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

2. In 1302 the glass makers begin to make the colored glass for ___________.

3. The wax melts and runs out leaving a cavity in the clay. Molten _______________ is poured into the cavity and allowed to cool.

4. __________ drain pipes are located around the roof and lead to stone gutters across the flying buttresses.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens to the Bishop in 1281?

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

4. How is the completion of the cathedral celebrated?

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

6. Describe the construction of the roof.

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

8. How are the bells finished?

9. What happens in 1306?

10. Describe the bells in the belfry.

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

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

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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