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 down spouts are stone sculptures made to look like ___________.

2. These larger sections are then installed between stone ____________ and iron reinforcing bars to create individual window panes.

3. The moldings and capitals are also finished and stone slabs are laid on the floor in what pattern?

4. Where are these wood spanners installed by the carpenters?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the bells in the belfry.

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

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

5. How are the bells finished?

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

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

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

9. How is the completion of the cathedral celebrated?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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 plans for the cathedral are much like other Gothic cathedrals.

Part 1) Describe the cathedral's plans. How are they like the plans for other Gothic cathedrals?

Part 2) Are buildings constructed in this style today? Why or why not? How might the planning process be different for a Gothic cathedral today?

Part 3) Compare Gothic architecture to modern architecture. What similarities exist? What are the differences?

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