Crusades Trivia QuizHistory Trivia Questions - Printable
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Who conducted the Crusades?
a. The pilgrims
b. Catholic Europe
c. Eastern Pagans
Catholic Europe - Catholic Europe was attempting to control and covert various other religious people in
the Middle East.
Which flag did the crusaders ride under?
a. The Christian Cross
b. The Red Cross
c. The Fleur-de-lis
d. The union jack
The Christian Cross - The Christian Cross is a white cross on a red background.
When was the First Crusade?
1096 - Historians date the First Crusade as 1096 to 1099.
Which city was captured during the First Crusade?
Jerusalem - The city was captured in July 1099.
What kind of horses did crusaders ride?
Destriers - Palfreys and hackneys were riding horses.
Who were the crusaders fighting in the First Crusade?
Byzantines - The term Byzantine refers to the citizens of the Byzantine Empire.
Who announced the Second Crusade?
a. Pope Bernard II
b. Pope Eugene III
c. Pope Paul VI
d. Pope John
Pope Eugene III - This was the first crusade to be lead by European Kings.
Which King ruled France during the Second Crusade?
a. King Henri
b. Louis VII
c. King Phillip
d. King Francis IV
Louis VII - The German King at the time was Conrad III.
Who was the King of England during the Third Crusade?
a. John IV
b. Henry III
c. Edward IV
d. Richard I
Richard I - Richard I is better known as Richard the Lionhearted.
Who captured the British king during the Third Crusade?
a. Phillip of Cognac
b. Leopold V, Duke of Austria
d. Sancho VI of Navarre
Leopold V, Duke of Austria - The British king was held at Durstein Castle.
When was the Third Crusade?
1189 - The crusade lasted until 1192.
When did Saladin recapture Jerusalem?
1169 - Saladin was a general in the Seljuk army.
What was the target of the Fourth Crusade?
Egypt - The crusade was planned but never executed due to in-fighting.
Which of these cities was not captured during the Third
Jerusalem - The crusaders captured Jaffa in 1192.
During the Third Crusade how did Frederick of Germany die?
a. Fell off his horse
b. Shot by an arrow
c. Slipped while climbing the wall
Fell off his horse - On the 10th of June 1190, Frederick's horse slipped while crossing the river.
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