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. How are these ingredients mixed?

2. Masons then lay courses of light __________ stones over the wooden spanners.

3. The glass is spun outward into ___________.

4. The cathedral's three huge doors are built--the center door is almost _____________ feet high.

5. This unique device is essentially a man-sized __________ that is operated by one or two men who walk around the inside of it.

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens after the webbing has set hard?

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

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

4. How is the stone for the vaulted ceiling lifted?

5. Describe the construction of the roof.

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

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

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

9. Describe the cathedral's three huge doors.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Training and discipline were required for the successful completion of this cathedral.

Part 1) Describe the training necessary for a project such as this. Could artisans today build it in a similar way? Why or why not?

Part 2) Why is discipline necessary? Is this type of discipline found in projects today? Why or why not?

Part 3) What are your thoughts on this project and its completion after eighty-six years?

Essay Topic 2

A great wheel is used to hoist supplies for the vaulted ceiling.

Part 1) Describe this great wheel. How does it work to hoist supplies? What other machines are used to make the building of this cathedral possible?

Part 2) What does this machine reveal about the technology of the time? How does it compare to the technology of today?

Part 3) How have these early machines influenced the machines of today?

Essay Topic 3

All work on the cathedral stops in 1306.

Part 1) Why does all the work stop? How does this stoppage compare to others during the Middle Ages?

Part 2) How are the people of Chutreaux lucky? How do they help to bring this luck upon themselves?

Part 3) What does this stoppage say about perseverance and the desire of the people to see this cathedral completed?

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