Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #17

Anzac, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, was a combined force of Australian and New Zealand volunteer soldiers.

Anzac Memorial in Sydney was originally built in memory of those men and women from New South Wales, Australia who served in World War I (1914-1918).

ANZUS is a collective defence treaty formed by Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.

Aorta is the body’s longest and largest artery.

Apartheid was, from 1948 until 1991, the South African government’s policy of rigid racial segregation.

Ape is a member of a group of animals that closely resemble human beings.

Apelles, a Greek artist, was one of the most famous painters of ancient times.

Apennine Tunnel is the train tunnel on the Florence-Bologna line in northern Italy.

Apennines is the name of a mountain range that runs from the Gulf of Genoa to the toe of boot-shaped Italy.

Apex is an organization for men between the ages of 18 and 40.

Aphasia is the loss or partial loss of the ability to use and understand spoken and written language.

Aphid, also called plant louse, is a tiny, soft-bodied insect that feeds on plant juices.

Aphrodite was the goddess of love and beauty in Greek mythology.

Apollo was a major god in Greek and Roman mythology.

Apostle bird is a quick-moving, grey or black bird about 30 centimetres long.

Apostles, in the New Testament, are the 12 men chosen by Jesus Christ to be His close companions.

Apostles’ Creed is a statement of the main Western Christian beliefs.

Apothecaries’ weight is a system of weights once widely used by pharmacists for prescriptions.

Appalachian Mountains are the second largest mountain system of North America.

Appeal is the transfer of a legal action to a higher, or superior, court for review.

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the vermiform appendix.

Appendix, in anatomy, is a structure attached to a larger or more important part.

Appian Way was the first and most famous military highway built by the ancient Romans.

Apple is one of the most commercially important fruits.

Apple of Sodom is a spiny plant found near Jericho, Jordan.

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A. Sulthan

Author and Assitant Professor in Finance

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