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World's Biggest Islands Quiz

Name the world's biggest islands by area, not including continental landmasses.
  • For this quiz we consider Australia to be a continent, not an island
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Dec 24, 2016
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km2
Island
2,130,800
785,753
748,168
587,713
507,451
443,066
225,800
217,291
209,331
km2
Island
196,236
180,681
145,836
138,794
111,583
109,965
108,860
105,806
101,826
km2
Island
97,530
84,421
78,719
73,929
72,493
70,028
67,655
65,022
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(8)
Um, explain New Zealand missing?
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Apr 23, 2013
(56)
New Zealand isn't missing, it's just separated into North Island and South Island.
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Apr 24, 2013
(16)
Continental Australia apparently includes both Tasmania and New Guinea.
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Apr 28, 2013
(64)
I can understand why you say Tasmania (though I don't agree), but New Guinea belongs to two countries and neither of them is Australia
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Aug 18, 2014
(48)
Was wondering about the numerous Canadian arctic islands that were excluded from the list. Were they left out because they are generally uninhabited?
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Apr 30, 2013
What the heck? There are no islands left out.
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May 1, 2013
(27)
I know. What quiz are these people taking? Ellsemere, banks, victoria, baffin, newfoundland all worked for me
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May 2, 2013
(77)
Newfoundland is neither Arctic nor uninhabited.
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Jul 4, 2013
(60)
THAT REACTION MADE ME LAUGH
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Oct 20, 2014
(65)
I dunno – I've been to Newfoundland in the winter and it felt both arctic AND uninhabited. ;-) [Just kidding! Love ya, Newfies!]
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Jun 11, 2016
(72)
Another person deceived by the Mercator projection, I guess ^^. Most of the canadian Islands are rather small...
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Mar 18, 2014
(43)
What? There are 4 Canadian Arctic islands on the list.
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Apr 9, 2014
(77)
I count 3. Baffin, Banks, and Ellesmere. Neither Newfoundland nor Victoria are arctic.
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Mar 27, 2015
(28)
Victoria Island is, indeed, arctic. You are confusing it with Vancouver Island where the city of Victoria is.
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Mar 30, 2015
(77)
@parsons8, thanks, I was indeed mixing those 2 up.
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Jul 9, 2015
(22)
What about Spetsbergen (or that's at least the swedish spelling), belonging to Svalbard? That's a lot bigger than Tasmania...
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Dec 6, 2013
(72)
Spitsbergen : 39000km² ; Tasmania : 64500km². Mercator projection...
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Mar 18, 2014
(47)
I also guessed Spitsbergen but apparently it only looks bigger on certain map projections.
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Apr 30, 2016
(53)
On Mercator, Greenland looks about as big as all of Africa. It's nowhere close.
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Apr 19, 2017
(27)
komodo? huh...
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Dec 14, 2013
(45)
you should accept uk/united kingdom for great britain
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Jan 9, 2014
(70)
No they shouldn't. The United Kingdom is a country which includes many islands. Great Britain is the name of the largest of those islands.
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Jan 12, 2014
(34)
Some of the UK is on the island of Ireland, also in the quiz
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Mar 31, 2015
(34)
Australia?
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Feb 14, 2014
(72)
And why not Antarctica, America and Old World ?
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Mar 18, 2014
(55)
no, not Australia, it is only surrounded in all directions by water, therefore it cannot be an island, only a continent! :)
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Apr 30, 2014
(58)
How about Pangea? :o)
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May 5, 2016
(71)
Australia doesn't count because QM said so in the caveat, and it's his quiz.
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Mar 27, 2015
(65)
^^ Most important reason! ^_^
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Jun 11, 2016
(53)
Pluto used to be a planet, maybe in the future we'll say "Australia used to be a continent". Until that day, it is a continent and not an island. :)
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Apr 19, 2017
(41)
If grea britain is an island so australia shoud be
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May 1, 2014
(48)
There is no reason why that would be true. Australia is not included on account of it being a continent, not because it is a country. If this were so, Madagascar, Cuba, Iceland and Sri Lanka would also not be included. Even so, Great Britain is not the name of the country, it is the name of the island north of France that contains England, Scotland and Wales, which make up most but not all of the country known as the United Kingdom, short for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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Mar 27, 2015
(45)
Where's novaya semlya?
