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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. In the spring of _________ the Bishop of Chutreaux blesses the first foundation stone and it is lowered into the excavated foundations.
(a) 1235.
(b) 1352.
(c) 1325
(d) 1253.

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

6. What do the various dashed lines between the piers on the floor plan show?
(a) The location of windows.
(b) The stairs.
(c) The pattern of the brick.
(d) The ribs of the vaulted ceiling.

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

8. After _______ more years of labor the walls of the choir and aisle are completed and work begins on the cathedral roof.
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Ten.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Five.

9. Why is the answer to number 39 part of the preparation?
(a) To aid in the construction of the roof.
(b) To produce tools and nails.
(c) To aid in the raising of walls.
(d) To produce tools and scaffolding.

10. 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.

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

12. The roof is located above the vaulting, and consists of _____________ frames.
(a) Triangular.
(b) Square.
(c) Oblong.
(d) Rectangular.

13. How did all this lumber and stone get to Chutreaux?
(a) By wagon along a dirt path.
(b) By ships sailing through the ocean.
(c) By ships sailing up the river.
(d) By train through the countryside.

14. William produces a floor plan and a wall elevation drawing. What is it based on?
(a) A chalkboard.
(b) Sheets of paper.
(c) Sheets of plaster.
(d) Sheets of papyrus.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who leads the church in Chutreaux?

2. For what do they cut timber?

3. The buttresses must be built upon temporary wooden frames called ____________.

4. By this time some work continues inside ___________.

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

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