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

2. By ___________ the cathedral is completed.
(a) 1338.
(b) 1345.
(c) 1358.
(d) 1340.

3. The wax is then coated in ___________.
(a) More clay and plaster of Paris.
(b) Cement.
(c) Steel.
(d) Copper.

4. This period marks a huge transition in ____________________ of the cathedral.
(a) The funding of the construction.
(b) The personnel of the construction.
(c) The design of the construction.
(d) The desire to see the construction.

5. In 1302 the glass makers begin to make the colored glass for ___________.
(a) The huge cathedral windows.
(b) The skylights.
(c) The floor tiles.
(d) The sculptures.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. __________ drain pipes are located around the roof and lead to stone gutters across the flying buttresses.

3. The ___________ ceiling requires much heavy stone.

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What are vassoirs?

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

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

4. What happens to the Bishop in 1281?

5. Describe the workings of the great wheel.

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

7. What happens in 1306?

8. Describe the cathedral's three huge doors.

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

10. Describe the bells in the belfry.

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