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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What can men do when women are in their apartments?
(a) Nothing, since they are inaccessible to men.
(b) They can only speak.
(c) They can only touch the woman.
(d) Anything, since the woman won't remember it.

2. What is irregularity considered in Flatland?
(a) Immoral and criminal
(b) A way to achieve a higher class
(c) A character flaw
(d) A rarity to be praised

3. What does the editor say is his second reason for writing the preface?
(a) To thank readers and critics in Spaceland
(b) To apologize for errors and misprints
(c) To explain misconceptions
(d) To introduce the novel

4. What did Pantocyclus tell the workmen they would have to accept?
(a) Their ambitions for military work would be abolished.
(b) Their ambitions for higher classes would be abolished.
(c) Their ambitions for priesthood would be abolished.
(d) Their ambitions for public office would be abolished.

5. The author notes these individuals have a similar experience in Spaceland that helps explain what things look like in Flatland.
(a) Tight rope walkers
(b) Sailors
(c) Writers
(d) Mechanics

6. What happens to the trade man in the author's example of problems with irregular shapes?
(a) He is stuck in a doorway.
(b) He is killed.
(c) He is put into prison.
(d) He is unable to move.

7. Because of their education, what method of recognition is considered a serious offense?
(a) Feeling
(b) Hearing
(c) Sight
(d) Smell

8. What method of recognition was no longer taught?
(a) Smell
(b) Sight
(c) Hearing
(d) Touch

9. According to Hoffman, what is the goal of the novel?
(a) To prove the fourth dimension
(b) To waste time
(c) To entertain
(d) To instruct

10. What is customary for women in upper class homes to do at all times?
(a) Never leave their apartments
(b) Never leave the house
(c) Face their husbands
(d) Never speak to their husbands

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

12. What ended the women's support of the bill?
(a) The attack of a young woman by an Right Triangle pretending to be a higher class shape
(b) The attack of a young woman by a Circle pretending to be a lower class shape
(c) The attack of a young woman by an Isosceles pretending to be a higher class shape.
(d) The attack of a young woman by a Square pretending to be a higher class shape

13. What is the first means of recognition in Flatland?
(a) Touch
(b) Smell
(c) Sight
(d) Hearing

14. What is the editor's defense of the second objection?
(a) That the author was writing his true opinion, and has a right to his opinion.
(b) That the author was defending children through irony.
(c) That the author was pointing out the danger of religion.
(d) That the author was writing as other historians have written.

15. What does A. Square say about the laws regarding irregulars?
(a) They are unlikely to help society.
(b) They are brutal and unfair.
(c) They are for the good of society.
(d) They are unsafe and create problems.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to a line as it gets further away in Flatland?

2. What does the editor defend against at the end of the preface?

3. Within how many generations did nearly everyone adopt color?

4. What happens to a man who "runs against" a woman?

5. What is a man expected to do when meeting a woman on the street?

(see the answer keys)

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