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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As the various workshops begin production, what do they require?
(a) Some basic tools.
(b) Many meetings with the architect.
(c) Approval from the people of Chutreaux.
(d) Various specialized tools.

2. The flying buttresses work by transferring downward forces from the walls to ___________.
(a) The piers.
(b) The hurdles.
(c) The buttresses.
(d) The centerings.

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

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

5. Who fabricates the metal components of the tools?
(a) The cooper.
(b) The blacksmith.
(c) The carpenter.
(d) The wheelwright.

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

7. Workmen reach the scaffolding by using ______________ built into the walls of the cathedral.
(a) The stone circular staircases.
(b) The wooden circular staircases.
(c) An elevator.
(d) Stilts.

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

9. Why is the answer to number 74 hung from the top of the wall instead of rising from the ground?
(a) Because it is safer hanging from the ceiling.
(b) Because the workmen are confused.
(c) Because it must go very high.
(d) Because it is easier to build this way.

10. Each _____________ is mortared together.
(a) Timber.
(b) Piece of glass.
(c) Stone.
(d) Brick.

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

12. Where are most of these skilled workers drawn from?
(a) Around the world.
(b) Neighboring kingdoms.
(c) The citizenry of Chutreaux.
(d) Other countries.

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

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

15. Who hoists the materials out of the boats?
(a) Locals.
(b) Slaves.
(c) Blacksmiths.
(d) Carpenters.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does each master craftsman then establish?

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

3. The cut lumber is transported ___________ miles.

4. What else is done to this location?

5. The roof is located above the vaulting, and consists of _____________ frames.

(see the answer keys)

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