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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hoffman say is the fourth dimension?
(a) Movement
(b) Time
(c) Space
(d) Sound

2. What can inhabitants of Flatland NOT do?
(a) Move north
(b) Move sideways
(c) Move south
(d) Rise above or beneath the surface

3. What does the editor note that A. Square wishes the readers of Flatland would understand?
(a) The book is to be taken literally at all times.
(b) Not all aspects of Flatland are meant to correspond to Spaceland.
(c) The book is not supposed to correspond at all to reality.
(d) Not all aspects of Pointland are meant to correspond to Flatland.

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

5. What happens to Equilateral children of Isosceles Triangles?
(a) They are cherished as the highest member of the Isosceles family.
(b) They are looked down upon.
(c) They are taken away and given to Equilateral parents.
(d) They are killed.

6. Within how many generations did nearly everyone adopt color?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Five
(d) Ten

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

8. How can inhabitants conceive of angles?
(a) They infer them.
(b) They understand the mathematics behind them.
(c) They don't understand angles.
(d) They see them.

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

10. 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 unable to move.
(c) He is killed.
(d) He is put into prison.

11. Why is hearing only used on occasion as a recognition method?
(a) Lower classes cannot make sounds.
(b) Lower classes can imitate higher classes.
(c) All classes sound the same.
(d) Higher classes cannot speak.

12. What does the editor compare Flatland's third dimension to in Spaceland?
(a) The second dimension
(b) The first dimension
(c) The fourth dimension
(d) The fifth dimension

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

14. What classes are able to use this method?
(a) Only circles
(b) Upper classes
(c) All classes
(d) Lower classes

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does A. Square say about the laws regarding irregulars?

2. What is the most common form of house construction in Flatland?

3. What is the editor's defense of the second objection?

4. To what class does the Law of Nature not always apply?

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

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