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Peninsulas, capes, headlands, promontories, points, and spits: these wanna-be islands are both inviting and intriguing. Play these quizzes to learn about the bodies of land that are almost islands!
16 quizzes and 188 trivia questions.
  Points about Peninsulas    
Fun Fill-It
 18 Qns
Peninsulas are specific geographical land formations that exist all over the world. This text has general and specific information missing that needs to be put back in place.
Very Easy, 18 Qns, Midget40, Mar 02 24
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Very Easy
Midget40 gold member
Mar 02 24
116 plays
  "Ross" Is Gaelic for Headland   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Inspired by the etymology of the name "Ross", I am glad to invite you to a tour of some of the world's capes, headlands and promontories. Enjoy the journey!
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, May 04 19
LadyNym gold member
May 04 19
183 plays
  Capes Aren't Just for Flying!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz about a few of the geographical capes found around the world. While you can't fly with them, many of them have some interesting history and attractions. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, tiffanyram, Sep 24 18
tiffanyram gold member
Sep 24 18
204 plays
  My Favorite Peninsulas   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Peninsulas are certainly geographic features that get their share of attention. These are some of my personal favorites; I hope you will share them with me!
Tough, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Apr 23 21
thejazzkickazz gold member
Apr 23 21
3844 plays
  Cape Where?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Probably everybody knows that Cape Town is a large city in South Africa, but do you know where the following Capes are located?
Average, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Apr 15 18
Lottie1001 gold member
Apr 15 18
361 plays
  But What's the Point?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Take a whimsically serious tour of various geographical points, heads, capes, bluffs, and necks around the world. An Adventures in Authoring quiz, with thanks to shuehorn for the title and Author Challenge!
Tough, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Jul 28 22
shorthumbz gold member
Jul 28 22
388 plays
  Grab Your Travel Packs   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'm taking you around the world with ten peninsulas! This is a journey for the experienced traveler.
Average, 10 Qns, MacaroniPants, Jan 27 12
324 plays
  9 for 10 - Peninsulas   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The first letter of answers to questions 1-9 will spell out the answer to question 10. Thematic fun with peninsulas- what could be better?
Average, 10 Qns, MacaroniPants, Dec 28 11
452 plays
  Peninsulas of the World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz concerns peninsulas all over the world. A peninsula is land bordered on three sides by water. Have fun!
Difficult, 10 Qns, blumyh2opolo, Feb 20 15
1346 plays
  Venture a Guess...    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Go ahead, "Venture a Guess" of the correct answer to the following questions about peninsulas and capes, simply because LeoDaVinci asked that we "Venture a Guess".
Tough, 10 Qns, habitsowner, Dec 29 11
377 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Which South African cape was originally named 'Cabo das Tormentas' (Cape of Storms) by the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias?

From Quiz "Capes Aren't Just for Flying!"

  Capes Around The World!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz tests your knowledge on Capes throughout the world. I will give you the location and you select which one is correct. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, jesseg, Oct 28 19
Oct 28 19
1008 plays
  Peninsulas All Over the World    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz deals with peninsulas all over the world.
Tough, 20 Qns, author, Aug 08 23
Aug 08 23
923 plays
  Peninsulas of Europe    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Peninsulas are all over the planet. Europe has many of these interesting geographical structures. Do you know about them?
Tough, 10 Qns, Handro, Sep 02 23
Sep 02 23
630 plays
  Capes And Points All Over the World    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz deals with capes and points all over the world.
Difficult, 20 Qns, author, Nov 11 22
Nov 11 22
846 plays
  Peninsula Mania    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz of peninsulas around the world. The questions will describe nearby geographic locations, or the countries that the peninsula is in, etc., and you will select the correct peninsula that follows that description.
Tough, 10 Qns, chairmanmeow, Sep 02 23
Sep 02 23
1335 plays
  Peninsulas around the World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my peninsula quiz! Have fun, and again, try not to look up the answers!
Average, 10 Qns, biohazard930, Jul 10 21
Jul 10 21
932 plays

Peninsulas and Capes Trivia Questions

1. Believed for a long time to be Europe's westernmost point, Cape Finisterre is located about 90 km (55.9 mi) west of what famous Christian shrine?

