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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. _____________, a row of arches and a narrow passageway, rises twenty feet.
(a) The triforium.
(b) The trefoils.
(c) The emporium.
(d) The pier.

2. Huge roof timbers are ordered from __________.
(a) Russia.
(b) Germany.
(c) Scandinavia.
(d) Italy.

3. The outward buckling force is then transferred from the piers and walls to the buttresses by arches known as ___________.
(a) Sailing buttresses.
(b) Singing buttresses.
(c) Flinging buttresses.
(d) Flying buttresses.

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

5. How long has the project taken?
(a) About three months.
(b) About two months.
(c) About one month.
(d) About four months.

6. Eventually the chapels in the apse are finished and __________________ of the choir are nearly finished.
(a) The centerings and butresses.
(b) The piers and buttresses.
(c) The centerings and piers.
(d) The hurdles and piers.

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

8. Most of the walls are two vertical walls with a space between that is filled with ___________.
(a) Straw.
(b) Concrete.
(c) Stone.
(d) Insulation.

9. ______________, stone tracery and sixty-foot high windows, rises sixty feet for a total vertical rise of 160 feet.
(a) The triforium.
(b) The aisle.
(c) The clerestory.
(d) The sanctuary.

10. Are these drawings approved?
(a) No.
(b) Not without many adjustments.
(c) Yes.
(d) Not at first.

11. How many staircases does Chutreaux have?
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Seven.
(d) Nine.

12. What else is done to this location?
(a) It is destroyed.
(b) It is smoothed.
(c) It is decorated.
(d) It is marked with stakes.

13. Why are the new stonework and mortar covered in this?
(a) To keep them from cracking in the cold.
(b) To make them more appealing.
(c) To decorate them.
(d) To keep them from falling down.

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

15. The scaffolding holds hurdles, or ____________ made from woven sticks.
(a) Blankets.
(b) Work platforms.
(c) Jumps.
(d) Railings.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are the walls filled with this?

2. In the twelfth century the people of Europe believed that God was ___________.

3. What kind of tools do the stone cutter's workshop and the carpenter's workshop require?

4. This typical ________ architecture technique allowed the piers to remain thin relative to their height.

5. The foundation is built to ___________ standards.

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