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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who does the master craftsman take on?
(a) Apprentices and assistants.
(b) Other master craftsmen.
(c) Other architects.
(d) The chapter.

3. Who fabricates the wood components of the tools?
(a) The cooper.
(b) The blacksmith.
(c) The woodworkers.
(d) The wheelwright.

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

5. To date, over how many men have been involved in this project?
(a) Three hundred.
(b) Four hundred.
(c) Five hundred.
(d) Two hundred.

6. The cut lumber is transported ___________ miles.
(a) Two.
(b) Several.
(c) Thousands of.
(d) Very few.

7. In the twelfth century the people of Europe believed that God was ___________.
(a) The most important force in their lives.
(b) Not important.
(c) Very important.
(d) Somewhat important.

8. Who controls funds in the church in Chutreaux?
(a) A group of master craftsmen.
(b) A group of clergymen known as the chapter.
(c) The people of Chutreaux.
(d) The King of France.

9. Once the mortar cures, what happens?
(a) The stilts are removed.
(b) The centerings are removed.
(c) The framers are removed.
(d) The hurdles are removed.

10. During this time the new stonework and new in-place mortar are covered with what?
(a) Plaster.
(b) A matting of straw and dung.
(c) Paint.
(d) Fabric.

11. Finally, the new foundation for the apse and choir is _______________.
(a) Demolished.
(b) Excavated.
(c) Designed.
(d) Explored.

12. For what do they cut timber?
(a) The construction of the scaffolding and tools.
(b) The construction of the cathedral.
(c) The construction of scaffolding, workshops, tools, and machines.
(d) The construction of the carts to haul supplies.

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

14. Why are the walls filled with this?
(a) Some sort of insulation is needed to keep the cathdral a consistent temperature.
(b) It is very inexpensive.
(c) Concrete is stronger than stone.
(d) Solid stone walls would be too expensive.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. At this time the cathedral has been under construction for how many years?

2. What is this locale equipped with?

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

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

5. Each _____________ is mortared together.

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