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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Pages 41 - 59.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The foundation for the apse and choir is completed after about how many months of work?
(a) Six.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Ten

2. The flying buttresses of the choir are completed and the centerings are readied for ___________.
(a) Crown molding.
(b) Plaster.
(c) The first stones of the vaulted ceilings.
(d) Paint.

3. What happens to a portion of the Bishop's palace?
(a) It is remodeled.
(b) It is altered.
(c) It is demolished.
(d) It is attached to the new cathedral.

4. Why are these wooden arches placed from pier to pier?
(a) To give the vaulted ceiling stone ribs support while the mortar cures.
(b) To give support to sculptures and light fixtures that are to hang from the vaulted ceiling.
(c) To make the ceiling more aesthetically pleasing.
(d) To make the ceiling curve.

5. The piers of the choir of Chutreaux will be ________ feet high and six to eight feet thick.
(a) 160.
(b) 200.
(c) 220.
(d) 180.

Short Answer Questions

1. The space between piers is filled with tracery. What is tracery?

2. What does each master craftsman then establish?

3. In the spring of _________ the Bishop of Chutreaux blesses the first foundation stone and it is lowered into the excavated foundations.

4. Are these drawings approved?

5. The outward buckling force is then transferred from the piers and walls to the buttresses by arches known as ___________.

(see the answer key)

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