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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. The finished wax represents ___________.
(a) The general size of the bell.
(b) The last step in the bell-making process.
(c) The general shape of the bell.
(d) The size, thickness, and shape of the bell.

4. A unique device used for raising supplies is known as what?
(a) The great lifter.
(b) The great wheel.
(c) The great elevator.
(d) The great lever.

5. Each of the bays is the square area between ________ piers at the corners.
(a) Seven.
(b) Five.
(c) Six.
(d) Four.

6. Two wooden ___________ cross each other at the middle of the square.
(a) Piers.
(b) Webbings.
(c) Traceries.
(d) Centerings.

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

8. Then the model is covered in about ______ inches of wax.
(a) Ten.
(b) Six.
(c) Eight.
(d) Four.

9. Huge sheets of roofing ________ are made on the ground and then hoisted into place.
(a) Lead.
(b) Iron.
(c) Steel.
(d) Wood.

10. Does this transition period interrupt the work on the cathedral?
(a) Only at first.
(b) Only later.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

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

12. During the year, William of Planz decides ___________.
(a) He is too old to continue working.
(b) He is too ill to continue working.
(c) He wants to change part of the design.
(d) He is no longer interested in this building project.

13. Why are the people of Chutreaux lucky?
(a) The clergy change their minds.
(b) The cathedral is basically finished.
(c) Their work stoppage lasts only five years.
(d) The architect is quickly replaced.

14. How are these ingredients mixed?
(a) They are melted together at very high temperatures.
(b) They are firmly pressed together.
(c) They are stirred very quickly.
(d) They are cooled to a low temperature very slowly.

15. Simultaneously, the foundation for what is begun?
(a) The clerestory.
(b) The trusses.
(c) The triforium.
(d) The transept.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. The glass is removed from the pipe and _________.

4. When the glass gets the right size, the end is cut off and the pipe is spun _________ around and around.

5. What are these down spouts called?

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