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 can inhabitants conceive of angles?
(a) They don't understand angles.
(b) They understand the mathematics behind them.
(c) They see them.
(d) They infer them.

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

3. What is the first deed the stranger does to prove his point of third dimensions?
(a) Removes a tablet from a cupboard without opening the door.
(b) Removes dishes from the sink.
(c) Rises above Flatland.
(d) Writes the situation out mathematically.

4. Where are readers assumed to live?
(a) Pointland
(b) Timeland
(c) Spaceland
(d) Earthland

5. To what does the author compare Flatland?
(a) A piece of paper
(b) A book
(c) A globe
(d) Sandpaper

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What shape does the grandson almost grasp?

3. What does Hoffman say about the characters of Flatland?

4. What does the shape of women prevent?

5. Upon waking, who does A. Square plan to educate about dimensions?

(see the answer key)

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