Island Superlatives

Can you name these record-holding islands based on the hints provided?
NOT including continental landmasses such as Australia
Cyprus not included as an answer to "Island shared by the most countries", as JetPunk does not include Northern Cyprus as a country
"Volcanic island" refers to islands formed from volcanic activity, not islands which have a volcano on them
Quiz by maxism
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Last updated: September 13, 2022
First submittedApril 16, 2020
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Category
Island
Largest island
Greenland
Largest volcanic island which was
formed from volcanic activity
Iceland
Island with the highest mountain
New Guinea
Most populous island
Java
Island that contains the most populous
urban area
Honshu
Most populous island in the U.S.
Long Island
Largest island in the U.S.
Hawaii
Most densely populated island with a
population over 1 million
Manhattan
Largest island in the Indian Ocean
Madagascar
Largest Caribbean island
Cuba
Most populous Caribbean island
Hispaniola
Largest island in Canada
Baffin
Category
Island
Largest island in the Mediterranean
Sicily
Largest island of the Philippines
Luzon
Smallest island nation
Nauru
Largest island in Greece
Crete
Largest Balearic island
Mallorca
Largest Canary island
Tenerife
Island shared by the most countries (3)
Borneo
Southernmost major island of
the Caribbean
Trinidad
Most populous island of Europe
Great Britain
Largest island of China
Hainan
Most populous island in a river
Montreal
Most populous island in
French Polynesia
Tahiti
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Level 71
Apr 23, 2020
China's largest island = Hainan

CCP = *TRIGGERED*

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Level 58
Jan 7, 2021
Technically, China's largest island is Taiwan. Don't know why Jetpunk recognises it as a country, since less than 20 countries actually recognise it. It's just a little bigger than Hainan!
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Level 60
Feb 7, 2021
Probably because Jetpunk follows Wikipedia and the definition for sovereign nations in international law and not the political claims of China or the strategical and economical interests of the UN with China being a permanent member of the Security Council...
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Level 65
Mar 23, 2021
QM is a Sinophobe. He continues the same lie with Palestine as well.
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Level 44
Dec 31, 2021
The only reason it isn't officially recognized is because no one wants to start another world war. China has no real ownership over Taiwan, and Taiwan functions as a completely independent country.
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Level 71
Feb 8, 2022
Jetpunk apparently follows the declarative theory of statehood rather than the constitutive theory.
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Level 54
Apr 15, 2022
ah yes, criticising the ccp = sinophobia
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Level 50
May 6, 2022
Well in all practical terms, Taiwan is its own country.
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Level 69
Apr 23, 2020
Very interesting quiz
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Level 90
Apr 23, 2020
Facepalm on the big Canadian Island... Banff. Bannf? No, it's spelt BANFF! Oh. Right.
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Level 77
May 29, 2020
I mixed the two. I couldn't figure out why Bannif wasn't working.
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Level 75
Apr 23, 2020
I'm amazed at how many quizzers are getting the smallest island nation question right. I feel silly.
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Level 80
Apr 23, 2020
If you know your smallest countries, it's easy, it's the third smallest overall.
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Level 67
Apr 24, 2020
I didn't know the answer but got it right the first guess. logically assumed it was one of the oceania nations, and then choose one that is a single island.
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Level 65
May 29, 2020
Knowing small island countries is an essential skill for Jetpunk.
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Level 83
Apr 23, 2020
Awesome quiz and fun!
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Level 76
Apr 23, 2020
Fun quiz, makes use of lots of different areas of geographic knowledge.
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Level 75
Apr 24, 2020
Isn't Honshu the largest volcanic island with Mt Fuji?
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Level 67
Apr 24, 2020
'Volcanic island' refers to islands that were formed as a result of volcanic activity, of which Iceland is the largest. Honshu is larger, but not of volcanic origin :)
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Level 50
May 29, 2020
Oh I was about to comment about the south island of New Zealand for the same reason
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Level 84
Apr 24, 2020
I'm staking my claim to "Village Idiot" for today...

