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Name a Valid Island

Try to name any island that belongs in each selected category.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
For the sake of this quiz, Australia is considered a continent, not an island
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Last updated: November 29, 2020
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First submittedNovember 22, 2020
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Category
Island
One of the world's five largest islands –
other than Greenland
Borneo | Madagascar | New Guinea |
Baffin Island | Sumatra
Has a population > 100 million
Honshu | Java
Has a population > 1 million and is in the continental U.S.
Long Island | Manhattan
Has a population > 1 million and is in the Mediterranean Sea
Cyprus | Sardinia | Sicily
Also the name of a European nation
Iceland | Ireland | Malta
One of the five largest islands of the Philippines
Luzon | Mindanao | Negros | Palawan | Samar
Napoleon lived there
Corsica | Elba | Saint Helena
Is a British crown dependency
Guernsey | Isle of Man | Jersey
Shared between multiple countries,
and has a country capital
Borneo | Hispaniola | Ireland |
New Guinea | Timor
One of the two main islands of New Zealand
North Island | South Island
An inhabited Balearic island
Formentera | Ibiza | Mallorca | Minorca
Has > 5 million native Chinese speakers
Hainan | Taiwan
Has > 1 million native Spanish speakers
Cuba | Hispaniola | Puerto Rico
One of the main islands of Hawaii –
other than Hawaii itself
Kahoolawe | Kauai | Lanai | Maui |
Molokai | Niihau | Oahu
One of Greece's five largest islands – other than Cete
Euboea | Lesbos | Rhodes | Chios
One of the A.B.C. islands of the Caribbean
Aruba | Bonaire | Curacao
One of Canada's three most populous islands
Montreal | Vancouver | Newfoundland
One of the five largest islands in the Caribbean
named for a saint
Saint Lucia | Saint Vincent | Saint Croix |
Saint Kitts | Saint Martin
One of Scotland's six largest islands
Lewis and Harris | Skye | Shetland | Mull |
Islay | Mainland Orkney
65 Comments
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Level 70
Nov 23, 2020
I have a master's thesis to write but I am here doing quizzes about something completely unrelated, they are addicting
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Level 66
Mar 13, 2024
preach.
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Level 68
Mar 19, 2024
Life update? :)
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Level 80
Nov 23, 2020
Fun! But why are there only four answers to Greece's five largest islands? Euboea | Lesbos | Rhodes | Chios
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Level 83
Nov 23, 2020
The way it's phrased only islands 1-5 count, but not Crete, so 2-5 are valid answers. Same for the first question.
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Level 86
Nov 23, 2020
A little typo on "islands of the Caribeean." Fun quiz!
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Level ∞
Nov 24, 2020
Fixed
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Level 83
Nov 23, 2020
Great Britain is also in Scotland.
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Level 70
Nov 23, 2020
Love your try! :-D
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Level 79
Dec 17, 2020
The Scottish mainland is part of the island of Great Britain.
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Level 95
Nov 23, 2020
For the shared between multiple countries question, the island of Cyprus is shared between Cyprus (not counting Northern Cyprus as it's not fully recognized) and UK (Akrotiri and Dhekelia).
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Level 55
Dec 16, 2020
Technically it isn't part of the UK, so... It isn't a country
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Level 77
Nov 24, 2020
says 'six largest in Caribbean named for saints' but only five possible answers
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Level ∞
Nov 24, 2020
Fixed
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Level 57
Nov 26, 2022
Also Saint Croix is not named after a saint.
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Level 85
Nov 25, 2020
Great quiz! I thought of Bioko for Spanish-speaking islands. But it's population is too small.
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Level 53
Nov 30, 2020
Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Mallorca have larger populations but still under a million.
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Level 63
Nov 2, 2022
I thought of Tenerife too. Mallorca speaks Catalan, though.
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Level 65
Nov 28, 2022
Actually, people in Mallorca (and in Catalonia / Comunitat Valenciana) are bilingual, they speak both catalonian and spanish natively
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Level 82
Nov 25, 2020
Shouldn't Shetland be Mainland? The archipelago is the Shetland Islands, but the largest island is simply known as Mainland.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mainland,_Shetland

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Level 56
Dec 16, 2020
True dat
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Level 80
Jan 18, 2021
The archipelago is called Shetland (see their own website here https://www.shetland.org) and is also known as The Shetland Islands.
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Level 60
Apr 17, 2022
Yes... we agree on the archipelago name. But we're pointing out the island name is 'Mainland'. This is 'Name a Valid Island' not 'Name a Valid Archipelago'.
