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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 is the second deed the stranger does to prove his point of third dimensions?
(a) He rises above Flatland to describe neighboring occurrences.
(b) He pokes A. Square in the stomach.
(c) He moves objects without appearing to touch them.
(d) He drops below Flatland to describe the ground.

2. What does A. Square ask for that he cannot be shown?
(a) The home of the stranger
(b) The insides of his teacher
(c) The source of rain in Spaceland
(d) The source of light in Flatland

3. What does the Sphere admit at the end of the chapter?
(a) He is really a circle from Flatland.
(b) He is only a dream.
(c) He was wrong, and has discovered the fourth dimension.
(d) He was wrong to be angry at A. Square for his questions.

4. Why is deception not a problem in Lineland?
(a) The inhabitants cannot change their voice.
(b) The inhabitants cannot change their shape.
(c) The inhabitants cannot change their angles.
(d) The inhabitants cannot change their smell.

5. Why does A. Square become saddened?
(a) He cannot visualize a sphere.
(b) His wife dies.
(c) He cannot visualize a cube.
(d) He realizes he is a two dimensional object.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the shape claim to be?

2. What shape does the grandson almost grasp?

3. What does the stranger threaten he will do if A. Square does not let go?

4. What is a circle in Flatland?

5. What was A. Square's grandson's reward for his work with sight recognition?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what happens that leads to the imprisonment of A. Square.

2. 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?

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

4. Explain how the inhabitant of Pointland views his world.

5. Describe the evolution of Circles, and be sure to include both natural evolution and artificial evolution.

6. Describe the Circle Class physically, and in terms of their role in society.

7. What method does A. Square next attempt to use to describe the Fourth Dimension? Why does he find it difficult?

8. The Circle attempts to use an analogy to explain three dimensional space to A. Square in Chapter 16. Summarize this analogy.

9. How does the Circle attempt to prove in Chapter 17 to A. Square he is telling the truth? Why is this nearly convincing?

10. Explain A. Square's argument that he is now God, and Sphere's rebuttal in Chapter 18.

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