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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what does the author compare Flatland?
(a) A piece of paper
(b) A book
(c) A globe
(d) Sandpaper

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

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

4. What can men do when women are in their apartments?
(a) They can only speak.
(b) They can only touch the woman.
(c) Nothing, since they are inaccessible to men.
(d) Anything, since the woman won't remember it.

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

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

7. What does A. Square say about the aesthetic and artistic aspects of Flatland?
(a) They are vibrant and alive.
(b) They are similar to that of Pointland.
(c) They are similar to that of Spaceland.
(d) They are dull.

8. 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.

9. What happens to the trade man in the author's example of problems with irregular shapes?
(a) He is put into prison.
(b) He is unable to move.
(c) He is killed.
(d) He is stuck in a doorway.

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

11. What power do women have in Flatland that makes them even more deadly?
(a) They can move very quickly.
(b) They can see further than any other form.
(c) They can make themselves invisible.
(d) They can change into other forms.

12. How many points are on a compass in Flatland?
(a) Four
(b) Two
(c) Five
(d) One

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hoffman say is the fourth dimension?

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

3. Where are higher class youths sent for education?

4. What work are irregular shapes allowed to have?

5. What object that helps sight in Spaceland does not exist in Flatland?

(see the answer keys)

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