Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #26

Aubergine is a plant grown for its large, shiny-skinned fruit.

Aubrietia is a plant of the mustard family.

Auckland Islands are a group of uninhabited islands about 300 kilometres south of New Zealand.

Auction is a sale at which people bid for articles being sold.

Audio-visual materials, also known as instructional media, are educational devices that work through sight, sound, or both.

Audiology is a profession devoted to the detection and treatment of hearing problems.

Audit is the examination and checking of financial accounts by a professional auditor (accountant) who has had no part in their preparation.

Audubon Society, National, in the United States, is one of the oldest and largest national conservation organizations in the world.

Augean stables, in Greek and Roman mythology, were the stables belonging to Augeas, king of Elis.

Augrabies Falls, on the Orange River in South Africa, are among the world’s great waterfalls.

Augsburg (pop. 245,193) is a commercial and industrial city in southern Germany.

Augur was the title given to people in ancient Rome who interpreted signs for government officials.

August is the eighth month of the year according to the Gregorian calendar, which is used in almost all the world today.

Augustus (63 B.C.-A.D. 14), meaning the exalted, was the name given Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (Octavian) when he became the first Roman emperor in 27 B.C. The period of the Roman Republic ended, and the era of the Roman Empire began under August

Auk is the name of a family of sea birds that includes dovekies, guillemots, murres, and puffins.

Auld lang syne in Scottish dialect means old long since, or days gone by.

Auriga, also called the Wagoner or the Charioteer, is the name of a constellation.

Aurochs, also called urus, is the name of a kind of extinct wild ox.

Aurora is a natural display of light in the sky that can be seen with the unaided eye only at night.

Aurora was the goddess of the dawn in Roman mythology.

Aurora australis, also called southern lights, occurs as arcs or bands of brilliant light in the sky over the Antarctic.

Aurukun is an Australian Aboriginal settlement on the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia.

Auschwitz was a forced-labour and extermination centre run by the German Nazis during World War II (1939-1945).

Austcare stands for Australians Care for Refugees.

Austral Islands lie south of Tahiti in the Pacific Ocean.

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A. Sulthan

Author and Assistant professor in finance

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