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Religious Wars Quiz

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How many official crusades were declared by the Catholic Church to reclaim its holy land?
Five
Nine
Eleven
Fifteen

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What famous city were the crusades fought mainly for control over?
Istanbul
Medina
Cairo
Jerusalem

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The First Crusade was officially called for by the Pope at what Council?
The Council of Trent
The Council of Clemont
The Council of Sixtus
The Council of Vienna

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The First Crusade was called mainly in response to a request for aid from what other nation?
The Byzantine Empire
France
The Holy Roman Empire
Sicily

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What sect of Buddhism was most commonly preferred by warriors of Medieval Japan as it allowed them to cope with the lives they took in the name of spreading it?
Zen
Vajrayana
Mahayana
Pure Land

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Most of the religious wars fought in Europe during its Medieval Era and beyond were against what global power from the Middle East?
Persia
Tarsus
The Moroccan Empire
The Ottoman Empire

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Which crusade notably ended with both sides agreeing to an eight year peace treaty between them?
The Third Crusade
The Fourth Crusade
The Fifth Crusade
The Sixth Crusade

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What was the end result of the First Crusade?
Stalemate
Victory for the Caliphate
Victory for the Crusaders
Both sides retreat after a storm destroys their armies

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What term refers to the war in Medieval Europe in which Spanish Christians drove out the Umayyad Caliphate which had previously ruled the peninsula?
Escalovere
Formatione
Libertas
Reconquista

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The Prophet Muhammad reconquered his home city of Mecca in what year?
483
630
720
810

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In which crusade did Richard the Lion Heart of England fight and become captured?
The Third Crusade
The Fourth Crusade
The Fifth Crusade
The Sixth Crusade

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Which of the following terms is used to describe the Muslim concept of holy war?
Jihad
Haj
Medina
Pogorom

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Which of the following terms refers to the Buddhist warrior monks that terrorized Japan during its Heian Period?
Viebay
Noskin
Sohei
Xiuwei

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What was the result of the Second Crusade?
Victory for the crusaders
Victory for the Caliphate
Stalemate
A treaty and short-lived alliance

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What Catholic Pope called for the first ever Crusade?
Benedict VIII
Michael I
Leo III
Urban II

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The People's Crusade is a title given to a violent confrontation caused by a group of commoners who wished to participate in the First Crusade and were led by what historical figure?
Thomas Aquinas
Peter the Hermit
Leopold Divaccio
Benedict of York

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Which of the following is not one of the crusader states established after Europe won the First Crusade?
The Kingdom of Jerusalem
The Kingdom of Antolomes
The County of Edessa
The County of Tripoli

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The Home Rule Conflict has been a bloody battle waged mainly along lines drawn by region and religion in what European territory to gain independence from the United Kingdom?
Bulgaria
Sweden
Iceland
Ireland

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The infamous French Wars of Religion happened sporadically throughout what century?
The Thirteenth Century
The Fourteenth Century
The Fifteenth Century
The Sixteenth Century

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The First Crusade was declared in part to defend the Byzantine Empire from what dynasty?
The Hasquan Dynasty
The Mojilit Dynasty
The Kurd Dynasty
The Seljuq Dynasty

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What massacre in 1572 saw French Catholics brutally murder their Huguenot neighbors?
The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre
The Massacre of Francis D'Illia
The Basquin-Du-Prez Rebeliion
The Massacre of Cordin Street

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What Sultan reconquered the crusader states in the Levant in the late 1100's?
Rothbart
Suleiman
Khazir
Saladin

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What infamous event in Japanese history saw the Tokugawa Shogunate persecute and nearly eliminate the nation's Christian minority?
The Shimabara Rebellion
The Osaka Uprising
Burning Heian
The 1619 Purge of Kyoto

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What major naval battle between the Europeans and Ottomans in 1571 served as the end point of the Turkish naval supremacy over the waters of southern Europe and northern Africa?
The Battle of Keradine
The Battle of Lepanto
The Battle of Gylim Bay
The Battle of Shales

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Which of the following is true of the Battle of Lepanto?
It was the largest major ship to ship battle in European history.
It was the final battle of the Third Crusade.
It was the the Ottoman Empire's final battle.
It resulted in a hundred year peace treaty between Europe and the Ottoman Empire.

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What leading member of the Holy League was the monarch of Spain during the Battle of Lepanto?
Benjamin III
Nicholas II
Antonio IV
Philip II

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At the end of which crusade did Europe officially lose its crusader states in the Middle East that were established after the First Crusade?
The Second Crusade
The Third Crusade
The Fourth Crusade
The Fifth Crusade

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Which of the following terms refers to the Muslim empires founded by the dynasty of Muhammad?
Kabal
Caliphate
Osirun
Monjuhal

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The Third Crusade was such a disaster for the European forces due in part to the death by drowning of what famous monarch on his way to aid in the war effort?
William the Conqueror
Oscar Pelleas
Frederick Barbarossa
Collinne Davinar

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The Tughlaq Dynasty, Dehli Sultanate, and Chola Empire were all ruling parties that persecuted religious minorities in what nation?
China
Egypt
India
Israel

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The Hundred Years' War was fought between the Protestant English and what Catholic nation over succession to the crown?
France
Germany
Italy
Spain

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The Thirty Years' War devastated the population of Europe because it resulted in about how many casualties?
4 Million
5 Million
6 Million
8 Million

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