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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is the purpose of this pattern?
(a) It was symbolic of the star over Bethlehem.
(b) It was symbolic of the connection between man and God.
(c) It was symbolic of Jesus as the fisher of men.
(d) It was symbolic of making a long pilgrimage to the cathedral in search of God's favor.

4. How many years has it been since construction began?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Thirty-nine.
(c) Twenty-nine.
(d) Thirty.

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

6. The roof timbers are thickly coated in ___________.
(a) Glue.
(b) Pitch.
(c) Resin.
(d) Asbestos.

7. The flying buttresses of the choir are completed and the centerings are readied for ___________.
(a) The first stones of the vaulted ceilings.
(b) Crown molding.
(c) Plaster.
(d) Paint.

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

9. In 1280, the choir of the cathedral is ready to receive ___________.
(a) The roof.
(b) The vaulted ceiling.
(c) The stained glass windows.
(d) The crown molding.

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

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

12. The glass is removed from the pipe and _________.
(a) Heated.
(b) Pressed.
(c) Polished.
(d) Cooled.

13. The ___________ ceiling requires much heavy stone.
(a) Cove.
(b) Lathe.
(c) Shed.
(d) Vaulted.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The moldings and capitals are also finished and stone slabs are laid on the floor in what pattern?

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

3. Construction continues through ________ when the transept and most of its vaulting is completed.

4. The cathedral is mostly complete and has taken how many years to build thus far?

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

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