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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 else is done to this location?
(a) It is decorated.
(b) It is destroyed.
(c) It is smoothed.
(d) It is marked with stakes.

2. William has much experience working on other cathedrals in _______________________.
(a) France, England, and Germany.
(b) France, Brussels, and Italy.
(c) France, Italy, and England.
(d) France, Germany, and Sweden.

3. In the spring of _________ the Bishop of Chutreaux blesses the first foundation stone and it is lowered into the excavated foundations.
(a) 1253.
(b) 1352.
(c) 1325
(d) 1235.

4. What does the wall elevation show?
(a) The arcade, the triforium, the clerestory, and the vaulting.
(b) The arcade, the clerestory, the vaulting, and the centerings.
(c) The arcade, the stairways, the clerestory ,and the vaulting.
(d) The triforium, the centerings, the stairways, and the vaulting.

5. The masons place the stones while who mix and apply the mortar?
(a) The mortar craftsmen.
(b) The mason apprentices.
(c) The slaves.
(d) The laborers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Once the design has been approved the master carpenter takes about ___________ men into the forest of Chantilly and cuts timber.

2. How is the cut lumber transported to Chutreaux?

3. What does each master craftsman then establish?

4. What happens to the old cathedral?

5. At this time the cathedral has been under construction for how many years?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens once the site is cleared?

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

3. How do the flying buttresses work?

4. Describe the building of the scaffolding.

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

6. Describe the excavation of the foundation.

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

8. What takes place once the foundation is completed?

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

10. Describe the buttresses and how they function.

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