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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. Each _____________ is mortared together.
(a) Brick.
(b) Stone.
(c) Piece of glass.
(d) Timber.

2. This technique also allowed for more space for ___________.
(a) Windows.
(b) Tapestries.
(c) Crown molding.
(d) Statues.

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

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

5. The walls are complex and consist of piers, or _________, that support the vault and roof.
(a) Sheets.
(b) Layers.
(c) Columns.
(d) Boards.

Short Answer Questions

1. What construction is the work site then prepared for?

2. Why are the new stonework and mortar covered in this?

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

4. ______________, stone tracery and sixty-foot high windows, rises sixty feet for a total vertical rise of 160 feet.

5. By this time some work continues inside ___________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the construction of the roof.

2. What is done first to the site to prepare it for the building of the new cathedral?

3. Describe the three phases of the construction of the walls of the choir.

4. Who is William in charge of hiring?

5. How is the stone for the vaulted ceiling lifted?

6. How tall is the vaulted ceiling? What is used to support this massive structure?

7. What happens to the Bishop in 1281?

8. What has taken place by 1332? What has taken place by 1338?

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

10. How is the completion of the cathedral celebrated?

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