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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #31

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: October 9, 2021
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A – country where the second largest city is Graz
Austria
B – German composer whose Symphony No. 5 (5 is "V" in Latin numerals) starts with the Morse code for “V” ( ··· – )
Ludwig van Beethoven
C – the Four Great Inventions from ancient China are gunpowder, papermaking, printing and the _______
Compass
D – a genre of modern music characterised by sampled beats and repetitive rhythms, or what Kevin Costner did with wolves
Dance
E – another name for aubergine and brinjal
Eggplant
F – Germanic tribes that gave their name to the homeland of Audrey Tautou and Emmanuel Macron
Franks
G – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus or Neptune (term referring to composition and size)
Gas Giant
H – is “hamre” in Danish, or Mike in Mickey Spillane’s crime novels
Hammer
I – country where the highest peak is Mount Damavand, a potentially active stratovolcano
Iran
J – first name used by boxer Louis and baseball legend DiMaggio
Joe
K – first name of actor Sutherland (24, Designated Survivor)
Kiefer
L – all’s fair in this and war
Love
M – a small rodent, or a pointing device
Mouse
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N – Jack who stars in the movie with German title Einer flog über das Kuckucksnest
Nicholson
O – aged and wise (or know-it-all) character in Winnie-the-Pooh
Owl
P – official name of Monaco is the _________ of Monaco
Principality
Q – central religious text of Islam and the most memorised book in the world
Quran
R – to lift up, or Hitchcock’s film ____Window
Rear
S – Brawl _____, Supercell’s most popular app in 2020, or reality TV series Pawn ____
Stars
T – Norse god who loves his hammer (a chemical element has been named after him)
Thor
U – very long-distance endurance events, ranging from greater than Marathon distance to several days
Ultramarathon
V – Madonna’s 1990 hit, or a U.S. fashion and lifestyle magazine
Vogue
W – how daylight saving time was called when U.S. Congress implemented a law for it during WWII (___ Time)
War
X – an emoticon used to symbolize dying from laughter
XD
Y – long-haired domesticated cattle found throughout the Himalayan region
Yak
Z – ethnic group and language in southern Africa
Zulu
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Level 55
Oct 9, 2021
Shoot, I wrote ultrathon! Good quiz, but maybe remove the 'Ludwig van' because 'Ludwig van Beethoven' does not begin with B.
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Level 59
Oct 9, 2021
True, but it's said in the caveat that alphabetization is according to the surname. I have a habit of giving just the surname as the answer only if I mention the first name in the clue, but in this case the question would be way too easy if I did that. Just the surname is, however, accepted as a type-in.