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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What shape are professional men?
(a) Circles
(b) Hexagons
(c) Equilateral or Isosceles triangles
(d) Squares or Pentagons

3. What does A. Square blame for the inhabitants' inability to discern North in the normal way?
(a) Lack of sight
(b) Lack of a sun
(c) Lack of compasses
(d) Lack of a sense of direction

4. What is the Law of Compensation?
(a) The tendency for weaker shapes to be taller, and stronger shapes to be shorter.
(b) The tendency for stronger shapes to be more intelligent, and for weaker shapes to be less intelligent.
(c) The tendency for stronger shapes to be less intelligent, and for weaker shapes to be more intelligent.
(d) The tendency for women to be weak but intelligent, and for men to be strong but less intelligent.

5. How long did the color movement continue?
(a) Four years
(b) Three years
(c) Two years
(d) One year

6. What does Hoffman say about the fourth dimension?
(a) It is unstable.
(b) It is temporal.
(c) It is spatial.
(d) It is stable.

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

8. What does the "pull" in Flatland represent in Spaceland?
(a) Magnetic force
(b) Emotional patterns
(c) Wind
(d) Gravity

9. What does Hoffman admit Abbott succeeded in defeating?
(a) Boredom
(b) Critics
(c) Space
(d) Time

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

11. What does Hoffman say about the first three dimensions?
(a) They are unstable.
(b) They are temporal.
(c) They are stable.
(d) They are spatial.

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

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

14. 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) Writers
(c) Mechanics
(d) Sailors

15. What shape of houses is not allowed?
(a) Oval
(b) Triangle
(c) Circle
(d) Pentagon

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why is touching on occasion inaccurate?

3. Where are readers assumed to live?

4. What object that helps sight in Spaceland does not exist in Flatland?

5. What work are irregular shapes allowed to have?

(see the answer keys)

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