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Same Start and End Letter - History

Guess these historical answers that start and end with the same letter.
All the answers are a single word
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First submittedMarch 28, 2017
Last updatedJune 13, 2017
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Hint
Answer
A
Egyptian city known for its library
Alexandria
A
Largest land mass undiscovered in 1800
Antarctica
A
City captured by Sherman in 1864
Atlanta
D
Boom town of the Black Hills gold rush
Deadwood
E
Animal that symbolized the
Roman legions
Eagle
E
Crime of Mata Hari and Aldrich Ames
Espionage
F
Fat knight of
"The Merry Wives of Windsor"
Falstaff
G
Luftwaffe commander during WWII
Göring
G
Siberian labor camp
Gulag
H
Ancient Egyptian symbol
Hieroglyph
 
Hint
Answer
M
Period of 1,000 years
Millennium
N
First scientist to describe gravity
Newton
N
Ethnicity of William the Conqueror
Norman
P
Alexander the Great's dad
Philip
R
French impressionist painter
Renoir
R
Feudal landowner who levied
illegal tolls: _____ Baron
Robber
S
STD that probably came from
the New World
Syphilis
T
Type of powerful catapult
Trebuchet
T
Synonym of autocrat
Tyrant
W
First name of President Wilson
Woodrow
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level 71
Mar 28, 2017
Very interesting quiz!
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level 78
Mar 29, 2017
Wasn't Wilson's first name Thomas?
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level 80
Mar 29, 2017
Yes, Thomas is technically correct.
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level 43
Aug 12, 2017
Same start and end letter...
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level 82
Mar 30, 2017
Flagstaff? I was close, wasn't I?
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level 48
Jun 12, 2017
This is what too much geography does to Jetpunkers.
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level 70
Mar 31, 2017
Drew a complete blank on hieroglyph. Should have known that.
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level 77
Apr 25, 2017
The question should ask for a writing character, not just a symbol.
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level 65
May 23, 2017
Agree. I was thinking of an ankh, eye or Horus, etc. given the clue. "Ancient Egyptian writing" would have been much clearer.
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level 67
Jun 12, 2017
I agree. It took me forever to get hieroglyph because of the wording. I was also thinking like "ankh, eye of Horus, scarab... none of these begin with H".
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level 73
Apr 3, 2017
Gulags were all over Russia and USSR, not just in Siberia
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level 48
Jun 12, 2017
GULAG is a system of labor camps, not a single labor camp. And Gulag prison-camps were not just in Siberia, but throughout USSR. Should be replaced with "Soviet forced-labor camp system".
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level ∞
Jun 12, 2017
And in colloquial use, a gulag is an individual camp. We like to keep the clues short:

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gulag

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level ∞
Jun 12, 2017
p.s. I highly recommend Anne Applebaum's "Gulag: A History".
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level 62
Jun 12, 2017
Gulag was not one place, it was throughout all the USSR. Please fix
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level 57
Jun 12, 2017
Accept "Syphillis" with two Ls? That seems unfair that I got that wrong
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level ∞
Jun 13, 2017
Okay
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level 45
Jun 12, 2017
Undiscovered? Not discovered?
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level 65
Jun 12, 2017
Agree. A little more latitude on the STD spelling, please.
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level 76
Jun 12, 2017
Alexander the Great's dad? I think he called him "Pop." Hey, it fits the criteria and who can say for sure what he called him?
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level 33
Jun 18, 2017
Noticed in the very last second that there are letter clues out to the left. That would have been useful.
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level 38
Aug 22, 2017
The German air force is still called the Luftwaffe.
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level 73
Oct 17, 2017
But it has a different commander.
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level 56
Apr 8, 2019
Um, read the question carefully.
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level 38
Apr 8, 2019
^The poster to whom I was responding has deleted his/her post.