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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does he die?

2. The roof timbers are thickly coated in ___________.

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

By 1338, the cathedral is completed.

Part 1) Summarize the process for building this cathedral. How does this new knowledge, as a whole affect you? What are your thoughts on this building project?

Part 2) How might the people of this town feel about the completion of this cathedral? Was all the work and money worth it? Why or why not?

Part 3) Are building projects today as monumental and important? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The walls of the choir are constructed in three phases.

Part 1) What are these three phases? How are these three phases necessary?

Part 2) What are three other steps involved when making the walls of the cathedral? Why are these steps also necessary?

Part 3) How are these various steps and phases necessary when adding a roof to the structure?

Essay Topic 3

Buttresses were used when building this cathedral.

Part 1) What are buttresses? What purpose do they serve? Are they necessary? Why or why not?

Part 2) What are three other aspects of the cathedral that are necessary during the building process? How are they necessary?

Part 3) Why are buttresses not needed today? What is still needed during a building project today? Why?

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