Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #29

Avocado is a fruit that grows on an evergreen tree of the same name.

Avocet is a long-legged wading bird, from 40 to 45 centimetres long.

Avoirdupois is a system of weights for common, sizable articles of commerce, such as coal, grain, or foodstuffs.

Avon was a county in southwestern England.

Avon is the name of nine rivers in Britain.

Aw Boon Haw (1893-1954), a Chinese businessman, became known in Singapore as the Tiger Balm King, because of the medicinal products marketed by his family under the “Tiger” brand.

Axe is a common cutting tool made up of an edged head attached to a handle.

Axiom is a mathematical statement that is assumed to be true.

Axis refers to alliances formed among Germany, Italy, and Japan beginning in 1936 and continuing in their cooperation during World War II (1939-1945).

Aye-aye is a small, squirrel-like animal of Madagascar.

Ayers Rock is a giant outcrop of rock in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Ayrshire was a county in southwestern Scotland.

Azalea is the name of a group of flowering shrubs.

Azerbaijan is a country in the Caucasus Mountain region on the western shore of the Caspian Sea.

Azimuth is a measure along the horizon of the angle between an object and a reference point.

Azores are a group of nine islands that belong to Portugal.

Aztec were an American Indian people who ruled a mighty empire in Mexico during the 1400’s and early 1500’s.

Azurite is a mineral that contains copper.

Baal was one of the chief gods of the Canaanites in Biblical times.

Babur, also spelled as Babar (1483-1530), was a Turkish prince who founded the Mughal Empire in India.

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A. Sulthan

Author and Assitant Professor in Finance

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