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Question 1: This includes the large anchorage off ________ known as the Tail of the Bank in reference to the sandbar which separates the firth from the estuary of the River Clyde.

Question 2: Although at one time heavily fished, the only catches remaining in Clyde waters today that are of any commercial interest to fisherman are Prawns, Lobster and ________.
Sea urchinSwordfishShadHerring

Question 3: Many towns such as Largs, ________ and Rothesay flourished during this boom period and became fully fledged resorts with well appointed hotels and attractions.

Question 4: The Firth of Clyde forms a large area of coastal water, sheltered from the ________ by the Kintyre peninsula which encloses the outer firth in Argyll and Ayrshire, Scotland.
Atlantic OceanArctic OceanPacific OceanIndian Ocean

Question 5: Whales do not favour the Clyde and although there have been instances of larger whales beaching themselves or becoming stranded in the upper firth, only smaller Pilot or ________ seem to visit with any kind of regularity.
Killer whaleMinke whaleFin whaleCommon minke whale

Question 6: The cultural and geographical distinction between the firth and the River Clyde is vague, and people will sometimes refer to ________ as being on the Firth of Clyde, while the population of Port Glasgow and Greenock frequently refer to the firth to their north as "the river".
DumbartonCarlisle, CumbriaCatterick, North YorkshireLindisfarne

Question 7: The firth encompasses many islands and ________ and has twelve ferry routes connecting them to the mainland and each other.
CliffHeadlandList of peninsulasCape (geography)

Question 8: The Clyde formed an important sea route from the earliest times, and the ________ marked the turning point for Viking ambitions on the west of Scotland.
HebridesHaakon IV of NorwayOrkneyBattle of Largs

Question 9: The Firth of Clyde like the ________ has historically been an important centre of shipbuilding.
River CartClyde ArcAvon WaterRiver Clyde

Question 10: Port Glasgow is also the site of one of the world's largest ________ and ship-repair facilities at Inchgreen.
United States NavyMaineDrydockSubmarine


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