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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #28

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: August 28, 2021
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A – in Hinduism, the incarnation of a deity; the word is also familiar from gaming and from the highest-grossing movie ever
Avatar
B – country whose capital Porto Novo is just 40 mins by car from Nigeria
Benin
C – to move slowly with the abdomen close to the ground, or Radiohead’s first hit
Creep
D – author of On the Origin of Species who, as a young man, spent five productive years travelling around the world on HMS Beagle
Charles Darwin
E – a dormant volcano in Europe that is 833 m higher than Mont Blanc
Elbrus
F – car that got its name from Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino
Fiat
G – movie trilogy The Naked ___, where detective Frank Drebin saves the day after making a complete fool of himself
Gun
H – is “hætte” in Danish, or Robin in Sherwood
Hood
I – a religious painting, or something on a computer screen which performs some function when clicked
Icon
J – capital city that was known as Batavia until 1942
Jakarta
K – first name of French football star Mbappé
Kylian
L – TV series that started with a plane crash, or what you’ve done to that lovin’ feelin’, according to the Righteous Brothers
Lost
M – metallic chemical element with the symbol Hg; the only element that has been named after a Roman god
Mercury
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N – a brief respite, or, if preceded by “kid”, refers to a crime
Nap
O – young noblewoman who pursued Hamlet but ended up going bonkers and drowning
Ophelia
P – Robert who is best known as the lead singer of Led Zeppelin, or one of the four eukaryotic kingdoms of life
Plant
Q – a state in north-eastern Australia
Queensland
R – machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically
Robot
S – Stephen King novel that you perhaps shouldn’t be reading if you’re working as a winter caretaker in an isolated hotel
The Shining
T – Disney-Pixar film that is L'Histoire de jouets in French
Toy Story
U – in poker, the player sitting in the first-to-act position is said to be _____ the gun
Under
V – first name of Nabokov, Russian-born author of Lolita
Vladimir
W – baseball legend Ted, or a Formula One racing team
Williams
X – a king of the First Persian Empire, grandson of Cyrus the Great
Xerxes I
Y – the holiest day of the year in Judaism, also known as the Day of Atonement
Yom Kippur
Z – The Twilight ____, TV series that first started in 1959
Zone
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