Chronicles of the Crusades Test | Final 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. Joinville shows the king's fairness by relating a story in which the king upholds a charter. Does he have to uphold the charter?

2. Joinville discusses the birth of the king, and how his mother raised him to believe in what?

3. This time, the king has forbidden the army to battle. At the death of a Templar, what happens?

4. Does Joinville accompany the king when he again takes the cross?

5. Each night, the Turks kill more soldiers until what happens?

Short Essay Questions

1. During the battle, why does the king decide the French camp must be moved?

2. What does Joinville do when he is summoned by the Empress of Constantinople?

3. How are Joinville and the barons tricked into giving up their land?

4. Why does the king decide to sail to Cairo?

5. What does Joinville say about the king's goodness at this point in the book?

6. What story does Joinville tell about the Queen of Cyprus?

7. What information do the spies give regarding the Saracen's plans? How does the king react to this?

8. What is the purpose of the Dedication? Describe this Dedication.

9. What promise is made by the emirs of Egypt? What are the results of this promise?

10. What are the terms of the new negotiations from the new powers of the Turks? Describe how these negotiations play out.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When the French and Venetians divide the lands they have conquered, the French rule with selfishness.

Part 1) Describe the conquering by the French and Venetians. Why do the French rule selfishly? How does this compare to the way the Venetians rule? What might be the cause for the differences?

Part 2) What are the consequences of the French selfishness? What message does this send to readers?

Part 3) How might have circumstances ended differently if the French had ruled more like the Venetians?

Essay Topic 2

The goal of the Crusades was to capture the city of Jerusalem.

Part 1) Why did the crusaders want to capture Jerusalem? Why was Jerusalem so important?

Part 2) Were they successful? Why or why not? How did the Crusades affect all involved? Was the capture of Jerusalem worth it? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does mankind continue to fight for possession of cities, countries, and property? Are these fights worth the consequences? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Lack of communication and deception are themes.

Part 1) How are these themes? How are these themes found in other stories you have read?

Part 2) Why are lack of communication and deception found between humans? When has it occurred in your own life?

Part 3) What can be done to improve communications and honesty between various groups of people?

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