From Quiz
"Ross" Is Gaelic for Headland

Answer: Santiago de Compostela

Located in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia, on the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Finisterre is so named because in Roman times it was believed to be the end of the world ("finis terrae"). It is also the final destination on the Way of St James (Camino de Santiago), the ancient pilgrimage route leading to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela, where the apostle St James the Great is believed to be buried. Though many pilgrims stop at the shrine, others walk the remaining distance to Cape Finisterre, where they burn their clothes and boots. The area held many sacred locations also in pre-Christian times. A lighthouse stands on top of Monte Facho, the hill that dominates the cape. Continental Europe's westernmost point, Cabo da Rocha, is located in Portugal, in the municipality of Sintra, not far from Lisbon. All the incorrect answers refer to major Christian shrines in Europe: the Basilica of St Francis is found in Italy, Lourdes in France, and Canterbury Cathedral in England.

2. Located in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in southern Chile, which cape was named after a city in the Netherlands by the Dutch navigator Willem Schouten?

From Quiz Capes Aren't Just for Flying!

Answer: Cape Horn

Cape Horn is located on Hornos Island, at the northern point of Drake passage and is the point at which the Atlantic Ocean meets the Pacific Ocean. Before the construction of the Panama Canal, ships needed to round Cape Horn in order to get from one Ocean to the other, and was part of the trade routes between Europe and Australia. Willem Schouten named the cape after Hoorn, a city in the Netherlands, in 1616.

3. Which Russian peninsula, located entirely within Murmansk Oblast, lies between the Barents Sea and the White Sea?

From Quiz 9 for 10 - Peninsulas

Answer: Kola & Kola Peninsula

Nothing gets the juices flowing like starting with a fill-in-the-blank. Found mostly north of the Arctic Circle, the Kola Peninsula actually enjoys relatively warm winter temperatures thanks to the Gulf Stream. Its name in Finnish, Kuolan niemimaa, translates approximately to "peninsula of slobber".

4. What peninsula contains the mainland of Denmark?

From Quiz Peninsulas of the World

Answer: Jutland Peninsula

Jutland, although it makes up the mainland and largest part of Denmark, does not have many large cities. Sjaelland and Fyn are Denmark's two largest islands, and Copenhagen, Denmark's capital city, is located on the eastern shore of Sjaelland.

5. In which country could you find the Kola Peninsula?

From Quiz Peninsulas around the World

Answer: Russia

The sea that surrounds the Kola Peninsula is the White Sea.

6. This peninsula was invaded by the Tatars in the 13th century. It came to Turkey in the late 15th century, then to Russia in 1783 and to Ukraine in 1954. Chief cities are Sevastopol, Simferopol and Kerch. The ______ Peninsula? (English spelling).

From Quiz Peninsulas All Over the World

Answer: Crimea & Crimean

The Crimean War (1854-56) was fought here. Turkey, England, France and Sardinia fought against Russia.

7. This cape was first sighted in 1488 by Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias, who, according to the legend, called it Cabo Tormentoso, "Cape of Storms".

From Quiz Capes And Points All Over the World

Answer: Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope is situated in the Western Cape province, South Africa. It was also passed by Vasco da Gama on his voyage to India in 1497. The first Dutch settled at Table Bay nearby in 1652.

8. What is the name of the peninsula in southeastern Mexico, which is bordered on the west by the Bay of Campeche, and on the east by the Caribbean Sea?

From Quiz Peninsula Mania

Answer: Yucatan

The Yucatan Peninsula is in southeastern Mexico. Baja California is a peninsula in northwestern Mexico, with the Gulf of California on the east, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Tehuantepec is the name of the isthmus that separates the Yucatan area from the rest of Mexico, and Sierra Madre Oriental is a mountain range.

