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Off-shore Pieces of Land

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
The Earth is home to over 100,000 islands of various size, shape, and origin. Because of their isolation, these off-shore pieces of land have cultivated unique flora, fauna and human cultures. Let this quiz take you on a journey around some of the most remarkable islands in the world.

Question 1:


This island is well known in scientific fields for being home of five percent of the world's plant and animal species, with 80% of them unique to it. The island is also the fourth biggest on Earth, with population of about 17,500,000 people.
New Guinea
Tasmania
Madagascar
Greenland

Question 2:


In Greek mythology, this island is the legendary birthplace of the goddess of beauty, love, and passion, the charming Aphrodite, where according to the legend, she emerged from the sea foam.
Cyprus
Crete
Limnos
Rhodes

Question 3:


Because of its spectacular nature forms, one of this insular country's islands has been a set for the filming of many movie productions, including the highly successful, "Lord of the Rings" and "The Chronicles of Narnia".
New Zealand
The Philippines
New Guinea
Indonesia

Question 4:


Despite being the largest in the world, this island is sparsely populated, due to its unfavourable climate.
Victoria Island
New Guinea
Madagascar
Greenland

Question 5:


Being the most populous in the world, with bigger population than Australia and Antarctica, the density of this island's inhabitants forced the country's government to start transmigration programs, aimed at resettling people to other, less-crowded parts of the country.
Java
Sumatra
Borneo
Sulawesi

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Eivissa, or Ibiza as is often called internationally, is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea. Ibiza is a very popular tourist destination, especially attractive to young people for its nightlife. Which European country is Ibiza part of?
France
Italy
Spain
Portugal


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Question 7:

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This island was home of the Thylacine, a large carnivorous marsupial, before the last one of the species died in captivity in 1936.
Fiji
Madagascar
Tasmania
New Zealand


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Question 8:

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A group of 15 small islands in the South Pacific Ocean, the Cook Islands rely greatly on tourism and export of some rare goods - pearls, marine animals and fruit. A popular art form on the islands is tivaivai, which is a type of what?
Sculpturing
Pottery
Quilting
Wood-carving


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Question 9:


This is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, famous for one of the world's most active volcanoes - Etna.
Crete
Sicily
Sardinia
Corse

Question 10:


Al Nakheel Properties, one of the leading real estate developers in Dubai and creator of the worldwide famous Palm Islands, is also the initiator of another grand project of artificial islands, which resembles the shape of what?
A dolphin
A human face
The globe
A seashell

 


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