Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #13

Anaximenes was a Greek philosopher who lived in the 500’s B.C. Like other early philosophers, he believed that there is a single substance underlying all things.

Ancestor worship is a family’s reverence for the wisdom and leadership of its dead members.

Anchor is a heavy weight that is used to hold a ship or boat in place.

Anchovy is a popular food fish related to the herring.

Ancient civilization refers to civilizations that flourished long ago.

Ancient lights in the United Kingdom, is the right of access of light to a building.

Andalusia, also spelled Andalucia, is a mountain and plains region of southern Spain.

Andamooka is an opal-mining settlement in central South Australia, about 130 kilometres from Woomera.

Andes Mountains are the world’s longest chain of mountains above sea level.

Androcles, also called Androclus, was a Roman slave who ran away from his master and hid in a cave.

Andromeda is a constellation (a group of stars) of the Northern Celestial Hemisphere.

Andromeda, in Greek mythology, was the daughter of Cassiopeia and Cepheus, rulers of Ethiopia.

Anemometer is an instrument that measures wind speed.

Anemone is any of more than 150 species of spring flowers that grow in woodlands and open country.

Aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge that forms in a weakened area of the wall of an artery or vein.

Angel, according to many religions, is a spiritual being created by God.

Angel Falls is the highest waterfall in the world.

Angelfish is the name of a type of fish that has a thin, oval body and long, pointed fins.

Angelus is a Roman Catholic prayer.

Angina pectoris is a chest pain that occurs if the heart does not receive enough oxygen.

Angiography is a technique that makes blood vessels visible using X rays.

Angioplasty is a technique of opening arteries that have become blocked by deposits of cholesterol, calcium, and other substances.

Angiosperm is the name given to flowering plants.

Angkor was an early civilization that flourished in northwestern Cambodia from the early 800’s to the 1400’s.

Angle, in plane geometry, is a figure formed by two rays with the same end point.

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