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Planet Earth is home to thousands of islands. Surrounded by brilliant blue water, the world's islands offer numerous geographic features--volcanoes, sandy beaches, and palm trees are just the beginning. Come ashore and explore these balmy locales.
44 Islands quizzes and 586 Islands trivia questions.
  Place the Island!   top quiz  
Label Quiz
 10 Qns
In this quiz, match islands of the world to their locations on the map. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Feb 15 23
kyleisalive editor
Feb 15 23
871 plays
  Living on an Island (Nation)    
Ordering Quiz
 11 Qns
Ranking Island Countries
Island nations vary rather dramatically in size. This quiz asks you to rank the world's 11 largest - with some hints to help you along.
Average, 11 Qns, LadyNym, May 23 23
Recommended for grades: 11,12
LadyNym gold member
May 23 23
638 plays
  Archipelago   top quiz  
Classification Quiz
 15 Qns
The world's oceans are dotted with hundreds of island groups of every size. In this quiz you will be required to sort each of the listed archipelagos into the oceans they belong to.
Easier, 15 Qns, LadyNym, Nov 12 22
Recommended for grades: 11,12
LadyNym gold member
Nov 12 22
374 plays
  No Man, It's An Island!   popular trivia quiz  
Classification Quiz
 20 Qns
Geographic Configurations of Island Nations
Approximately a quarter of all sovereign countries are island nations. Some consist of one or two main islands, some are archipelagos, and some are parts of larger islands. Can you sort these 20 island countries into the correct category? Enjoy!
Easier, 20 Qns, Matthew_07, Jan 24 23
Matthew_07 gold member
Jan 24 23
405 plays
Fire and Water
  Fire and Water   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz will take you on a trip through some of the world's many volcanic islands, where fire and water meet.
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Jul 05 22
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
LadyNym gold member
Jul 05 22
309 plays
Shutter Island
  Shutter Island   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
It's always nice to bring a camera along to take photos on vacation. These locations in particular encourage flash-photography, so let's take a tour of some of the world's islands. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Mar 23 11
kyleisalive editor
1820 plays
  The World's Largest Islands    
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
Here is a list of the world's ten largest islands, all you have to do is place them in the correct order from largest to smallest! (note that Australia is not included as it is considered to be a continent)
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Jul 21 22
Dizart gold member
Jul 21 22
541 plays
  All Sorts of Islands   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
In this quiz you'll find ten unique islands. All you need to do is sort out which one goes with which description. Test your geographical knowledge of these interesting, isolated locales. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jun 09 18
kyleisalive editor
Jun 09 18
315 plays
  And We Never Saw It Again...Ever! editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
During early sea exploration, map-making was a very inexact science. Many maps included islands that simply didn't exist. These are some of those phantom islands.
Tough, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Mar 16 10
illiniman14 gold member
2496 plays
  Interesting Islands of the World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know your islands? There are ten islands that make ups this quiz. Some are more obvious than others. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, ElvishLord, Jul 19 16
801 plays
trivia question Quick Question
These famous islands, 14 in total, are owned by Spain and are a massive tourist spot with their long beaches and year-round fine weather.

From Quiz "From North to South : The Atlantic Islands"

