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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. As the men walk so the axle turns and winds up ________, lifting very heavy loads from the floor.
(a) The rope.
(b) The wall.
(c) A leather strap.
(d) Very tight.

2. They meet at the center of the bay in a crossing pattern and are locked together by what?
(a) A specially-shaped keystone.
(b) Mortar.
(c) Cement.
(d) A steel keystone.

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

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

5. It is then cut into shape using a tool called ________ iron.
(a) A grizing.
(b) A grazing.
(c) A gruzing.
(d) A grozing.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1280, the choir of the cathedral is ready to receive ___________.

2. These sheets are used to cover ___________________ making a weatherproof roof.

3. A tympanum, or ________________, is created to go above each door.

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

5. Masons then lay courses of light __________ stones over the wooden spanners.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe the workings of the great wheel.

4. What happens to the Bishop in 1281?

5. How is the completion of the cathedral celebrated?

6. Why is Wiliam of Planz replaced?

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

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

9. What happens after the webbing has set hard?

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

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