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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. In what year was Flatland written?
(a) 1774
(b) 1884
(c) 1844
(d) 1964

2. Why is touching on occasion inaccurate?
(a) It is easy to confuse Isosceles triangles with Equilateral triangles.
(b) All angles feel the same.
(c) It is easy to confuse a square with a triangle.
(d) It is easy to confuse a ten-sided shape with a twelve-sided shape.

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

4. What does the editor say is the first objection to the novel?
(a) That distance should be noted in the novel.
(b) That weight should be noted in the novel.
(c) That direction should be noted in the novel.
(d) That thickness should be noted in the novel.

5. What does the editor compare Flatland's third dimension to in Spaceland?
(a) The first dimension
(b) The fourth dimension
(c) The second dimension
(d) The fifth dimension

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to a line as it gets further away in Flatland?

2. What is the most common form of house construction in Flatland?

3. What is the third unrecognized dimension in Flatland?

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

5. What class does the Equilateral triangle represent?

Short Essay Questions

1. Based on the end of the Preface, what is the author attempting to say about the ruling class of his time?

2. Why does Hoffman believe the development of the fourth dimension does not lessen the lessons of the book?

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

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

5. What caused women to turn against the color bill?

6. 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.

7. What happens to aristocratic children who fail exams, and as a result, what does the State feel should happen?

8. What example does A. Square use to show his reasoning behind the need for regularity of shape?

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

10. What happened when the Circles regained power following defeat of the color bill? Please be specific.

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