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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 14, How I Vainly Tried to Explain the Nature of Flatland.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the editor's defense of the first objection?
(a) That since weight cannot be measured, it is not comprehended.
(b) That since thickness cannot be measured, it is not comprehended.
(c) That since distance cannot be measured, it is not comprehended.
(d) That since direction cannot be measured, it is not comprehended.

2. Why does the State believe that aristocratic children who fail exams should be killed?
(a) They cannot work.
(b) They cannot have children.
(c) They breed with one another and give birth to irregulars.
(d) They are less intelligent.

3. What happens to leaders of rebellions of lower classes who are nearly regular shaped?
(a) They are placed into State Hospitals.
(b) They are killed.
(c) They are reshaped and adopted into higher classes.
(d) They are allowed to live among the lower class to provide hope.

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

5. What does A. Square say about the aesthetic and artistic aspects of Flatland?
(a) They are similar to that of Spaceland.
(b) They are vibrant and alive.
(c) They are dull.
(d) They are similar to that of Pointland.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Law of Nature?

2. What shape are nobility members?

3. After the war, who is still allowed to make color?

4. Why are there no windows in houses of Flatland?

5. What is the third unrecognized dimension in Flatland?

(see the answer key)

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