Perhaps it was Cruel

In the medieval history quizzes (you remember, for that class of nigh-unto 100 students?) I am marking, I have sequential “fill-in-the-blanks” that are properly answered with “The Fourth Crusade” and “The Fourth Lateran Council.”

1) In 1204 the leaders of __________________ made a “detour” and conquered Constantinople instead.
2) Innocent III presided over _______________ in 1215 which produced a comprehensive set of canons to reform both clergy and laity.

So far the best responses are, respectively, “England” and “Cannon Law.”

3 Responses to “Perhaps it was Cruel”

  1. Barbara Says:

    Can’t wait to see if you get any more “good” responses! Don’t give up the good fight ;-)

  2. sm Says:

    What was cruel about those questions? They are unambiguous.

  3. ancarett Says:

    I’d think so, too. But when the student realized they were all about Fourth this and Fourth that, some of them were very perturbed!