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. Does this transition period interrupt the work on the cathedral?

2. Two wooden ___________ cross each other at the middle of the square.

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

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

5. During the year, William of Planz decides ___________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the creation of the spire.

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

3. What happens to the Bishop in 1281?

4. What happens after the webbing has set hard?

5. How do the glass makers create the various shapes of glass?

6. What has taken place by 1332? What has taken place by 1338?

7. Why is Wiliam of Planz replaced?

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

9. What are vassoirs?

10. How is the completion of the cathedral celebrated?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Four bells are cast for the cathedral.

Part 1) Describe the process for creating these bells. How does learning about this process affect your feelings about these bells and other works of art?

Part 2) Why are the bells important to the cathedral? What purpose do they serve?

Part 3) Are bells in a cathedral still relevant today? Why or why not? What else is used for a similar purpose today?

Essay Topic 2

All work on the cathedral stops in 1306.

Part 1) Why does all the work stop? How does this stoppage compare to others during the Middle Ages?

Part 2) How are the people of Chutreaux lucky? How do they help to bring this luck upon themselves?

Part 3) What does this stoppage say about perseverance and the desire of the people to see this cathedral completed?

Essay Topic 3

The plans for the cathedral are much like other Gothic cathedrals.

Part 1) Describe the cathedral's plans. How are they like the plans for other Gothic cathedrals?

Part 2) Are buildings constructed in this style today? Why or why not? How might the planning process be different for a Gothic cathedral today?

Part 3) Compare Gothic architecture to modern architecture. What similarities exist? What are the differences?

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