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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. In the twelfth century the people of Europe believed that God was ___________.
(a) Very important.
(b) Somewhat important.
(c) The most important force in their lives.
(d) Not important.

2. _____________, a row of arches and a narrow passageway, rises twenty feet.
(a) The trefoils.
(b) The pier.
(c) The triforium.
(d) The emporium.

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

4. Why are many houses demolished?
(a) The new cathedral is much larger than the old one.
(b) The houses are not pleasing to the eye.
(c) The new cathedral is in a different style from these homes.
(d) The owners have not paid their mortgages.

5. Once the mortar cures, what happens?
(a) The stilts are removed.
(b) The hurdles are removed.
(c) The centerings are removed.
(d) The framers are removed.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Eventually the chapels in the apse are finished and __________________ of the choir are nearly finished.

3. Is Chutreaux, France a real place?

4. What is done with the Romanesque crypt?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is done with the cut limestone?

2. Describe the building of the scaffolding.

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

4. What does the wall elevation show?

5. Describe the excavation of the foundation.

6. What takes place once the foundation is completed?

7. What takes place during the winter months?

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

9. What first takes place in the spring of 1253?

10. Who makes the tools?

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