Do You Know | Natural World | Islands

An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls are called islets. A key or cay is another name for a small island or islet. An island in a river or lake may be called an eyot. A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands is called an archipelago.



Q.  The biggest island of the world is
A.  Greenland
Q.  Madagascar is popularly known as the Island of
A.  Cloves
Q.  Vectis was the Roman name for which island?
A.  Isle of Wight
Q.  Muckle Flugga belongs to which group of islands?
A.  The Shetland Isles
Q.  Which division of Oceania (also known as Australasia) has a name that means “many islands”?
A.  Polynesia
Q.  Christmas Island is surrounded by which ocean?
A.  Indian
Q.  Which is the Largest Island?
A.  Greenland
Q.  What island boasts Mount Fuji?
A.  Honshu.
Q.  What's the world's highest island mountain?
A.  Mauna Kea.
Q.  What island has endured Mount Etna's wrath over 140 times?
A.  Sicily.
Q.  What island was Abel Tasman the first European to land on, in 1642?
A.  Tasmania.
Q.  What Pacific atoll got its name from its location between the Americas and Asia?
A.  The Midway Islands.

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