5-Letter History Chain #2

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
First submittedSeptember 17, 2015
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Hint
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Pacific Northwest carving: ____ Pole
Totem
Main crop of the Aztecs
Maize
Houston, Tranquillity Base here.
The _____ has landed
Eagle
First general anesthetic
Ether
Lancaster vs. York: War of the _____
Roses
Shakespeare play: Taming of the _____
Shrew
Country conquered by Edward Longshanks
Wales
Job for a poor Victorian child:
chimney _____
Sweep
Student of Socrates, teacher of Aristotle
Plato
Drug that caused wars between
China and Britain
Opium
Style of outdoor painting
Diego Rivera was known for
Mural
Language of ancient Rome
Latin
He was not a crook
Nixon
Hint
Answer
"Don Quixote" is often called the first
of this type of book
Novel
Pack animal of the Incas
Llama
"Remembered" battle of Texas independence
Alamo
J.S. Bach's instrument
Organ
Term for a Brit who got rich in India
Nabob
Musical genre that started in
the Southern U.S.
Blues
Scimitar, claymore, cutlass
Sword
Kansas frontier town
Dodge
Country led by Nassar and Sadat
Egypt
Type of Greek god such as Cronus
or Prometheus
Titan
Assassin of feudal Japan
Ninja
Wife of Muhammad who wrote 2,210 hadiths
Aisha
Leader of an abbey
Abbot
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Level 88
Sep 21, 2015
Wow, my mind screamed bluegrass for the musical genre, and then I couldn't think of anything else. To be so close...
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Level 12
Feb 3, 2017
I thought bluegrass too even though I knew it was bluegrass. Pretty much every time I start a quiz I get a brainfart.
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Level 59
Nov 15, 2015
I wasn't aware of ever hearing or seeing the word "nabob," but knowing the first and last letter, I guessed it on the first try.
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Level 77
Nov 15, 2015
I've only ever heard it as "nabab", but that was in a French book.
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Level 58
Nov 15, 2015
For years I thought in Apocalypse Now when Brando (Kurtz) is heard on the tape, that he said "Those na-bombs - I hate them, I do hate them" as some kind of abbreviation for napalm bomb. Turns out he was saying "nabobs".
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Level 60
Feb 4, 2017
Don't remember "nattering nabobs of negativism"? Spiro Agnew quote.
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Level 37
Apr 5, 2017
Sure do remember our Spiro Agnew. In retrospect, he doesn't seem so bad now, does he?
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Level 63
Nov 15, 2015
Can't an abbess also lead an abbey?
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Level 71
Nov 15, 2015
Abbess has 6 letters
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Level 58
Nov 15, 2015
Also, a tip - these chains always link up in a circle, so the last letter of the last clue is the first of the first.
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Level 47
Nov 15, 2015
There has never been such a thing as a ninja in Japan. They were created entirely by media, and while there were samurais and sensei, there were never actually ninjas in Japan.
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Level 63
Nov 16, 2015
A ninja (忍者?) or shinobi (忍び?) was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninja

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Level 68
Nov 15, 2015
Your clue for Nabob is a bit misleading. It does not refer to all Brits who got rich in India. It only refers to those who worked for the East India Company who got rich off of scams and corrupt dealings. Other than that, it is usually referring to a viceroy or governor. Additionally, Native Europeans used "nabob" to refer to those who returned from India after having made a fortune there. Source of my info, Wikipedia, the source Quizmaster is so fond of referencing.
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Level ∞
Nov 16, 2015
"A nabob /ˈneɪbɒb/ is an Anglo-Indian term for a conspicuously wealthy man who made his fortune in the Orient, especially in the Indian subcontinent"

First line of the Wikipedia article

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Level 72
Nov 17, 2015
I'd like to thank Spiro Agnew for helping me get "nabob".
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Level 65
Nov 17, 2015
I was thinking of Aisha the whole time, but couldn't figure out the transliteration wanted!
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Level 56
Nov 18, 2015
Ninja's were not necessarily assassins; they were more commonly spies.
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Level 37
Feb 12, 2018
"Nattering Nabobs of Negativism." - Spiro Agnew
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Level 44
May 17, 2018
Nabob is highly misleading. It seems like a derivative of the Urdu word Nawab which was used as a title by the Islamic emperors in India. Never heard Nabob being defined in this context. Please verify.
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Level ∞
May 18, 2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabob
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Level 61
May 17, 2018
25/26. I wouldn't've gotten Dodge in a million years.
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Level 62
Oct 8, 2019
I hadn't thought it was in Kansas, more west like Colorado or Arizona or south in Texas.
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Level 56
May 17, 2018
Nice quiz, however, "The Tale of Genji" is actually considered the world's first novel. Here is at least one source (though there are many): https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-sensualist-books-buruma. Otherwise, this was an interesting quiz.
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Level 61
May 17, 2018
Dodge isn't a Kansan city, Dodge CITY is the frontier town. that clue is technically incorrect.
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Level 37
Sep 28, 2018
Who cares? We got it! - Frontier town: Get out of Dodge! (usually followed by: "by sundown").
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Level 53
Jan 16, 2019
Got Dodge, missed novel and blues. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Level 37
Mar 18, 2019
A "Mural" is "a painting installed on a walled surface" (Webster's) it is not a "style" of painting.
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Level 67
Aug 15, 2019
I agree, simply outdoor painting would ve been better (though murals cán be inside ofcourse)
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Level 62
Oct 8, 2019
Murals painted on walls outside AND inside; they are not limited to outside walls.
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Level 70
Nov 11, 2019
I agree 'Wall painting' rather than outside painting would be better.
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Level 70
Nov 14, 2020
Opium did not cause the Opium Wars. The British Empire's desire to conquer the entire world regardless of the human cost caused the Opium Wars.
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Level ∞
Dec 14, 2020
The Big Bang caused the Opium Wars.