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Question 1: Chancel repair liability in the ________
EnglandUnited KingdomWalesCanada

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  Apse for Torah Ark in the ancient Maon Synagogue.
  The decorated apses of the Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily.
  A simple apse set into the east end of St Chad's parish church, at Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire.
  The triple apse of an Orthodox church.

Question 3: What does the following picture show?

  Triple apse of Basilica di Santa Giulia, northern Italy.
  East end of the abbey church of Saint-Ouen, showing the chevet), Rouen, Seine-Maritime.
  The decorated apses of the Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily.
  Typical Early Christian/Byzantine apse with a hemispherical semi-dome.

Question 4: The word "chancel" derives from the French usage of chancel from a ________ word cancelli meaning "lattice" (Online Etymology Dictionary).
Late LatinMedieval LatinVulgar LatinClassical Latin

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  Apse for Torah Ark in the ancient Maon Synagogue.
  The apse of St. Martin church in Busskirch, community Jona, Switzerland
  Typical Early Christian/Byzantine apse with a hemispherical semi-dome.
  Apse for Torah Ark in the ancient Maon Synagogue.

Question 6: The epithet "apsidal" may be applied to the exedra of classical architecture, a feature of the secular Roman ________, which provided the initial prototype for Early Christian churches.
BasilicaSpainRomeItaly

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  East end of the abbey church of Saint-Ouen, showing the chevet), Rouen, Seine-Maritime.
  The triple apse of an Orthodox church.
  Typical Early Christian/Byzantine apse with a hemispherical semi-dome.
  The decorated apses of the Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily.

Question 8: The apse as a semicircular projection (which may be polygonal on the exterior, or reveal the radiating projections of ________) may be roofed with a semi-dome (also called a half-dome) or with radiating vaulting.
AltarPalermoChapelCatholic Church

Question 9: The interior of the apse, especially the semi-dome, is traditionally a focus of ________, bearing the richest concentration of mosaics, or painting and sculpture, towards which all other decoration may tend.
IconographyMadonna (art)Gothic artHalo (religious iconography)

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  A simple apse set into the east end of St Chad's parish church, at Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire.
  Typical Early Christian/Byzantine apse with a hemispherical semi-dome.
  East end of the abbey church of Saint-Ouen, showing the chevet), Rouen, Seine-Maritime.
  The triple apse of an Orthodox church.







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