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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #29

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: September 11, 2021
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A – fear of spiders
Arachnophobia
B – colour of billiard (pool) ball number 2
Blue
C – a vehicle drawn by horses, or what Mr. Miyagi did to Karate Kid
Coach
D – the largest city outside Japan and China
Delhi
E – secret agent Johnny, or language that has about one million words, but the average speaker only knows about 25,000
English
F – a bird, or 12-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis
Fowl
G – Disko Island (Qeqertarsuaq) is the second largest island of _________
Greenland
H – tropical cyclone in the Northern Atlantic and Eastern Pacific basins, equivalent to typhoon
Hurricane
I – the family in Little House on the Prairie
Ingalls
J – first name of American singer Legend (“All of Me”)
John
K – one nautical mile per hour, or what Alexander allegedly opened with a sword
Knot
L – is “gelijk” in Dutch, or a thumbs-up sign in, well, almost everywhere
Like
M – not April, but a U.K. Prime Minister
May
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N – a grappling hold in wrestling, or someone who should have mixed feelings about Trafalgar
Nelson
O – comedy film A Night at the _____ with the Marx Brothers
Opera
P – spent 24 years on the road (visiting China, etc.), got back home, joined a war, was imprisoned, and dictated his stories to a cellmate (who produced a bestseller)
Marco Polo
Q – a hard, crystalline mineral composed of silicon-oxygen tetrahedra
Quartz
R – belief in and worship of a supernatural controlling power, or what R.E.M. is losing
Religion
S – messaging app launched in 2011 where pictures and messages are usually only available for a short time
Snapchat
T – railway-themed board game “______ to Ride”
Ticket
U – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s best-known novel _____ ___’s Cabin
Uncle Tom
V – country that was formed in 1976 when two former countries merged
Vietnam
W – a chain is only as strong as its _______ ____
Weakest link
X – Windows operating system released in 2001
XP
Y – American television soap opera The _____ and the Restless
Young
Z – a Soviet spy satellite, or a football (soccer) club from Saint Petersburg
Zenit
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