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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. _______________ support the stones of the flying buttress while the mortar cures.
(a) The hurdles.
(b) The centerings.
(c) The stilts.
(d) The framers.

2. Who is William responsible for hiring?
(a) The master craftsmen who work under him.
(b) The apprentices who work under him.
(c) The peasants who do hard labor on the project.
(d) The members of the chapter.

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

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

5. Why do the people of Chutreaux decide to honor God by building a new cathedral?
(a) Because God has asked them to build him a cathedral.
(b) Because of a prolonged period of financial prosperity and freedom from such things as the plague and famine.
(c) Because of many deadly bouts Black Plague.
(d) Because of a prolonger period of financial strain.

6. Once the site is cleared, the location of what are surveyed?
(a) The altar and aisle.
(b) The fellowship hall and choir.
(c) The sanctuary and Bishop's palace.
(d) The apse and choir.

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

8. Many simple laborers perform heavy manual labor. Where are these individuals from?
(a) The citizenry of Chutreaux.
(b) Other parts of France.
(c) The surrounding countryside.
(d) Other countries in Europe.

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

10. Who leads the church in Chutreaux?
(a) The community.
(b) The King.
(c) The Bishop.
(d) The President.

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

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

13. How is the cut lumber transported to Chutreaux?
(a) By water.
(b) By air.
(c) By car.
(d) By land.

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

15. How many masters does William hire?
(a) Six.
(b) Seven.
(c) Five.
(d) Eight.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pieces of cut limestone are hoisted out of the quarry. What are they cut into shape to match?

2. Who fabricates the metal components of the tools?

3. The stones are marked for what purposes?

4. Why is the answer to number 74 hung from the top of the wall instead of rising from the ground?

5. As the various workshops begin production, what do they require?

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