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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The ___________ ceiling requires much heavy stone.
(a) Cove.
(b) Shed.
(c) Lathe.
(d) Vaulted.

2. Soon thereafter who dies and is replaced?
(a) The Chapter.
(b) The architect.
(c) The Pope.
(d) The Bishop.

3. How many years has it been since construction began?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Thirty.
(c) Thirty-nine.
(d) Twenty-nine.

4. The wax is then coated in ___________.
(a) More clay and plaster of Paris.
(b) Cement.
(c) Copper.
(d) Steel.

5. By ___________ the cathedral is completed.
(a) 1358.
(b) 1338.
(c) 1340.
(d) 1345.

6. The cathedral's three huge doors are built--the center door is almost _____________ feet high.
(a) Fifty.
(b) Thirty.
(c) Twenty-five.
(d) Forty.

7. Why are the roof timbers coated in this?
(a) To prevent them from falling down.
(b) To prevent them from catching on fire.
(c) To prevent them from buckling.
(d) To prevent them from rotting.

8. The glass itself is made from ___________.
(a) Beechwood ash and washed sand.
(b) Dolomite and limestone.
(c) Sodium bicarbonate and silica.
(d) Limestone and soda ash.

9. Once the mold is broken away, revealing the finished bell, the bells are shipped to the cathedral and hoisted into ___________.
(a) The steeple.
(b) The belfry.
(c) The tympanum.
(d) The spire.

10. Why are these wooden arches placed from pier to pier?
(a) To give the vaulted ceiling stone ribs support while the mortar cures.
(b) To give support to sculptures and light fixtures that are to hang from the vaulted ceiling.
(c) To make the ceiling curve.
(d) To make the ceiling more aesthetically pleasing.

11. After the ribs are completed, carpenters install _____________.
(a) Webbing.
(b) A keystone.
(c) Lagging.
(d) Tracery.

12. They meet at the center of the bay in a crossing pattern and are locked together by what?
(a) Cement.
(b) Mortar.
(c) A steel keystone.
(d) A specially-shaped keystone.

13. Masons then lay courses of light __________ stones over the wooden spanners.
(a) Webbing.
(b) Tracery.
(c) Lagging.
(d) Wood spanners.

14. This unique device is essentially a man-sized __________ that is operated by one or two men who walk around the inside of it.
(a) Wheel.
(b) Crane.
(c) Lever.
(d) Platform.

15. What are these down spouts called?
(a) Gargoyles.
(b) Angels.
(c) Cherubim.
(d) Saints.

Short Answer Questions

1. The construction of the roof continues as the frames are set up with ___________.

2. These larger sections are then installed between stone ____________ and iron reinforcing bars to create individual window panes.

3. The largest simple pieces of glass are about __________ inches square.

4. The ribs themselves carry the weight of __________, or ceiling stones.

5. The glass is spun outward into ___________.

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