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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. What recognition method is used as a teaching tool by the stranger?
2. What does A. Square ask for that he cannot be shown?
3. In Spaceland, what is valued highest: intellect, emotion, money, or faith?
4. What happens as the race of circles climbs higher in development?
5. What does A. Square say about true space?
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. Describe what happens that leads to the imprisonment of A. Square.
3. Explain the primary focus of Circles in Chapter 12, and the reasoning behind that focus.
4. What does the grandson hear outside the window in Chapter 21? Why does he become afraid? What does this fear cause him to reject?
5. What methods does A. Square use to attempt to explain two dimensional space? Summarize the information he explains to the King.
6. What situation leads to the taking of A. Square into Spaceland at the end of Chapter 17?
7. What does A. Square feel is improper regarding the relationship between Circles and Women, and concerning the relationship between men and women in general?
8. Discuss how complacency is viewed by Sphere.
9. What does A. Square's wife do to the Circle at the end of the chapter? Why does she become afraid and embarrassed?
10. Explain A. Square's argument that he is now God, and Sphere's rebuttal in Chapter 18.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Flatland, Abbott uses shapes as representations of individuals within his own society. Choose three shapes from Flatland, and discuss how they relate to the true groups such shapes represent. Be sure to include such concepts as class, intellectual pursuit, and power.
Essay Topic 2
In the book, there are several methods of recognition discussed including sound, sight, and feel. Compare the methods explained in the book to our own methods using the same senses. How are they the same? How do they differ? If you were to lose two of these senses, do you think the remaining one would be accurate 100 percent of the time?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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