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Islands A-Z

For each letter A-Z, name the island.
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First submittedSeptember 10, 2013
Last updatedSeptember 14, 2018
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Clue
Island
A
Prison island in San Francisco Bay
Alcatraz
B
Denpasar is its capital
Bali
C
Biggest in the Caribbean
Cuba
D
Roseau is the capital of this
Caribbean nation
Dominica
E
Able was Napoleon ere he saw it
Elba
F
Indonesian island. Its name
means "flowers" in Portuguese
Flores
G
World's biggest island
Greenland
H
Main island of Japan
Honshu
I
The Emerald Isle
Ireland
J
World's most populous island
Java
K
Island in the Florida Keys where
Hemingway sojourned
Key West
L
Main island of the Philippines
Luzon
M
One of the five boroughs of NYC
Manhattan
 
Clue
Island
N
One of New Zealand's
two main islands
North Island
O
Where Honolulu is situated
Oahu
P
Someday the 51st U.S. state?
Puerto Rico
Q
Iran's largest island
Qeshm
R
Greek island once home to a Colossus
Rhodes
S
Italian island - biggest in
the Mediterranean
Sicily
T
Island country coveted by China
Taiwan
U
Samoa's most populous island
Upolu
V
Biggest island in British Columbia
Vancouver
W
Biggest in the English Channel
Wight
X
 
