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. These drain pipes then go to down spouts located on ___________.

2. The glass makers then take a molten lump of glass on the end of a large hollow pipe and do what with it?

3. Soon thereafter who dies and is replaced?

4. Why are the people of Chutreaux lucky?

5. What do the people do during this time to raise money?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the workings of the great wheel.

3. How are the bells finished?

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

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

6. How is the completion of the cathedral celebrated?

7. How long has the project taken thus far? How important are the illustrations in this section?

8. What happens after the webbing has set hard?

9. Describe the bells in the belfry.

10. What happens to the Bishop in 1281?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Training and discipline were required for the successful completion of this cathedral.

Part 1) Describe the training necessary for a project such as this. Could artisans today build it in a similar way? Why or why not?

Part 2) Why is discipline necessary? Is this type of discipline found in projects today? Why or why not?

Part 3) What are your thoughts on this project and its completion after eighty-six years?

Essay Topic 2

There are several architects throughout the process of building this cathedral.

Part 1) Who are these architects? What role does each play in the construction of the cathedral?

Part 2) What must be known by an architect in the 12th century? Do you consider an architect today less skilled, as skilled, or more skilled? Why?

Part 3) How different might building a cathedral be today? Why?

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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