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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Wooden arches, like ____________, are placed from pier to pier.
(a) Scaffolding.
(b) Centerings.
(c) Trefoils.
(d) Triforiums.

2. To what might this unique device be compared?
(a) A crane.
(b) A wheel for guinea pigs.
(c) An elevator.
(d) A pulley.

3. Soon thereafter who dies and is replaced?
(a) The architect.
(b) The Pope.
(c) The Chapter.
(d) The Bishop.

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

5. How does he die?
(a) He contracts influenza.
(b) He is killed by a worker.
(c) He becomes ill with a fever.
(d) He falls from the scaffolding of the vaults.

6. With what are the sheets attached?
(a) Bolts.
(b) Nails.
(c) Pegs.
(d) Screws.

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

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

9. A tympanum, or ________________, is created to go above each door.
(a) Semicircular sculpted panel.
(b) Spire.
(c) Belfry.
(d) Down spout.

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

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

12. When it rains, the water shoots out of ___________.
(a) The mouths of the gargoyles.
(b) The mouths of the cherubim.
(c) The mouths of the angels.
(d) The mouths of the saints.

13. When the glass gets the right size, the end is cut off and the pipe is spun _________ around and around.
(a) Quickly.
(b) A few times.
(c) Evenly.
(d) Slowly.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are the roof timbers coated in this?

2. Where are these wood spanners installed by the carpenters?

3. Why is each bell unique?

4. By 1330 what is finally completed?

5. The flying buttresses of the choir are completed and the centerings are readied for ___________.

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