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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. _____________ later laborers in Chutreaux begin to clear the site of the new cathedral.
(a) Two weeks.
(b) Several weeks.
(c) Several months.
(d) One week.

2. Is Chutreaux, France a real place?
(a) No.
(b) Yes, but it was destroyed many centuries ago.
(c) Yes, but it is actually in England.
(d) Yes.

3. The outward buckling force is then transferred from the piers and walls to the buttresses by arches known as ___________.
(a) Flinging buttresses.
(b) Sailing buttresses.
(c) Flying buttresses.
(d) Singing buttresses.

4. The master quarryman supervises about ____________ men cutting limestone.
(a) Thirty.
(b) Three thousand.
(c) Three hundred.
(d) Thirty thousand.

5. Where are most of these skilled workers drawn from?
(a) The citizenry of Chutreaux.
(b) Other countries.
(c) Neighboring kingdoms.
(d) Around the world.

Short Answer Questions

1. _______ walls span some portions of the cathedrals.

2. Once the foundation is completed what are begun?

3. Why is the answer to number 74 hung from the top of the wall instead of rising from the ground?

4. To whom are the drawings presented?

5. The scaffolding holds hurdles, or ____________ made from woven sticks.

Short Essay Questions

1. How many men have been employed in this project so far? How long has this project been in process?

2. How is the ceiling constructed?

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

4. What do the glass makers begin in 1302? Of what is this made?

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

6. What is significant about 1311, 1329, and 1330?

7. How long has the project taken thus far? How important are the illustrations in this section?

8. What happens in 1306?

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

10. What does the floor plan show?

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