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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 happens as the race of circles climbs higher in development?
(a) They become less intelligent.
(b) They become less fertile.
(c) They become more intelligent.
(d) They become more fertile.

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

3. What recognition method is used as a teaching tool by the stranger?
(a) Smell
(b) Sight
(c) Hearing
(d) Touch

4. What does A. Square believe the straight lines in his dream to be?
(a) Triangles
(b) Women
(c) Squares
(d) Circles pretending to be women

5. What is believed to cause deviance?
(a) Irregular shape
(b) A sense of rejection
(c) Lower class status
(d) Upbringing

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does A. Square become saddened?

2. Why does A. Square call the stranger his "lordship"?

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

4. What hinders A. Square's writing?

5. What does A. Square first notice about the stranger?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why A. Square had to be sure to be in a certain position in order to speak to the King of Lineland. What would the King have experienced if A. Square had not done this?

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

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

4. Summarize the scene A. Square sees at the General Assembly Hall of the States of Flatland, and what Sphere does at the end of Chapter 18.

5. Why does the Sphere throw A. Square from Spaceland at the end of Chapter 19? Who does Sphere remind you of at this point, and why?

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

7. 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?

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

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 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.

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