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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. The ceiling will be constructed using how many bays at a time?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) Four.
(d) One.

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

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

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

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

14. In what year, does work resume?
(a) 1321.
(b) 1320.
(c) 1315.
(d) 1311.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1280, the choir of the cathedral is ready to receive ___________.

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

3. Once the mold is broken away, revealing the finished bell, the bells are shipped to the cathedral and hoisted into ___________.

4. With what are the sheets attached?

5. Soon thereafter who dies and is replaced?

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