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Peninsulas on the Map

Can you name these peninsulas highlighted on the map of the world?
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First submittedAugust 29, 2016
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Peninsula
Anatolia
Arabia
Baja California
Balkans
Brittany
Peninsula
Cape York Peninsula
Crimea
Fennoscandia
Florida
Horn of Africa
Peninsula
Iberia
Indian Subcontinent
Indochina
Italian Peninsula
Jutland
Peninsula
Kamchatka
Korean Peninsula
Labrador Peninsula
Sinai
Yucatán Peninsula
105 Recent Comments
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Level 67
Sep 27, 2016
Interesting quiz, but your borders for Labrador are way off. As it is, your peninsula is actually mostly Quebec (although missing the southern part and Gaspesia). Of the zone you are currently showing, Labrador is only the eastern third/half. Please correct this! Thanks :).
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Level 70
Sep 28, 2016
Actually, the borders for Labrador peninsula are correct according to Wikipedia
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Level 66
Oct 10, 2016
And if you switch wikipedia in french, it's named "Québec-Labrador".. funny.
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Level 44
Jun 10, 2024
You should consider accepting "Ungava" for Labrador.
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Level 70
Nov 16, 2016
Or 'Chien' for short.
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Level 82
Jun 10, 2024
The Labrador peninsula is not the same thing as the region of Labrador as defined by the borders of Canadian provinces. The quiz is correct.
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Level 36
Nov 9, 2016
Could you accept 'India' as a type-in for Indian Subcontinent?
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Level 59
Nov 16, 2016
+1 (or Indian?)
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Level 71
Nov 16, 2016
it is relatively small but how about Washington state's Olympic peninsula
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Level 48
Nov 16, 2016
Nah, they already have Florida. Putting another American peninsula would make it too US-centric.
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Level 70
Nov 16, 2016
Good suggestion, but it is kind of small, which would make it hard to see on the map.
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Level 47
Dec 2, 2016
How would it make it US centric? Mexico has 2 peninsulas on this quiz...
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Level 60
Apr 19, 2022
Mexico's are more known worldwide given that they're bigger. The Olympic peninsula, partially since it's smaller, is much less known.
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Level 66
Dec 15, 2023
That's because it deserves it. Both are very prominent peninsulas that are well-known worldwide. The Olympic Peninsula is just a small piece of land that barely even counts as a peninsula as it's just across the Puget Sound.
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Level 58
Nov 16, 2016
"Apenine Penninsula" should be an acceptable answer for "Italian Penninsula".
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Level ∞
Nov 17, 2016
That will work now.
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Level 66
Nov 16, 2016
I live in Canada, and I have never - never - heard the term "Labrador Peninsula".
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Level 59
Nov 24, 2018
It is still called that.
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Level 70
Nov 24, 2018
Neither did I before making the quiz. In Alberta it's just "that funny looking part of Quebec".
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Level 78
Dec 17, 2021
You guys live in Canada and didn't know that Newfoundland was the island and Labrador was the peninsula?
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Level 70
Dec 17, 2021
Knew that before, but I hadn't realised that 60% of Quebec (give or take) was also named after the same Portuguese chap.
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Level 48
Jun 12, 2024
Wait, it's named after a Portuguese fella? I thought it was named after a dog.
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Level 72
Jan 6, 2017
Is it worth allowing "York" for 'Cape York'? I appreciate it is correctly called Cape York, but as a type in surely York is close enough!?
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Level 74
Jan 10, 2017
Nah, York is just about half a world away
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Level 72
Jan 3, 2018
I know where York is!!!!!
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Level 80
Jun 10, 2024
There is a Yorke Peninsula, it's in South Australia and is larger than the entire US state of New York.
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Level 65
Jun 10, 2024
New York is not a peninsula.
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Level 68
Jan 10, 2017
Nice quiz. This has helped me a lot.
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Level 70
Jan 10, 2017
I'm glad you found it helpful :)
