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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What are these down spouts called?
(a) Angels.
(b) Saints.
(c) Gargoyles.
(d) Cherubim.

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

7. Who replaces this man?
(a) John Paul.
(b) Etienne of Gaston.
(c) Phillippe of Visoir.
(d) Jeanne d'Arc.

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

9. In 1280, how long has it been since construction started?
(a) Thirty-eight years.
(b) Thirty years.
(c) Twenty-eight years.
(d) Twenty years.

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

11. Why are these wooden arches placed from pier to pier?
(a) To make the ceiling more aesthetically pleasing.
(b) To make the ceiling curve.
(c) To give support to sculptures and light fixtures that are to hang from the vaulted ceiling.
(d) To give the vaulted ceiling stone ribs support while the mortar cures.

12. How are these ingredients mixed?
(a) They are stirred very quickly.
(b) They are melted together at very high temperatures.
(c) They are firmly pressed together.
(d) They are cooled to a low temperature very slowly.

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

14. The process begins when a solid model of the bell is made in ___________.
(a) Cement.
(b) Clay.
(c) Plaster of Paris.
(d) Clay and plaster of Paris.

15. __________ drain pipes are located around the roof and lead to stone gutters across the flying buttresses.
(a) Copper.
(b) Steel.
(c) Iron.
(d) Lead.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what might this unique device be compared?

2. Soon thereafter who dies and is replaced?

3. Then the model is covered in about ______ inches of wax.

4. This period marks a huge transition in ____________________ of the cathedral.

5. Two wooden ___________ cross each other at the middle of the square.

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