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Study Guide Answers

1.     How long did it take to complete the Cologne Cathedral?
     632 years
2.     When did construction of the present cathedral begin?
     1248
3.     The Cologne Cathedral is one of the purest examples of ______________________ architecture.
     Gothic
4.     The cathedral is situated along the ___________________ River.
     Rhine
5.     Throughout the centuries, what have been the three leading causes of damage to the cathedral?
     French Revolution, World War II, and weathering
6.     Much of the cathedral's repair work is funded by the ___________________ .
     lottery
7.     The Cologne Cathedral has the largest church fašade ever built. True or false?
     true
8.     The main entrance to the cathedral is on the _________________ side.
     west
9.     The three doorways of the main entrance are surrounded by _______________________ .
     sculptures/carvings
10.     In 1842, __________________________________ assisted with the design and laid the foundation stone for the cathedral.
     King Wilhelm of Prussia
11.     What is a flying buttress?
     an arched support carved out of stone
12.     There are nearly 2 1/2 acres of glass in the cathedral. True or false?
     true
13.     Where is the Shrine of the Magi located in the cathedral?
     behind the altar
14.     The Cologne Cathedral was, at one point, the world's tallest building. True or false?
     true
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