  Island Nations   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about some of the island nations that dot our globe. Pour yourself a rum or a daiquiri and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, MarcelMule, Jan 09 24
Jan 09 24
2528 plays
  Mysterious Islands   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Tall, dark and handsome... oh wait, that's supposed to apply to men. But there's a certain beauty in the mysteriousness of these islands. Let's go island hopping!
Average, 10 Qns, napierslogs, Jun 18 15
477 plays
  Islands Around the World Quiz for Experts   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know your islands? If so, this quiz will be a simple test....enjoy!
Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jul 15 22
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jul 15 22
3593 plays
  No Cars Go    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No cars go to these islands because they are so remote there are no roads. Some of these islands are even uninhabited.
Average, 10 Qns, deputygary, Mar 29 15
416 plays
  Shared Islands    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are all islands which are shared by one or more country.
Average, 10 Qns, sarahchild, May 08 22
May 08 22
1760 plays
  No Man is an Island. Or is he?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about islands of the world which share their names, or homophones of their names,with real or fictional people or are connected with them in some way. Look, learn and maybe laugh a little!
Average, 10 Qns, balaton, Nov 20 14
424 plays
  One Man is an Island- Islands of the World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You're feeling disconnected...there's water all around you may exist near others like you, or you might be alone...what island are you? See what you know about some of the world's islands.
Average, 10 Qns, Nealzineatser, Jan 11 15
Nealzineatser gold member
437 plays
  Adorable Ascension Island    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ascension Island is truly adorable. This tiny speck of an island in the South Atlantic Ocean will please you as much as this quiz will! Test your knowledge on Ascension Island.
Average, 10 Qns, Ewefojhghjkbw, Sep 30 22
Sep 30 22
115 plays
  From North to South : The Atlantic Islands   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
A quick trip from the top of the world to the bottom, jumping from island to island on our way from the Northern to the Southern Hemisphere
Tough, 20 Qns, SClelland, Oct 09 23
Oct 09 23
1221 plays
  World Islands    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
I give you an island, you tell me what country it belongs to. Have fun!
Tough, 25 Qns, colombia, Nov 04 18
Nov 04 18
1751 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Rockall is an isolated islet in the North Atlantic. You might have heard the name, but what do you know about it?
Tough, 10 Qns, Charlesw321, Dec 28 21
Dec 28 21
240 plays
  Island Hopping    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some famous islands. To get to each, simply tell me what direction to go.
Tough, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Jun 03 20
shvdotr gold member
Jun 03 20
458 plays
  Interesting islands    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Every island to me is like a world of its own. Here are some of the more unusual island facts and locations.
Tough, 10 Qns, satguru, Jan 09 24
satguru gold member
Jan 09 24
723 plays
  15 Atlantic Islands Questions    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
In this quiz I will ask you about 15 Atlantic islands.
Difficult, 15 Qns, author, Jul 04 12
1405 plays
  Islands Named After Spanish and Portuguese    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I will ask you about islands named after Spanish or Portuguese people.
Difficult, 15 Qns, author, May 17 07
623 plays
  Islands Named After Dutchmen    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz deals with islands named after Dutch people.
Difficult, 15 Qns, author, Aug 19 14
447 plays
  Islands And Their Oceans    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know in which ocean, these islands can be found?
Average, 10 Qns, jesseg, Jan 03 02
2569 plays
  Barrier Islands    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Barrier islands buffer the mainland from storms. They are a valuable part of our environment, and are often asked to do things which go against their nature!
Tough, 10 Qns, catnippin, May 12 23
May 12 23
682 plays
  Biggest Islands In European Countries    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
All I want you to do is to pick out the biggest island in each European country.
Tough, 20 Qns, author, Jan 13 24
Jan 13 24
1070 plays
  Territorial Islands    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A little quiz to see what you know about some of the islands that territories of European countries.
Tough, 10 Qns, vh219, Aug 08 23
Aug 08 23
956 plays
  Average Islands In The Sun Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A little quiz about islands and island groups around the world.
Average, 10 Qns, sportcon, Oct 05 06
2290 plays
  Biggest Islands in Countries in the Americas    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
In this quiz I want you to find the biggest island in twenty countries in the Americas
Difficult, 20 Qns, author, Mar 14 11
983 plays
  The Ultimate Islands In The Sun Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Various questions on some of the world's islands...
Average, 10 Qns, Ikabud, Jun 27 23
Jun 27 23
1046 plays
  Remote Islands 2    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Can you name these 25 remote islands.
Difficult, 25 Qns, author, Apr 30 17
606 plays
  15 Question Islands around the World Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
My island quiz! Have fun and try not to look up the answers!
Tough, 15 Qns, biohazard930, Jun 16 17
793 plays
  A-Z Arctic Islands    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
In this alphabetical quiz I want the names of twenty Arctic islands or island groups.Not all of the islands are situated north of the Arctic circle, though.
Tough, 20 Qns, author, Mar 16 24
Mar 16 24
492 plays
  Remote Islands 1    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
I want the name of 25 remote islands.
Difficult, 25 Qns, author, Aug 07 17
Aug 07 17
799 plays
  Tough Atlantic Islands Quiz - 10 Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The islands in this quiz are scattered about the Atlantic Ocean.
Tough, 10 Qns, janshannon, May 23 17
695 plays
  Islands Named After Scots    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I will ask you about islands named after Scottish people.
Very Difficult, 15 Qns, author, Jan 17 24
Very Difficult
Jan 17 24
443 plays
  Southern Pacific Islands    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
All the islands in this quiz are situated south of the equator.
Tough, 15 Qns, author, Dec 19 23
Dec 19 23
440 plays
  Surrounded by Water    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I'm warning you, this is my hardest quiz yet. Don't complain to me about 'you can't find this anywhere.' Well I found it and know it so you can too. Good Luck!
Difficult, 15 Qns, AtillatheFun, Apr 23 19
Apr 23 19
1119 plays
  Indian Ocean Islands    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
In this quiz I will ask you about 15 Indian Ocean Islands.
Difficult, 15 Qns, author, Apr 15 13
514 plays
  Guano Islands    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The "Guano Islands" include any island once mined for phosphates. "Guano," is any organic substance which can be used as fertilizer- usually it's bird droppings. Many guano islands are in the Pacific, but they are all over the world. Good luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, guanodotcom, Oct 23 11
345 plays
  Islands Named After Frenchmen    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz deals with islands named after French people.
Difficult, 15 Qns, author, May 03 16
415 plays

