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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. From where does the cut stone come?
(a) Chantilly.
(b) Burgundy.
(c) Somme.
(d) Bavaria.

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

4. The complex series of foundation excavations are executed according to ___________.
(a) The stone mason's opinion.
(b) The spray painted lines on the ground.
(c) The architect's plans.
(d) The surveying stakes.

5. This typical ________ architecture technique allowed the piers to remain thin relative to their height.
(a) Baroque.
(b) Gothic.
(c) Hellenistic.
(d) Romanesque.

6. What does the wall elevation show?
(a) The arcade, the stairways, the clerestory ,and the vaulting.
(b) The arcade, the clerestory, the vaulting, and the centerings.
(c) The triforium, the centerings, the stairways, and the vaulting.
(d) The arcade, the triforium, the clerestory, and the vaulting.

7. The space between piers is filled with tracery. What is tracery?
(a) Insulation.
(b) Wood chips.
(c) A stone framework with glass windows.
(d) Cement.

8. What halts construction for five months?
(a) An earthquake.
(b) A terrible storm.
(c) The winter.
(d) A volcanic eruption.

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

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

11. Once the foundation is completed what are begun?
(a) The walls.
(b) The sculptures.
(c) The Pews.
(d) The floor tiles.

12. What does each master craftsman then establish?
(a) A workshop for all the trades involved.
(b) A workshop for their respective trade.
(c) A place to live during the building of the cathedral.
(d) A reputation.

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

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

15. The master quarryman supervises about ____________ men cutting limestone.
(a) Thirty thousand.
(b) Three thousand.
(c) Thirty.
(d) Three hundred.

Short Answer Questions

1. What construction is the work site then prepared for?

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

3. The flying buttresses work by transferring downward forces from the walls to ___________.

4. To whom are the drawings presented?

5. During this time the new stonework and new in-place mortar are covered with what?

(see the answer keys)

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