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Question 1: The Pentland Skerries are a group of small islands in the ________, a dangerous stretch of water between mainland Scotland and the larger islands of Orkney, through which run the strongest tidal streams in Britain.
CaithnessPentland FirthSwonaThurso

Question 2: Records for the last date of settlement for the smaller uninhabited islands are incomplete, but all of the islands listed here would have been inhabited at some point during the ________, Pictish or Norse periods.
Vinča cultureLinear Pottery cultureCucuteni-Trypillian cultureNeolithic

Question 3: The Italian prisoners constructed a small ________ chapel on Lamb Holm as a place of worship during their incarceration.
PopePope Gregory IPope John Paul IICatholic Church

Question 4: The ________ archipelago is located 16 kilometres (10 miles) north of mainland Scotland and comprises over 70 islands and skerries, of which 20 are inhabited.
United KingdomShetlandOrkneyHebrides

Question 5: [7] The European Marine Energy Centre, which is located at Stromness, is currently testing various wave and ________ devices from Billia Croo on the Mainland and Eday.
Ocean thermal energy conversionCurrent sea level riseTideTidal power

Question 6: The Isle of Stroma is often mistakenly included with the Orkney Islands, but is part of ________.
CaithnessNairn (boundaries)SutherlandShetland


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