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The Orkney Islands

Some fun facts about the Orkney Islands 8 Questions.

 
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1

The Orkneys consist of about 70 island of various sizes. How many of them are inhabited?

  • 39
  • 29
  • 19

2

The flight linking the adjacent islands of Westray and Papa Westray is the shortest scheduled plane journey in the world. How long does it last?

  • 3 minutes
  • 13 minutes
  • 18 minutes

3

The Knap of Howar in Papa Westray is the oldest standing house in....

  • ....the Orkneys
  • ....the United Kingdom
  • ....Northern Europe

4

The name of the capital, Kirkjuvagr, comes from the Old Norse language. The literal translation is...

  • ....Church Village
  • ....Church Island
  • ....Church Bay

5

Stenness and Harray are two natural features of the Orkney Islands which of the following are they?

  • Mountains
  • Lochs
  • Waterfalls

6

Which of these authors has not lived in the Orkneys?

  • Edwin Muir
  • Sarah Andrews
  • George Mackay Brown

7

An essential part to every Orkney wedding is the "Bride's Cog". What is it?

  • A handmade wooden drinking vessel.
  • A handmade wheel
  • A round loaf of bread

8

How many miles of coastline make up the Orkney Islands?

  • 300
  • 500
  • 650

 

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