Flatland Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the stranger defend his idea that omnipotence is not a quality of Gods?

2. Where does A. Square first see Lineland?

3. How do individuals in Lineland move?

4. How many inhabitants are there of Pointland?

5. What does A. Square tell his wife has happened?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 18, Sphere and A. Square discuss A. Square's belief that the ability to see everything makes one a God. Explain A. Square's argument, and Sphere's comments. Which do you agree with, and why? What other qualities do you believe a God must have? Why?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

In Flatland, only the upper class have rights to certain privileges. Discuss at least two examples of such privileges. Do you think the upper class in modern society has more privileges than the lower classes? Why?

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