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Multiple Choice Questions

1. This technique also allowed for more space for ___________.
(a) Windows.
(b) Tapestries.
(c) Crown molding.
(d) Statues.

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

3. Why are many houses demolished?
(a) The new cathedral is much larger than the old one.
(b) The new cathedral is in a different style from these homes.
(c) The owners have not paid their mortgages.
(d) The houses are not pleasing to the eye.

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

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

6. _______ walls span some portions of the cathedrals.
(a) Hollow.
(b) Semi-solid.
(c) Transparent.
(d) Solid.

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

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

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

10. Huge roof timbers are ordered from __________.
(a) Russia.
(b) Scandinavia.
(c) Germany.
(d) Italy.

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

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

13. How many staircases does Chutreaux have?
(a) Nine.
(b) Seven.
(c) Five.
(d) Three.

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. To date, over how many men have been involved in this project?

2. What does each master craftsman then establish?

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

4. What else is done to this location?

5. The stones are marked for what purposes?

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