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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 is this locale equipped with?
(a) Pneumatic chisels.
(b) Restaurants and inns.
(c) Workshops and a forge.
(d) Activities for the families of the workers.

2. How long has the project taken?
(a) About two months.
(b) About one month.
(c) About three months.
(d) About four months.

3. During this time the new stonework and new in-place mortar are covered with what?
(a) Plaster.
(b) Paint.
(c) A matting of straw and dung.
(d) Fabric.

4. What does each master craftsman then establish?
(a) A workshop for all the trades involved.
(b) A workshop for their respective trade.
(c) A reputation.
(d) A place to live during the building of the cathedral.

5. Who controls funds in the church in Chutreaux?
(a) The people of Chutreaux.
(b) A group of clergymen known as the chapter.
(c) A group of master craftsmen.
(d) The King of France.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did William of Planz design buttresses around the cathedral's outside walls?

2. What does the wall elevation show?

3. Who leads the church in Chutreaux?

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

5. What happens to the old cathedral?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are used to remove some of the strain placed on the walls?

2. What does the wall elevation show?

3. Upon what are the flying buttresses built? Why?

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

5. What is the master quarryman doing at the same time?

6. What takes place once the foundation is completed?

7. Describe the building of the scaffolding.

8. How much more work is done until the roof is begun?

9. What does the floor plan show?

10. Why must many houses be demolished?

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