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. These sheets are used to cover ___________________ making a weatherproof roof.

2. After the ribs are completed, carpenters install _____________.

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

4. The smaller pieces are assembled into panes as large as __________ inches square, the pieces being held together by lead channels.

5. Does this transition period interrupt the work on the cathedral?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What happens in 1306?

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

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

6. Describe the bells in the belfry.

7. Describe the cathedral's three huge doors.

8. What happens to the Bishop in 1281?

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

10. What happens after the webbing has set hard?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The walls of the choir are constructed in three phases.

Part 1) What are these three phases? How are these three phases necessary?

Part 2) What are three other steps involved when making the walls of the cathedral? Why are these steps also necessary?

Part 3) How are these various steps and phases necessary when adding a roof to the structure?

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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