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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The glass itself is made from ___________.
(a) Limestone and soda ash.
(b) Dolomite and limestone.
(c) Beechwood ash and washed sand.
(d) Sodium bicarbonate and silica.

2. It is then cut into shape using a tool called ________ iron.
(a) A gruzing.
(b) A grizing.
(c) A grozing.
(d) A grazing.

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

4. Masons then lay courses of light __________ stones over the wooden spanners.
(a) Webbing.
(b) Lagging.
(c) Tracery.
(d) Wood spanners.

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

6. This period marks a huge transition in ____________________ of the cathedral.
(a) The design of the construction.
(b) The desire to see the construction.
(c) The funding of the construction.
(d) The personnel of the construction.

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

8. Why are these wooden arches placed from pier to pier?
(a) To make the ceiling curve.
(b) To make the ceiling more aesthetically pleasing.
(c) To give support to sculptures and light fixtures that are to hang from the vaulted ceiling.
(d) To give the vaulted ceiling stone ribs support while the mortar cures.

9. All work on the cathedral stops in what year?
(a) 1268.
(b) 1301.
(c) 1360.
(d) 1306.

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

11. The axle of the device is attached to what?
(a) A lifting rope.
(b) A handle.
(c) The wall.
(d) A platform.

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

13. The shapes are cut to the correct dimensions by using what?
(a) A template.
(b) A ruler.
(c) A sharp knife.
(d) A saw.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The glass is removed from the pipe and _________.

2. They meet at the center of the bay in a crossing pattern and are locked together by what?

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

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

5. How large are these window panes?

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