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Which Asian Island?

Can you name the Asian island described in each clue?
Quiz by WolfCam
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Last updated: April 10, 2022
First submittedFebruary 1, 2022
Times taken12,214
Average score60.0%
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Island
Mediterranean island nation which some consider to be part of Europe
Cyprus
The world's most populous island. Its name is slang for "coffee".
Java
Site of the 2020 Summer Olympics
Honshu
The only island in the world with three nations on it
Borneo
Island nation whose official languages are English, Mandarin, Malay, and Tamil
Singapore
Before the 15th century, you could walk to this island from India
Sri Lanka
Two thirds of this Indonesian island was destroyed in 1883
Krakatoa
Up to 200,000 Japanese and American people died here from April–June of 1945
Okinawa
Can be reached via the King Fahd Causeway
Bahrain
Attractions include Victoria Harbor and Victoria Peak
Hong Kong
Current home of Rodrigo Duterte
Luzon
"The Las Vegas of Asia"
Macau
The northernmost of the four main Japanese islands
Hokkaido
Home to the world's most valuable semiconductor company
Taiwan
The world's largest type of lizard is named for this island
Komodo
An earthquake off the coast of this island caused the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami
Sumatra
Site of the second ever use of nuclear weapons in warfare
Kyushu
Russia's largest island, formerly owned by Japan
Sakhalin
Indonesian island whose name is Portuguese for "flowers"
Flores
The home of the world's last known woolly mammoth
Wrangel
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Level 78
Feb 1, 2022
I think Komodo and Flores swapped places there for some reason
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Level 64
Feb 1, 2022
My bad! Fixed!
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Level 85
Apr 10, 2022
Yeah, a Flores dragon just doesn't sound as dangerous.
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Level 73
Feb 2, 2022
Love it, great quiz
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Level 80
Apr 10, 2022
The Olympics took place in Hokkaido as well :P
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Level 49
May 31, 2022
But the Summer 2020 one was in Tokyo, which is on Honshu?
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Level 55
Apr 10, 2022
Can you accept Formosa for Taiwan? I know it's a former name but if Burma, Ceylon, etc are normally accepted, Formosa should be too.
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Level 81
Apr 15, 2022
Why? Just in case someone from the 1930s wakes up from a cryogenic sleep and decides to play this quiz?
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Level 55
May 29, 2022
After some research, I found that Ceylon was changed in the 1970s and Formosa was changed some time in the mid-20th century, but from what I understand that was more gradual. I guess the names weren't changed as close together as I expected!
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Level 77
Apr 11, 2022
Would Socotra classify as an Asian or African island?
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Level 75
Apr 13, 2022
Oh no, another island argument, it's Cyprus all over again. Socotra is part of Yemen so politically Asian, although the island is geographically part of Africa.

And........discuss

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Level 55
May 29, 2022
I would say this is akin to French Guiana, Hawaii, Easter Island, etc... it may belong to Yemen, an Asian country, but the island is African as that's where it geographically belongs. This would also make Yemen a transcontinental country.
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Level 64
May 31, 2022
"discuss" one comment lol
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Level 75
Apr 17, 2022
Maybe this quiz needs the yellow box? I just typed in all the Asian islands I knew and they popped up as correct answers all over the place!
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Level 49
May 31, 2022
Same!
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Level 83
Apr 17, 2022
Macau isn't an island. It contains islands (principally Taipa and Coloane, although the two are now joined by reclaimed land, known as Cotai). The Macau Peninsula is also on an island, which it shares with Zhuhai in Guangdong Province, so all of it is on islands, but just as Japan or Indonesia wouldn't be appropriate answers for this quiz, neither is Macau.
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Level 90
May 3, 2022
Agreed. Macau isn't an island on its own anymore, since the land between it and Zhuhai was reclaimed. However, still my favorite city I've ever lived in, and glad it's on the quiz!
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Level 50
May 15, 2022
The official name of the harbour/harbor in Hong Kong is "Victoria Harbour". You can spell the common noun however you want, but the official name has only one correct spelling!
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Level 59
May 29, 2022
Sakhalin island was formerly possessed by China.
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Level 68
May 29, 2022
it was taken from japan by the ussr after ww2
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Level 55
May 29, 2022
Only half of it but yeah
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Level 50
May 29, 2022
Rodrigo Duterte is from Mindanao (also an island), not Luzon.
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Level 57
May 29, 2022
A second part could easily be made - Honshu, Shikoku, Okinawa, Hainan, Jeju, Salsette, Socotra, Mindanao, Timor, Bali, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Christmas Island etc.
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Level 57
Nov 8, 2022
Socotra is in Africa, New Guinea is in Oceania. Not sure about Christmas island.
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Level 55
May 29, 2022
I was very confused what the hell the dutch did to some island in Indonesia
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Level 46
May 30, 2022
Any chance of accepting Kyuushuu as an alternative spelling?
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Level 66
May 31, 2022
Whoo! That last one really separates the men from the boys.

And I am a boy. For the life of me I could not come up with "Wrangel's."

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Level 69
May 31, 2022
Great quiz, although Novaya Zemlya is the largest island in Russia. Maybe formulate the question to be "Russias largest island in Asia" or something similar
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Level 78
Jun 1, 2022
Sakhalin is much larger than either of the two islands that make up Novaya Zemlya.
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Level 48
May 31, 2022
In Europe, everyone considers Cyprus part of Europe: they're greeks, they speak greek, they was part of the european history since the ancient times, they are members of the Europen Union, they are in strict relationship with all the other european countries... only Jetpunk doesn't consider Cyprus part of Europe
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Level 64
May 31, 2022
sadly according to quizmaster there is 0% chance of this being changed - there is more chance of an asteroid hitting earth and killing 1000 people apparently