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BIG Isle of Wight Quiz – 50 Questions & Answers

Looking towards Culver Down and Coastal Cliffs, from Sandown Beach on the Isle of Wight

My 50-question Isle of Wight quiz – perfect for locals, or fans of the county!

Test your knowledge and see how well you really know the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England…

Welcome to my 50 Isle of Wight quiz questions! 

Test your knowledge with this Isle of Wight quiz. Whether you’re from the Isle of Wight , or you just love the area, it’s time to show off what you know about the county. The Isle of Wight is one of my favourite counties to travel in, especially as it’s just over the water from me in Portsmouth.

If you need some revision, check out the best things to do in Isle of Wight on a day out for some background. Or, if you’re ready, dive right in!

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Take the BIG Isle of Wight Quiz to see how well YOU know the island

You can either do this Isle of Wight quiz yourself, or you could use this quiz about the Isle of Wight to play against (or with) your friends. Find out how much you know about the Isle of Wight – let me know how you do in the comments section below!

This Isle of Wight quiz has five rounds of 10 questions, and a final question to finish. Featuring some brain-wracking questions about the Isle of Wight, let’s see how much you know. 

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The answers are at the end of the post, so don’t scroll down too far if you don’t want to see them. Don’t forget to share your scores in the comments at the end of the post.

Enjoy…

1. Isle of Wight general knowledge

Isle of Wight quiz questions: how well do you know the county?

1. Where did Queen Victoria live and die on the Isle of Wight?

2. What colour are the squirrels on the Isle of Wight?

3. Which Beatles song features the line ‘every summer we could rent a cottage on the Isle of Wight’?

4. How many people live on the IOW, within 10%?

5. What is the Isle of Wight’s national flower?

6. What does ‘Vectis’ mean?

7. What are people from the Isle of Wight called?

8. And what do people from the Isle of Wight call visitors?

9. How many square miles is the Isle of Wight?

10. How many visitors does the Isle of Wight receive each year?

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2. Isle of Wight geography round

Quiz questions on the Isle of Wight: how good is your IoW geography?

11. What is the highest point on the Isle of Wight?

12. Sometimes the Isle of Wight is the smallest county in England, and sometimes it’s not (it’s Rutland) – why is this?

13. What is the famous lighthouse on the west of the island called?

14. What’s at the centre of the Isle of Wight?

15. What’s the Isle of Wight flag got on it?

16. What’s St Catherine’s Oratory also known as?

17. How far is it to walk round the Isle of Wight?

18. What’s the furthest you can travel east to west?  

19. What do locals call it when a stream has cut through solid rock?

20. Which three cities and towns can you get to directly from the Isle of Wight?


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3. Isle of Wight entertainment round

Isle of Wight trivia: where does the Isle of Wight feature on the screen?

21. Name a film located on the Isle of Wight?

22. Why is Jimi Hendrix important to the island?

23. Which city does the Ryde hovercraft go to?

24. The UK’s second longest pier is on the Isle of Wight, what’s it called?

25. What is Blackgang Chine?

26. What did Marconi invent on the Isle of Wight in 1896?

27. Which gin is made on the Isle of Wight?  

28. The biggest yacht festival in the world is held on the IoW, what is it called?

29. Which animals are kept at Carisbrooke Castle?

30. How many award winning beaches are on the Isle of Wight?


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4. Isle of Wight random true or false round

Isle of Wight questions: are these true or false?

31. There are no motorways on the Isle of Wight.

32. There’s an onion festival on the Isle of Wight.

33. You need your passport to go to the Isle of Wight.

34. A volcano erupted on the Isle of Wight in 1896.

35. Isle of Wight FC are in the Premier League.

36. You can walk alpacas on the IOW.

37. Dinosaur footprints can be seen at Compton Bay.

38. Sunflowers originated on the Isle of Wight.

39. The Krays were held prisoner on the Isle of Wight.

40. Prince Charles was conceived on the Isle of Wight.

5. Isle of Wight picture round

Isle of Wight quiz: where were these pictures taken?

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6. Last question

50. Which vegetable is the Isle of Wight the largest UK producer of?


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1. Isle of Wight general knowledge

1. Where did Queen Victoria live and die on the Isle of Wight? Osborne House

2. What colour are the squirrels on the Isle of Wight? Red 

3. Which Beatles song features the line ‘every summer we could rent a cottage on the Isle of Wight’? When I’m 64

4. How many people live on the IOW within 10%? 140,000+ 

5. What is the Isle of Wight’s National flower? Pyramidal Orchid

6. What does ‘Vectis’ mean? Isle of Wight

7. What are people from the Isle of Wight called? Caulkheads

8. And what do people from the Isle of Wight call visitors? Grockles

9. How many square miles is the Isle of Wight? 147 square miles

10. How many visitors does the Isle of Wight receive each year? Approx 2.6 million

2. Isle of Wight geography round

11. What is the highest point on the Isle of Wight? St Boniface Down 

12. Sometimes the Isle of Wight is the smallest county, sometimes it’s Rutland – why is this? Tide comes in and out

13. What is the famous lighthouse on the west of the island called? The Needles

14. What’s at the centre of the Isle of Wight? Shide Corner

15. What’s the Isle of Wight flag got on it? Diamond above ocean waves

16. What’s St Catherine’s Oratory also known as? Pepperpot

17. How far is it to walk round the Isle of Wight? 65-67 miles (depending who you ask)

18. What’s the furthest you can travel east to west?  26.5 miles / 42 kms

19. What do locals call it when a stream has cut through solid rock? Chine

20. Which three cities and towns can you get to directly from the Isle of Wight? Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington

3. Isle of Wight entertainment round

21. Name a film located on the Isle of Wight? Something to Hide, That’ll Be The Day, Mrs Brown, Fragile

22. Why is Jimi Hendrix important to the island? Played the Isle of Wight Festival

23. Which city does the Ryde hovercraft go to? Portsmouth 

24. The UK’s longest pier is on the Isle of Wight, what’s it called? Ryde Pier

25. What is Blackgang Chine? A theme park

26. What did Marconi invent on the Isle of Wight in 1896? Radio

27. What’s the most popular gin on the Isle of Wight called? Mermaid 

28. The biggest yacht festival in the world is held on the IoW, what is it called? Cowes Week

29. Which animals are kept at Carisbrooke Castle? Donkeys

30. How many award-winning beaches are on the Isle of Wight? 14

4. Isle of Wight random true or false round

31. There are no motorways on the Isle of Wight. True. 

32. There’s an onion festival on the Isle of Wight. False.

33. You need your passport to go to the Isle of Wight. False.

34. A volcano erupted on the Isle of Wight in 1896. False.

35. The Isle of Wight football team are in the Premier League. False.

36. You can walk alpacas on the IOW. True.

37. Dinosaur footprints can be seen at Compton Bay. True.

38. Sunflowers originated on the Isle of Wight. False.

39. The Krays were held prisoner on the Isle of Wight. True.

40. Prince Charles was conceived on the Isle of Wight. False.

5. Isle of Wight picture round

41. St Catherine’s Oratory

42. Shanklin Beach

43. Isle of Wight Railway

44. The Needles

45. Brook Bay

46. Seaview

47. Cowes

48. Sandown Esplanade

49. Brook Chine

6. Last question

50. Which vegetable is the Isle of Wight the largest producer of? Garlic.


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