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Level 43
Jan 10, 2017
good quiz
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Level 74
Jan 10, 2017
Bit disappointed not to see Kintyre on there - surely everyone has heard of it from the Paul McCatrtney & Wings song, even if they couldn't place it
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Level 59
Nov 24, 2018
"Surely everyone". Extremely vague.
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Level 82
Jun 10, 2024
Kintyre is way too small to show up on a map of this scale. You could possibly include it if you did a Europe version, but even then it'd be pretty hard to see.
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Level 74
Jan 10, 2017
PS Enjoyed the quiz as it is; 20 is a nice number, and a good mix in there
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Level 21
Jan 10, 2017
How do you add a map to a quiz? Great quiz by the way!
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Level 70
Jan 10, 2017
When you create a quiz, select the "more options" button. Using the "Upload Map" button, you can upload an SVG vector map onto your quiz. You will need to either download or create your own map to do this though. I use Notepad++ and Inkscape to edit my maps, but I've heard NauturalEarth is another good program. Maps by the Quizmaster can be found here. The Quizmaster has also written a couple blog entries about adding maps to quizzes, so I recommend you check them out. Hope this helps!
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Level 70
Jan 10, 2017
*NaturalEarth not "NauturalEarth"
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Level 66
Jan 11, 2017
I like it. Maybe you should edit Florida and Scandinavia so only the actual peninsula is highlighted instead of the cultural / political region.
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Level 70
Jan 11, 2017
Florida's largest extent is represented as such in the quiz. Also, Scandinavia is technically not part of the quiz, but Fennoscandia is, (with Scandinavia as a type in).
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Level 45
Jan 11, 2017
Can Indian count for Indian Subcontinent? If Southeast asia counts for Indochina, then Indian should count for Indian Subcontinent.
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Level 30
Jan 11, 2017
You should add the tamyr peninsula.
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Level 69
Jan 12, 2017
Could you accept california baja in addition to baja california?
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Level 63
Jan 12, 2017
So "South Asia" works but not "India"? Interesting...
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Level 70
Jan 12, 2017
South Asia and India are not the same thing. The borders for the Indian Subcontinent do included parts of Pakistan, Balngaldesh, Nepal and other countries. However, "Indian" is accepted as a shorthand for Indian Subcontinent
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Level 41
Jan 12, 2017
Can India or Indian work. If not India, at least Indian
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Level 68
Jan 13, 2017
This is a great quiz. I love peninsulas so it's a shame it would be tricky to make any more. The series is great though.
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Level 70
Jan 13, 2017
I'm glad your enjoying it! Unfortunately there are very few large peninsulas that this quiz hasn't already covered, probably too few for a sequel.
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Level 75
Jun 16, 2024
A series could be made with each continent, hemisphere, or other subdivision of the world. That would allow you focus in on some smaller peninsulas.
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Level 16
Jan 15, 2017
Malaysian for Indochinese, Ungava for Labradorian, Nordic for Scandinavian?
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Level 16
Jan 15, 2017
Or the Breton and its group, as well, in France?
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Level 84
Mar 10, 2017
Apparently Finland, while not Scandinavian, is part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Learn something every day.
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Level 70
Mar 10, 2017
That's because the peninsula featured is Fennoscandia and "Scandinavia" is just a type in :)
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Level 44
Apr 19, 2017
Cool picture at the top. :-)
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Level 65
Sep 3, 2017
"Fennoscandia" never works on these quizzes so I usually just try it jokingly hoping there's another geography nerd out there who knows of Fennoscandia and I have to say I was genuinely surprised when it worked! Fun quiz!
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Level 66
Jan 2, 2018
Stingy not to allow just "York"
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Level 70
Jan 3, 2018
Not really. Just like "Edward" isn't accepted for Prince Edward Island, it's not the same thing.
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Level 89
Feb 28, 2020
Your example is akin to accepting "York" for New York City.

