It's Wednesday, again: with a Crusade theme. ( The Crusades are like Music, the Roman Empire, and TV: good quiz subjects.)
Q1) 27th November saw the formal announcement of the First Crusade. In which year of the 11th Century … ?
Q2) By which pope: Urban the First, Second or Third … ?
Q3) The crusade was announced at the Council of where: Nîmes, Clermont or Avignon … ?
Q4) The Crusade was in response to a call for help from Alexios I Komnenos: the Emperor of where … ?
Q5) Emperor Alexios need Western help against whom: the Seljuqs, the Seleucids or the Sassanids … ?
Q6) The Crusaders originally headed for which city: Byzantium, Constantinopolis or Istanbul … ?
Q7) On their way to that city, the assorted members of the Crusader armies attacked and killed many Jews. In which German area: the Rhineland, Saarland or Lower Saxony?
Q8) The First Crusade eventually ended with the reconquest of which Middle-Eastern city … ?
Q9) Which military order of monks was founded as a result of the First Crusade … ?
Q10) Finally … what name was given to the collected Crusader States in the Middle East?
Here's last week's Dr Who themed questions and answers …
Q1) 1963 saw the first airing of 'Doctor Who', the world's longest running sci-fi show, to date: who was the first actor to play the Doctor?
Q2) That first story was called 'An Unearthly …' what?
Q3) What exactly does 'TARDIS' stand for?
Q4) More to the point, the Doctor's TARDIS is permanently stuck in the shape of what … ?
Q5) Which former 'Coronation Street' actress played the TARDIS in a 2011 episode?
Q6) Name any of the eleven actors who've played the character to date: on TV.
Q7) More to the point, name the one actor to have played the part on film …
Q8) Who, at least until Christmas, is playing the current, eleventh Doctor?
Q9) What was the name of the first story to feature the Daleks: The Dead Planet, The Daleks or The Mutants … ?
Q10) Finally, and according to the new version of the series, the Daleks fought the Last Great Time War with whom … ?
A1) William Hartnell..
A2) 'An Unearthly Child'. (It's also been referred to as '100, 000BC')
A3) Time And Relative Dimensions In Space. (Find me a 'Doctor Who' fan who can't tell you that … )
A4) Police box.
A5) Suranne Jones.
A6) William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Ecclestone, David Tennent and Matt Smith.
A7) Peter Cushing.
A8) Matt Smith.
A9) Actually, it's gone under all three: 'The Daleks', 'The Mutants' and 'The Dead Planet', after the story's first episode.
A10) The Doctor's own people, the Time Lords.
Enjoy that lot.
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