Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #7

Akaroa is a tourist resort and fishing centre on the Banks Peninsula on the eastern coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

Akbar (1542-1605), was the third and greatest of the Mughal emperors of India.

Akhenaton, also called Ikhnaton, ruled ancient Egypt as pharaoh from about 1367 to 1350 B.C. He was married to Queen Nefertiti.

Akita is a breed of dog that originated in northern Japan.

Aksum, also spelled Axum, was a powerful ancient kingdom in East Africa.

Alabaster is the name of two minerals of different chemical composition.

Aladdin, a poor Chinese boy, is the hero of a tale in the Arabian Nights.

Alamo is a historic structure that stands in the centre of San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. A famous battle was fought there in March 1836, during the war for Texan independence.

Alaska Highway is a 2,248-kilometre road that runs between Dawson Creek, British Columbia, in Canada, and Delta Junction, Alaska, in the United States.

Alaskan malamute is a strong, rugged, heavily coated sledge dog that came originally from Alaska.

Ala-ud-din Khalji, also known as Juna Khan, was ruler of northern India from 1296 to 1316.

Al-Azhar University is one of the oldest universities in the world.

Albania is a small, mountainous nation in the Balkan Peninsula of southeastern Europe.

Albatross is the name for any one of several kinds of large sea birds.

Albino is an animal or plant that is unable to produce pigment (colouring substance) in some or all of its
organs.

Albion is an ancient name for Britain or England.

Albumin, also spelled albumen, is a sticky, gelatinous (jelly-like) substance.

Alcatraz was a famous prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, California, U.S.A. The name

Alcatraz comes from a Spanish word meaning pelican.

Alcazar is the name usually given to palaces built by the Moorish rulers in Spanish cities.

Alchemy is a blend of pseudoscience, magic, and mystical philosophy.

Alcock and Brown were pioneer British aviators who made the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

Alcohol refers to a class of chemical compounds, all of which consist of chemically bonded atoms of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.

Alcoholic beverage is a drink that contains ethyl alcohol.

Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) is a worldwide organization of men and women who help each other solve their common problem of alcoholism.

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A. Sulthan

Author and Assistant professor in finance

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