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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. 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 make the ceiling curve.
(c) To give support to sculptures and light fixtures that are to hang from the vaulted ceiling.
(d) To make the ceiling more aesthetically pleasing.

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

3. The smaller pieces are assembled into panes as large as __________ inches square, the pieces being held together by lead channels.
(a) Thirty.
(b) Forty.
(c) Sixty.
(d) Fifty.

4. What else does this ceiling also require?
(a) Many architectural details.
(b) A great deal of mortar.
(c) Sculptures and paintings.
(d) A unique device is used to raise the stone and mortar to the ceiling.

5. Where are these wood spanners installed by the carpenters?
(a) Along the centerings.
(b) Along the piers.
(c) Along the walls.
(d) Along the ribs.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what might this unique device be compared?

2. The ___________ ceiling requires much heavy stone.

3. The down spouts are stone sculptures made to look like ___________.

4. Each of the bays is the square area between ________ piers at the corners.

5. This unique device is essentially a man-sized __________ that is operated by one or two men who walk around the inside of it.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What takes place while the windows are being installed?

4. What happens in 1306?

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

6. Describe the creation of the spire.

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

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

9. Why is Wiliam of Planz replaced?

10. Describe the cathedral's three huge doors.

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