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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #53

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 – country that had the world’s first female president (not following an election, though)
Argentina
B – not long-lasting, but letter in German
Brief
C – present-day country that was uninhabited until the 15th century, when the Portuguese colonized the islands, thus establishing the first European settlement in the tropics
Cabo Verde
D – video on-demand streaming service with dedicated content hubs for brands such as Pixar and Lucasfilm
Disney+
E – popular singer born in 2001 (“Bad Guy”, “No Time to Die”)
Billie Eilish
F – Things ____ _____, Chinua Achebe’s novel of great power that turns the world upside down
Fall Apart
G – ___ Rummy, where the players do not lay down their sets and runs until at the end
Gin
H – Duran Duran’s 1982 hit “______ Like the Wolf”
Hungry
I – one word to describe a social media user who can reach a relevant audience and create awareness; usually a celebrity
Influencer
J – jelly, or a difficult situation, like with Michael Jordan and space creatures
Jam
K – _____ Lumpur
Kuala
L – the genre of John Grisham and Scott Turow is _____ thriller
Legal
M – a device that converts sound waves into an electric current, or first name of pugilist Tyson
Mike
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N – is “nooit” in Dutch, or “jamás” in Spanish
Never
O – hip hop duo with hits “Player's Ball”, “Ms Jackson” and “Hey Ya!”
Outkast
P – chemical element number 94, stolen by Doc Brown from Libyan terrorists
Plutonium
Q – punctuation mark missing from this sentence: I'll be back, he said.
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R – the largest city of the Arabian Peninsula
Riyadh
S – Mary who wrote Frankenstein in 1816 when the world was locked in a long, cold volcanic winter caused by the eruption of Mount Tambora
Shelley
T – the name of this country is a combination of the two states, Tanganyika and Zanzibar, that joined together
Tanzania
U – do ____ others as you would have them do ____ you
Unto
V – the third largest city in Spain, or a type of orange
Valencia
W – TV game show that is called Qui veut gagner des millions? in France
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
X – Extremely Extra Extra Large
XXXL
Y – genus of perennial shrubs and trees with tough, sword-shaped leaves and typically white flowers (or “_____ palm”)
Yucca
Z – a line that proceeds by sharp turns in alternating directions
Zigzag
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