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. Construction continues through ________ when the transept and most of its vaulting is completed.

2. Why are the people of Chutreaux lucky?

3. What else does this ceiling also require?

4. By 1330 what is finally completed?

5. Huge sheets of roofing ________ are made on the ground and then hoisted into place.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does the casting process for the bells begin? What is the purpose of the wax?

4. How are the bells finished?

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

6. How is the ceiling constructed?

7. What happens to the Bishop in 1281?

8. Describe the creation of the spire.

9. What happens after the webbing has set hard?

10. Describe the bells in the belfry.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

1280 is a year that marks a huge transitional period in the construction of the cathedral.

Part 1) Describe the events that take place during this year. How is this a transitional period?

Part 2) Why is work not interrupted? What does this say about the organization of this project?

Part 3) What other periods of significance exist in the building of this cathedral? How are these periods significant?

Essay Topic 3

Many artisans were used in the building of this cathedral.

Part 1) Describe the various groups of artisans. How did they help to construct this cathedral?

Part 2) What might the training for these craftsman be like? How might this compare to similar craftsmen's training today?

Part 3) Are these types of artisans used in building projects today? If so, how? If not, why not?

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