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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What work are irregular shapes allowed to have?
(a) Government positions
(b) Doctors
(c) Teachers
(d) Tradesmen

3. What shape are nobility members?
(a) Hexagons
(b) Circles
(c) Straight lines
(d) Squares

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

5. What two body parts are the same on a woman?
(a) The eye and the mouth
(b) The nose and the mouth
(c) The eye and the hand
(d) The mouth and the hand

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

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

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

9. What happens to the most irregular shapes?
(a) They are killed.
(b) They are imprisoned.
(c) They are allowed to marry into a higher class.
(d) They are allowed into public office.

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

11. The first law for women is;
(a) They must enter houses on the West side.
(b) They must enter houses on the East side.
(c) They must enter houses on the North side.
(d) They must enter houses on the South side.

12. What was Edwin Abbott's field of interest?
(a) Math
(b) Social Relations
(c) Classics
(d) Science

13. What adverse effect did the new wave of color have?
(a) There was an increase in mortality rates.
(b) There was a decline in intellectual pursuit.
(c) There was a decline in reproduction.
(d) There was an increase in crime.

14. Why were women in support of the bill?
(a) Their status would increase.
(b) They believed it would make them more intelligent.
(c) They wanted style.
(d) They believed it would make them more attractive.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The third law for women is:

3. What physical trait makes women in Flatland dangerous?

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

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

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