Islands Trivia Questions

1. What was Georgetown, the capital of Ascension Island, named after?

From Quiz
Adorable Ascension Island

Answer: King George III

Georgetown was named after King George III, because he reigned when the island was claimed for the British Empire and garrisoned by the Admiralty in 1815.

2. What is the island group that makes up the only island state in the United States of America?

From Quiz Interesting Islands of the World

Answer: Hawaiian Islands

Once known as the "Sandwich Islands" because they were named after the Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, Hawaii is made up of eight major islands and officially became the 50th state in 1959.

3. Which 1929 Nobel Laureate, famous for his novel "Buddenbrooks", has a name which can be the same as, or homophonic with, a self governing British Crown Dependency, roughly equidistant from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales?

From Quiz No Man is an Island. Or is he?

Answer: Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann, novelist, is best remembered for "Buddenbrooks", the story of the decline of a merchant family in Lubeck over three generations, and for "Death in Venice". The Isle of Man (alternatively called Mann) is in the Irish Sea. It is more or less the same area and shape as Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland. The legendary reason for this is that the Irish folk hero, Finn McCool, lost his temper with a Scottish rival, scooped up a huge chunk of earth and flung it at him! It fell in the sea and became The Isle of Man, while the hole it left became Lough Neagh! Its capital is Douglas and it is world renowned for its motor cycle racing. The island has a fund of mythology and folklore. According to legend, the name comes from the Celtic sea-god, Manannan Mac Lir who was the island's protector. St. Patrick's Isle, connected to Mann by a causeway, boasts Peel Castle, the fortress of Magnus Barefoot, an ancient Viking King of Mann, and is said to be haunted by Moddy Dhoo, a ghastly black dog. On April 30 the islanders used to fasten, with sheep's wool, a wooden cross to the front door to ward off malicious fairies. On the Douglas to Castletown Road is a bridge called the Fairy Bridge and any who pass over it must call "Laa Mie" ("Good day") to the fairies to avoid misfortune.

4. How far is Rockall from the nearest land?

From Quiz Rockall

Answer: 187 miles

Rockall is 187 statute miles west of the island of Soay in the St Kilda archipelago off western Scotland, 287 miles from Ardnamurchan Point on mainland Scotland and 270 miles north-west from the coast of Donegal in Ireland. Writing in 1956, the ornithologist James Fisher described Rockall as 'the most isolated small rock in the oceans of the world'.

5. What direction do I travel to get from Dublin to the Isle of Skye?

From Quiz Island Hopping

Answer: north

According to the island's official website, National Geographic magazine voted Skye "Fourth Best Island in the World". It is one of the Inner Hebrides and is part of Scotland.

