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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #16

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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A – Swedish golfer Sörenstam, or a friend of Pippi Longstocking
Annika
B – gate at the junction of Unter den Linden and Ebertstraße in Berlin, dating from 1791
Brandenburg Gate
C – pioneer in the field of radioactivity and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in both physics and chemistry
Marie Curie
D – first name of Purcell who played Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break (no countries have been named after him, though)
Dominic
E – bird that catches the worm
Early
F – Henry who wrote “Tom Jones”, or Helen who wrote about another Jones and her diary
Fielding
G – the capital of Sierra Leone is Freetown, but this other African country has a capital with a name that means “free town”
Gabon (Libreville)
H – is “hören” in German, or what Marvin Gaye did through the grapevine
Hear
I – the second largest peninsula of the world
Indian Peninsula
J – country that has more pets than children
Japan
K – first name of NBA star Bryant who died in 2020, or a city in the
country mentioned on the previous row
Kobe
L – not first, but what a shoemaker might use
Last
M – Disney’s Ariel was “The Little _____”
Mermaid
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N – to hit a target, or a thin, horny plate at the ends of your bodily extremities
Nail
O – “______’s Eleven”, movie about friends who plan to steal $160 million from a casino
Ocean
P – fictional Belgian who used his little grey cells famously in England
Hercule Poirot
Q – to lose heart or courage, or a small game bird
Quail
R – alternative band My Chemical _____, or a language such as French or Italian
Romance
S – a grammatically complete series of words, or a punishment
Sentence
T – when the world was divided in 1883, most European countries got one, Canada got six, Russia got eleven and China only wanted one of this
Time zone
U – “Bourne ______”, Matt Damon’s third Jason Bourne movie; the name means “the last one” or “a final statement” in Latin
Ultimatum
V – the nearest place where a day is longer than a year
Venus
W – messaging and voice-over-IP service bought by Facebook in 2014 for US$19.3 billion
WhatsApp
X – superhero team who appeared in comic books created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby; later a superhero film series
X-Men
Y – playing Twister, the referee may call out “Left hand, _____”
Yellow
Z – the point in the sky directly overhead (the opposite of nadir)
Zenith
3 Comments
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Level 44
Jul 17, 2022
Time Zone!!! I had no idea.
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Level 56
Jun 11, 2024
Indian Peninsula is 3rd biggest after Arabia and Indochina
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Level 63
Jun 11, 2024
According to worldatlas.com, the Indian Peninsula is 800,004 square miles and the Indochina Peninsula is 748,553 square miles. Obviously, there are many ways to determine the boundaries of peninsulas. Indochina now accepted as a type-in.