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Crusades

written by: DieZel
 
The Crusades were a series of several military campaigns that took place during the 11th through 13th centuries. Let's see how much you know about them.

Question 1:


The first Crusade was initiated by Emperor Alexius I, when he appealed to Pope Urban II for help in defending against the Muslims. Alexius I was the ruler of this great empire.
The Western Roman Empire
The Holy Roman Empire
The Chinese Empire
The Byzantine Empire

Question 2:


The Kingdom of Jerusalem was established after the first Crusade. Godfrey of Bouillon was chosen to be King, but he refused the title and took this one instead.
Defender of the Holy Sepulchre
Defender of the Holy Land
Defender of the Holy City
Slayer of the Muslims

Question 3:


The second Crusade, launched in 1145, was the most successful of all Crusades.
True
False

Question 4:


The Fourth Crusade (1202–1204) was called upon by Pope Innocent II and was originally intended to retake Jerusalem by conquering this country.
The Byzantine Empire
Egypt
Bulgaria
Turkey

Question 5:


One of the most brutal crusades was the Albigensian Crusade (this is true). The aim of this crusade was to eliminate the religion of the Cathars.
False
True

Question 6:


Jews saw the Crusades as great help and welcomed knights as heroes.
False
True

Question 7:


The crusaders considered themselves sort of pilgrims and so, before joining a Crusade, they swore a vow to do this.
Not to steal any gold
To preach Christianity to Muslim prisoners
To successfully reach Jerusalem
To kill at least ten Muslims

Question 8:


The military power of the Teutonic Order was broken after the Battle of Grunwald, after a defeat by these two countries.
Poland and Estonia
Poland and Switzerland
Poland and Lithuania
Poland and Turkey

Question 9:


This largest Christian military order was established in the aftermath of the First Crusade and is widely known as this.
The Knights of St. John
Ordo Draconis
The Knights Templar
The Order of Aviz

Question 10:


All of the Crusades were called upon by Popes.
True
False

 


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