Flatland Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 21, How I Tried to Teach the Theory of Three Dimensions to My Grandson, and with What Success.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the stranger defend his idea that omnipotence is not a quality of Gods?
(a) Because if it were, everyone in Flatland would be a God.
(b) Because if it were, no one would be God.
(c) Because God's do not exist.
(d) Because if it were, the criminals of Spaceland would be the Gods of Flatland.

2. What does A. Square point out about the King's space?
(a) It is a plane.
(b) It is a line.
(c) It is a circle.
(d) It is a square.

3. What is the Law of Nature?
(a) The tendency for each generation to rise in standing.
(b) The tendency for each generation to remain stable over time.
(c) The tendency for any shape out of the ordinary to be killed.
(d) The tendency for each generation to drop in standing.

4. What is A. Square's first impression of Spaceland.
(a) It is not real.
(b) It is ugly.
(c) It is beautiful.
(d) It is madness or hell.

5. Why is this shape of house not allowed?
(a) The curved exterior would be difficult to discern.
(b) The sharp angle may hurt someone.
(c) The rain would not properly run off, causing death.
(d) There could be no door for women.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do individuals in Lineland move?

2. What happens to a line as it gets closer in Flatland?

3. What did Pantocyclus tell the workmen they would have to accept?

4. What shape are nobility members?

5. What prohibits A. Square's student from learning?

(see the answer key)

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