9. What is the name of the cape located in Portugal that is also the westernmost point of continental Europe?

From Quiz Capes Around The World!

Answer: Cape Roca

Cape St. Vincent is the southwesternmost tip of Portugal; Cape Spartivento is in southeastern Italy; Cape Frio is on Brazil's southeastern Atlantic coast.

10. The chalk headland of Beachy Head in the English county of East Sussex is sadly known as one of the world's top suicide spots. Which seaside resort is located close to it?

From Quiz "Ross" Is Gaelic for Headland

Answer: Eastbourne

With its steep, white chalk cliffs rising to 162 m (531 ft) above sea level, Beachy Head is a spectacular landmark that allows great views of England's south-east coast. Its name probably comes from the French "Beauchef", meaning "beautiful headland". England's highest sea cliff, Beachy Head is part of the Eastbourne Downland Estate, an area of land located at the eastern end of the South Downs National Park, and managed by Eastbourne Borough Council. The town of Eastbourne, with its many Victorian-era buildings, lies immediately east of the headland. Unfortunately, this beautiful natural site's reputation has been tainted by the many suicides that have been committed there in recent and less recent times. The final scene of the 1979 film "Quadrophenia", based on the rock opera by The Who, was filmed there. The remaining options are all famous English seaside resorts: Blackpool is located in Lancashire, Margate in Kent, and Torquay in Devon.

11. You'll find this peninsula in the southwest of the island Hispaniola, emerging near the capital city Port-au-Prince and extending into the Caribbean Sea not far from Cuba. What is this peninsula, whose name translates to "shark" in Spanish?

From Quiz Grab Your Travel Packs

Answer: Tiburon Peninsula

This peninsula is located entirely in the country of Haiti, which shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. It encloses Haiti's Gulf of Gonâve in the south, separating it from the Caribbean Sea, and helps give Haiti the second longest coastline in the Greater Antilles region of the Caribbean, after Cuba. The wrong choices all include words for "shark" in languages such as Catalan, French, and Basque.

12. Which peninsula emerges by Bristol Bay and terminates near the Aleutian Islands?

From Quiz 9 for 10 - Peninsulas

Answer: Alaska Peninsula

The Alaska Peninsula, along with the Aleutian Islands, form a boundary between the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Bristol Bay is an arm of the Bering Sea near the southern coast of Alaska. The Seward Peninsula is also found in Alaska and is named after William H. Seward, who negotiated the purchase of the current U.S. state from Russia in 1867.

13. Jutland, which takes up roughly half of Denmark, is a peninsula on its own. So, instead we'll learn about another Danish peninsula, one that's on the northwestern part of the island of Zealand. What is its rather odd name?

From Quiz Venture a Guess...

Answer: Odsherred

Odsherred Peninsula has the usual Danish landscape of long, sandy beaches, small hills and farmland. The last part of the name, "herred" means "district" which today equates to county. The reason for this distinction may have been for recruitment of soldiers. It is known there were people in Odsherred in the Stone Age because a skeleton of a hunted giant ox was found there. There are grave mounds from the later Bronze Age, and a bronze and gold statue of horses pulling a wagon that was carrying the sun. In the middle ages the castle of Dragsholm was built for fortification. Today, even though farming is still important, there are a number of industries there, including the construction of machines that make Lego.

14. The Cornwall peninsula, at the southern point of England breaks in two at the point. One of them is the Penwith Peninsula. What is the other called?

From Quiz Peninsulas of Europe

Answer: Lizard Point

The town of Lizard lies on Lizard Point. There is a chasm called "The Lion's Den" on the peninsula. It was formed from a cave collapse. At the tip of the Penwith Peninsula lie Lands End.

