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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. The finished wax represents ___________.
(a) The last step in the bell-making process.
(b) The general shape of the bell.
(c) The general size of the bell.
(d) The size, thickness, and shape of the bell.

2. In 1281 who dies?
(a) The Pope.
(b) The architect.
(c) The Bishop of Chutreaux.
(d) The King of France.

3. Who replaces this man?
(a) Etienne of Gaston.
(b) Jeanne d'Arc.
(c) John Paul.
(d) Phillippe of Visoir.

4. Wooden arches, like ____________, are placed from pier to pier.
(a) Scaffolding.
(b) Centerings.
(c) Trefoils.
(d) Triforiums.

5. The roof timbers are thickly coated in ___________.
(a) Resin.
(b) Glue.
(c) Asbestos.
(d) Pitch.

Short Answer Questions

1. While the windows are being installed the underside of the vaulted ceiling is ____________.

2. Why are these wooden arches placed from pier to pier?

3. Then the model is covered in about ______ inches of wax.

4. By 1330 what is finally completed?

5. These drain pipes then go to down spouts located on ___________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the construction of the roof.

2. When is the transept and most of its vaulting completed?

3. Describe the creation of the spire.

4. How are the bells finished?

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

6. Describe the workings of the great wheel.

7. What happens in 1306?

8. What are vassoirs?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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