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Issue 974

All the answers begin with the letter A

1. In what city is the United States Naval Academy located?

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Annapolis, MD

2. Shakespeare wrote the historical tragedy __________and Cleopatra.

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Antony

3. What kind of federal laws apply to monopoly and restraint of trade?

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Antitrust

4. What do you call any substance that prevents the growth of microorganisms?

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Antiseptic

5. What name is used to refer to several kinds of unrelated mammals that feed primarily on termites?

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Anteater

6. What is used to launch or intercept radio waves?

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Antennas

7. Name the disease that is also called splenic fever or charbon, a highly fatal, rapidly acting, infectious disease of men and animals. One more hint: The word ends with x.

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Anthrax

8. What word refers to the science of man and culture?

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Anthropology

9. What do you call the chemical substances, produced by microorganisms, which have the capacity, in dilute solutions, to inhibit the growth of and even to destroy bacteria and other microorganisms?

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Antibiotics

10. What is a name for one who vigorously denies or opposes the name and teachings of Jesus Christ?

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Antichrist

11. What is another name for Revelations, the last book of the New Testament?

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Apocalypse

12. Name the branch of theology that is concerned with the intellectual defense of Christian truth.

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Apologetics

13. What do you call the acute abdominal condition caused by the infection or obstruction, or both, of the appendix?

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Appendicitis

14. Name the tree of the rose family that bears perhaps the most important fruit in the world, which is useful for eating raw or for making jams, jellies, and pies.

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Apple

15. What does the A stand for in SAT, a test you may have taken?

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Aptitude

16. Where are aquatic animals kept captive for public or private exhibition?

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Aquarium

17. What is the common word used to refer to the principal people of the Middle East and North Africa?

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Arab

18. Name the class of animals that includes spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks.

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Arachnids

19. Name the mountain in eastern Turkey where Noah’s ark landed and is believed to be residing to this day.

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Ararat

20. What special day is set aside, usually in March or April, to remind people of the importance of trees?

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Arbor Day