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. Why are the roof timbers coated in this?

2. What else does this ceiling also require?

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

4. Sadly, in 1329 who dies?

5. Who replaces this man?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the construction of the roof.

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

3. What happens to the Bishop in 1281?

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

5. What happens in 1306?

6. What happens after the webbing has set hard?

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

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

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

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

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 3

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?

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