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. In what year, does work resume?

2. They meet at the center of the bay in a crossing pattern and are locked together by what?

3. The glass is removed from the pipe and _________.

4. The axle of the device is attached to what?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the ceiling constructed?

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

3. Describe the bells in the belfry.

4. How is the completion of the cathedral celebrated?

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

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

7. Describe the cathedral's three huge doors.

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

9. How tall is the vaulted ceiling? What is used to support this massive structure?

10. How are the bells finished?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

A rose window is created.

Part 1) What is a rose window? Why is it created? How is it created?

Part 2) What other aspects of the cathedral have more than a purely functional purpose?

Part 3) Is architecture today as aesthetically pleasing as these Gothic cathedrals? Why or why not?

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