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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #51

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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A – a jump in figure skating, or Beverly Hills Cop Foley
Axel
B – country with the world’s 8th largest population but smaller in area than any other in top 25
Bangladesh
C – to cut, or a short segment of electronic media
Clip
D – the best-selling Canadian singer ("My Heart Will Go On")
Celine Dion
E – comes every day, as “Abend” in Germany
Evening
F – English self-taught scientist Michael who invented the _______ cage, an enclosure used to block electromagnetic fields
Faraday
G – first name of Simenon, author of the detective Maigret books
Georges
H – the 17th- to 19th-century name for the continent of Australia was New ______
Holland
I – in poker, to just call a small bet before the flop is to limp __
In
J – J country closest to Europe
Jordan
K – Brazilian former soccer player, was voted the 2007 IFFHS World's Best Playmaker when at AC Milan
Kaká
L – film director Sidney (12 Angry Men, Serpico); the name is plural of snow in Finnish
Lumet
M – a computer-animated media franchise owned by DreamWorks Animation, or a country
Madagascar
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N – surrounded by Triton, Proteus, and at least 12 others
Neptune
O – a major Czech city located at the confluences of rivers Oder, Opava, Ostravice and Lučina
Ostrava
P – what you shouldn’t cast before swine
Pearls
Q – a section or area (e.g. of a town), or 25%
Quarter
R – device that converts certain electromagnetic waves to sound, or Queen hit “_____ Ga Ga”
Radio
S – 3-time Oscar winner Meryl
Streep
T – American sitcom whose last episode, aired in 2015, had Arnold Schwarzenegger and Christian Slater as guest stars (but no Charlie Sheen)
Two and a Half Men
U – the address of a webpage or other Internet resource
URL
V – ____ del Mar, Chile’s fourth largest city; the name means “Vineyard of the Sea”
Viña
W – to serve customers in a restaurant, or what is being done for Godot in a Samuel Beckett play
Wait
X – __________ of Colophon, one of the most important Pre-Socratic philosophers (Ancient Greek: Ξενοφάνης ὁ Κολοφώνιος)
Xenophanes
Y – “first” name of Tu, the 2015 winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine (the name has a personal pronoun repeated)
Youyou
Z – Émile who wrote Nana and J'Accuse…!
Zola
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