Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #25

Atheism is the belief that God does not exist.

Athena, in Greek mythology, was the goddess of warfare, wisdom, and arts and crafts.

Atherton Tableland is an area of high, flat land in northeastern Queensland, Australia.

Athlete’s foot is an infectious skin disease that involves itching and scaling between the toes and on the soles of the feet.

Athletics is a sport in which athletes compete in running, walking, jumping, and throwing events.

Atlantic Charter expressed the post-World War II aims of the United States and Great Britain.

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is a sheltered water route used by boats along the Atlantic Coast of the United States.

Atlantic Ocean is the second largest body of water in the world.

Atlantic Provinces are the four Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

Atlantis was a legendary continent that many people believe sank into the Atlantic Ocean thousands of years ago.

Atlas is usually a book of maps.

Atlas, in Greek mythology, was one of a group of gods called Titans.

Atlas Mountains extend for 2,410 kilometres across northwestern Africa.

Atmosphere is the air which surrounds the earth.

Atmosphere is a measure of atmospheric pressure.

Atoll is a circular ring of coral in the open sea, built up on a sunken bank, or formed on the crater of a volcano that has sunk below the surface of the sea.

Atom is one of the basic units of matter.

Atomic clock is a device for measuring time intervals by measuring the frequency of electromagnetic waves given off, or absorbed, by atoms or molecules.

Atomism is a philosophical view that developed in Greece during the 400’s B.C. The atomists believed that the basic elements of reality are atoms–indivisible, indestructible particles of matter moving in space.

Atomizer is a device that produces a fine spray by forcing a liquid through a tiny opening.

Atonement is the act of doing something good to make up for an offence one has committed or a harm one has done.

Atrium was the central room of early Roman houses.

Attache is an officer attached to a diplomatic office.

Attachment is the legal term for a court order to seize a person’s property.

Attar, also called otto, is the essential oil obtained by passing steam through flower petals.

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