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  1. In this lesson, we will learn about the schism between the Eastern and Western churches in 1054. We will look at the causes of the schism and consider some of the implications of it too.

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5 Questions

Q1.
Who lived in Constantinople? (pick one)
Correct answer: The head of the Eastern Church
The head of the Western Church
The Pentarchy
The pope
Q2.
The Hagia Sophia... (pick two)
Correct answer: ...was a large church in Constantinople.
Correct answer: ...was later converted into a mosque and a museum.
...was later converted into a shopping centre.
...was the Pope's daughter.
Q3.
Holy fools, dendrites and stylities... (pick three)
Correct answer: ...stole fish from the market wrapped in chains, lived in trees and on top huge pillars.
Correct answer: ...were found in Constantinople.
...were popular in Rome.
Correct answer: ...were seen as strange 'innovations' by the pope.
Q4.
Why did the Eastern and Western Churches find it difficult to talk to each other? (pick two)
Most people in the Eastern Church couldn't read
Correct answer: Most people in the Eastern Church spoke Greek
Correct answer: Most people in the Western church spoke Latin
The pope was shy and didn't like speaking to other people
Q5.
How did Constantinople challenge the power of the pope? (pick two)
Correct answer: People in Constantinople claimed to be the 'true Romans'.
People in Constantinople could ignore the pope completely.
People in Constantinople declared war on the pope and Rome.
Correct answer: People in Constantinople had different religious rituals.

6 Questions

Q1.
Why did the pope want an alliance with Constantinople in 1054? (pick one)
To defend his lands from Anglo-Saxon invaders.
Correct answer: To defend his lands from Norman invaders.
To defend his lands from the Easter Church.
To defend his lands from the Frankish Empire.
Q2.
Pope Leo IX was... (pick two)
Correct answer: ...afraid that the Normans would take his lands.
...attacked in Rome in 799 and taken to Charlemagne's court.
...happy that there were 'holy fools' in Constantinople.
Correct answer: ...happy with the use of unleavened bread in the communion service.
Q3.
Holy fools, dendrites and stylities... (pick three)
Correct answer: ...stole fish from the market wrapped in chains, lived in trees and on top huge pillars.
Correct answer: ...were found in Constantinople.
...were popular in Rome.
Correct answer: ...were seen as strange 'innovations' by the pope.
Q4.
The Schism of 1054 was when... (pick three)
The pope and the Patriarch of Constantinople became friends.
Correct answer: The pope and the Patriarch of Constantinople disagreed about 'innovations'
Correct answer: The pope and the Patriarch of Constantinople excommunicated each other.
Correct answer: The pope and the Patriarch of Constantinople failed to form an alliance.
Q5.
Which one of these stories suggests that medieval popes were 'all powerful'?
The story of Charlemagne and Pope Leo III.
Correct answer: The story of Peter's Pence.
The story of the Constantinople and the Eastern Church.
The story of the Schism of 1054.
Q6.
Bonus question! Did you spot the 'deliberate' error in the video for lesson 4?
Mr Olivey forgot to press record!
Mr Olivey forgot to say goodbye!
Mr Olivey wrote 'Pope Leo III (the third) when he meant Pope Leo IV (the forth).
Correct answer: Mr Olivey wrote 'Pope Leo IX' (the ninth) when he meant Pope Leo IV (the forth).