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Jun 24, 2014
(64)
North of Russia :)
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Aug 18, 2014
(59)
Novaja Zemlja is divided into 2 islands by the Matochkin Strait. Neither Severnyi or Juzhnyi are large enough for this quiz. The (horrible and useless for most people) Mercator projection might also have created the illusion that the islands are bigger than most others.
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Mar 27, 2015
(42)
Ireland is NOT an Island. It borders Northern Ireland which is part of the UK, not Ireland.
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Jan 2, 2015
(59)
Wrong. The ISLAND is called Ireland. It is shared by 2 countries, Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom - that part of the latter country located on Ireland is called Northern Ireland.
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Mar 27, 2015
(43)
It is an island. Just because it borders another country doesnt make it not an islands
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Apr 14, 2017
(64)
If you're including Tasmania, then you should include the giant island of Australia as well, seeing as they are two separate entities, but they're both part of Australia, and if Australia is counted as a continent, then Tasmania should not be present.
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Feb 20, 2015
(59)
That makes no sense, Tasmania is clearly surrounded by water in every direction, no matter whether Australia is a continent or an island. It doesn't matter who the island belongs to, it's still an island.
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Mar 27, 2015
(64)
Sorry, reverse it. I meant that if Tasmania is included, Australia obviously should be as well, since Tasmania is a part of the country of Australia. Otherwise it would be considered its own country, which it's not. So Australia should not be considered a continent, rather, a country, and therefore, not a continental landmass.
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May 29, 2015
(63)
Run that logic past me again?
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Oct 10, 2015
(36)
One of those quizzes were knowing the Japanese islands would be helpful. Can't believe I forgot North and South islands.
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Mar 27, 2015
(55)
What?!
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Aug 5, 2016
(65)
I tried eleventy billion variations on Axel Heiberg island. I hate you, Mercator projection.
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Mar 27, 2015
(58)
Quizmaster, UK should be accepted for Great Britain.
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Mar 27, 2015
(38)
Read the comments. The United Kingdom (UK) is a country that consists of many islands. The largest island is called Great Britain, not UK. This quiz is about ISLANDS, not COUNTRIES.
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Mar 28, 2015
(34)
lol
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Mar 31, 2015
(25)
My mind is blown! Tasmania is smaller than Sri Lanka!!! whoa, thanks maps
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Mar 28, 2015
(28)
I had seen Sakhalin on maps, but never looked closely enough. I always thought it was a peninsula! Oops.
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Mar 30, 2015
(46)
new Zealand- forgotten
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Mar 30, 2015
(31)
seriously read the other comments. it's there
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Mar 31, 2015
(22)
Please accept UK for Great Britain.
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Apr 10, 2015
(49)
No! Next!
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Apr 19, 2017
(64)
I am pretty certain Australia most definitely counts as a country. It is part of the continent of Oceania. There's only seven continents, with India also considered as a sub-continent. Australia is not a continental landmass, it is an island country. A very large one, but still a country nevertheless.
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May 29, 2015
(70)
Who said it doesn't count as a country?
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Jul 4, 2015
(63)
How is it that a large island such as Sumatra, with its rich culture that is totally different from any other part of Indonesia is not a sovereign country in its own right?
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Nov 20, 2015
(65)
You haven't travelled much, have you? :-D
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Jun 11, 2016
(56)
Colonialism.
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Apr 19, 2017
(14)
Australia is an island you dumbs
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Feb 17, 2016
(55)
What are "dumbs"?
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Feb 19, 2016
(49)
Any international and scientific organization that talks about such things consider the mainland of Australia to be a continent, from the UN through National Geographic to the government of Australia itself. You can define it differently if you like, but you won't change all those organizations' views (which is the accepted definition as used by this website).
