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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 first deed the stranger does to prove his point of third dimensions?
(a) Writes the situation out mathematically.
(b) Removes a tablet from a cupboard without opening the door.
(c) Rises above Flatland.
(d) Removes dishes from the sink.

2. What hinders A. Square's writing?
(a) There is no mathematical equivalent.
(b) Their are only tablets to write with.
(c) There are diagrams.
(d) There are only lines to write with.

3. What is a circle in Flatland?
(a) A true circle, with no sides
(b) A term for anyone higher than a triangle
(c) A polygon with many sides
(d) A term for anyone higher than a woman

4. What does A. Square point out about the King's space?
(a) It is a square.
(b) It is a circle.
(c) It is a plane.
(d) It is a line.

5. What does A. Square fear about this lack of training?
(a) The result will be a lack of communication.
(b) The result will be a lesser male intellect.
(c) The result will be more accidents in the home.
(d) The result will be more public accidents.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is A. Square's first question about Spaceland?

2. What do circles do to their young?

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

4. What recognition method is used as a teaching tool by the stranger?

5. What do all inhabitants of Lineland see?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Discuss how complacency is viewed by Sphere.

6. What situation leads to the taking of A. Square into Spaceland at the end of Chapter 17?

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

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

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

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

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