Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The first law for women is;
2. What two body parts are the same on a woman?
3. What method of recognition was no longer taught?
4. What happened to those who attempted to discover the source of light in Flatland?
5. According to Hoffman, what is the goal of the novel?
Short Essay Questions
1. The Circle attempts to use an analogy to explain three dimensional space to A. Square in Chapter 16. Summarize this analogy.
2. What is the author's primary defense against the idea that those in Flatland should recognize thickness, and infer a dimension?
3. What situation leads to the taking of A. Square into Spaceland at the end of Chapter 17?
4. Explain the use of color in the military of Flatland.
5. What tools do inhabitants use to discern direction in Flatland?
6. What example does A. Square use to show his reasoning behind the need for regularity of shape?
7. What is the author's primary defense against the idea that A. Square hates women?
8. Explain how sound is used to recognize lower shape classes, and why such a method cannot be used by the upper class.
9. Explain why square and triangular homes are not allowed. In addition, explain why government buildings are allowed to be triangular.
10. What method does A. Square next attempt to use to describe the Fourth Dimension? Why does he find it difficult?
List and describe the three dimensions discussed in the novel. Be sure to include as many details about each as possible.
Explain the evolutionary process in Flatland, as explained in Chapter 3. Be sure to include not only the basics given, but also specific information about lower class individuals, Equilateral triangles, and Circles. Compare this evolutionary process to that of humans.
Throughout the novel, Circles use their power to control the lower classes. Discuss at least three examples of this abuse of power. What do you think Abbott was attempting to say about the aristocratic powers of his own time?
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