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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What happens to a man who "runs against" a woman?
(a) He falls in love instantly.
(b) He is put into prison.
(c) He is killed immediately.
(d) He immediately kills her.

4. What does Hoffman say about the characters of Flatland?
(a) They are not interesting.
(b) They are well rounded.
(c) They are unbelievable.
(d) They are unnecessary.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did the color movement continue?

2. What is the third form of recognition in Flatland?

3. What can inhabitants of Flatland NOT do?

4. The third law for women is:

5. What happens to leaders of rebellions of lower classes who are nearly regular shaped?

Short Essay Questions

1. Name some features of the houses of Flatland.

2. What are the three rules created for women, in order to protect society? What are the rules in the strictest society?

3. Explain the use of color in the military of Flatland.

4. What appears to be the reasoning behind the need for the preface of this novel?

5. What occurred when individuals began to question where light came from?

6. Explain how sound is used to recognize lower shape classes, and why such a method cannot be used by the upper class.

7. Explain the shape of workmen and soldiers, women, the middle class, the professionals, and noblemen, or priests.

8. What happens to irregular figures? Be sure to discuss all irregulars, including those with highly irregular figures.

9. How does A. Square explain the lack of ability to discern changes in retraction or projection in Chapter 1?

10. In Chapter 1, what does A. Square compare sight in Flatland to in the three dimensional world, Spaceland, and what is the comparison?

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