"Largest island in the Indian Ocean"

Hmm, Seychelles? Nope.

Maldives? **Bzzz**

Can't be Mauritius, right? Nope.

Ummm, oh, what's that one that sits between Madagascar & the coast of Africa? Yeah, Comoros. That's GOT to be it! **Bzzzz**

Ah, no idea. Better move on.

*sigh*

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Level 78
May 29, 2020
You forgot Sri Lanka
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Level 85
Apr 27, 2020
Good quiz, nice mix of questions
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Level 84
May 29, 2020
Interesting. Didn't know there was a mountain in New Guinea taller than Mt. Fuji.
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Level 84
May 29, 2020
Actually 10 of them. Looked it up.
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Level 66
May 29, 2020
In french great britain is a synonym of uk .. i tought the island's name was brittain
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Level 60
May 29, 2020
The island is called Great Britain (or just Britain) and the country is the UK, though most people call the country Britain
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Level 70
May 29, 2020
UK also includes Northern Ireland
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Level 72
May 29, 2020
Officially, "UK" is short for "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland." Great Britain is the big island with England, Scotland, and Wales, but without Northern Ireland it's not the UK.
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Level 72
Jul 9, 2020
@MrKenny Absolutely not. Great Britain is Grande-Bretagne and United Kingdom is Royaume-Uni. Two different things, not synonyms.
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Level 82
May 29, 2020
Is New Guinea not considered a volcanic island? It has volcanoes and is bigger than Iceland. Can anyone clear up my confusion?
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Level 67
May 29, 2020
'Volcanic island' refers to islands that were formed from volcanic activity (of which Iceland is the largest) as opposed to islands with volcanoes on them.
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Level 66
May 29, 2020
Maybe the question should just say "Largest island formed from volcanic activity" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
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Level 57
May 29, 2020
Trying to think of an island with a volcano that *wasn't* formed by that volcano.
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Level 67
May 29, 2020
Not to be this guy but, there are plenty, e.g. islands which broke off from continents (such as Madagascar) or islands formed through subduction (e.g. many of the Japanese and Indonesian islands).

Just because tectonic activity was involved does not mean it was *formed* by a volcano, it just means there might be a volcano located on that island. Those formed through subduction are likely to be prone to a lot of volcanic activity.

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Level 73
May 29, 2020
This was the only one I didn't get. Not sure if my confusion is warranted, but I was looking for an island formed by a single volcanic eruption. Then, I assumed it would have to be sitting on a rising tectonic plate. Anyway, I didn't get it.
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Level 67
May 29, 2020
That's fair. I'll change the wording to make it more obvious what is meant (but it will update when QM approves it)
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Level 73
May 29, 2020
I didn't love this question, but again, that may be my fault for not understanding what constitutes a volcanic island. The quiz in general though was really well done. Very enjoyable.
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Level 67
May 29, 2020
Thanks mate, I appreciate it!
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Level 82
May 30, 2020
Thanks! I didn't mean to be the pedantic @$$ but my ability to not understand things knows no bounds
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Level 34
May 30, 2020
I thought Australia was the largest island?
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Level 72
May 30, 2020
" • NOT including continental landmasses such as Australia"
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Level 46
Apr 1, 2021
Wouldn’t the biggest island in the US be Big Island, not Hawaii, since Hawaii is a set of islands? For example, the question “island that contains the most pupulosu urban area” is Honshu, not Japan, because Honshu is the singular island name while Japan is the set of islands.
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Level 67
Apr 2, 2021
Hawaii is the formal name for Big Island, I believe both answers are accepted
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Level 61
Aug 3, 2021
You should add Tasmania! Like the largest island in Australia or something.
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Level 66
Oct 29, 2021
I enjoyed this quiz, lots of different aspects of islands big and small, thank you.
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Level 55
Mar 30, 2022
Forgot Montreal when I live 2 hours away from there...
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Level 39
Apr 25, 2022
I thought it was Hispanola not Hispaniola. Would have gotten one more.