Chronicles of the Crusades Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Henri and all able men in Constantinople go by land and sea to save Kibotos. Are they successful?

2. Henri and his troops march to Demotika, determining that what will happen?

3. All the barons hold a conference, and send envoys to Venice to do what?

4. The Marquis de Montferrat calls for all members of the army to do what?

5. The expedition would travel to Cairo to crush the Turks first, and would meet in Venice by when in 1202?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Thibaut? How do his followers react to his demands?

2. What happens when many men do not manage to arrive in Venice after Easter in 1202?

3. What is Murzuphlus' fate?

4. What is known about Joinville's account of the crusade?

5. What do the Greeks of Philippopolis ask of Johanitza? What is his response?

6. How do Lascaris and Henri come to a truce agreement?

7. What happens when the Venetians show the French the warships they have created?

8. What do the Crusaders do when the Emperor Alexius flees?

9. How is this first chronicle challenged? What does Shaw think about this?

10. How did King Louis IX end up taking up the cross and joining the crusade?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Crusaders lay siege to Zara.

Part 1) Why do they overtake this city? What is the end result of this? How do various characters in this book feel about this? Why?

Part 2) How is destruction a theme in this book? How does the siege of Zara support this theme?

Part 3) Why do armies still overtake cities and countries today? How does this compare to the siege of Zara and this theme of destruction?

Essay Topic 2

Thibaut dies and leaves his money to his followers on the condition they join the Crusades.

Part 1) Who is Thibaut? How does this final act influence others?

Part 2) Why are the Crusades so important to Thibaut and others? How do the Crusades still impact us today?

Part 3) What causes are important to mankind today? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Joinville states the king always governed in accordance with God's will.

Part 1) What might be God's will? How does this compare to the king's action?

Part 2) Do you believe King Louis always governed in accordance with God's will? Might others have agreed with Joinville? Why or why not?

Part 3) If others shared this belief, how might it have affected their behavior and participation in the Crusades? Are there people today who are thought to act according to God's will? How does this person's actions influence others?

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