15. What Greek peninsula contains the village of Sparta, once Greece's most powerful city-state?

From Quiz Peninsulas of the World

Answer: Peloponnesus Peninsula

The Peloponnesus is attached to mainland Greece by a strip of land controlled by Corinth, and was the site of a 5th century BC war between Athens and Sparta. Thessaly is located in northern Greece, and Lesvos is a Greek island near Turkey in the Aegean Sea. The Salentina Peninsula makes up the "heel" of Italy's "boot".

16. The world's largest peninsula, at 1,250,000 square miles, can be found in which continent?

From Quiz My Favorite Peninsulas

Answer: Asia

As you might have guessed, the world's largest peninsula is the Arabian Peninsula. The Arabian peninsula contains Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen. This peninsula is surrounded by the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. Some have suggested that there might be petroleum within the vicinity, which is largely covered by desert.

17. Which Ukrainian peninsula is directly west of the Sea of Azov?

From Quiz Peninsulas around the World

Answer: Crimea & Crimean

Crimea is located in the northern part of the Black Sea. It separates the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea.

18. This peninsula is situated in Russia (Asia). It borders the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea. Chief city is Petropavlovsk.

From Quiz Peninsulas All Over the World

Answer: Kamchatka Peninsula

Kamchatka was first visited by Russians in the late 17th century and explored in the 18th century. Petropavlovsk (Now called Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy) was founded in 1740.

19. This cape is the southernmost point of Greenland.

From Quiz Capes And Points All Over the World

Answer: Cape Farewell

Cape Farewell is called Kap Farvel in Danish and Nunap Isua in Inuit language.

20. What is the name of the peninsula in the eastern United States, which contains parts of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia?

From Quiz Peninsula Mania

Answer: Delmarva

The Delmarva Peninsula is bordered by the Chesapeake Bay on the west, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Kent is the name of an island in the Chesapeake Bay, Cape May is in New Jersey, and Point Lookout is in southern Maryland, where the Potomac River enters the Chesapeake Bay.

21. What is the name of the cape located in Brazil that is also the easternmost point of continental South America?

From Quiz Capes Around The World!

Answer: Cape Branco

Cape Branco is also known as Ponta do Seixas. Cape Sao Tome is in Eastern Brazil; Cape Maisi is the easternmost extremity of Cuba; Cape Helles is the southernmost tip of Turkey.

22. What scenic promontory, jutting out into the Tyrrhenian Sea in the Italian region of Tuscany, was probably named after the moneylenders who resided there in Roman times, rather than after silver mines?

From Quiz "Ross" Is Gaelic for Headland

Answer: Monte Argentario

Located in the province of Grosseto, Tuscany's southernmost province, Monte Argentario is a promontory whose highest peak, Punta Telegrafo, stands at 635 m (2,083 ft) above sea level. The promontory used to be an island, but is now connected to the mainland by two narrow stretches of land, known in Italian as "tomboli". The two main settlements on the promontory are the towns of Porto Ercole (facing south) and Porto Santo Stefano (facing north), both renowned seaside resorts located at a convenient distance from major cities such as Rome and Florence. The two southernmost islands of the Tuscan Archipelago can be reached by ferry from Porto Santo Stefano. Celebrated Baroque painter Caravaggio died in Porto Ercole in 1610, and is believed to have been buried there. The promontory's name probably comes from "argentarium", the Latin word for "moneylender", as in Roman times the area was owned by a family of bankers. No silver ("argento" in Italian) mines ever existed on the promontory or in its vicinity. Monte Circeo is also found on Italy's Tyrrhenian coast, between Rome and Naples. Cape Matapan, the southern tip of mainland Europe, is located in Greece, and Cape Greco on the island of Cyprus.

23. Gay Head is a place that has special meaning to the Wampanoag Tribe of North America. In their lore the place was formed by Moshup, a giant who was one of their forebears. Where is Gay Head located?

From Quiz But What's the Point?

