Islands Trivia Questions & Answers

1.Holy Island is an alternative name for which island off the coast of North East England? [L-------rne]

2.On which island was Nelson Mandela imprisoned between 1964 and 1982? [------ Island]

3.Port of Spain is the capital of which Island state? [--------]

4.Where in the UK, apart from London, would you find London Underground trains operating on a commercial railway? [The Isle of W----]

5.Where in the USA was the scene of a nuclear accident on March 28th, 1979?

6.Where was Alfred Dreyfus imprisoned on a false charge of treason from 1894 to 1899? [D----- Island]

7.Which is the larger in area of the two main islands which make up New Zealand - North or South?

8.Which island is separated from mainland Australia by the Bass Strait?

9.Which Island was discovered by Eric the Red in about the year 982, and subsequently given a flattering name to attract settlers?

10.Which country or part of a country is NOT located on the island of Borneo?

11.What name did Captain James Cook give to the modern-day Hawaiian islands when he first explored the area in 1778?

12.The Galapagos Islands are administrated by which country?

13.Who was NOT a character on the 1960s sitcom "Gilligan's Island"?

14.The island of Honshu is home to which world capital city?

15.Which island is famous for its monolith stone heads known as "moais"?

16.Who wrote the 1896 novel "The Island Of Doctor Moreau"?

17.The title ape in the 1933 film "King Kong" lives on which island?

18.The West Indies island of Hispaniola is occupied by Haiti and which other nation?

19.Which famous novel features the flying island of Laputa?

20.Which island group lies about 1,600 kms. west of Portugal?

21.The symbol for the chemical element copper, Cu, comes from a Latin word for which island known for its copper mines?

22.Which poet wrote in 1624 that "no man is an island, entire of itself"? [J--- Do---]

23.The Greek island of Corfu is located in what body of water?

24.In the 1973 film "Papillon," Steve McQueen escapes from which penal colony island?

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