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Apr 19, 2017
(34)
There are 2 arguments against that.... (1) Australia is part of the continent of Oceania and (2) Australia is both an island and a continent (which dosent make any sense)
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Apr 19, 2017
(54)
Laputa, anyone? XD
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May 11, 2016
(31)
Australia's an island mate
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Jun 16, 2016
(55)
Sigh...
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Aug 5, 2016
(58)
Actually the full name for the UK is "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
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Aug 15, 2016
(54)
The full name of the UK is not relevant to this quiz :)
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Sep 15, 2016
(43)
It is. So?
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Apr 14, 2017
(65)
Well, I guess this quiz is at 9th grade level, SO HOW AM I , AS A 4TH GRADER KNOW THE ANSWER?!?!!?!?!?JetPunk is not cool AT ALL!
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Dec 6, 2016
(49)
Eh? Who said it's aimed for a specific grade level?
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Apr 19, 2017
(28)
Could you accept UK as great britian?
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Dec 31, 2016
(56)
UK is the country, Great Britain is the island. The UK exists on two main islands, Great Britain and Ireland, that's why the full name is "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". Accepting UK is like accepting "Indonesia" to get all their islands.
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Apr 14, 2017
(68)
Afro-Eurasia.
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Apr 19, 2017
(45)
Facepalm. Live in australia, forgot about tasmania.
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Apr 19, 2017
(28)
Tasmania is part of australia
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Apr 19, 2017
(71)
Is it a peninsula?
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Apr 19, 2017
(73)
I just wish that quizzers would (a) read previous comments before requesting this and that to be included (b) be sure of their facts before requesting this and that. It sure would avoid the repetitive requests regarding GB and UK, Ireland, Australasia, NZ, Cyprus, Europe/Asia, But of course this post is pointless as those for which it is intended will not read it!
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Apr 19, 2017
(49)
Gets a bit tedious, doesn't it!
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Apr 19, 2017
(14)
Nice Quiz!
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Apr 19, 2017
(22)
by New Guinea do they mean Papau New Guinea?
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Apr 19, 2017
(53)
The island of New Guinea is separated into two parts: Papua New Guinea (a country) and Irian Jaya (a province of Indonesia). See also: Ireland.
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Apr 19, 2017
(43)
Can you accept United Kingdom for Great Britain?
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Apr 19, 2017
(53)
Why? The UK is a country, not an island. Britain and Ireland are the islands that the UK is on.
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Apr 19, 2017
(71)
I love your name, but I wish you would read the numerous previous comments which address your question.
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Apr 19, 2017
(53)
So. Many. Stupid. Comments.
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Apr 19, 2017
(53)
Yeah, unbelievable. I wish I could like comments though, because many of the answers and comebacks are great.
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Apr 19, 2017
(30)
What about Gilligan's Island?
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Apr 19, 2017
(53)
Agreed. Why is this missing?! This is an outrage! You crazy, uneducated fools!
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Aug 10, 2017
(6)
what about afro-eurasia america and australia?
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Apr 19, 2017
(28)
READ. THE. CAVEATS!
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Apr 21, 2017
(28)
Or the description :)
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Apr 21, 2017
(23)
let us type in png or papua new guinea for new guinea. Also let us do UK for great britian
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Apr 19, 2017
(72)
Geez, does NO ONE read comments before writing their own? At least you were a bit original with the PNG suggestion, but PNG is not an island; it's a country.
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Apr 20, 2017
(58)
Perhaps it should be emphaised in the notes at the start that it is names of ISLANDS that are needed NOT countries. (Noting that in some cases they are the same but not necessarily all the ones you expect.) Then people could not read that as well as all the previous comments.
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Apr 20, 2017
(55)
lol
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Apr 20, 2017
(38)
You should accept United Kingdom for Great Britain. Also Papua New Guinea for New Guinea
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Apr 23, 2017
(30)
Read the comments above yours. They will tell you why those answers are not accepted.
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Apr 23, 2017
(46)
I typed New Britain, and island in Papua New Guinea, and it gave me Great Britain, which is almost halfway across the world :/
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Jul 14, 2017
(23)
Novaja Zemlja?
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Aug 5, 2017
(15)
What about Japan (entire country), New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea?
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Aug 21, 2017
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