Quiz Number 175

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  1. Which stretch of water separates Edinburgh from Fife?
  2. What is the SI unit of luminous intensity?
  3. Who was the mother of Queen Anne?
  4. How many books make up the Old Testament?
  5. Which songs with "Year" in the title were UK top twenty hits for the following artists [a] Johnny Logan (1980), [b] Bloc Party (2005), [c] David Bowie (1975), [d] Sugababes (2000) and [e] Modern Romance (1982)?
  6. On what river does the Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta) stand?
  7. In Greek mythology who was the wife of Orpheus?
  8. Where was Mary Queen of Scots executed in 1587?
  9. Where in the human body would you find the Scaphoid bones?
  10. Which Italian composer wrote the operas "The Barber of Seville" and "William Tell"?
  11. Which is the only Australian State capital that is not named after a person?
  12. In which novels by Charles Dickens do the following characters feature, [a] Bill Sikes, [b] Phillip Pirrip, [c] Sally Brass, [d] Ned Dennis and [e] Seth Pecksniff?
  13. Which instrument generally plays the note that an orchestra tunes up to?
  14. With lengths regularly reaching 5m, which is the longest freshwater fish?
  15. In which German city was the composer Felix Mendelssohn born?
  16. Which single of 1959 gave Craig Douglas his only UK number one?
  17. If all the properties on the standard UK Monopoly board were listed alphabetically which would come last?
  18. After leaving Southampton which two ports did RMS Titanic call at on its maiden and final journey in 1912?
  19. Which singer-songwriter released the 1995 album "Jagged Little Pill"?
  20. Which US State has the shortest land border with Canada?
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