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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. By ___________ the cathedral is completed.
(a) 1340.
(b) 1358.
(c) 1338.
(d) 1345.

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

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

6. Once the mold is broken away, revealing the finished bell, the bells are shipped to the cathedral and hoisted into ___________.
(a) The belfry.
(b) The steeple.
(c) The spire.
(d) The tympanum.

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

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

9. What do the people do during this time to raise money?
(a) They have a bake sale.
(b) They display the remains of Saint Germain and request financial donations.
(c) The write letters to the Pope.
(d) They ask the king to help them.

10. These larger sections are then installed between stone ____________ and iron reinforcing bars to create individual window panes.
(a) Millions.
(b) Mullions.
(c) Mellions.
(d) Mallions.

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

12. Where are these wood spanners installed by the carpenters?
(a) Along the centerings.
(b) Along the walls.
(c) Along the ribs.
(d) Along the piers.

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

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

15. The construction of the roof continues as the frames are set up with ___________.
(a) Trefoils.
(b) Trusses.
(c) Trustles.
(d) Scaffolding.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. When it rains, the water shoots out of ___________.

4. Soon thereafter who dies and is replaced?

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

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