6. This European island nation counts a gushing fount of boiling water, known as Geysir, from which the English language obtained the word geyser, among its many remarkable geographical features. What is this island country?

From Quiz Island Nations

Answer: Iceland

Aside from giving us the word 'geyser', the thriving democracy of Iceland is probably best known for pop singer, Bjork. Its roughly 320,000 inhabitants live off geothermal power as a result of the island's ceaseless seismic activity. Some of its other remarkable features are Europe's greatest waterfall, known as 'Dettifoss', and the island of Surtsey which was born from the ocean between 1963 and 1968!

7. This island in Russia is named after a Scottish born US citizen who was a famous scientist, inventor and innovator.

From Quiz Islands Named After Scots

Answer: Graham Bell Island

In Russia the island is called Ostrov Greem Bell. It is a part of Franz Josef Land.

8. This isolated island in the South Atlantic was named after a Portuguese navigator who discovered the island in 1506.

From Quiz Islands Named After Spanish and Portuguese

Answer: Tristan da Cunha

The island is named after Portuguese explorer and naval commander Tristao da Cunha (ca.1460-ca.1540). It now belongs to Britain and is a dependency of St.Helena.

9. This Caribbean island was named after a noted saint from Tours. It belongs to both Netherlands and France.

From Quiz Islands Named After Frenchmen

Answer: Saint Martin

St.Martin is the smallest island on earth to be divided between two countries.

10. What is the largest Irish island?

From Quiz Interesting islands

Answer: Achill

Achill is the largest, and connected by a bridge to the mainland. The next largest is in the Aran Islands, called Inishmore. Aran Island is not in the Aran Islands, but some miles to the north. Rathlin is in Northern Ireland, but the smallest of the four.

11. A Caribbean island which composes the principal territory for two independent nations. One is the only independent French speaking country in the Caribbean.

From Quiz Shared Islands

Answer: Hispaniola

Haiti and the Dominican Republic are the occupants of Hispaniola. Haiti achieved independence from France in 1804 and The Dominican Republic from Spain in 1821 and from Haiti in 1844. Haiti, the smaller, French speaking part was the home of Toussaint L'Ouverture the liberation hero who lead the Haitian slaves in revolution against the French.

12. This nation, once the richest per capita in the world, has nearly exhausted its guano reserves. In recent years, it has acted as a "holding facility" for violators of Australian immigration policies.

From Quiz Guano Islands

Answer: Nauru

Nauru is trying to kickstart its economy with tourism and the sale of e-commerce services.

13. This island, which is 69 square miles in area, is also known as Bear Island. It was discovered by Norsemen in the 12th Century, and rediscovered in 1596. It was formally annexed by Norway in 1915.

From Quiz From North to South : The Atlantic Islands

Answer: Bjørnøya

With no real inhabitants, and only a radio station and a weather station, this is one of the last outposts of humanity before the ice-pack.

14. Which Caribbean nation has a major export of pitch (used to make asphalt)?

From Quiz Islands around the World

Answer: Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago are located just a mere seven miles off the coast of Venezuela.

15. A. This Canadian island is one of the Sverdrup Islands. It´s named after a Norwegian sponsor of Nansen´s, Amundsen´s and Sverdrup´s polar expeditions. In size it ranks as # 32 in the world.

From Quiz A-Z Arctic Islands

Answer: Axel Heiberg Island

The island was discovered by the members of the second "Fram" voyage (1898-1902). "Fram" had been used by Fridtjof Nansen´s polar expedition 1893-96. On this second expedition it was led by Otto Sverdrup. Amund Ringnes Island is named after another sponsor, but this island is smaller. The two other islands suggested do not exist, although Nordensköld was a Swedish polar explorer and Amundsen a Norwegian explorer.

16. This island is a British colony. In 1991 it had a population of 62. Apart from the main island it consists of uninhabited islands Henderson, Ducie and Oeno.

From Quiz Southern Pacific Islands

Answer: Pitcairn Island & Pitcairn Islands & Pitcairn

Pitcairn was uninhabited until 1790 when settled by mutineers from "Bounty".

