Peninsulas

How many of these famous peninsulas worldwide will you be able to name?
Quiz by alberici
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Last updated: December 13, 2019
First submittedMarch 18, 2014
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Clue
Peninsula
Boot-shaped country
Italy
U.S. state that juts into the
Gulf of Mexico
Florida
Sweden, Norway, and part of Finland
Scandinavia
Spain and Portugal
Iberia
Hook-shaped peninsula
of Massachusetts
Cape Cod
Peninsula of the Russian Far East
featured in the board game Risk
Kamchatka
What Russia took from Ukraine in 2014
Crimea
Mexican peninsula south of San Diego
Baja California
Covers most of Turkey
Anatolia
Ground zero for a
dinosaur-killing meteorite
Yucatán
Peninsula of two countries,
North and South
Korea
Clue
Peninsula
Former Yugoslavia, Greece,
and Bulgaria
Balkan
Usually considered the world's
largest peninsula
Arabia
Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea
Horn of Africa
British territory in southern Spain
Gibraltar
French region and one of
the Celtic nations
Brittany
Continental Denmark and
northern Germany
Jutland
Country home to Al Jazeera
Qatar
Where Moses received the
Ten Commandments
Sinai
Main peninsulas of Michigan
Lower
Upper
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Level 88
Mar 19, 2014
Consider accepting Asia Minor for Anatolia?
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Level ∞
Mar 20, 2014
Okay
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2014
Saudi Arabia for Arabia? Also, you need to change consider to considered.
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Level 80
Aug 29, 2016
I got it eventually but aren't there larger land masses that could be considered peninsulas? What about the Indian subcontinent?
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Level 75
Aug 31, 2016
I wondered about ISC but the first few results Google showed me agreed with the quiz answer
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Level 75
Aug 31, 2016
(After finishing the quiz)
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Level 29
Apr 3, 2014
For the second one, Louisiana (and its peninsula) fits better. Florida forms the eastern boundary of the Gulf of Mexico and doesn't so much "jut into" it.
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Level 80
Sep 9, 2017
Amen.
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2014
Question should probably be about the Apennine peninsula rather than Italy. Italy takes up territory that isn't on the Apennine peninsula.
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Level 80
Apr 4, 2014
No, it's mostly known as the Italian Peninsula... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Peninsula
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Level 77
Dec 5, 2017
A quick look at Wikipedia titles shows that it's primarily known as Italian Penninsula in Romance/English world, and elsewhere usually as Apennine Peninsula
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Level 81
Jul 1, 2018
A quick look at Wikipedia shows you that its content is written by anyone with an internet connection, just like a comment section.
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Level ∞
Mar 26, 2016
Apennine will be allowed as a type-in now.
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Level 69
Apr 3, 2014
We usually describe Cape Cod as an arm, flexing. Truro is at the wrist.
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Level 37
Apr 3, 2014
The technicalities that people are coming up with are making me chuckle.
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Level 77
Apr 5, 2014
Scandinavia is a region of countries NOT a peninsula. from Wikipedia we get "The term Scandinavia is usually used as a cultural term, but in English usage, it is occasionally confused with the purely geographical term Scandinavian Peninsula, which took its name from the cultural-linguistic concept." so please correct your answer to reflect the proper geographic term.
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Level 73
Apr 5, 2014
Do you believe everything you read on wikipedia?
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Level 63
Apr 7, 2016
People who argue against Wikipedia are people who don't want to admit they're wrong.
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Level 80
Aug 29, 2016
This was my understanding, as well. Though googling "Scandinavian Peninsula" reveals quickly that this, too, is a thing. Maybe the issue could be resolved simply by adding an "n" to the end of the answer? There is both a region called Scandinavia (which is not a peninsula), and a Scandinavian Peninsula.
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Level 63
Sep 21, 2014
Took this quiz before and after I left for college. Same results, but I got [Kamchatka](http://www.beamsuntory.com/brands/kamchatka) this time. I'm learning so much!
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Level 44
Jun 30, 2015
No Balkan?
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Level ∞
Mar 26, 2016
Added Balkan
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Level 72
Apr 5, 2016
Interesting that 72% get upper peninsula, but only 68% get lower. Isn't that something most people could infer?
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Level 81
Jul 30, 2018
To be fair, you rarely hear people talk about the "lower peninsula." Most people just think of it as regular Michigan, I think.
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Level 63
Apr 7, 2016
You should allow "Gibralta" for "Gibraltar". Every time I forget the R. To Englishman, both spellings would have the same pronunciation, so it's easy to forget the R is there.
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Level 73
Apr 7, 2016
That's not the way it is written though. "Gibraltar" and "Gibralta" may have the same pronunciation, but the latter is a wrong spelling of the city. You wouldn't either accept "Arkansa" instead of "Arkansas", would you?
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Level 67
Dec 8, 2019
No, just arkansaw
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Level 54
Aug 20, 2020
Here’s a list of hard spelling words: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the capital of Sri Lanka; phlegm; N’Djamena, the capital of Chad; Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania; Nuku’alofa, the capital of Tonga; Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut; Bloemfontein, a capital of South Africa; Mbabane, the capital of Eswatini; Worcestershire sauce; Punxsutawney, home to a groundhog named Phil; Heilongjiang, a province in China; Szczecin, a city in Poland; Székesfehérvár, a city in Hungary; Hafnarfjörður, a city in Iceland; Błaszczykowski, a footballer/soccer player; Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, two Estonian islands; Oeiras, a subregion of Greater Lisbon; Euboea, a Greek island; Çanakkale, a Turkish city; Sokhumi and Tbilisi, two Georgian cities; ‘S-Hertogenbosch, a city in the Netherlands; Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, a Dutch scientist; Arkansas; Braunschweig, a German town. Thanks for reading this excessive rant. Oh, and of course, Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch, a Welsh town.
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Level 59
May 28, 2016
Didn't know the Michigan one so I guessed. Couldn't someone have come up with more imaginative names?!
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Level 68
Aug 29, 2016
Ditto, I'd no idea that Michigan had two peninsulas. Sorry Michigan.
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Level 78
Aug 29, 2016
You mean like the mitten and the dog's hind leg?
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Level 75
Feb 14, 2018
More imaginative names? Have you seen the names of places in the US?! They're all named after already existing places, and from what I've seen that's not even much of an exaggeration.

