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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The construction of the roof continues as the frames are set up with ___________.
(a) Trusses.
(b) Scaffolding.
(c) Trefoils.
(d) Trustles.

2. The cathedral is mostly complete and has taken how many years to build thus far?
(a) Sixty.
(b) Fifty.
(c) Fifty-four.
(d) Sixty-four.

3. Then the model is covered in about ______ inches of wax.
(a) Six.
(b) Eight.
(c) Four.
(d) Ten.

4. 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.

5. What do the people do during this time to raise money?
(a) They ask the king to help them.
(b) They have a bake sale.
(c) They display the remains of Saint Germain and request financial donations.
(d) The write letters to the Pope.

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

7. In 1281 who dies?
(a) The Pope.
(b) The architect.
(c) The King of France.
(d) The Bishop of Chutreaux.

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

9. When the glass gets the right size, the end is cut off and the pipe is spun _________ around and around.
(a) Quickly.
(b) Evenly.
(c) A few times.
(d) Slowly.

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

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

12. The glass is spun outward into ___________.
(a) A large oval.
(b) A large balloon.
(c) A large curved disk.
(d) A large flat disk.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The flying buttresses of the choir are completed and the centerings are readied for ___________.

2. Why are these wooden arches placed from pier to pier?

3. The ribs themselves carry the weight of __________, or ceiling stones.

4. A tympanum, or ________________, is created to go above each door.

5. How many years has it been since construction began?

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