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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In 1280, the choir of the cathedral is ready to receive ___________.
(a) The crown molding.
(b) The stained glass windows.
(c) The roof.
(d) The vaulted ceiling.

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

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

4. Construction continues through ________ when the transept and most of its vaulting is completed.
(a) 1312.
(b) 1203.
(c) 1321.
(d) 1302.

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

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

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

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

9. The down spouts are stone sculptures made to look like ___________.
(a) Stoic saints.
(b) Angelic cherubs.
(c) Frightening monsters.
(d) Beautiful angels.

10. The wax melts and runs out leaving a cavity in the clay. Molten _______________ is poured into the cavity and allowed to cool.
(a) Copper.
(b) Bronze.
(c) Iron.
(d) Steel.

11. The glass is removed from the pipe and _________.
(a) Polished.
(b) Pressed.
(c) Heated.
(d) Cooled.

12. Why does work stop?
(a) The architect dies.
(b) The Chapter decides to cancel the project.
(c) The Bishop no longer wants the cathedral completed.
(d) The Chapter runs out of money.

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

14. In 1302 the glass makers begin to make the colored glass for ___________.
(a) The huge cathedral windows.
(b) The sculptures.
(c) The floor tiles.
(d) The skylights.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are the people of Chutreaux lucky?

2. The exterior of the wax is then carved into to create ___________.

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

4. In what year is the spire completed?

5. To what might this unique device be compared?

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