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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #50

The first answer starts with an A, and so on...
Full names are alphabetised according to surname, not considering a possible surname prefix.
Source for the R question: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_fiction_authors
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Last updated: June 30, 2022
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A – first name of Italian explorer Vespucci, from whose name the term "America" is derived
Amerigo
B – female counterpart to the superhero whose alias is Bruce Wayne
Batwoman
C – what is white in Dover, or Barnes in Dallas
Cliff
D – a data storage device, or what Hoke Colburn did to Miss Daisy
Drive
E – country where Bata is the largest city and a new capital city is under construction
Equatorial Guinea
F – not slow, not gluttony
Fast
G – Paul Simon’s folk rock duo partner Art (e.g. “The Sound of Silence”)
Garfunkel
H – Belo _________, the sixth largest city in Brazil
Horizonte
I – what can be added to injury
Insult
J – first name of Conrad who wrote Heart of Darkness
Joseph
K – the largest city of Pakistan
Karachi
L – LOG button on a calculator
Logarithm
M – founder of Islam
Muhammad
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N – the least-populous capital city of a sovereign nation in the world (and perhaps the hardest to remember)
Ngerulmud
O – singer and songwriter Roy (“Oh, Pretty Woman”, “You Got It”)
Orbison
P – is “prigione” in Italian, or “correction center” in America
Prison
Q – what is this sentence?
a Question
R – genre of Barbara Cartland, the third best-selling author worldwide
Romance
S – 1999 hit by Darude, or an unpleasant surprise in a desert
Sandstorm
T – hypothetical transfer of matter or energy, e.g. in the video game Portal
Teleportation
U – the official who presides over a tennis game sitting on a high chair (but does not strike back)
Umpire
V – one of the most widely-used French words; means, e.g. “here you are”
Voilà
W – actor who starred in Die Hard, Pulp Fiction and Armageddon and was married to Demi Moore
Bruce Willis
X – human rights activist and African-American Muslim minister Malcolm
X
Y – popular website named after legendary beings in the novel Gulliver's Travels
Yahoo
Z – ___ Buddhism, a practice that places great importance on moment-by-moment awareness
Zen
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