17. This is Tanzania´s biggest island.

From Quiz Indian Ocean Islands

Answer: Zanzibar

Zanzibar (which includes the islands Pemba and Mafia Island) is a former sultanate. It became independent from Oman in 1861, British Protectorate in 1890 and part of Tanzania in 1964.

18. This island (or island group) is a dependency of St.Helena. The population is 300. In 1963 a volcanic eruption forced evacuation of the population. I want the name of the main island.

From Quiz Atlantic Islands

Answer: Tristan da Cunha

Population of Tristan da Cunha group is 300. The group includes Tristan da Cunha, Gough, Inaccessible and Nightingale Islands. The islands were discovered by Portuguese navigator Tristao da Cunha in 1506 and named after him. They were annexed by Britain in 1816.

19. On which of the Isles of Scilly is the capital, Hugh Town, situated?

From Quiz Territorial Islands

Answer: St Mary's

The Isles of Scilly are off the coast of Cornwall, and play host to a variety of marine life, such as seals and rare seabirds. The warm climate (due to the Gulf Stream) means that tropical trees can grow on the islands.

20. To reach this old whaling center off Massachusetts, you take a three-hour cruise from Cape Cod.

From Quiz Atlantic Islands

Answer: Nantucket

All were whaling centers, but only Nantucket is an island. Groton is in Connecticut.

21. Starting with USA. What is the biggest island?

From Quiz Biggest Islands in Countries in the Americas

Answer: Hawaii

Capital: Hilo. Oahu is the most populated island, including the capital Honolulu. James Cook discovered the islands for the Europeans 1778 and called them Sandwich Islands.

22. What is the biggest island in mainland Norway? My home country, by the way.

From Quiz Biggest Islands In European Countries

Answer: Hinnøya

The city of Harstad is on this island.

23. This Norwegian dependency includes the volcano Beerenberg, a radio station and a weather forecast station.

From Quiz Remote Islands 1

Answer: Jan Mayen

Discovered 1614 by Jan Jacobsz May van Schellinkhout.

24. What country does Greenland belong to?

From Quiz World Islands

Answer: Denmark

Greenland is still a Danish colony.

25. Barrier islands are found on coastlines all over the world. Where are they the most noticeable in North America?

From Quiz Barrier Islands

Answer: Atlantic and Gulf coasts

They extend about 2,700 miles from New England down the Atlantic Coast, around the Gulf of Mexico and south to Mexico. About one-third of North America is bordered by barrier islands.

26. What island group is the island of Jersey a part of?

From Quiz Islands In The Sun

Answer: Channel Islands

The main Channel Islands, located in the English Channel, are Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark.

27. This country's capital is on the island of Viti Levu.

From Quiz Surrounded by Water

Answer: Fiji

Suva, Fiji is located on Viti Levu, an island in the Pacific Ocean.

28. What type of island is Ascension Island?

From Quiz Adorable Ascension Island

Answer: Volcanic

Ascension is a remote volcanic island below the equator. It is the top of a 3,200 m tall volcano that is particularly young.

29. What is the name of the Caribbean island that Haiti and the Dominican Republic share?

From Quiz Interesting Islands of the World

Answer: Hispaniola

One of only two islands in the Caribbean where two nations occupy the same island, Hispaniola was the first land that Christopher Columbus set foot on in what would be known as the West Indies. He landed on the island in 1492 and established the first European settlement there shortly after.

30. What island, just off the coast of what is now North Carolina, was home to 115 English settlers in 1587 but who, three years later, were gone with only a single word "Croatoan" found carved into a wooden post?

From Quiz Mysterious Islands

Answer: Roanoke Island

As the mystery goes, John White led a group of settlers from England to Roanoke Island in 1587 and returned to get supplies but was called into war against Spain. When he finally arrived back in 1590, he found no trace of his family and other settlers, just the one word "Croatoan". Croaton is the name of an island south of Roanoke, and one theory holds that they were killed or abducted by Native Americans from the neighboring island. Either way, the mystery remains unsolved and makes Roanoke Island our second "Mysterious Island".

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