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Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

In the planning phase, the Bishop of Chutreaux proposes the cathedral but a group of clergymen known as the Chapter must approve the funding for the project. Why is it generally a good idea to separate the responsibility for planning projects and the responsibility for funding projects into separate political organizations? In your country, what government organization generally plans projects? What government organization generally funds projects? Does this seem like a good arrangement? Why or why not?

After William of Planz retires Robert of Cormont takes over as the master builder. Robert does not alter William's plans and instead he focuses on constructing the cathedral. After Robert dies Etienne of Gaston takes over as the master builder. Etienne completes the cathedral according to William's plans. How does the common vision of the master builder's contribute to the successful completion of the cathedral?

The new cathedral retains only...

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Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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