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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 have the priests discovered about increasing laws against women that force them to be confined at home?
(a) Such actions result in the death of more women.
(b) Such actions result in higher birth rates.
(c) Such actions result in higher suicide rates.
(d) Such actions result in the death of more men.

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

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

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

5. Why were women in support of the bill?
(a) They believed it would make them more attractive.
(b) They wanted style.
(c) They believed it would make them more intelligent.
(d) Their status would increase.

Short Answer Questions

1. What shape are nobility members?

2. Under what name was Flatland originally published?

3. What does the editor note that A. Square wishes the readers of Flatland would understand?

4. What happens to Equilateral children of Isosceles Triangles?

5. Why does the author call the land he writes about Flatland?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain the primary focus of Circles in Chapter 12, and the reasoning behind that focus.

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

4. Why does A. Square attack the Circle at the end of Chapter 16? Who does A. Square remind you of at this point, and why?

5. Explain the only recognition method used in Flatland, and why touch and sight are not used.

6. What were the events surrounding the spread of desire to color Flatland, and how long did almost complete colorization take?

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

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

9. Summarize A. Square's explanation of Flatland.

10. In Chapter 5, A. Square explains how the Law of Nature provides an alphabet of angles through the birth of irregular angles and shapes. Explain what is done with irregular specimens in Flatland. Be sure to include small angle shapes in your discussion.

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