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Largest Arctic Islands with a Map

Can you identify and name all arctic islands that are larger than 10,000 square kilometres? They are listed in decreasing size
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Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: November 18, 2019
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First submittedFebruary 7, 2018
Times taken17,291
Average score25.0%
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ISLAND
Greenland
Baffin
Victoria
Ellesmere
Iceland
Banks
Devon
Severny
Axel Heiberg
Melville
Southampton
Spitsbergen
Prince of Wales
Yuzhny
Somerset
Kotelny
Bathurst
Prince Patrick
Nordaustlandet
October Revolution
King William
Ellef Ringnes
Bolshevik
Bylot
52 Comments
+7
Level 51
Feb 7, 2018
You can remember Severny because it's one half of what's basically a severed island.
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Level 77
Feb 8, 2018
Sverny and Yuzhny, like in New Zealand, North and South.
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Level 57
Jun 4, 2018
I just kept trying various spellings for Novaya Zemlya.
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Level 73
Jun 4, 2018
Likewise.
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Level 82
Jan 10, 2021
Same! I've only ever seen it referred to by that name in English.
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Level 66
Apr 1, 2024
That's just the archipelago it's in
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Level 65
Aug 12, 2021
me too
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Level 75
Feb 8, 2018
Almost didn't remember Iceland...
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Level 76
Feb 8, 2018
This is a wonderful work of art! With 16% getting Ellef Rignes, I'm clearly knowledge-deprived here...
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Level 74
Feb 16, 2018
Please accept "Spitzberg(en)"!
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Level 86
Feb 26, 2018
I tried Svalbard then Spitzberg then assumed the island was too small.
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Level 55
Jun 4, 2018
accept "Svalbard"
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Level 82
Jun 4, 2018
I tried this, too. Is it known by a different name?
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Level 82
Jun 4, 2018
According to Wikipedia Svalbard is an archipelago. So... not a single island.
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Level 69
Jun 4, 2018
Svalbard is an archipelago (often combined with Jan Mayen), consisting of Spitsbergen, Nordaustlandet and Edgeøya. That would be like accepting Philippines collectively for all their islands.
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Level 78
Jun 4, 2018
Thank you. Great Quiz. Could you accept Severnaya for Severny which I believe is the correct name?
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Level 74
Jan 10, 2021
I kept trying to type Severnaya Zemlya for Severny, but then I looked it up and remembered that Severny is indeed the name of the northern island of Novaya Zemlya, while Severnaya Zemlya is the name of the archipelago off the very northern tip of mainland Russia that includes October Revolution Island and Bolshevik Island.
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Level 82
Jun 4, 2018
Got the top 6. Never heard of the bottom 18.
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Level 40
Jun 4, 2018
You should accept Novaja Zemlja and Svalbard
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Level 54
Aug 30, 2018
Svalbard is an archipeligo
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Level 86
Jun 4, 2018
Difficulty level: impossible indeed O_O. Still fun, though!
+3
Level 59
Jun 4, 2018
Knew nothing other than Greenland, Iceland and Baffin Island.
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Level 68
Jun 4, 2018
Hard quiz but always like the map ones. More of these please.
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Level 75
Jun 4, 2018
Eyy. Somerset is my home county.
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Level 47
Jun 21, 2019
Wow! How is life like there?
+3
Level 79
Jun 4, 2018
3 points for 4 out of 24. That will do me!
+6
Level 73
Apr 25, 2019
Come now, as a Walrus, surely you have been to more than four of these isles? :-)
+5
Level 93
Nov 6, 2019
especially as a wandering one
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Level 23
Jun 5, 2018
Same!
+10
Level 39
Jun 6, 2018
Answering "No" should be accepted since the question is : "Can you identify and name all arctic islands that are larger than 10,000 square kilometres?" :D
+2
Level 70
Jan 14, 2021
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+1
Level 38
Jun 7, 2018
Well........got 2
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Level 47
Jun 21, 2019
I knew quite a bit of the Canadian and Russian islands (probably from Arctic research to making a fictional country https://pwufc.fandom.com/wiki/Greenlandic_Empire which has invaded most all of these xD)
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Level 70
Aug 22, 2019
Quite an odd quiz in my opinion. I'm not really sure why we needed so much time, as you either know them or you don't and will never get them. I got 6, gave up after 2 minutes, and got 4 points for it. I'm not saying this is bad, but it is unusual for a Jetpunk quiz.
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Level 56
Jun 12, 2020
Why it doesn't accept Svalbard?
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Level 58
Jun 16, 2020
What country names their island October Revolution?!?!?!?!?!
+7
Level 79
Aug 11, 2020
The Soviet Union
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Level 60
Oct 11, 2020
Indeed
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Level 49
Dec 2, 2020
October revolution and bolshevik must be pretty cool places
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Level 52
Jan 10, 2021
On the first island, they hold a re-enactment every year.
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Level 79
Jan 10, 2021
I got the first six on the list, that's all.
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Level 72
Jan 10, 2021
What's your definition of Arctic? Southampton Island is entirely south of the Arctic Circle, which is commonly regarded as the boundary (see Wikipedia). Please swap it out for Prince Charles Island, or specify what arbitrary latitude you set for this quiz.
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Level 52
Jan 10, 2021
I would argue that Iceland isn’t an Arctic island, as the mainland doesn’t touch the circle.
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Level 29
Jan 10, 2021
Fun riddle: Which one of those islands does Santa live in?
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Level 62
Jan 10, 2021
I can see not accepting Svalbard since the individual islands are somewhat well-known, but not accepting Novaya Zemlya just seems to not be rewarding the knowledge a non-Russian is most likely to have about that archipelago. (It's also really not obvious on a map that it isn't one single island, so most people wouldn't even know to look.)
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Level 75
Jan 11, 2021
5 easy points, ta very much!
+1
Level 60
Jan 12, 2021
please tell me you're joking
+1
Level 58
Feb 24, 2021
I believe there's something wrong with my brain, I almost forgot Greenland
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Level 57
Apr 24, 2022
Interesting, I didn't know that Novaya Zemlya was actually multiple islands
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Level 29
Jan 24, 2023
Huh, I could've sworn that island was called Novaya Zemlya
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Level 76
Sep 11, 2023
Novaya Zemlya is multiple different islands
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Level 67
Jun 24, 2024
Could you please accept Severniy and Yuzhniy for Severny and Yuzhny?