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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the editor say is the first objection to the novel?
(a) That weight should be noted in the novel.
(b) That direction should be noted in the novel.
(c) That distance should be noted in the novel.
(d) That thickness should be noted in the novel.

2. On what does the civilization of Flatland depend?
(a) The lower classes
(b) Regularity of shapes
(c) The State
(d) Irregularity of shapes

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

4. What does the Equilateral triangle look like in Flatland?
(a) A single point
(b) A curved line
(c) A straight line
(d) An Equilateral triangle

5. Who was the first person to invent color?
(a) Chromoto
(b) Chromatosis
(c) Chromaticon
(d) Chromatistes

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

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

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

9. Because of their education, what method of recognition is considered a serious offense?
(a) Smell
(b) Sight
(c) Feeling
(d) Hearing

10. How did the Legislature finally stop individuals from trying to find the source of light in Flatland?
(a) They told them the light was from God.
(b) They taxed them until they stopped asking questions.
(c) They prohibited the question entirely.
(d) They sent those who questioned to prison.

11. What army did the Isosceles defeat?
(a) The Polygons
(b) The Women
(c) The Circles
(d) The Right Triangles

12. 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 his true opinion, and has a right to his opinion.
(c) That the author was writing as other historians have written.
(d) That the author was pointing out the danger of religion.

13. What is the most common form of house construction in Flatland?
(a) Square
(b) Triangle
(c) Circle
(d) Pentagon

14. What does the author tell the reader to do to mimic Flatland?
(a) Place a penny on a table and stand it on one end.
(b) Place a penny on a table.
(c) Place a penny on a table and look at it at eye level.
(d) Place a penny on a table and look at it from above.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What shape of houses is not allowed?

2. Why does the State believe that aristocratic children who fail exams should be killed?

3. Why is touching on occasion inaccurate?

4. According to Hoffman, what is the goal of the novel?

5. What does A. Square say about the aesthetic and artistic aspects of Flatland?

(see the answer keys)

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