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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was one benefit to having color?
(a) A brighter home
(b) Immediate recognition
(c) Being more attractive
(d) More stable relationships

2. 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 paid well.
(c) They are not fed, and thus killed.
(d) They are dissected.

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

4. 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.

5. What does A. Square say about the laws regarding irregulars?
(a) They are unsafe and create problems.
(b) They are for the good of society.
(c) They are brutal and unfair.
(d) They are unlikely to help society.

6. What does the editor say is the second objection to the novel?
(a) That the author hates women.
(b) That the author hates children.
(c) That the author hates priests.
(d) That the author hates men.

7. After the war, who is still allowed to make color?
(a) The Chief Circle
(b) The intellectuals
(c) Criminals
(d) Women

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

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

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

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

12. To what class does the Law of Nature not always apply?
(a) The Middle Class
(b) The Professionals
(c) The Tradesmen
(d) The Priests

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

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

15. What is irregularity considered in Flatland?
(a) A character flaw
(b) A way to achieve a higher class
(c) Immoral and criminal
(d) A rarity to be praised

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Hoffman say about the characters of Flatland?

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

4. What does the Equilateral triangle look like in Flatland?

5. Who is Pantocyclus?

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