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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 dimension does the stranger attempt to explain?
(a) The Fourth dimension
(b) The Second dimension
(c) The First dimension
(d) The Third dimension

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

3. What is A. Square's first question about Spaceland?
(a) Why everything is bright.
(b) Why he cannot see the stranger's insides.
(c) Why everything is dark.
(d) Why he can see the stranger's insides.

4. How does A. Square attack the stranger?
(a) With a knife
(b) With his hardest right angle
(c) With a gun
(d) With his hands

5. How do the inhabitants of Lineland comprehend distance?
(a) Smell
(b) Touch
(c) Sight
(d) Sound

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first deed the stranger does to prove his point of third dimensions?

2. What does A. Square ask for that he cannot be shown?

3. What happens as the race of circles climbs higher in development?

4. What is the result of the lesson?

5. How do individuals in Lineland move?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the grandson hear outside the window in Chapter 21? Why does he become afraid? What does this fear cause him to reject?

2. Explain why A. Square chooses his grandson to be the student for his lesson about the Fourth Dimension, and why he doesn't choose another student.

3. Explain the shapes of Lineland in Chapter 13, and their existence in terms of movement and marriage.

4. What does A. Square feel is improper regarding the relationship between Circles and Women, and concerning the relationship between men and women in general?

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

6. What methods does A. Square use to attempt to explain two dimensional space? Summarize the information he explains to the King.

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

8. Describe the scene between A. Square and his grandson in Chapter 15, and summarize the grandson's argument for a third dimension.

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

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

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