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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #5

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 4, 2021
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A – Swedish pop group whose music was adapted into the musical “Mamma Mia!”
ABBA
B – a superhero, or a city and a river in Turkey
Batman
C – country known as Zhōngguó (meaning Middle or Central State) to its own people
China
D – method of scoring in basketball by putting the ball directly in the basket
Dunk
E – German-Swiss-American physicist who transferred his Nobel Prize fund to his ex-wife and whose name became synonymous with "genius"
Albert Einstein
F – John Green’s novel “The ___ in Our Stars” about a 16-year-old with cancer, or a fracture that involves displacement
Fault
G – Dutchman who painted “The Night Café” and “The Starry Night”
Vincent van Gogh
H – animal whose head might turn up in your bed if you’d refused the Godfather’s previous offers
Horse
I – if you travelled from Dhaka to Karachi, you’d pass through this country
India
J – to make a sudden uncontrolled movement, or a person with obnoxious qualities and behaviour
Jerk
K – father of Michael Douglas, or a Scottish word meaning "church" (or just think Star Trek)
Kirk
L – large area in Finland where the number of people and reindeer is about the same and where Santa really lives
Lapland
M – first name of swimmer Phelps, or an archangel
Michael
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N – no ___ is good ___, or American rock band Huey Lewis and the ___
News
O – a state of connectivity; a word that nowadays often precedes banking, dating or shopping
Online
P – occupation of Nintendo’s brothers Mario and Luigi
Plumber
Q – a don who rode Rosinante, accompanied by his squire Sancho Panza
Quixote
R – Justin Timberlake hit “Cry Me a ___”, or Amur (but not the leopard)
River
S – vast, cold, dry grass-plain, pronounced in the same way as something that many modern people try to hit 10,000 a day
Steppe
T – number of Earths that would fit between Earth and Moon
Thirty
U – nasty Hogwarts teacher Dolores, whose name includes the world's most popular card game among seniors
Umbridge
V – small city founded by the Gauls, site of the longest-lasting battle of WWI
Verdun
W – a U.K. football club from Sheffield, or something named after the Norse god Odin or the Roman god Mercury
Wednesday
X – American corporation selling print and digital document products in more than 150 countries
Xerox
Y – drama television series “The ___ Pope” with Jude Law
Young
Z – a nesosilicate mineral and gemstone; one of the heaviest gems
Zircon
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