5-Letter History Chain #3

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 21, 2019
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First submittedFebruary 21, 2019
Times taken45,102
Average score71.4%
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U.S. state once an independent country
Country formed by the union of
Castille and Aragon
Marilyn Monroe's real first name
Open air gathering place in ancient Greece;
some people have a "phobia" of them
He wrote many fables including
"The Tortoise and the Hare"
Christian term for a person who practiced
polytheist religions
Person, such as a Mongolian or Bedouin,
who doesn't live in a fixed location
Author who envisioned 9 circles of hell
Singer whose pulsating pelvis titillated
audiences of the 1950s
Nerve gas employed in the 1995
Tokyo subway attack
Inventor of dynamite
With Clark and Sacagawea, he explored
the Louisiana Purchase
Musical style popular in the big band era
Term for a Soviet prison camp
Person employed to take care of horses
Month of the year when Caesar met his end
Country founded after a successful
slave revolt
Homer's epic poem about the Trojan War
Musical genre popular in the 1970s
Mesoamerican society that made
"colossal head" statues
What Edmund Halley observed in 1682
Level 79
Feb 23, 2019
Nice quiz - I put 'arena' for the fourth!
Level 66
Feb 23, 2019
I do know some basketball teams with arenaphobia.
Level 54
Feb 24, 2019
I thought disco was a product of the 80's.
Level 80
Feb 24, 2019
Peak disco was around the time of Saturday Night Fever - 1977.
Level 37
Apr 30, 2019
True. Its last breath was in 1979.
Level 69
Dec 21, 2023
Disco will never die.
Level 69
Feb 25, 2019
Heavens no. 80's was "New Wave", if you had to pick one thing.
Level 89
Apr 30, 2019
By 1980, exactly 26 people still liked disco.
Level 72
Feb 27, 2019
Got most of them straight off. Got all but one on a second pass. Then spent two minutes looking at the fourth question. Not a clue. Frustrating when that happens.
Level 67
Apr 30, 2019
Fitting that "disco" comes after "Dante," given
Level 48
Apr 30, 2019
Smh didn't even answer my own name. Is there something wrong with me? How did I not know what Dante did
Level 76
May 3, 2019
"Pulsating pelvis", hehe.
Level 70
Aug 15, 2019
I got 6 more than 6 months ago, whadaya know, I ve learned something ;) (and went from 1 to 4 points, still missed norma and sarin, which also sounds more like a first name than a nerve gas..)
Level 26
Nov 28, 2019
Struggle to see how 'Person employed to take care of horses' is a history related clue...
Level ∞
Dec 14, 2020
Because if you said "I'm a groom" nowadays, people would think it's your wedding day.
Level 80
Feb 8, 2021
Or someone who is paid to look after horses.
Level 69
Dec 21, 2023
It's history because it happened inside time.
Level 63
Jul 26, 2021
Definitely thought the giant head thing was somehow related to Easter Island. Hadn't heard of these other giant heads
Level 60
Jul 26, 2021
Got them all except the giant heads. Never heard of that so thanks for the learning opportunity!
Level 71
Dec 20, 2023
How many other mesoamerican societies have a five-letter name that begins with O and ends with C, though?
Level 69
Dec 21, 2023
Yeah, I got the answer from the first and last letter, but it's still interesting that people (including me) did not know about the Olmec giant heads. For some of us, quizzes are also about learning stuff - not just about getting correct answers.
Level 53
Jul 31, 2021
i'm dumb, i thought the answer to the question about edmund halley was "halley's comet" and not comet, i don't know how i came to that conclusion lol i'm just dumb
Level 73
Dec 20, 2023
7/21, not even halfway to the average score…
Level 71
Mar 27, 2024
It always makes me so happy how these quizzes have the last letter of the last clue tie into the first clue.