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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What construction is the work site then prepared for?
(a) Scaffolding and workshops.
(b) Forges and centerings.
(c) Scaffolding and centerings.
(d) Workshops and a forge.

2. Who provides the answer to number 29?
(a) The master carpenter.
(b) The master sculptor.
(c) The master mason.
(d) The architect.

3. As always, what interrupts most of the work for about five months?
(a) Winter.
(b) Disease.
(c) Volcanic eruptions.
(d) Earthquakes.

4. How is the cut lumber transported to Chutreaux?
(a) By water.
(b) By car.
(c) By land.
(d) By air.

5. The chapter hires a ___________ architect named William of Planz.
(a) French.
(b) Flemish.
(c) German.
(d) Scandinavian.

6. _______________ support the stones of the flying buttress while the mortar cures.
(a) The stilts.
(b) The framers.
(c) The centerings.
(d) The hurdles.

7. Why do the people of Chutreaux decide to honor God by building a new cathedral?
(a) Because of a prolonger period of financial strain.
(b) Because God has asked them to build him a cathedral.
(c) Because of a prolonged period of financial prosperity and freedom from such things as the plague and famine.
(d) Because of many deadly bouts Black Plague.

8. Pieces of cut limestone are hoisted out of the quarry. What are they cut into shape to match?
(a) Templates.
(b) The length of the wooden timbers.
(c) The stones from other cathedrals.
(d) The trim on the cathedral.

9. Once the design has been approved the master carpenter takes about ___________ men into the forest of Chantilly and cuts timber.
(a) Two thousand.
(b) Twenty thousand.
(c) Two hundred.
(d) Twenty.

10. As the walls grow higher the workmen build what?
(a) Wooden ladders.
(b) Wooden stairs.
(c) Wooden stilts.
(d) Wooden scaffolding.

11. Why are many houses demolished?
(a) The owners have not paid their mortgages.
(b) The houses are not pleasing to the eye.
(c) The new cathedral is in a different style from these homes.
(d) The new cathedral is much larger than the old one.

12. What happens to the old cathedral?
(a) It is not touched.
(b) It is moved.
(c) It is altered.
(d) It is demolished.

13. As the new cathedral is to be enormous, the foundation is dug to what depth?
(a) Twenty feet.
(b) Two hundred feet.
(c) Ten feet.
(d) Twenty-five feet.

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

15. Most importantly, the stone cutters work inside ___________.
(a) Designing the stone tracery, capitals, and sculptures.
(b) Dressing stone and cutting tracery, capitals, and sculptures.
(c) Polishing the stone tracery, capitals, and sculptures.
(d) Adding mortar the the stone.

Short Answer Questions

1. As the various workshops begin production, what do they require?

2. Why did William of Planz design buttresses around the cathedral's outside walls?

3. What halts construction for five months?

4. After _______ more years of labor the walls of the choir and aisle are completed and work begins on the cathedral roof.

5. Why is the answer to number 74 hung from the top of the wall instead of rising from the ground?

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