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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 do the people do during this time to raise money?
(a) The write letters to the Pope.
(b) They have a bake sale.
(c) They display the remains of Saint Germain and request financial donations.
(d) They ask the king to help them.

2. Who replaces William of Planz?
(a) Robert of Burgundy.
(b) Robert of Normandy.
(c) Robert of Vane.
(d) Robert of Cormont.

3. Why are these wooden arches placed from pier to pier?
(a) To give support to sculptures and light fixtures that are to hang from the vaulted ceiling.
(b) To make the ceiling curve.
(c) To make the ceiling more aesthetically pleasing.
(d) To give the vaulted ceiling stone ribs support while the mortar cures.

4. By 1330 what is finally completed?
(a) The altar.
(b) The nave.
(c) The pews.
(d) The windows.

5. To what might this unique device be compared?
(a) A wheel for guinea pigs.
(b) A pulley.
(c) An elevator.
(d) A crane.

Short Answer Questions

1. Two wooden ___________ cross each other at the middle of the square.

2. Why are the people of Chutreaux lucky?

3. The flying buttresses of the choir are completed and the centerings are readied for ___________.

4. Where are these wood spanners installed by the carpenters?

5. All work on the cathedral stops in what year?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the construction of the roof.

3. How do the glass makers create the various shapes of glass?

4. Describe the glass for this cathedral and how it is installed.

5. What happens to the Bishop in 1281?

6. When is the cathedral ready for the vaulted ceiling? What foundation is also built at the same time?

7. What are cast for the cathedral? How are they unique?

8. What is the step that takes place after the ribs are completed?

9. How does the casting process for the bells begin? What is the purpose of the wax?

10. Describe the creation of the spire.

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