Flatland Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does A. Square next attempt to explain the third dimension?

2. What do all inhabitants of Lineland see?

3. Upon waking, who does A. Square plan to educate about dimensions?

4. What does A. Square discover about the stranger when he is allowed to feel his body?

5. In Spaceland, what is valued highest: intellect, emotion, money, or faith?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

6. Explain A. Square's login that a Fourth dimension must exist.

7. Discuss how complacency is viewed by Sphere.

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 7, A. Square explains what happens to individuals who are shaped irregularly. Discuss the consequences of irregularity in Flatland. Does our society have similar punishments for those who deviate from the norm? Explain your answer by discussing a particular group of individuals who deviate from the norm, and how they are treated by society. Do you believe such treatment is just, or wrong? Why?

Essay Topic 2

In the Preface, the author defends his positions that height is immeasurable in Flatland, that his writing of women is just, and that his position on the upper class of Victorian society is valid. Choose one of these positions, and either support or argue against Abbott's positions. Be sure to include both Abbott's original position on the subject, as well as your own analysis of Abbott's position.

Essay Topic 3

In Flatland, children are often punished as a result of their parent's wishes. Choose one of the following, and discuss what happens to these children in the novel. Is such treatment justified? Why or why not? Does modern society punish the children as a result of parental wishes? How?

1.) Young shapes are surgically altered to create more sides.

2.) Children who fail exams are shunned in society.

3.) Irregular children are used as specimens in schools.

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