Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #4

  1. Adjective is a part of speech that describes, qualifies, or places limits on a noun or pronoun.
  2. Adjutant is the name of two species of large birds in the stork family.
  3. Admiral is the highest rank in a navy.
  4. Admiralty is a traditional name for a department of a nation’s government that directs naval affairs.
  5. Admiralty Islands, a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, are part of the nation of Papua New Guinea.
  6. Adobe is the Spanish name for sun-dried bricks, or for a house built with such bricks.
  7. Adolescent is a person who is no longer a child but not yet an adult.
  8. Adonis was a handsome youth in Greek mythology.
  9. Adonis is the name of a group of plants that grow wild in Europe and Asia.
  10. Adoption is the process by which people become legal parents of a child who was not born to them and raise the child as a member of their family.
  11. Adrenal gland is a small body organ that secretes many important hormones.
  12. Adrenaline is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands.
  13. Adriatic Sea is a gulf, or arm, of the Mediterranean Sea.
  14. Adventists are members of religious groups that stress the doctrine of the Second Coming.
  15. Adverb is a part of speech that adds meaning to a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
  16. Advertising is a message designed to promote a product, a service, or an idea.
  17. A.E.F., also written AEF, stands for the Allied Expeditionary Forces sent to Continental Europe during World War II (1939-1945).
  18. Aegean civilization consisted of four cultures that flourished on the islands and shores of the Aegean Sea between 3000 and 1200 B.C. These cultures are called the Cycladic, Minoan, Mycenaean, and Trojan cultures.
  19. Aegean Sea is a gulf or arm of the Mediterranean Sea.
  20. Aegis was the name of the shield made for Jupiter by Vulcan.
  21. Aeneas was a Trojan hero in Greek and Roman mythology.
  22. Aeneid, the national epic of ancient Rome, is one of the world’s greatest poems of heroic adventure.
  23. Aeolian harp is an unusual ancient musical instrument.
  24. Aeolians were a group of ancient Greeks.
  25. Aeolus was the keeper of the winds in Greek mythology.

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