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Islands by Country #2

We give you the island. You tell us the nation that it is a territory of.
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First submittedOctober 16, 2013
Last updatedOctober 16, 2013
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Island
Country
Venice
Italy
Hong Kong
China
Newfoundland
Canada
Tahiti
France
Majorca
Spain
Manhattan
United States
Rhodes
Greece
Island
Country
Hokkaido
Japan
Zanzibar
Tanzania
Bali
Indonesia
North Island
New Zealand
Mainland Orkney
United Kingdom
Gotland
Sweden
Mindanao
Philippines
Island
Country
Phuket
Thailand
Sylt
Germany
Zealand
Denmark
Terceira
Portugal
Djerba
Tunisia
Curaçao
Netherlands
Sakhalin
Russia
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level 77
Oct 16, 2013
There are several "North Island"s.
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level 51
Oct 29, 2013
That may be, but the one in New Zealand is one of the 15 largest islands on the planet and should be known by geographical scholars everywhere. I used to live in San Diego; I wouldn't expect someone in the geography department at Cairo University to know of North Island Naval Air Station, but if they didn't know of North Island, New Zealand, I would question their credentials.
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level 32
Dec 5, 2013
I've heard Tasmanians refer to mainland Australia as 'The North Island"!
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level 71
May 18, 2016
That would be really odd, since it's off the south of Australia.
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level 69
Aug 4, 2016
I think you misread the previous statement. Tasmanians refer to the Australian mainland - which is north of Tasmania - as the north island. I've heard this too, though it's rare and very much tongue in cheek.
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level 72
Sep 13, 2016
A favorite T-shirt in New Zealand shows an outline of the country with a microscopic Australia to the side, with the labels North Island, South Island and West Island.
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level 73
Nov 3, 2013
weird...same percentage of people got sahkalin correct as curacao and mindano...would have thought the latter two were more recognizable...only got sahkalin right because i lived there
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level 77
Jan 30, 2014
I got Sakhalin probably because I've memorized it for other island-related quizzes on the site. I got Mindanao because I spend a lot of time in the Philippines and have been there before, though actually I think I had heard of it before my first trip. Curacao I knew was a famous cruise stop in the Caribbean but that one actually took me the longest to get. I knew that the Dutch had some islands there so got it on my 3rd or 4th guess I think.
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level 62
Sep 13, 2016
I learned Sakhalin from lots of island Jetpunk quizes I've done (and the world map on my toilet wall), and when a Russian person started at my workplace (in New Zealand) I asked whereabouts she was from and was very excited when she said Sakhalin. She was very surprised I knew where it was.
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level 42
May 28, 2019
World map in your toilet lol
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level 71
Apr 23, 2014
I had never heard of Sakhalin before, but the name had a clear Russian sound to it so it was an easy guess.
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level 67
May 14, 2016
Telly Savalas in Sakhalin??? Now that's some random falseness!
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level 69
Aug 4, 2016
That is a surprisingly random, completely incorrect fact.
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level 63
Sep 13, 2016
Savalas was born in New York, of Greek parents. I doubt he ever even holidayed in Sakhalin.
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level 70
Sep 13, 2016
Telly Savalas was of Greek ancestry, but was born in the USA. Do you mean Yul Brynner? He was born in Far Eastern Russia, though I believe in Vladivostok, not Sakhalin.
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level 61
Sep 13, 2016
Telly Savalas born in NY. He lied about being born in Sakhalin!
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level 21
Dec 6, 2013
Hong Kong is only partly an island - the "original" Hong Kong was just the island, but it's not nowadays (Kowloon and New Territories are on mainland China). It's also questionable if Hong Kong fully belongs to China - it was a british crown colony, and is classified as a Special Administrive Region. (sorry for long text chunk lol)
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level 83
Jan 22, 2014
All true, but the island upon which Central, Wan Chai, Aberdeen, etc. reside is still called Hong Kong (though Hong Kong (transliterated (badly) from 香港) actually means 'fragrant harbor' (don't ask what fragrance) and so doesn't refer to any 'land' at all). Although it is an autonomous region, it fully belongs to China, and people of Chinese descent born in Hong Kong (before or after the transition) are considered by China as Chinese nationals.
