, 2012
Liqueur not liquer,
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level ∞
Dec 9, 2012
Fixed.
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level 67
Dec 4, 2012
Took me a long time to get clue nr. 2. I was like "they have an island there? What could it be? It's not Vestmannaeyja and it's not Surtsey..."
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level 18
Dec 4, 2012
I did the same - had a hard time getting iceland, but was thru all possible spellings of vestmannaeyja. So funny
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level 76
Nov 23, 2015
The Vestmannaeyjar is an archipelago that includes Surtsey, not an island. Sorry if it's picky.
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level 73
Mar 31, 2013
For "Island where planes and boats mysteriously vanish" can you accept "the Island on 'LOST'"? :-)
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level 27
Apr 11, 2013
Madagascar should also be accepted probably ahead of Mauritius for Dodos.
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level 61
Oct 10, 2019
Madagascar??What are you on about!, the dodo was endemic to mauritius (meaning they lived only there and not elsewhere otherwise it would be indigenous). It's ancestor are thought to have come from asia, not mainland africa, so madagascar would not have been on its "route" either. If you check the english wiki site, mauritius is menationed 84 times (50 in the main text), and madagascar is indeed mentioned once, but only to describes mauritius as an island east of it..

Madagascar is DEFINITELY not an acceptable answer, let alone "ahead of mauritius". I am very curious how this misconception formed in your head. Did you mix up the two islands? But then you wouldnt claim madagascar as an alternate answer, then you would say mauritius was wrong.

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level 61
Oct 10, 2019
And surprised that in 6,5 years noone corrected you (while people usually jump all over incorrect statements on this site, you only have to say "Cy..." and you get mobbed by a dozens people before you can finish your sentence :P). Or when someone isn't specific enough and forget words like "usually" and "on average" when saying one country is wetter than another for example. People will make comments that country A is much wetter in fall than country B in spring.
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level 46
Sep 17, 2014
What about splitting the quiz into two parts. One part with real existing islands like "chinese gambling island" and another with fantasy islands like "Island prison in Harry Potter" ?
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level 76
Dec 7, 2015
Why?
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level 61
Oct 10, 2019
yea, not much point. Only thing I could think of is because you(meant generally, as in someone) cant distinguish the real ones from the fictive ones, but if that is the case you wouldnt have known the answer anyway.
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level 57
Oct 31, 2014
I typed "Canaries." Didn't work. :-(
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level 61
Oct 10, 2019
Does now atleast.
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level 44
May 24, 2015
No Shutter Island?
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level 77
May 24, 2015
Rapa Nui is the indigenous name of Easter Island.
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level 60
May 28, 2015
Albuquerque......see, I can do it too.
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level 58
May 24, 2015
But...but...if you're going to tease me with the Beach Boys, at least include Kokomo on the quiz...!
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level 56
May 26, 2015
shouldnt Macao be accepted for Macau
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level 42
May 27, 2015
Got the Gulliver's Travels one at the last few seconds from a wild guess.
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level 76
Jan 19, 2016
I was under the impression that the island from Gilligan's Island was uncharted, so I tried "uncharted island", "unnamed island", "nameless island". It never occurred to me that the island might be called "Gilligan's Island"!
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level 79
Jul 2, 2018
It seriously never occurred to you that the island from Gilligan's Island might be called Gilligan's Island?
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level 64
Apr 11, 2017
Numerous sources, including the official government website, use Macao and Macau interchangeably: http://portal.gov.mo/web/guest/welcomepage;jsessionid=D4B15F8DAEADF688957BEA3AD6AEE1AB http://www.umac.mo/basiclaw/english/main.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau#cite_note-1 Thanks!
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level 51
Mar 30, 2018
please accept Rapa Nui for Easter Island.
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level 48
Jul 8, 2018
Macao is the most common spelling in English
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level 37
Aug 26, 2018
Another vote for accepting Macao , I've never seen it spelled the other way !
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level 50
Oct 3, 2018
Macao is also an acceptable spelling
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level 35
Nov 17, 2018
could porto rico please be counted for Puerto Rico I'm not great with spelling :)
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level 35
Dec 5, 2018
Could Rapa Nui be accepted alongside Easter Island?
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level 55
Apr 12, 2019
Yes please!
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level 61
Oct 10, 2019
Rather amazed at how low the % of some of these answers are, while usually the jetpunk audience s rather knowledgeable. I expected most of these to be near the 80%

People havent heard of dodo's and blue curacao? and even if you havent heard of blue curacao, there are only a few islands in the caribbean that are dutch territory, so you could just go down the list. Geography is usually not really an issue for jetpunkers (unless it is about what continent cyprus lies on/belongs to...)

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level 61
Oct 10, 2019
Skull island might be a nice addition to even out the columns on this quiz. :)

edit, nvm I just ckecked if there might be more quizzes and it is in the other..