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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 20.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Machiavelli suggest is the best fortress for a prince?
(a) Favorable public opinion.
(b) A palace surrounded by a wide moat.
(c) A palace in the center of the city.
(d) Military barracks surrounding his palace.
2. A prince who has acquired a new dominion added to his own should disarm the conquered people. Why?
(a) The new subjects will feel that the miliary will protect them.
(b) The arms should be in the control of his own military.
(c) He only needs the arms to add to his arsenal.
(d) It shows the new subjects that they are safe.
3. Those who were viewed with suspicion at the beginning of a princedom usually become the most loyal subjects. Why?
(a) They work hard to gain the approval of the prince.
(b) They never did anything to cause distrust in the first place.
(c) The prince was a poor judge of character in the beginning.
(d) The prince will use them for unpopular tasks.
4. After gaining dominions by merit, how does Machiavelli say a prince can hold his new territories?
(a) With great difficulty.
(d) It is impossible.
5. How does Machiavelli classify auxiliary troops?
(a) As extremely reliable during a crisis.
(b) As the best possible choice for a prince to make.
(c) As the worst possible choice for a prince to make.
(d) As cheaper than hiring independent mercenaries.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Machiavelli say was the reason for successes by Cyrus, Romulus, and Theseus?
2. Why should a new prince not disarm his people?
3. What Biblical example does Machiavelli use to show that someone else's arms are useless?
4. What did Heiro of Syracuse do when he realized his mercenary troops were worthless?
5. What message does a prince give his subjects if he builds a fortress for himself?
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