The First Crusade: Causes and Effects


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Why did the Byzantine Emperor Alexius Comnenus ask the Pope for help?

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1. How did the interests of the Byzantine emperor, Alexius Comnenus differ from those of Pope Urban II?

2. Which of the following is one of the ways that Pope Urban II employed to entice Europe's aristocrats to go on crusade at Clermont?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the First Crusade. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the role of Emperor Alexius Comnenus of Byzantium.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Pope Urban II's reasons for the Crusade
  • Inspiration for nobles to join the effort
  • States established by Western crusaders

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the First Crusade
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding states established by these crusaders
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the pope enticed European aristocrats

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called The First Crusade: Causes and Effects. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the Byzantine emperor's reason for seeking the Pope's help
  • Recognize Urban II's interest in creating a crusade army
  • Understand how the Crusade was promoted
  • Differentiate between the secular and religious motivations
  • Know the success of the First Crusade