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Level 80
Sep 6, 2022
Fair enough. I was arguing that the archipelago is known as Shetland, not The Shetland Isles. I agree that Mainland should be considered right, at least as a type-in.
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Level 66
Dec 1, 2020
Wait, the first question makes no sense. Technically every piece of land is an island, and I tried Afro-Eurasia and it didn't work.
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Level 78
Dec 11, 2020
SirPhillipines, don't you buy into the definition of "island" which excludes continental landmasses? And also, why have you spelled your own name wrong?
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Level 68
Dec 19, 2020
CardinalSin lol
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Level 66
May 5, 2021
r/wooosh later
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Level 54
Dec 16, 2020
Wow.. Montreal is an island.
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Level 59
Dec 16, 2020
Yep, split by the St. Lawrence and Prairies rivers.
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Level 71
Dec 16, 2020
Cyprus is also shared by multiple countries (Republic of Cyprus, UK and Turkey) and has a national capital (Nicosia)
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Level 60
Apr 17, 2022
Um... Turkey? Not sure where you got that from.
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Level 53
Nov 26, 2022
They mean Northern Cyprus, basically a Turkish puppet.
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Level 65
Nov 30, 2022
It's not officially a country though, so it doesn't count for the purposes of Jetpunk
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Level 58
Dec 31, 2023
Officially according to whom?
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Level 57
Dec 16, 2020
Please could you increase the time by a little bit that went so fast! Nice quiz though!
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Level 81
Dec 17, 2020
Time is tight, but I'm not complaining. Made it more challenging. It will be fun to take it again in a month and see how I can improve.
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Level 57
Dec 16, 2020
TIL Montreal is an island
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Level 66
Dec 16, 2020
Could Rhodos please be accepted for Rhodes?
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Level 75
Dec 16, 2020
If you got the 5 million native Chinese speakers one correct, I guarantee that you did not write Hainan.
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Level 52
Dec 16, 2020
No, I typed it. ;)
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Level 59
Dec 16, 2020
I typed Hainan!
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Level 81
Dec 17, 2020
Me three!
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Level 53
Nov 26, 2022
Me four!!
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Level 76
Dec 18, 2020
Why do so many of the questions have modifiers on them? Asking for one of the biggest that isn't number one is such an awkward wording
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Level 77
Dec 18, 2020
Because everybody knows about Greenland. Answer would be easy with it as an option.
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Level 49
Dec 18, 2020
I don't understand why Australia is not counted as one of the 5 largest islands. Its bigger than Borneo and Madagascar
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Level ∞
Dec 18, 2020
Yeah, but is it bigger than Afroeurasia or the Americas?
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Level 60
Apr 17, 2022
Australia isn't an island since it's the continental landmass of the continent Australia / Oceania. This is similar to the Americas and Afro-Eurasia.
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Level 41
Dec 21, 2020
It's Menorca. Not Minorca
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Level 62
Jun 3, 2021
According to Wikipedia, it can be both.
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Level 61
May 3, 2021
add Cyprus for the shared islands question, as the UK has military bases there
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Level 56
Aug 16, 2021
military bases aren't overseas territories, otherwise the US would be in almost every country, therefore cyprus isn't technically shared with anyone, not counting northern cyprus which is only regognised by turkey
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Level 56
Aug 16, 2021
"One of the five largest islands, not counting Greenland", if greenland isn't counting, why would there be only four answers, and why isn't Australia one of them?
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Level 60
Apr 17, 2022
Australia isn't an island because it's the primary landmass for the continent Australia / Oceania, like Afro-Eurasia & the Americas. The reason why there are only 4 answers is because Greenland is included in one of the five largest islands, but it's not an answer. However, that is worded confusingly.
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Level 66
Dec 28, 2021
I'll have to thank Talisker for the last one!
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Level 46
Jun 20, 2022
What about australia and new zealand!
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Level 66
Dec 2, 2022
What about them?
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Level 66
Nov 26, 2022
isn't cyprus part turkish and part greek with the capital at nicosia?
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Level 65
Nov 26, 2022
wow, thanks for accepting Hebrides 😪
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Level 51
Feb 22, 2024
Do Caribbean Crown Dependencies not count? Tortola, Jost Van Dyke? Even Montserrat? Maybe I'm mistaking the definition of a Crown Dependency.
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Level 56
May 20, 2024
Could you please give us more time?
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Level 72
Jun 14, 2024
Little Typo, it says Cete instead of Crete :)
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Level 51
Jun 27, 2024
Where the cetaceans come from!
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Level 65
Jun 18, 2024
Cete...