You need to follow regular essay format, which means write in full sentences, have an introduction with a thesis sentence or sentences, and have a conclusion. Be sure to answer the essay question fully. Avoid making broad, general statements. You need to provide specific examples supporting the claims that you are making. Use the appropriate terms.
1. What were the most significant causes and results of the Crusades? Consider religious, economic, and social factors in your analysis. Were the Crusades, on balance, a major mistake? Why or why not?
2. Discuss the most visible reminder of thirteen-century beliefs: the Gothic cathedrals. Describe the architectural style we call Gothic. What interests did these building serve? How did the cathedrals, their glass, and their sculptures reflect their time and mentality?
3. Comment on this statement and provide evidence to support it, “It is said that the three chief components of European Civilization are German tribes, Roman legacy, and the Christian Church.”