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. By 1332 the___________________, of the cathedral is nearly complete.

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

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

4. In 1280, the choir of the cathedral is ready to receive ___________.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe the bells in the belfry.

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

5. What is the step that takes place after the ribs are completed?

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

7. What happens to the Bishop in 1281?

8. Describe the workings of the great wheel.

9. Describe the drain pipes.

10. Describe the creation of the spire.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The cathedral took eighty-six years to build.

Part 1) Could it have taken less time? Why or why not? How long might it take to build today? Why?

Part 2) Do any projects take as long today? How might people feel today if a project took this long? Why would they feel this way?

Part 3) How might the people involved in this project feel about its outcome? Why would they feel this way?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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