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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. A unique device used for raising supplies is known as what?
(a) The great lifter.
(b) The great wheel.
(c) The great elevator.
(d) The great lever.

2. The flying buttresses of the choir are completed and the centerings are readied for ___________.
(a) The first stones of the vaulted ceilings.
(b) Plaster.
(c) Crown molding.
(d) Paint.

3. Why are the people of Chutreaux lucky?
(a) The cathedral is basically finished.
(b) The clergy change their minds.
(c) Their work stoppage lasts only five years.
(d) The architect is quickly replaced.

4. The cathedral's three huge doors are built--the center door is almost _____________ feet high.
(a) Fifty.
(b) Thirty.
(c) Forty.
(d) Twenty-five.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does work stop?

2. Once the mold is broken away, revealing the finished bell, the bells are shipped to the cathedral and hoisted into ___________.

3. The roof timbers are thickly coated in ___________.

4. Wooden arches, like ____________, are placed from pier to pier.

5. Huge sheets of roofing ________ are made on the ground and then hoisted into place.

Short Essay Questions

1. How are the bells finished?

2. What happens after the webbing has set hard?

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

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

5. How tall is the vaulted ceiling? What is used to support this massive structure?

6. Describe the drain pipes.

7. Describe the bells in the belfry.

8. What happens to the Bishop in 1281?

9. What happens in 1306?

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

(see the answer keys)

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