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. What were Edwin Abbott's primary interests?
(a) Literature and theology
(b) Literature and mathematics
(c) Literature and physics
(d) Literature and social sciences

2. What happens to a line as it gets further away in Flatland?
(a) It gets thicker.
(b) It gets thinner.
(c) It gets smaller.
(d) It gets larger.

3. How do individuals in Lineland move?
(a) In a single directional line.
(b) Only right to left.
(c) Only up and down.
(d) They can move anywhere.

4. What shape does the stranger use to teach about solids?
(a) A straight line
(b) A triangle
(c) A cube
(d) A sphere

5. Why is deception not a problem in Lineland?
(a) The inhabitants cannot change their shape.
(b) The inhabitants cannot change their voice.
(c) The inhabitants cannot change their smell.
(d) The inhabitants cannot change their angles.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to Equilateral children of Isosceles Triangles?

2. What does the editor note that A. Square wishes the readers of Flatland would understand?

3. What dimension does the stranger attempt to explain?

4. What does the shape of women prevent?

5. What method of recognition was no longer taught?

(see the answer key)

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