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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. The vaulted ceiling is built _________ feet above the foundation.
(a) 320.
(b) 310.
(c) 130.
(d) 230.

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

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

8. These sheets are used to cover ___________________ making a weatherproof roof.
(a) The shingles.
(b) The lead frame.
(c) The roof boards.
(d) The wooden frame.

9. While the windows are being installed the underside of the vaulted ceiling is ____________.
(a) Decorated.
(b) Plastered and painted.
(c) Carved.
(d) Created.

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

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

12. 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) The clay mold used to cast the bronze bell is destroyed during the casting process.
(d) They are each decorated with a different scene from the Bible.

13. They meet at the center of the bay in a crossing pattern and are locked together by what?
(a) A steel keystone.
(b) Cement.
(c) Mortar.
(d) A specially-shaped keystone.

14. The ribs themselves carry the weight of __________, or ceiling stones.
(a) The centerings.
(b) The piers.
(c) The webbing.
(d) The tracery.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. By ___________ the cathedral is completed.

2. What else does this ceiling also require?

3. How many bells are cast for the cathedral?

4. The down spouts are stone sculptures made to look like ___________.

5. In what year, does work resume?

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