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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The second law for women is:
(a) They must never make a sound in public.
(b) They must continuously make noise when in public.
(c) They must never be in public.
(d) They must speak when spoken to in public.

3. From which direction do women enter houses?
(a) East
(b) South
(c) West
(d) None, as directions don't exist in Flatland

4. What does A. Square say about the aesthetic and artistic aspects of Flatland?
(a) They are similar to that of Pointland.
(b) They are similar to that of Spaceland.
(c) They are vibrant and alive.
(d) They are dull.

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

6. What happens to leaders of rebellions of lower classes who are nearly regular shaped?
(a) They are killed.
(b) They are reshaped and adopted into higher classes.
(c) They are placed into State Hospitals.
(d) They are allowed to live among the lower class to provide hope.

7. What is the third form of recognition in Flatland?
(a) Smell
(b) Hearing
(c) Touch
(d) Sight

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

9. What happened to those who attempted to discover the source of light in Flatland?
(a) They went insane.
(b) They died.
(c) They were arrested.
(d) They were successful.

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

11. What is a man expected to do when meeting a woman on the street?
(a) Allow her to pass to the North.
(b) Allow her to pass to the West.
(c) Allow her to pass to the East.
(d) Allow her to pass to the South.

12. Under what name was Flatland originally published?
(a) John Smith
(b) A. Square
(c) Edwin Abbott
(d) B. Triangle

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

14. What class does the Equilateral triangle represent?
(a) Worker
(b) Tradesmen
(c) Priest
(d) Woman

15. Why does the State believe that aristocratic children who fail exams should be killed?
(a) They are less intelligent.
(b) They breed with one another and give birth to irregulars.
(c) They cannot work.
(d) They cannot have children.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What effect did the end of this method have on the classes?

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

4. What does the author tell the reader to do to mimic Flatland?

5. What does the State do with smaller angle specimens used for teaching tools?

(see the answer keys)

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