The 1st Crusade short exam questions

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1. Why was Jerusalem so important to the crusaders?

  • It was the death and resurection place of Jesus, home to the Holy Sepulture
  • There were defenders of anarchy in the place
  • The muslims had taken over
  • Alexios asked them to take it for him so he could expand
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2. One reason why the knights went on the 1st Crusade

  • They wanted to escape England because of the famine and diseases
  • They wanted to get rich quick
  • To gain a full indulgence when they got there
  • They were told to go by their wives

3. Why were the Seljuk Turks unable to resist the 1st Crusade

  • They had taken over the Abbasids' domain
  • They had taken over a very large area
  • They beat the Byzantine Empire at Manzikert
  • They were attracted to the Crusaders

4. Why did Pope Urban call the 1st Crusade

  • To heal a conflict
  • to promise not to kill the king
  • To assert his authority
  • To help a friend in need

5. Why did Emperor Alexios receive help from the west

  • He didn't get any help from the west, it was the East
  • The west wanted to take control of his Empire
  • He asked for it and the Pope responded
  • He was greedy but he couldn't take over on his own

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