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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. By 1330 what is finally completed?
(a) The altar.
(b) The windows.
(c) The nave.
(d) The pews.

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

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

11. The stones that comprise the ribs of the vaulted ceiling are called ___________.
(a) Rassoirs.
(b) Chassoirs.
(c) Vassoirs.
(d) Fassoirs.

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

13. After the ribs are completed, carpenters install _____________.
(a) A keystone.
(b) Tracery.
(c) Webbing.
(d) Lagging.

14. Sadly, in 1329 who dies?
(a) The Bishop.
(b) The Pope.
(c) Robert of Cormont.
(d) A member of the Chapter.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. These drain pipes then go to down spouts located on ___________.

2. Who replaces William of Planz?

3. The roof timbers are thickly coated in ___________.

4. Who replaces this man?

5. A unique device used for raising supplies is known as what?

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