Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #11

Ambulance is a vehicle designed to transport sick or injured people.

America is the great land mass of the Western Hemisphere.

American Civil War (1861-1865), was a conflict between two parts of the United States of America.

American literature cannot be captured in a simple definition.

American Revolution (1775-1783), led to the birth of a new nation–the United States.

American Samoa is a United States territory, about 3,700 kilometres southwest of Hawaii.

American Staffordshire terrier is a breed of dog that originated in the United States.

American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII), is a code that computers use to process letters, numbers, and other character data.

American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) is one of the world’s largest information-processing companies.

American water spaniel is a gun dog that was developed in the United States.

Americium is an artificially created radioactive element.

Amery is the family name of two Conservative politicians, a father and son.

Amethyst is a gemstone of a purple or bluish-violet colour.

Amine is the name of a group of weak organic bases that are similar to ammonia in structure.

Amino acid is the name for the organic compounds that make up all the proteins in living things.

Amish belong to a Protestant group that originated in Switzerland, but is now centred in the United States and Canada.

Ammeter is an instrument that measures the electric current in a circuit in units called amperes.

Ammonia is a colourless alkaline gas made up of one part nitrogen and three parts hydrogen.

Ammunition is any object fired or launched from a gun or some other weapon.

Amnesia is a partial or, in rare cases, a complete loss of memory.

Amnesty is forgiveness by a government for crimes against it.

Amnesty International is an independent, worldwide human-rights organization.

Amniocentesis is a medical procedure sometimes performed during pregnancy to help determine the health and maturity of an unborn baby.

Amoeba is a tiny, one-celled organism that usually can only be seen under a microscope.

Amon became the most important god in ancient Egyptian mythology.

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