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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. In what year is the spire completed?
(a) 1331.
(b) 1311.
(c) 1313.
(d) 1333.

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

3. Simultaneously, the foundation for what is begun?
(a) The trusses.
(b) The clerestory.
(c) The triforium.
(d) The transept.

4. Why are the roof timbers coated in this?
(a) To prevent them from rotting.
(b) To prevent them from buckling.
(c) To prevent them from catching on fire.
(d) To prevent them from falling down.

5. Huge sheets of roofing ________ are made on the ground and then hoisted into place.
(a) Iron.
(b) Lead.
(c) Steel.
(d) Wood.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who replaces this man?

2. The cathedral is mostly complete and has taken how many years to build thus far?

3. The shapes are cut to the correct dimensions by using what?

4. It is then cut into shape using a tool called ________ iron.

5. The ribs themselves carry the weight of __________, or ceiling stones.

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the workings of the great wheel.

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

3. What has taken place by 1332? What has taken place by 1338?

4. What happens to the Bishop in 1281?

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

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

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

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

9. Describe the bells in the belfry.

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

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