Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The glass is removed from the pipe and _________.

3. The exterior of the wax is then carved into to create ___________.

4. The moldings and capitals are also finished and stone slabs are laid on the floor in what pattern?

5. The ceiling will be constructed using how many bays at a time?

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. What happens in 1306?

4. What are vassoirs?

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

6. Why is Wiliam of Planz replaced?

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

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

9. How is the ceiling constructed?

10. Describe the workings of the great wheel.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The spire is completed in 1331.

Part 1) What is the spire? What is the purpose of a spire?

Part 2) What might the spire signify to the people in regards to the cathedral?

Part 3) What other aspects of the cathedral stand out? What purpose do these architectural details serve?

Essay Topic 2

The cathedral has three huge doors.

Part 1) Describe these doors. How are they made?

Part 2) Why are they so large? How is the structure made to support these large doors?

Part 3) How might you feel walking in through this cathedral's large doors? How do these doors affect the aesthetics of the entire cathedral?

Essay Topic 3

Several deaths are mentioned in this story.

Part 1) Describe these deaths. How do they occur? How do they affect construction of the cathedral?

Part 2) Would building projects today continue with deaths such as these? Why or why not?

Part 3) Do deaths like this occur in building projects today? Why or why not?

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