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level 77
Jan 30, 2014
^what he said
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level 69
Jan 30, 2014
"All true, but the island upon which Central, Wan Chai, Aberdeen, etc. reside is still called Hong Kong" The full name is actually Hong Kong Island, so yeah, the quiz is fine.
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level 35
Jan 30, 2014
Lol only got Sakhalin cuz it sounds like stalin.
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level 61
Feb 14, 2014
Majorca bugs me. I remember that from last time I took this quiz. I know it's the correct English spelling but I don't like it. In Spanish it's Mallorca and the ll is basically pronounced like j. In Germany we call it Mallorca too. Some people pronounce the ll as a ll though. Which is annoying too but less than an actual j in the spelling. If that makes any sense. XD
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level 69
Aug 4, 2016
Yeah, and I suspect the 'j' is used in English because it is intended to be pronounced like an English 'j', but people, knowing the place is in Spain pronounce it as a Spanish 'j', which actually takes you further from the proper pronunciation. Much easier to just use the proper spelling.
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level 17
Nov 4, 2015
That was interesting.
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level 67
Dec 28, 2015
Zealand should be in New Zealand, not Denmark!!!!
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level 68
Mar 2, 2016
Sure. And New York should be in the UK, and New Orleans in France.
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level 49
Sep 14, 2016
Actually, by the logic presented in saying that Zealand should be in New Zealand, it SHOULD follow that York and Orleans should be in the United States.
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level 71
May 18, 2016
To further confuse the matter, New Zealand wasn't even named after the Danish island of Zealand, but rather a totally different Zealand: a province in the Netherlands! And there's even a Zealand in Canada; for all I know at this point, it could be named after a mountain in Senegal.
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level 69
Aug 4, 2016
Notably the Dutch one is Zeeland, not Zealand, but despite being named after a place in the Netherlands, the spelling of a place in Denmark is used.
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level 68
Sep 13, 2016
You can thank one of Captain James Cook's cartographers for that typo
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level 62
Sep 13, 2016
Thanks for the typo, Jim.
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level 66
Sep 13, 2016
No one in Italy would ever consider Venice as an island. 117 islands are part of the city, but the city itself seats on the mainland. Would you ever consider the whole Italy as an island?!!?
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level 61
May 24, 2019
I wanted to say what are you on about it is completely surrounded by water and as much an island as say tasmania. But I looked it up and, mind is blown, what I and I think the rest of the world and the rest of jetpunk know as venice is only part of it, the bigger chunk actually IS on the mainland.

ofcourse a certain smartass will come along and say that he knew that all along.. but I am pretty sure that 99% of the people dont know this. Even in satellite quizzes venice is only shown as the island with the rialto bridge

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level 38
Sep 23, 2019
^Italy would be a peninsula, wouldn't it?
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level 32
Sep 16, 2016
Phuket, Thailand was Final Jeopardy answer on September 12, 2016. "Phuket, the largeset island of this country, has regained its tourism industry after a natural disaster in 2004". :D :D :D
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level 57
May 24, 2017
Still had several left, but I was like "Phuket".
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level 46
May 30, 2017
Curacao is an independent country according to Wikipedia and the webpage cause I searched it up
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level 38
Jun 29, 2017
Not sovereign. And only semi-independent (Netherlands still responsible for national defense and foreign policy to a great extent)
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level 67
Dec 11, 2017
jandjandlemur..........Where did you search to get such wrong information?.......
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level 62
Jun 14, 2018
Quizmaster, I'm using your name in a logic puzzle, I hope you're okay with that.
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level 21
Jan 28, 2019
:)
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level 65
Jul 9, 2019
Wow, the U.K. really failed when it named an island Mainland Orkney.