Still, we haven't been very original with naming places recently either - half of the places the British Empire went to in the C19 ended up being called Victoria...
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Level 62
Aug 29, 2016
What about accepting Jylland for an answer since that is the Danish name for Jutland.
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Level 46
Sep 13, 2016
I second this, it's the first thing I tried.
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Level 59
Aug 29, 2016
Thanks to the game of Risk, I got Kamchatka.
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Level 31
Aug 29, 2016
Scandinavia: Denmark, Sweden & Norway NOT a part of Finland!
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Level 53
Nov 18, 2017
The Scandinavian Peninsula includes a part of Finland, and doesn't include Denmark. Scandinavia =/= Scandinavian Peninsula
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Level 71
Aug 29, 2016
Is Europe not technically a peninsula? If so, that must be larger than Arabia.
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Level 77
Dec 5, 2017
Africa is even larger
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Level 33
Aug 29, 2016
Kicked myself for not getting Italy. Thought it said "hook shaped county", not country **Facepalm**
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Level 24
Aug 29, 2016
shorten the time is was a bit too easy I had 1:55 left
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Level 59
Aug 29, 2016
Gibraltar is not "IN southern Spain". It is a peninsular colony ADJOINING southern Spain.
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Level 72
Oct 13, 2018
This. It's like describing Portugal as a Portuguese enclave in Western Spain.
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Level 66
Aug 30, 2016
Spellings for Kamchatka?
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Level 70
Aug 13, 2017
What about the Kola or Malay Peninsula?
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Level 60
Jun 23, 2018
Scandinavia ALWAYS refers to Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Sweden, Norway and Finland is the Scandinavian Peninsula (AKA Fennoscandia). I know there are already a bunch of comments on this, but you really should change it. It's as simple as adding an 'n'.
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Level 81
Jul 1, 2018
Sakhalin and your little 4 mile gap from the mainland, you keep me from a perfect JetPunk score.
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Level 81
Jul 1, 2018
That and apparently I need a little more Risk in my life.
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Level 58
Jul 24, 2019
Main peninsulas of Michigan - world famous? (in Michigan maybe - the rest of us couldn't give two ....)
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Level 73
Nov 14, 2019
They are not world famous which is why they are the least guessed answers, but many quizzes here cater to a US audience.
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Level 67
Dec 8, 2019
I think he is referring to the description.

(Which would work just as well without the famous part. But I guess that comes with this day and age, if you dont promote/advertise your stuff as amazing, unbelievable, noone will pay attention (or that is at least the logic behind it, sensationalizing everything. Clickbait anyone?)

This latter part is not meant as a negative comment towards the quiz btw. It is not comparable with clickbait etc just one thing that reminded me of the next.

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Level 58
Aug 14, 2020
It has nothing to do with "this day and age". Sensationalism is not a recent thing at all.
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Level 42
Sep 25, 2019
Please accept 'Mount Sinai'
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Level 73
Sep 25, 2019
Why? We are looking for peninsulas, not mountains---
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Level 41
Oct 10, 2019
What about Indochina? (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, etc.)
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Level 45
Oct 13, 2019
*Nerd side note* The chicxulub crater is partially underwater.
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Level 71
Oct 27, 2019
Please accept Kamchatkha
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Level 62
Nov 22, 2019
Please accept Cod for Cape Cod
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Level 66
Nov 22, 2019
Scandinavia is actually Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Finland Sweden and Denmark are in Fennoscandia.
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Level 42
Jun 1, 2020
How do people miss the Michigan Peninsulas ( well I do live in Michigan )
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Level 38
Jul 30, 2020
The peninsula that is Norway, Sweden and part of Finland is Fenno-Scandia. Scandinavia is Norway, Sweden and Denmark.