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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. Who hoists the materials out of the boats?
(a) Carpenters.
(b) Slaves.
(c) Locals.
(d) Blacksmiths.

2. As the various workshops begin production, what do they require?
(a) Many meetings with the architect.
(b) Some basic tools.
(c) Various specialized tools.
(d) Approval from the people of Chutreaux.

3. Finally, the new foundation for the apse and choir is _______________.
(a) Excavated.
(b) Designed.
(c) Explored.
(d) Demolished.

4. What happens to a portion of the Bishop's palace?
(a) It is demolished.
(b) It is altered.
(c) It is remodeled.
(d) It is attached to the new cathedral.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The stones are marked for what purposes?

2. What is done with the Romanesque crypt?

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

4. How many masters does William hire?

5. _______ walls span some portions of the cathedrals.

Short Essay Questions

1. What takes place during the winter months?

2. What does the wall elevation show?

3. What is first approved by the Bishop and the Chapter?

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

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

6. Describe the mortice-and-tenon construction method. How is this used in the construction of the cathedral?

7. How do the workmen reach the scaffolding?

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

9. Describe the buttresses and how they function.

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

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