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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What halts construction for five months?
(a) The winter.
(b) An earthquake.
(c) A terrible storm.
(d) A volcanic eruption.

2. The outward buckling force is then transferred from the piers and walls to the buttresses by arches known as ___________.
(a) Flying buttresses.
(b) Flinging buttresses.
(c) Sailing buttresses.
(d) Singing buttresses.

3. The piers of the choir of Chutreaux will be ________ feet high and six to eight feet thick.
(a) 200.
(b) 220.
(c) 180.
(d) 160.

4. From where does the cut stone come?
(a) Somme.
(b) Burgundy.
(c) Chantilly.
(d) Bavaria.

5. What happens to the old cathedral?
(a) It is demolished.
(b) It is moved.
(c) It is not touched.
(d) It is altered.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pieces of cut limestone are hoisted out of the quarry. What are they cut into shape to match?

2. William produces a floor plan and a wall elevation drawing. What is it based on?

3. The foundation is built to ___________ standards.

4. The roof is located above the vaulting, and consists of _____________ frames.

5. To date, over how many men have been involved in this project?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the job of each master craftsman?

2. How many men have been employed in this project so far? How long has this project been in process?

3. What does the floor plan show?

4. Who is in charge of Chutreaux? How do they deal with the hiring of the architect for this new cathedral?

5. What does the wall elevation show?

6. How do the workmen reach the scaffolding?

7. Why must many houses be demolished?

8. What types of tools are needed in the workshops?

9. What does the carpenter do once the design has been approved?

10. How do the flying buttresses work?

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