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. What message does a prince give his subjects if he builds a fortress for himself?
(a) That he will always be ready to defend the people.
(b) That he is more important than the people.
(c) That he fears the people.
(d) That he trusts his military advisors.

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

3. What Biblical example does Machiavelli use to show that someone else's arms are useless?
(a) Samson and Delilah.
(b) David and Goliath.
(c) Egypt and Syria.
(d) Caleb and Joshua.

4. Why should a prince keep down factions in his princedom?
(a) The prince must decide which faction is stronger and play up to them.
(b) Factions keep him tied up as a judge all the time.
(c) The weaker faction will side with an outside enemy, and the stronger will not be able to hold out.
(d) People enjoy the debates and work production slows down.

5. What does Machiavelli suggest is the best fortress for a prince?
(a) Military barracks surrounding his palace.
(b) A palace in the center of the city.
(c) A palace surrounded by a wide moat.
(d) Favorable public opinion.

Short Answer Questions

1. Citing Moses, Cyrus, Romulus, and Theseus, what distinction does Machiavelli make about Moses?

2. What did Heiro of Syracuse do when he realized his mercenary troops were worthless?

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

4. What does Machiavelli say was the reason for successes by Cyrus, Romulus, and Theseus?

5. What combination of circumstances does Machiavelli identify in men like Cyrus, Romulus, and Theseus?

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