5-Letter History Chain #1

For each hint, enter a 5-letter word. The last letter of this word will be the first letter of the next word.
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Last updated: February 20, 2019
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First submittedSeptember 16, 2015
Times taken59,464
Average score67.9%
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Name of 18 French kings
Massachusetts witch trial city
Muhammad's birthplace
Empire conquered by Cortés
Noble rank somewhere between
Baron and Duke
Flower that caused a "mania" in 17th
century Netherlands
Series of wars between Rome and Carthage
Island of Minoan civilization
Term for a period in history
Author of the Iliad
River on the northeastern border
of the Roman Empire
Animal on the standard of a Roman legion
Country of the pharaohs
First capital of modern Italy
Ancient region of southern Egypt
and northern Sudan
Hitler's first name
Former currency of France
Capital of the Incas
American sprinter who won 4 golds
in the 1936 Olympics
Touch this on each shoulder to
dub a knight
Celtic priest
English privateer and circumnavigator
Eva Peron's nickname
Greek writer of fables
City of Notre Dame cathedral
Iraq War tactic: ____ and Awe
Country of the Mau Mau uprising
Nuclear test site Bikini _____
Level 74
Sep 17, 2015
Should 'Cuzco' also work, or is that a different place?
Level ∞
Sep 17, 2015
Cuzco will work now.
Level 84
Oct 15, 2015
pretty easy, scored 100% with 2:06 leftover. enjoyed it nevertheless.
Level 23
Oct 15, 2015
Tell me I'm not the only person who thought the nuclear test site was called Bikini Bottom.. *cringe*
Level 38
Oct 15, 2015
You weren't...
Level 28
Oct 15, 2015
'Epoch' is used much less frequently in history than 'era' (e.g., the "Era of Good Feelings" in U.S. history).

'Epoch' is more commonly used in geological or paleontological contexts; you might consider specifying the latter rather than just 'history'.

Level 72
Oct 19, 2015
Since era is not a 5-letter word, I think it's safe to assume that it's not a possible answer.
Level 65
Feb 19, 2018
Yeah you should probably specify that it's a word commonly used by Karl Marx since 'era' is much more widespread in history than 'epoch'.
Level 58
Oct 28, 2016
Good quiz!
Level 59
Jan 16, 2017
27/28, average score is 18...and I only get 4 points? What the what?
Level 61
Apr 27, 2022
You have to be in the top 5% of all quiz takers to get 5 points.
Level 43
Nov 29, 2017
Put Evila for Evita, perhaps a more suitable name:)
Level 51
Feb 19, 2018
Would you accept Snood?
Level 17
May 18, 2018
Would you?
Level 46
Oct 25, 2018
ah, blanked on nubia. i knew that one but could only think of kush and punt
Level 74
Nov 11, 2018
Ugh I kept typing Rhein
Level 69
Jun 13, 2019
Nubia is still a region.
Level ∞
Dec 14, 2020
The quiz doesn't say it isn't.
Level 57
Jan 27, 2021
I do not know how I got Owens. I knew it started with an o and ended with s and somehow the first name that came to my mind was Owens. So I guess I did hear of him before, even if I can't remember that I ever did ^^
Level 56
Jan 27, 2021
The clue for the next to last should be birthplace of Barack Obama.
Level 57
Jan 27, 2021
Or; the country of the Mau Mau uprising
Level 66
Feb 24, 2021
or Barack Obama´s original birthplace
Level 66
Jan 27, 2021
Given that the northeastern border of the Roman empire was Armenia shouldn't the clue be north western?
Level 64
Sep 28, 2021
Not sure how I came up with Nubia probably from some song like I think Notorious B.I.G. might have mentioned something Nubian in Party and Bull
Level 45
Dec 21, 2021
I hope I wasn't the only one thinking the second last one was Korea (with the letters K and A already given)
Level 65
Jun 13, 2022
Aesop is not Greek, he was an Ethiopian taken as a slave by Iadmon and forced to Greece.
Level 64
Feb 17, 2023
Just forgot Owens