Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #22

Art nouveau was a decorative style of design that flourished from the 1890’s until about 1910.

Artemis was the goddess of childbirth and hunting, and was sometimes identified with the moon goddess Selene in Greek mythology.

Arteriosclerosis is a disease of the arteries.

Artery is the name of the tubes or blood vessels through which blood is pumped away from the heart to the various parts of the body.

Artesian well is a well that taps groundwater which is under pressure.

Arthritis is any of more than 100 diseases of the joints.

Arthropod is any animal that belongs to the major division, or phylum, of the animal kingdom called the Arthropoda.

Arthroscopy is the technique of using an arthroscope to examine a joint of the body.

Arthur’s Pass is a route across the Southern Alps in the South Island of New Zealand.

Artichoke is a large, thistlelike plant that produces edible flower buds.

Article is the name given to any one of three words–a, an, and the.

Articles of Confederation was the agreement under which the 13 original colonies of America established a government of states in 1781.

Artificial eye is worn by a person who has had an eye removed because of disease or injury.

Artificial heart is a device designed to replace a natural heart.

Artificial intelligence is a branch of computer science.

Artificial limb is a synthetic replacement for an arm or leg lost as the result of injury, disease, or a birth defect.

Artificial respiration is a life-saving measure used to force air into and out of the lungs of people who have stopped breathing.

Artificial sweetener is a synthetic substance used in food and beverages in place of sugar.

Artificial turf is a manufactured product that looks like grass.

Artillery includes mounted guns or rocket launchers that are too large or too heavy to be classed as small arms.

Arum is the name of a large family of plants.

Aryans is a term used both for a group of Asian languages and for certain Asian peoples.

Asbestos is any of a group of soft, threadlike mineral fibres.

Ascension is an island in the South Atlantic about 1,100 kilometres northwest of Saint Helena and 800 kilometres south of the equator.

Ascension Day is a Christian holiday that falls on a Thursday, 40 days after Easter.

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