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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to a man who "runs against" a woman?
(a) He is killed immediately.
(b) He is put into prison.
(c) He immediately kills her.
(d) He falls in love instantly.

2. From which direction does rain fall?
(a) Up
(b) North
(c) South
(d) Down

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

4. What group showed the most amazing display of color?
(a) The Military
(b) Circles
(c) The Woman
(d) Intellectuals

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

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

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

8. What does the editor defend against at the end of the preface?
(a) The author's presentation of Triangles
(b) The author's presentation of Pentagons
(c) The author's presentation of Squares
(d) The author's presentation of Circles

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

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

11. 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.

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

13. What theory had Einstein not yet developed by the time Flatland was published?
(a) The theory of relativity
(b) The theory of the fourth dimension
(c) The theory of time and space
(d) The theory of movement

14. 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 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 a Circle pretending to be a lower class shape

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What shape of houses is not allowed?

3. What do inhabitants of Flatland see?

4. What physical trait makes women in Flatland dangerous?

5. Who is Pantocyclus?

(see the answer keys)

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