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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. The glass makers then take a molten lump of glass on the end of a large hollow pipe and do what with it?
(a) Spin it.
(b) Cool it.
(c) Blow it up like a balloon.
(d) Shake it.

4. Historically, did many such work stoppages occur in cathedral building?
(a) Yes.
(b) No.
(c) Rarely.
(d) Sometimes.

5. What is the purpose of this pattern?
(a) It was symbolic of making a long pilgrimage to the cathedral in search of God's favor.
(b) It was symbolic of Jesus as the fisher of men.
(c) It was symbolic of the connection between man and God.
(d) It was symbolic of the star over Bethlehem.

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

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

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

9. The ceiling will be constructed using how many bays at a time?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) One.
(d) Four.

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

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

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

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

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

15. 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 more aesthetically pleasing.
(d) To make the ceiling curve.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In what year is the spire completed?

3. Simultaneously, the foundation for what is begun?

4. In 1280, how long has it been since construction started?

5. A tympanum, or ________________, is created to go above each door.

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