But in this case "cape" and "peninsula" are semantically redundant. It would be like having to type out "Isle of Man" on a quiz where you didn't have to type out "island" for the other 19 answers.

Could York just be accepted for Cape York? And yes, technically Cape York is the very end of the larger peninsula.

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Level 76
Jun 10, 2024
Exactly how are "cape" and "peninsula" semantically redundant? Without them you're just left with "York" which is a town in England. (By the way, isn't the word "semantically" itself redundant here? :))
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Level 75
Jun 16, 2024
What? Redundant doesn't mean they cancel each other out. It means you only need one.
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Level 80
Jun 10, 2024
The Yorke Peninsula is in South Australia, not Queensland.
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Level 58
Jan 3, 2018
100 percent 1st time thanks
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Level 43
Jan 3, 2018
"Italian" and "Indian" on its own should work for Italian peninsula and Indian subcontinent
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Level 82
Jan 3, 2018
My 11 year old got 20/20 with 1:56 left. I've no idea whether that should make me proud or depressed.
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Level 44
Jun 9, 2018
LOL :)
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Level 76
Jun 10, 2024
That was said six years ago, so you've probably had enough time to mull that one over. So do tell me - did it make you proud or depressed? And is your now-17-year-old a geography whizz by now?
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Level 65
Dec 28, 2018
What about Alaska? Kind of a major one
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Level 61
Jun 27, 2019
Great quiz but Scandinavia shouldn't be accepted imo.
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Level 67
Dec 31, 2019
I agree.
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Level 47
Dec 6, 2019
The only one I missed was Jutland xD I kept typing in Denmark and Danish Peninsula
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Level 67
Dec 8, 2019
I missed Crimean - as in didn't see it on map doh
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Level 85
Dec 21, 2019
Awesome quiz! I always miss Labrador! Also try Notable Capes on the Map!!!
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Level 67
Dec 31, 2019
I don't think that Scandinavia should be an acceptable type-in for Fennoscandia. While it is usually incorrectly referred to as Scandinavia, they are NOT the same thing.
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Level 68
Apr 20, 2020
40% of people have played Risk
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Level 75
Jun 16, 2024
Right. That one would probably be way at the bottom (or excluded as too obscure) were it not for that game.
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Level 62
Aug 9, 2020
Correct me If I'm wrong, but isn't the indian Peninsula limited to the south of the Vindhyas?
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Level 70
Aug 9, 2020
The borders are of the Indian Subcontinent, which is much larger. Not all of these peninsulas follow strict geographic rules, such as the Sinai Peninsula which borders both the Mediterranean and Red Seas.
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Level 72
Nov 5, 2020
Technically the Balkans aren't a peninsula.
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Level 75
Jun 16, 2024
If you want to pick nits about the technical definition, the Horn of Africa seems a more apt starting place, but there's never going to be a bright-line distinction about which bits of land should make the cut and which should not.
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Level 51
Dec 15, 2020
Could you just accept York for the Cape York peninsula?
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Level 29
Apr 11, 2021
Got 14/20. Would’ve gotten 15 if I saw Crimea.

Ones I missed are Labrador, Arabian, Cape York, Anatolia, Jutland, and Crimea.

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Level 52
Apr 23, 2021
Can you accept Deccan Peninsula/Plateau for Indian Subcontinent? That's how I know it
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Level 70
Apr 24, 2021
I will think about it, however the Deccan Peninsula is quite small in area compared to the Indian Subcontinent.
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Level 52
May 10, 2021
Okay
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Level 65
Jun 10, 2024
I thought so too, then I tried looking it up. I can only find references to Deccan being a plateau.
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Level 79
Aug 31, 2021
Could Italic be added as a type-in? It also says Apennine on the Wikipedia page.
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Level 60
Apr 19, 2022
Italic?

Apennine is accepted.

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Level 67
Jun 10, 2022
can kamchaka work too?
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Level 61
Feb 19, 2023
19/20 I can NEVER spell bloody Kam-bloody-chatka
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Level 82
Jun 10, 2024
You're putting an extra bloody in, that's the issue.
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Level 82
Apr 26, 2023
Love these map type quizzes!
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Level 70
Apr 26, 2023
Im happy to hear this :D
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Level 46
Jun 6, 2023
Labrador is erronous. First, it's not that large. Second the part shown is most likely to be call Nunavik. Third, It's not a peninsula.
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Level 70
Jun 6, 2023
It is not erroneous. The Labrador Peninsula is not the same thing as the region of Labrador.
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Level 65
Jun 10, 2024
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labrador_Peninsula
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Level 58
Sep 18, 2023
proud to say i only know of the labrador peninsula from bojack horseman lmao
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Level 42
Jun 10, 2024
Just forgot Yucatán
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Level 61
Jun 10, 2024
why must everything be called differently in English and my native language - English has Cape York Peninsula, I call it York Peninsula, English has Baja California, I call it Californian Peninsula, English has Horn of Africa, I call it Somali Peninsula (at least Asia Minor is acceptable)
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Level 37
Jun 10, 2024
some of these peninsulas are barely visible
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Level 75
Jun 16, 2024
twss
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Level 71
Jun 10, 2024
took this quiz 3 years ago, and missed the same two again. Apparently I've learned nothing
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Level 76
Jun 10, 2024
In my book, the isthmus has to be narrower than the land masses at each end to qualify the whole thing as a peninsula. Calling India and the Horn of Africa peninsulas is ridiculous.
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Level 71
Jun 10, 2024
Good luck on your book!
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Level 68
Jun 11, 2024
^
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Level 68
Jun 11, 2024
16/20, missed Crimea, forgot it was there and didn't realize it was that small, and missed Brittany, Kamchatka, and Cape York
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Level 58
Jun 12, 2024
Any chance of accepting 'subcontinent' for 'indian subcontinent'? I admit it feels a bit general but it's the only region I can think of that is commonly referred to as 'the subcontinent'.I'm almost certain most on here would understand it as such. It's definitely the word I tried for it 3 times thinking I'd misspelled.