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 does the author tell the reader to do to mimic Flatland?
(a) Place a penny on a table and look at it at eye level.
(b) Place a penny on a table and stand it on one end.
(c) Place a penny on a table.
(d) Place a penny on a table and look at it from above.

2. What does the editor say is the first objection to the novel?
(a) That distance should be noted in the novel.
(b) That weight should be noted in the novel.
(c) That thickness should be noted in the novel.
(d) That direction should be noted in the novel.

3. What does the editor say is the second objection to the novel?
(a) That the author hates women.
(b) That the author hates men.
(c) That the author hates priests.
(d) That the author hates children.

4. What changes A. Square's mind about who to educate first?
(a) He is afraid of imprisonment.
(b) He is afraid of divorce.
(c) He cannot seem to recall the information as clearly.
(d) He realizes women are too dim to understand.

5. On what does the civilization of Flatland depend?
(a) Irregularity of shapes
(b) The State
(c) The lower classes
(d) Regularity of shapes

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hoffman, what is the goal of the novel?

2. What recognition method is used as a teaching tool by the stranger?

3. Who was the first person to invent color?

4. What happens as the race of circles climbs higher in development?

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

(see the answer key)

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