Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #9

Allah is the Arabic name for the Supreme Being of the religion of Islam.

Allegheny Mountains form part of the Appalachian Mountain system of the United States.

Allegory is a story with more than one meaning.

Allergy is a body reaction that occurs in persons who are sensitive to certain substances.

Alliance joins two or more countries in a defence against a common threat or enemy.

Alligator is the name of two kinds of reptiles related to crocodiles.

Alliteration occurs when the same sound starts succeeding accented syllables.

Allopathy is a method in medical practice that tries to cure a disease by producing effects on the body that differ from the effects of the disease.Allosaurus was a large, meat-eating dinosaur that lived about 150 million years ago.

Allotment, in England and Wales, is a plot of cultivated land not larger than 2.02 hectares.

Allotropy, in chemistry, is the ability of an element to exist in more than one form.

Alloy is a material made up of a metal and at least one other element.

Allspice is a spice with a flavour similar to that of a combination of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.

Alluvial fan is a deposit of stratified silts, sands, gravels, and other materials.

Alluvium is soil, sand, gravel, clay, silt, or other material deposited by running water.

Almanac is a book or pamphlet, usually published once a year, that contains many kinds of information.

Almond is a nut.

Almshouses are homes provided by private benefactors for the aged poor.

Aloe, is the name of a group of over 200 fleshy-leaved plants native to the Middle East, Madagascar, and southern Africa.

Alpaca is a grazing animal of South America that is related to the camel.

Alpenhorn, also called alphorn, is a long tube-shaped instrument used chiefly by herders in mountain regions.

Alpha and Omega is an expression used to give the idea of completeness, or “the beginning and the end.” The two words are the names of the first and last letters in the Greek alphabet.

Alpha Centauri is a multiple star system in the constellation Centaurus.

Alpha particle is a positively charged, high-energy particle given off by the nucleus of a radioactive atom when it undergoes a nuclear transformation.

Alphabet is the series of letters used in writing a language.

Alps are the largest mountain system in Europe.

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