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Friday, August 03, 2007

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: Island Groups. Answers here.

1. Which group of Spanish islands off the northwest coast of Africa includes Lanzarote, Tenerife, Grand Canary (Gran Canaria) and Palma?
2. Which country in East Asia consists of four main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, and many smaller islands?
3. Name one of the four large islands that are the main part of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea.
4. Which group of islands in the English Channel includes Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark?
5. The Cyclades is a group of islands in the South Aegean Sea which forms a department of which country?
6. Which republic consists of an archipelago of over 7,000 islands in the western Pacific which includes Luzon and Mindanao?
7. Which group of islands in the Pacific Ocean helped to inspire Darwin's theory of evolution after he visited them on his expedition with HMS Beagle in 1835?
8. Which group of islands off the west coast of Scotland includes Skye, Rum, Mull, Iona and Benbecula?
9. Which island nation in Southeast Asia includes Sumatra, Java and Celebes?
10. Which group of volcanic islands in the South Atlantic includes islands called Nightingale and Inaccessible?

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