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 stones that comprise the ribs of the vaulted ceiling are called ___________.

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

3. How does he die?

4. By 1330 what is finally completed?

5. These sheets are used to cover ___________________ making a weatherproof roof.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Wiliam of Planz replaced?

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

3. How are the bells finished?

4. Describe the workings of the great wheel.

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

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

7. What happens to the Bishop in 1281?

8. What do the glass makers begin in 1302? Of what is this made?

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

10. What is significant about 1311, 1329, and 1330?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The illustrations throughout this book are very important.

Part 1) Describe the illustrations. How are these illustrations useful? Would this book be as understandable without the illustrations? Why or why not?

Part 2) What do these illustrations reveal about building in the Middle Ages? How might these illustrations compare to architectural drawings today?

Part 3) What do these illustrations reveal about technology, education, engineering, and architecture in the Middle Ages?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

By 1338, the cathedral is completed.

Part 1) Summarize the process for building this cathedral. How does this new knowledge, as a whole affect you? What are your thoughts on this building project?

Part 2) How might the people of this town feel about the completion of this cathedral? Was all the work and money worth it? Why or why not?

Part 3) Are building projects today as monumental and important? Why or why not?

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