Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #1

A 1 is a term used to describe anything unusually good.

Aardvark is an African mammal that lives in the ground and eats ants and termites.

Aardwolf is an unusual type of hyena that lives on the plains of southern and eastern Africa.

Abaca is a plant grown in Borneo, the Philippines, and Sumatra for its fibre.

Abacus is an ancient device used in China and other countries to perform arithmetic calculations.

Abalone is a marine snail found in most mild and tropical seas.

Abalone fishing is an important commercial industry in all southern Australian states.

Abbot is the religious superior of a monastery of an early religious order, such as the Benedictines and
Cistercians.

Abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or a phrase.

Abdomen is a large body cavity between the thorax (chest) and the pelvic cavity.

Aberration, in optics, is the failure of light rays to focus properly after they pass through a lens or reflect from a mirror.

Abnormal psychology is the scientific study of psychological disorders.

Abolition movement was activity that took place in the 1700’s and 1800’s to end slavery.

Abominable Snowman, also called Yeti, is a creature said to live on Mount Everest and other mountains of the Himalaya range of Asia.

Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy before birth.

Abraham was the founder of Judaism and the ancestor of both the Arabs and the Jews.

Abrasive is a substance used to grind, smoothen, sharpen, and polish various materials.

Abscess is a collection of pus within an infected part of the body.

Absolute zero is the theoretical temperature at which the atoms and molecules of a substance have the least possible energy.

Absolutism is a form of government in which one or more persons rule with power unlimited by law.

Absorption and adsorption are processes by which substances take in matter or energy, or both.

Abstract art is a style of art of the 1900’s that discards identifiable subject matter.0

Abu Simbel, Temples of, are two ancient Egyptian temples that were carved in a rocky mountainside beside the Nile River in southern Egypt.

Abuja is the capital of Nigeria.

Acacia is the name of a large group of plants related to peas and beans.

 

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A. Sulthan

Author and Assitant Professor in Finance

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