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1. This is the covered walkway around the apse and behind the altar of a church. A) atrium B) choir C) narthex D) ambulatory 2. This cathedral's most famous relic is the tunic that Mary wore when Jesus was born. A) Beauvais B) Chartres C) Amiens D) Strasbourg 3. This architectural term originally was pejorative, meaning "barbarous" or "rude." A) gothic B) atrium C) buttress D) gargoyle 4. This is a musical term meaning "many voices." A) monophony B) polyphony C) melisma D) neum 5. During the 13th Century, he was the most famous and influential of the Parisian masters, whose lifetime study concerned the balance between reason and revelation. A) Dante Alghieri B) Abbot Suger C) Thomas Aquinas D) Francis of Assisi 6. This term refers to a tall, pointed window found in Gothic cathedrals. A) archivolt B) lancet C) relic D) buttress 7. This is the saint who believed in total poverty and focused on all of God's creation, preaching to birds at times. A) St. Francis B) St. Thomas C) St. Denis D) St. Benedict 8. His Divine Comedy relates a symbolic journey through hell, purgatory, and heaven. A) Thomas Aquinas B) Francis of Assisi C) Dante Alghieri D) Abbot Suger 9. This 5th-Century martyr evangelized the area of Paris; his relics are housed at an abbey in Paris. A) St. Thomas B) St. Denis C) St. Francis D) St. Benedict 10. This is the abbot whose plans to build a new church resulted in the Abbey of St. Denis, first of the Gothic cathedrals. A) Dante B) Aquinas C) Benedict D) Suger 11. This is an exterior architectural support that is characteristic of a Gothic cathedral. A) gothic B) buttress C) atrium D) gargoyle 12. This is the part of a church chancel between nave and sanctuary where the monks sing the Office. A) narthex B) ambulatory C) atrium D) choir 13. What term is used to identify the fraternal society of craftsmen or merchants common in the medieval period? A) guild B) liturgy C) chapter D) cantus 14. How many voices were included in a typical motet? A) one B) three C) seven D) five 15. The pointed arch is an essential element in the Gothic cathedral. A) True B) False 16. Stained glass windows in Gothic cathedrals were known as the "Bibles of the poor." A) True B) False 17. The Abbey Church of St. Denis is the prototype for the Gothic cathedral. A) True B) False 18. What purposes did the Medieval tournaments serve? SELECT ALL that apply: A) entertainment B) sharpen the knights skills C) get the knights ready for combat D) none of the above 19. What two purposes did gargoyles serve? A) ward of evil and drain water B) glorify God and represent angels C) scare demons and support the roof D) perch for birds and collect energy 20. Who are known for creating love songs with pleasant melodies? A) troubadours B) monks C) trobairitz D) guilds E) both a and c 21. Churches that housed relics and provided destinations for religious travelers were known as pilgrimage churches. A) True B) False 22. The dates of the Gothic period were approximately 475 to 1000 CE. A) True B) False 23. Which of the following define the Gothic style in architecture? SELECT ALL that apply: A) stained glass windows B) lancet windows and pointed arches C) heavy, thick stone walls D) flying buttresses E) gargoyles 24. The Gothic cathedral was the social center of a town. A) True B) False 25. Which of the following is NOT true of the Medieval university? A) Universities provided a "liberal arts" curriculum. B) Many of the complaints of students (poor housing, high rent, lack of jobs) were similar to contemporary times. C) Students could buy textbooks at a low cost, and supplementary materials were readily available. D) The system of philosophy and theology, known as Scholasticism, was taught in the universities.
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