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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Does this transition period interrupt the work on the cathedral?
(a) Yes.
(b) Only later.
(c) Only at first.
(d) No.

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

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

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

5. The exterior of the wax is then carved into to create ___________.
(a) A place for the copper to go.
(b) The decorations that will be on the outside of the bell.
(c) A handle to attach a rope.
(d) Handles for grabbing the bell.

6. How many bells are cast for the cathedral?
(a) Seven.
(b) Five.
(c) Six.
(d) Four.

7. Who replaces William of Planz?
(a) Robert of Normandy.
(b) Robert of Vane.
(c) Robert of Cormont.
(d) Robert of Burgundy.

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

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

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

11. The down spouts are stone sculptures made to look like ___________.
(a) Frightening monsters.
(b) Angelic cherubs.
(c) Stoic saints.
(d) Beautiful angels.

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

13. They meet at the center of the bay in a crossing pattern and are locked together by what?
(a) A steel keystone.
(b) Cement.
(c) A specially-shaped keystone.
(d) Mortar.

14. The smaller pieces are assembled into panes as large as __________ inches square, the pieces being held together by lead channels.
(a) Fifty.
(b) Thirty.
(c) Forty.
(d) Sixty.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The ceiling will be constructed using how many bays at a time?

2. By 1330 what is finally completed?

3. Huge sheets of roofing ________ are made on the ground and then hoisted into place.

4. All work on the cathedral stops in what year?

5. To what might this unique device be compared?

(see the answer keys)

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