Answer: Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA

If you think you know how Gay Head might have gotten its name, think again. The area at the western end of Martha's Vineyard was first named by 17th century British explorers who, as they approached from the sea, were most taken by the varied bright colors visible in its cliffs. These colors, which included reds, golds, greens, and browns, were caused in the clay substrata by geological activity over the ages. Thus, the gaily colored cliffs became Gay Head, and were declared a National Natural Landmark in 1966. The area boasts a famous lighthouse and has become a center of Wampanoag culture and government in the present day. Its name was changed in 1997 from Gay Head to Aquinnah, which is Wampanoag for "land under the hill." The official name of the tribe remains the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head.

24. This peninsula helps enclose the Gulf of Venezuela in the west along with the Paraguaná Peninsula in the east. It is occupied mostly by Colombia and partially by Venezuela. Which peninsula is it?

From Quiz Grab Your Travel Packs

Answer: Guajira Peninsula

The Guajira Peninsula is home to the Colombian Punta Gallinas (Cape Chicken), the northernmost point of South America's mainland. The Guanahacabibes is a peninsula in the extreme west of the island of Cuba, while the Valdes Peninsula is the site of a nature reserve in eastern Argentina. The Yucatan Peninsula is a large prominence mostly occupied by Mexico which separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea.

25. The city of Manado is found on which peninsula of the island Sulawesi? It separates the Gulf of Tomini from the Celebes Sea.

From Quiz 9 for 10 - Peninsulas

Answer: Minahassa Peninsula

The Indonesian island of Sulawesi (formerly called Celebes) resembles the letter "K" and consists of the South, East, South-east, and Minahassa Peninsulas. The Christ Blessing Statue, Asia's second tallest statue of Christ at 50 m (158.3 ft) tall, is found in Manado, the city at the eastern tip of the Minahassa Peninsula.

26. Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Andorra and a small part of France make up the Iberian Peninsula. We'll take on just one of those countries. In which of those areas would one find Cape St. Vincent?

From Quiz Venture a Guess...

Answer: Portugal

Cape St. Vincent is in the Algarve, and is the most southwestern point in Portugal. With cliffs that rise almost vertically, it is well-known to mariners to or from the Mediterranean. On the cliffs of the Cape there are many species of birds nesting, including the rare Bonelli's eagle. As long ago as the Neolithic age the Cape was inhabited. Stone monoliths are still there from that time. The ancient Greeks named it "Land of the Serpents" and dedicated a temple to Heracles. The Romans called it the "Holy Promontory" and felt that the sun sank into the ocean there, thus making it the edge of the world. Legend says that the body of the martyred 4th century St. Vincent was buried here. Ravens allegedly protected the shrine that was built over his grave. Much later, Sir Francis Drake, among others over the years, plundered the area. In 1693, the "Smyrna fleet" disaster happened when the French defeated a large convoy of Anglo-Dutch ships, either capturing or sinking 94 of the vessels that were loaded heavily with riches. The present lighthouse, guarding one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, has one of the most powerful dual light beams in Europe and was built on the ruins of a Franciscan convent.

27. What sea is bordered by both the Kola Peninsula and the Onega Peninsula?

From Quiz Peninsulas of the World

Answer: White Sea

Both of these peninsulas are in northwestern Russia. The Barents Sea only borders the Kola Peninsula, and the Baltic Sea borders neither. The Kola Peninsula contains Murmansk, which is the northernmost city inhabited by over 400,000 people.

28. Which peninsula can be found in northwestern France?

From Quiz Peninsulas around the World

Answer: Brittany

This peninsula is mainly used for grazing and horticulture.

29. This peninsula comprises West Malaysia and South West Thailand. it is the ______ Peninsula?

From Quiz Peninsulas All Over the World

Answer: Malay & Malaya

The Malay Peninsula is noted for the wealth of its tin deposits. The British colony Straits Settlements was established here in 1826. with the capital at George Town (removed to Singapore in 1836).

30. This cape/point is the world´s most northernly point of land.

From Quiz Capes And Points All Over the World

Answer: Kaffeklubben Island

Kaffeklubben Island lies north of Greenland, about 443 miles south of the geographic North Pole.

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