The Crusades

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The Crusades.

1. Who fought each other in the Crusades?
a. The Eastern and Western Roman Empires
b. The Romans and the Greeks
c. The Europeans and the Arabs
d. The Europeans and the Egyptians
e. The Vikings and the English

2. The city of Jerusalem is important to what three major religions?
a. Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam
b. Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism
c. Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism
d. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism
e. Islam, Buddhism, and Christianity

3. The First Crusade got started when the Seljuk Turks did what?
a. Capture the city of Constantinople
b. Burnt down the city of Jerusalem
c. Attacked the Catholic city of Rome
d. Took military control of the Mediterranean Sea
e. Prevented Christians from entering Jerusalem

4. Why did people join in fighting in the Crusades?
a. They thought it would help them to practice their fighting skills
b. They thought it would help them to get rich
c. They thought it would help them to get into heaven
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

5. What was the result of the First Crusade?
a. The Crusaders were defeated and returned home
b. The Crusaders captured and gained control of Jerusalem
c. The Crusaders got greedy and attacked Constantinople
d. The Crusaders never made it to the Holy Land
e. None of the above

6. Not counting the Crusade of Children, how many Crusades were there?
a. 2
b. 4
c. 7
d. 9
e. 15

7. Which Crusade, led by the kings of Germany, France, and England did not retake Jerusalem, but did gain the right for Christian pilgrims to visit the city?
a. The Second
b. The Third
c. The Fourth
d. The Fifth
e. The Sixth

8. What was the symbol of the Crusaders?
a. A blue sword
b. A yellow lion
c. A red cross
d. A black snake
e. A green helmet

9. True or false: The majority of the Crusades were very successful in capturing the Holy Land.

10. What religious leader from the Catholic Church helped to organize the First Crusade?
a. The Bishop of Constantinople
b. Stephen Harding
c. The Pope
d. Saint Benedict
e. The Cardinal of Italy

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