The 1st Crusade short exam questions

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1. Why was Jerusalem so important to the crusaders?

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

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

3. Why did Emperor Alexios receive help from the west

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

4. Why was Byzantium important in Pope Urban 2nd's decision to call the 1st Crusade at Clermont 1095?

  • The Byzantine Empire was being attacked from all sides and gradually shrinking
  • Alexios pleaded for help because he was dieing
  • Pope Urban wanted to take over Byzantium
  • Great Schism between Catholic church and the Holy Roman Empire

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

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


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