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. Huge sheets of roofing ________ are made on the ground and then hoisted into place.

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

3. The finished wax represents ___________.

4. All work on the cathedral stops in what year?

5. What is the purpose of this pattern?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the cathedral's three huge doors.

3. How is the ceiling constructed?

4. How is the completion of the cathedral celebrated?

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

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

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

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

9. What happens to the Bishop in 1281?

10. Describe the construction of the roof.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Stained glass is made for the windows.

Part 1) Describe the process of making stained glass. How might this process have been created?

Part 2) How might this process compare to the making of stained glass today?

Part 3) How are you affected by this and other processes involved in the construction of the cathedral? How has your opinion of design, architecture, science, and art been altered by this book and the processes described?

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

The organizing of the building of this cathedral is very precise and orderly.

Part 1) Describe the steps involved in designing and constructing this cathedral? How is each step important?

Part 2) How is each aspect of the building project connected to another? How important is one step to another? Are there any flaws in this plan? If so, what are they? If not, how are there no flaws?

Part 3) Are the building projects as organized today? Why or why not? Are they as laborious? Why or why not?

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