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Multiple Choice Questions

1. It is then cut into shape using a tool called ________ iron.
(a) A gruzing.
(b) A grazing.
(c) A grozing.
(d) A grizing.

2. As the men walk so the axle turns and winds up ________, lifting very heavy loads from the floor.
(a) The rope.
(b) A leather strap.
(c) The wall.
(d) Very tight.

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

4. 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.

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

6. The axle of the device is attached to what?
(a) A handle.
(b) The wall.
(c) A platform.
(d) A lifting rope.

7. All work on the cathedral stops in what year?
(a) 1306.
(b) 1360.
(c) 1301.
(d) 1268.

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

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

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

11. By 1330 what is finally completed?
(a) The nave.
(b) The altar.
(c) The windows.
(d) The pews.

12. By 1332 the___________________, of the cathedral is nearly complete.
(a) Front, or west end.
(b) Front, or north end.
(c) Back, or east end.
(d) Back, or south end.

13. The ribs themselves carry the weight of __________, or ceiling stones.
(a) The centerings.
(b) The piers.
(c) The webbing.
(d) The tracery.

14. How large are these window panes?
(a) As large as sixty feet high.
(b) As large as fifty feet high.
(c) As large as eighty feet high.
(d) As large as seventy feet high.

15. Various kinds of metals are added to different batches of glass to___________.
(a) Seal the glass.
(b) Color the glass.
(c) Distort the glass.
(d) Strengthen the glass.

Short Answer Questions

1. The moldings and capitals are also finished and stone slabs are laid on the floor in what pattern?

2. Each of the bays is the square area between ________ piers at the corners.

3. The shapes are cut to the correct dimensions by using what?

4. Simultaneously, the foundation for what is begun?

5. __________ drain pipes are located around the roof and lead to stone gutters across the flying buttresses.

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