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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #11

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: April 19, 2021
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A – the only continent without active volcanoes
Australia
B – fibre-rich part of cereal grains, or the Stark boy pushed out the window (by Jaime Lannister saying, “The things I do for love”)
Bran
C – Swedish athlete Klüft, or two U.S. states
Carolina
D – matter that accounts for about 85% of the matter in the universe, or where Bruce Springsteen is dancing
Dark
E – H. C. Andersen’s tale “The ______'s New Clothes”
Emperor
F – discovered penicillin and predicted the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Alexander Fleming
G – entryways to hell such as Mount Etna, or the richest Bill in the world
Gates
H – someone coming from the second-largest city in Germany, or a hot sandwich that you cannot escape nowadays even in North Korea
Hamburger
I – the innermost and third largest of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter
Io
J – Thai fragrant rice, or Disney princess from “Aladdin”
Jasmine
K – if you were a teenage girl in the 90s, you probably know what K in NKOTB is
Kids
L – elf in “The Lord of the Rings” who has a Danish plastic block in his name
Legolas
M – to intend, or the average of a set of values
Mean
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N – Keanu Reeves character in “The Matrix”, or a prefix meaning new
Neo
O – 2017 game Super Mario _____, refers also to one very, very long journey from Troy to Ithaca
Odyssey
P – the northern major island of the country of São Tomé and ______
Príncipe
Q – Sue Grafton’s mystery novel "Q Is for ____” about a body found near an open-pit mine
Quarry
R – something you can do with a troublemaker or in a boat, or a line of regularly spaced objects
Row
S – to hurt with a sharp point, or Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
Sting
T – capital city previously known as Reval and whose current name possibly means “Danish town” or “winter-castle”
Tallinn
U – short name for any German (military) submarine
U-boat
V – American football team Minnesota _____, referring to Scandinavian seafaring warriors
Vikings
W – Guillermo del Toro’s 2017 fantasy film “The Shape of ____”
Water
X – a musical instrument that consists of wooden bars struck by mallets; the name means “sound of wood”
Xylophone
Y – vertical axis on a graph
Y-axis
Z – to compress files, or a clothing innovation from the late 19th century
Zip
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