Flatland Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, Of the Climate and Houses in Flatland.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the editor say is his second reason for writing the preface?
(a) To explain misconceptions
(b) To apologize for errors and misprints
(c) To introduce the novel
(d) To thank readers and critics in Spaceland

2. From which direction does rain fall?
(a) South
(b) North
(c) Down
(d) Up

3. What does A. Square blame for the inhabitants' inability to discern North in the normal way?
(a) Lack of compasses
(b) Lack of a sense of direction
(c) Lack of sight
(d) Lack of a sun

4. What does the editor say is his third reason for writing the preface?
(a) To apologize for errors and misprints
(b) To thank readers and critics in Spaceland
(c) To introduce the novel
(d) To explain misconceptions

5. What does Hoffman say about the first three dimensions?
(a) They are spatial.
(b) They are unstable.
(c) They are temporal.
(d) They are stable.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the editor say is his first reason for writing the preface?

2. What happened to those who attempted to discover the source of light in Flatland?

3. From which direction do women enter houses?

4. What was Edwin Abbott's field of interest?

5. Who is the editor, in reality, who wrote the Preface?

(see the answer key)

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