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 finished wax represents ___________.

2. Who replaces this man?

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

4. The roof timbers are thickly coated in ___________.

5. In 1281 who dies?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens in 1306?

2. Describe the creation of the spire.

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

4. How is the ceiling constructed?

5. Describe the construction of the roof.

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

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

8. Describe the workings of the great wheel.

9. What happens after the webbing has set hard?

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

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 2

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 3

The cathedral has three huge doors.

Part 1) Describe these doors. How are they made?

Part 2) Why are they so large? How is the structure made to support these large doors?

Part 3) How might you feel walking in through this cathedral's large doors? How do these doors affect the aesthetics of the entire cathedral?

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