 
Y
Island in San Francisco Bay
whose name means "good herb"
Yerba Buena
Z
Island off the coast of Tanzania
Zanzibar
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level 80
Oct 21, 2013
U: Samoa's main island (Upolu).
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level 58
Apr 13, 2015
U: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland!
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level 64
Jul 30, 2015
that is a country and not an island specifically
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level 58
Oct 9, 2015
Ireland is a country and is on there so why would it not qualify?
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level 63
Nov 3, 2015
ireland is also the name of the island https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland
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level 50
Dec 15, 2015
They are the Great Red Isles.
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level 67
Nov 20, 2016
The Island that comprises Northern Ireland & Ireland (Eire) is called Ireland. End of story.
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level 70
Jul 8, 2018
Trolling.
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level ∞
Oct 3, 2015
Added Upolu
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level 73
Jul 4, 2016
Y: "Shouting" Scottish island (Yell), Near San Francisco, meaning Good Herb (Yerba Buena)
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level 76
Oct 21, 2013
I was doing so well up until the last two... can't believe I missed Zanzibar, though. d'oh. Also, 1. Afro-Eurasia 2. North/South America 3. Antarctica 4. Australia 5. Greenland.
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level 58
Oct 21, 2013
1-4 are continents. What's the difference? Well, it's like I tell my students- a continent is bigger than Greenland, an island is smaller than Australia!
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level 76
Oct 21, 2013
it's kind of like the difference between a weed and a flower.. one is one or the other because conventional knowledge dictates so. But then... often Australia is identified as both an island and a continent, usually without any justification one way or the other.
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level 67
Dec 15, 2015
Australians generally do not think of Australia as a Continent, more Oceana as the Continent, which includes New Zealand and all the Islands in the Pacific Area adjacent to these countries.
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level 71
Dec 15, 2015
Speak for yourself...we were always taught (in Australian schools) that it is a continent...and it's Oceania: general area that includes continental Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and the multiple small islands in the general vicinity
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level 67
Nov 20, 2016
Speaking for myself ......... and using several better brains than myself .... The Continental plate that Australia is a part of Includes Australia (including Tasmania), parts of New Guinea, New Zealand and a large portion of the Indian Ocean Basin. So if the Island of Australia is by itself the Continent, where do we put the remaining parts of the plate?
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level 45
Aug 7, 2018
Yes. Although I think of Oceania as a continent, it is quite difficult to define continents based on continental shelves, as if you did it that way, then most of the world would be the same continent except for some small islands in the middle of oceans.
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level 76
Nov 20, 2018
What is the continental landmass of Oceania? It can't be two or more separate land masses.
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level 71
Nov 20, 2018
Tectonic plates don't necessarily correspond with continental boundaries.There is an arbitrary figure somewhere between the areas of Greenland and Australia that defines a "continent"; some smaller contiguous landmasses don't "belong" to a continent, and they are fine with that
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level 81
Oct 21, 2013
Q - Qatar. Island nation on the southern end of the Persian Gulf
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level 67
Oct 21, 2013
Qatar is on a Peninsula bordering Saudi Arabia.
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level 51
Oct 21, 2013
You should accept White for Wight
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level 72
Dec 15, 2015
You're joking wight?
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level 22
Dec 16, 2015
Oh I get it, ha ha.
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level 58
Sep 22, 2017
Not unless it's too dim
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level 75
Feb 15, 2015
I read Tanzania as Tasmania and couldn't figure any answer which would work. I even thought of Zanzibar, then discarded it because it was in Africa. Face-smack.
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level 71
Dec 15, 2015
Yeah, I first read it as Tasmania too. Apples and trees? :)
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level 82
Oct 6, 2015
Q = Qeshm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qeshm. Iran's largest island. 576 square miles with over 100,000 inhabitants, shouldn't be an unknown to everyone.
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level 65
Dec 15, 2015
I know it thanks to Europa Universalis II ;)
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level 61
Dec 15, 2015
Puerto Rico (the territory) is a chain of islands. The main island is called Puerto Rico.
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level 53
Dec 15, 2015
Quadra Island! But than probably not too many people would know it.
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level 67
Jan 8, 2018
Humpbacks and hippies.
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level 75
Dec 15, 2015
These are archipelagos, not islands, but the Queen Charlotte and Queen Elizabeth Islands in Canada are pretty famous
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level 60
Dec 15, 2015
For Y, how about Yuzhny (southern island of Novaya Zemlya archipelago) or Yell (a noisy Shetland island)?
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level 61
Dec 15, 2015
Very creative quiz idea.
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level 66
Dec 15, 2015
There are islands for every missing letter in the Zhoushan prefecture in China, depending on how obscure you want to get... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhoushan#Geography
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level 69
Dec 15, 2015
The "Z" was pretty easy, but misleading since Zanzibar is part of Tanzania, hence not "off the coast." (OK, so this would sound awkward, but perhaps "group of islands forming part of Tanzania"?)
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level 37
Dec 17, 2015
What part of "off the coast" implies that it must be a seperate nation? A 'coast' is land bordering a body of water. Zanzibar most certainly lies "off the coast" of Tanzania.
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level 70
Jul 8, 2018
Catalina is an island off the coast of California, of which it is an integral part. Correct?
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level 49
Dec 17, 2015
This was a fun quiz, and some of the questions were certainly challenging. The thing I moat liked about it, though, was the way the interesting facts were inserted into the questions so that - regardless of whether you knew the answer or not - you felt as if you were learning interesting new facts as I went along. Thanks.
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level 46
Dec 18, 2015
What about Australia!!!
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level 37
Dec 23, 2015
Never even heard of Alcatraz and it's the most guessed, and the Isle of wight was the the first one I guessed, and its only 37% guessed! Because I'm British no doubt :/
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level 67
Nov 20, 2016
It is wonderful to know that there are people in the Western World who have never heard of Alcatraz.
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level 55
Nov 20, 2018
Uh.... he's British
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level 57
May 25, 2019
since when is british not the western world... really???
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level 44
Oct 4, 2016
Y: Yakushima - Biggest of the Osumi islands. Great quiz by the way!
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level 47
Oct 26, 2016
Y: Yell, In the Shetland isles above scotland
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level 54
Nov 20, 2016
2.18 left
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level 66
May 8, 2017
X: Mandarin name for Hong Kong - Xiang Gang
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level 38
Aug 10, 2017
When I was in school (and before all this silly political correctness became the vogue in a misguided attempt not to offend anyone and which succeeds in offending virtually everyone) there were five continents America, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe.
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level 81
Jan 8, 2018
We had 7. North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and ANTARCTICA.
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level 67
Oct 3, 2018
I'm so sick of pc culture always talking about the inclusion of Antarctica and that there's "more than one America" !!!
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level 57
May 25, 2019
I really cant remember if I learned north and south america, well we learned them seperatly, but cant remember if they were referred to as one or two continents, but pretty sure were learned that antartica was one. And 7 continents rings a bell..
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level 57
May 25, 2019
btw I think for a while when i was 9 or something I might ve thought russia was a continent, cause noone had clearly told me where it belonged to, asia europe or neither. I guess decades later people still dont know haha.
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level 70
Sep 21, 2017
you can add Qeshm island as the largest Iranian island and also the largest in the Persian gulf. it has an area about 1400 km2 or over two times of Bahrain.
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level 79
Jan 8, 2018
You should also accept Qushm. There is no specific vowel between the ق ("q") and the ش ("sh"); by definition, any vowel would work in the transliteration (so e.g. Qishm would also work). I've seen it all 3 ways.
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level ∞
Jan 8, 2018
Okay
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level 83
Jan 8, 2018
Xiushan is an island in China, off the shore SE of Shanghai. It's maybe 8 sq mi / 20 sq km.
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level 60
Jan 8, 2018
P and Q are out of Order
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level ∞
Jan 9, 2018
Fixed
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level 58
Jan 9, 2018
you missed an opportunity to include the ABC islands
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level 55
Mar 18, 2018
Xiushan of China?
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level 58
Nov 20, 2018
X - Xianggang - chinese name for Hong Kong
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level 22
Nov 20, 2018
Australia is bigger than Greenland
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level 69
Nov 20, 2018
Xiamen, formerly known as Amoy.
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level 65
Nov 20, 2018
X = Xiamen: totally agree. A good addition and a relatively well known place, although not many will realize it's an island (like Abu Dhabi)
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level 46
Nov 20, 2018
so weird seeing it called just "North Island" In almost every context you'd say "the North Island". It's kinda sad we don't use the cooler sounding Maori names, instead literally just calling them North and South.
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level 57
May 25, 2019
I get what you mean, but many places names originally are simple and not really a name, like place by the sea, or tree area or woodland etc. ( atleast in europe, not sure about america, besides that they have many place names that allready previously excisted). Places have mainly been named after their surroundings/specefic feature (barren or green) their location in relation to other places, and groups of people known for the area.
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level 34
Nov 24, 2018
Don't know where I got Yerba Buena from.
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level 40
Nov 29, 2018
Why is there no X? You could have Xiamen Island in China.
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level 38
Apr 19, 2019
Yerba (or Hierba) is translated from Spanish into English as Grass, not herb.
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level 42
May 28, 2019
There's an island called Xiushan in China.