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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What physical trait makes women in Flatland dangerous?
(a) They are very strong.
(b) They have three pointed sides.
(c) They are very smart.
(d) They are pointed on both ends.

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

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

4. 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.

5. 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 and look at it at eye level.
(c) Place a penny on a table and look at it from above.
(d) Place a penny on a table.

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

7. What shapes are included in the Priestly order?
(a) Straight lines
(b) Squares
(c) Triangles
(d) Circles

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

9. How was the bill going to destroy the aristocracy?
(a) Through the coloration of tradesmen
(b) Through coloration of Circles and a loss of sight recognition
(c) Through coloration of women and an increase of sight recognition
(d) Through coloration of the military

10. What effect did the end of this method have on the classes?
(a) There was a war between the classes.
(b) The classes became further separated.
(c) All classes became closer to equal.
(d) There was no effect.

11. What bill sought to color women and circles the same?
(a) The Universal Recognition bill
(b) The Flatland Sight bill
(c) The Universal Color bill
(d) The Spaceland Color bill

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

13. What does the State do with smaller angle specimens used for teaching tools?
(a) They are used as food for higher angle specimens.
(b) They are dissected.
(c) They are not fed, and thus killed.
(d) They are paid well.

14. Where are readers assumed to live?
(a) Pointland
(b) Spaceland
(c) Timeland
(d) Earthland

15. Who is the editor, in reality, who wrote the Preface?
(a) Edward Abbott
(b) A. Square
(c) Paul Kennedy
(d) Banesh Hoffman

Short Answer Questions

1. Because of their education, what method of recognition is considered a serious offense?

2. What was this movement called?

3. What happens to Equilateral children of Isosceles Triangles?

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

5. What allows this method to be possible?

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