The Prince Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 20.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Citing Moses, Cyrus, Romulus, and Theseus, what distinction does Machiavelli make about Moses?
(a) Instead of ruling the Egyptians after defeating them, he left.
(b) Moses never actually established himself as a leader.
(c) There is no histroy of Moses outside of the Jewish holy writings.
(d) There was something in Moses, some ability that made him worthy to speak with God.

2. Why should a new prince not disarm his people?
(a) It shows that he either distrusts the people or fears them.
(b) It gives the people added duties and importance.
(c) Disarmed people cannot protect their prince.
(d) Having arms is a basic human right.

3. What did Heiro of Syracuse do when he realized his mercenary troops were worthless?
(a) He put them on the front lines to be killed.
(b) He hired more mercenaries.
(c) He refused to pay them.
(d) He had them cut to pieces.

4. A prince who has acquired a new dominion added to his own should disarm the conquered people. Why?
(a) He only needs the arms to add to his arsenal.
(b) The new subjects will feel that the miliary will protect them.
(c) The arms should be in the control of his own military.
(d) It shows the new subjects that they are safe.

5. Why does Machiavelli say that Prince Lorenzo should not be surprised at what he is saying about new princedoms?
(a) He is giving the highest examples from history.
(b) He is the only man who knows the facts he is about to reveal.
(c) He will talk only about princes he has known personally.
(d) He is citing his own experience as a new prince.

Short Answer Questions

1. What message does a prince give his subjects if he builds a fortress for himself?

2. How does Machiavelli describe the temper (mindset) of the public?

3. What does Machiavelli suggest is the best fortress for a prince?

4. Those who were viewed with suspicion at the beginning of a princedom usually become the most loyal subjects. Why?

5. What historical example does Machiavelli give to show how a military should be organized?

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