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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #12

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 24, 2021
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A – the most successful football (soccer) club from the Netherlands, or Greek mythological hero Αἴας
Ajax
B – can mean either success or failure, or what Japan did to Pearl Harbor
Bomb
C – the largest city in Sri Lanka
Colombo
D – L.A., Christmas eve, skyscraper, Hans Gruber vs. barefoot John McClane
Die Hard
E – Amelia whose plane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 and whose name begins with the organ of hearing
Earhart
F – compact car Ford ____, or, in optics, a point at which reflected rays of light converge
Focus
G – Zingiber officinale, an Asian herb used as a spice, or Geri Halliwell’s Spice Girls name
Ginger
H – Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl Who Kicked the ______' Nest”, referring to large wasps
Hornets
I – the space where interactions between humans and machines occur (user _______)
Interface
J – orphan boy who enters a magical giant peach in Roald Dahl’s novel
James
K – the only country in Europe starting with K (has a statue of Bill Clinton in its capital)
Kosovo
L – played Dr. Dick Solomon in “3rd Rock from the Sun” and Winston Churchill in “The Crown”
John Lithgow
M – to look after, or something a mentalist may try to read
Mind
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N – first name of an average-height person born in Corsica in 1769, who came to spend some time on various other islands as well
Napoleon
O – “Prince of Darkness” who was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979
Ozzy Osbourne
P – if you wanted to travel from London to Oxford, you might use this train station; a bear from Peru has been named after it
Paddington
Q – Robert Redford’s film about a scandal where a game show contestant was given the answers to the questions before the show
Quiz Show
R – first name of “Mr Bean” actor Atkinson
Rowan
S – an answer to a problem, or a mixture formed by dissolving one or more substances
Solution
T – _____-Leste, country whose name means East-East
Timor
U – Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars hit “____ Funk”, or a neighbourhood or region in a city
Uptown
V – a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease
Vaccine
W – first name of ice hockey legend Gretzky, or "teenage Dirty Harry with a heart of gold"
Wayne
X – Jinping who is President of China since 2013
Xi
Y – little greenish man saying, “Powerful you have become, the dark side I sense in you”
Yoda
Z – “The Legend of ____”: high fantasy video game that centres on the various incarnations of Link
Zelda
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