Wonder #2824: What Causing Dancing Mania?
Question 1 of 3
According to this Wonder, where was dancing mania first recorded?
- Kölbigk, Germany
- Aachen, Germany
- the United States
Question 2 of 3
Dancing mania is also called . . .
- mass hysteria
- Black Death
- a hallucination
Question 3 of 3
What is cited by modern experts to be the most likely cause of dancing mania?
- ergot, a fungus that can grow on rye, which is used to make bread and then accidentally consumed
- tarantism, a condition caused by spider bites
- St. John’s Dance, which is caused by when saints curse an individual or group
- a breakdown of mental health, caused by stressors such as disease and famine
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