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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. The stones that comprise the ribs of the vaulted ceiling are called ___________.
(a) Rassoirs.
(b) Vassoirs.
(c) Chassoirs.
(d) Fassoirs.

4. The flying buttresses of the choir are completed and the centerings are readied for ___________.
(a) Crown molding.
(b) Paint.
(c) Plaster.
(d) The first stones of the vaulted ceilings.

5. These sheets are used to cover ___________________ making a weatherproof roof.
(a) The lead frame.
(b) The roof boards.
(c) The wooden frame.
(d) The shingles.

6. The moldings and capitals are also finished and stone slabs are laid on the floor in what pattern?
(a) Herringbone.
(b) Maze-like.
(c) Twill.
(d) Star.

7. The glass is spun outward into ___________.
(a) A large balloon.
(b) A large flat disk.
(c) A large oval.
(d) A large curved disk.

8. In what year is the spire completed?
(a) 1313.
(b) 1333.
(c) 1331.
(d) 1311.

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

10. The exterior of the wax is then carved into to create ___________.
(a) A place for the copper to go.
(b) A handle to attach a rope.
(c) Handles for grabbing the bell.
(d) The decorations that will be on the outside of the bell.

11. The largest simple pieces of glass are about __________ inches square.
(a) Six.
(b) Seven.
(c) Five.
(d) Eight.

12. Who replaces William of Planz?
(a) Robert of Normandy.
(b) Robert of Vane.
(c) Robert of Cormont.
(d) Robert of Burgundy.

13. Sadly, in 1329 who dies?
(a) The Pope.
(b) The Bishop.
(c) A member of the Chapter.
(d) Robert of Cormont.

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

15. In 1281 who dies?
(a) The King of France.
(b) The architect.
(c) The Pope.
(d) The Bishop of Chutreaux.

Short Answer Questions

1. They meet at the center of the bay in a crossing pattern and are locked together by what?

2. A unique device used for raising supplies is known as what?

3. Historically, did many such work stoppages occur in cathedral building?

4. Why are these wooden arches placed from pier to pier?

5. The ceiling will be constructed using how many bays at a time?

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