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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. To date, over how many men have been involved in this project?
(a) Four hundred.
(b) Two hundred.
(c) Five hundred.
(d) Three hundred.

2. What do the various dashed lines between the piers on the floor plan show?
(a) The pattern of the brick.
(b) The ribs of the vaulted ceiling.
(c) The location of windows.
(d) The stairs.

3. These buttresses look like ___________.
(a) Drain pipes.
(b) Large columns.
(c) Bricks.
(d) Large monsters.

4. Why are the new stonework and mortar covered in this?
(a) To decorate them.
(b) To make them more appealing.
(c) To keep them from cracking in the cold.
(d) To keep them from falling down.

5. William produces a floor plan and a wall elevation drawing. What is it based on?
(a) Sheets of paper.
(b) Sheets of plaster.
(c) A chalkboard.
(d) Sheets of papyrus.

Short Answer Questions

1. The foundation is built to ___________ standards.

2. What is done with the Romanesque crypt?

3. Is Chutreaux, France a real place?

4. Once the foundation is completed what are begun?

5. Why is the answer to number 39 part of the preparation?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the job of each master craftsman?

2. What does the floor plan show?

3. Describe the building of the scaffolding.

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

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

6. Describe the excavation of the foundation.

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

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

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

10. How do the flying buttresses work?

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