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. What is A. Square's first question about Spaceland?
2. What does the stranger threaten he will do if A. Square does not let go?
3. What prohibits A. Square's student from learning?
4. What does the shape claim to be?
5. What is the average perimeter of a circle?
Essay Topic 1
Throughout Flatland, there are several examples of biases within the legal system, such as the killing of policemen witnessing the arrival of the Sphere while the higher class Squares are imprisoned. Discuss at least two examples of such biases. What do you think Abbott was trying to say about the relationship between class and justice? Do you believe his points are still valid today? Why or why not? Be sure to support your answer with both concepts from the book and your own experiences.
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, 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.
This section contains 340 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)