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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The finished wax represents ___________.
(a) The general shape of the bell.
(b) The size, thickness, and shape of the bell.
(c) The last step in the bell-making process.
(d) The general size of the bell.

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

4. The wax is then coated in ___________.
(a) Steel.
(b) Copper.
(c) More clay and plaster of Paris.
(d) Cement.

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

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

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

8. During the year, William of Planz decides ___________.
(a) He wants to change part of the design.
(b) He is too ill to continue working.
(c) He is too old to continue working.
(d) He is no longer interested in this building project.

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

10. The largest simple pieces of glass are about __________ inches square.
(a) Eight.
(b) Six.
(c) Seven.
(d) Five.

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

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

13. What else does this ceiling also require?
(a) Sculptures and paintings.
(b) Many architectural details.
(c) A unique device is used to raise the stone and mortar to the ceiling.
(d) A great deal of mortar.

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

15. Why is each bell unique?
(a) They are each decorated with a different scene from the Bible.
(b) The clay mold used to cast the bronze bell is destroyed during the casting process.
(c) They are made in different cities by different workshops.
(d) They are each made by a different craftsman.

Short Answer Questions

1. The vaulted ceiling is built _________ feet above the foundation.

2. Soon thereafter who dies and is replaced?

3. Who replaces this man?

4. In what year is the spire completed?

5. What are these down spouts called?

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