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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #1

The first answer starts with an A, and so on...
Full names are alphabetised according to surname, not considering a possible surname prefix.
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Last updated: June 29, 2021
First submittedMarch 26, 2021
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A – country where Córdoba is the second largest city
Argentina
B – Danish physicist Niels, Nobel Prize in 1922
Bohr
C – novel where a Pencey student, Holden Caulfield, is the main character and narrator
The Catcher in the Rye
D – 1980s TV series with a main character called “J.R.”
Dallas
E – the third and last dimension in Minecraft
End
F – a 1999 movie by David Fincher that you don't talk about
Fight Club
G – Italian scientist said to have dropped spheres of different masses from the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Galileo Galilei
H – Japanese island, the 7th largest island in the world
Honshu
I – American band, hits include “Believer,” “Bad Liar,” “Radioactive”
Imagine Dragons
J – Kipling’s collection of stories and a Disney film, “The ____ Book”
Jungle
K – Chinese gooseberry’s more familiar name, thanks to New Zealand
Kiwifruit
L – assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in 1865
Abraham Lincoln
M – the first name of Professor McGonagall, or a Roman goddess
Minerva
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N – Finnish middle-long-distance runner with nine Olympic gold medals
Paavo Nurmi
O – measures the distance travelled by a vehicle, such as a car
Odometer
P – the capital of Haiti
Port-au-Prince
Q – first name of movie director Tarantino
Quentin
R – a perennial flowering plant, or a common verb in simple past tense
Rose
S – a 1811 novel that featured siblings Elinor, Marianne and Margaret
Sense and Sensibility
T – NBA team, _____ Raptors
Toronto
U – primal Greek god, symbolising the sky
Uranus
V – queen who wore black for the last 40 years of her life
Queen Victoria
W – to observe, or something that used to be attached to most people for most of the time
Watch
X – fictional estate of Charles Foster Kane, or Kublai Khan's capital city
Xanadu
Y – one of the most visited websites in the world
YouTube
Z – first name of Swedish footballer (soccer player) Ibrahimovic
Zlatan
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Level 51
Mar 26, 2021
Enjoyed that more of them please I you fancy it.
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Level 59
Mar 26, 2021
Thanks, appreciated! Will make more in the future.
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Level 93
Mar 26, 2021
Fun quiz; I put it up for the front page Spotlight.
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Level 59
Mar 27, 2021
Wow, thanks!!
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Level 76
Mar 31, 2021
Wikipedia says Yahoo! is the 11th most-visited website in the world. Surely that should qualify.. either the clue ought to be more specific, or Yahoo! accepted as a type-in
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Level 59
Mar 31, 2021
Thanks for the feedback, Yahoo is now accepted as a type-in.
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Level 70
Mar 31, 2021
like the quiz! but english doesn’t really have an imperfect tense, just a preterite (ie simple past tense), rose is an example.
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Level 59
Mar 31, 2021
Great that you liked it, will submit a new quiz tomorrow. Sorry about the wrong term, English is not my mother tongue so I'm bound to be "imperfect". Now corrected.
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Level 75
Mar 31, 2021
I really enjoyed this quiz! Great job on the spotlight :)
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Level 59
Apr 1, 2021
Thanks, appreciated!
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Level 66
Apr 5, 2021
I'm really proud of knowing Paavo
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Level 48
Jun 8, 2021
Good quiz! Only got 13 of them!
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Level 59
Jun 8, 2021
Great that you liked it! The next ones are a bit easier, I think.
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Level 61
Jun 14, 2021
Only got 7...

But I'm a Taiwanese,so I think I'm not bad...Right?

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Level 59
Jun 15, 2021
7 is not bad at all! And this #1 is probably the hardest of these all.
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Level 87
Sep 24, 2022
Great variety.
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Level 59
Sep 24, 2022
Thanks!