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. Those who were viewed with suspicion at the beginning of a princedom usually become the most loyal subjects. Why?
(a) The prince was a poor judge of character in the beginning.
(b) They never did anything to cause distrust in the first place.
(c) The prince will use them for unpopular tasks.
(d) They work hard to gain the approval of the prince.

2. 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) People enjoy the debates and work production slows down.
(c) The weaker faction will side with an outside enemy, and the stronger will not be able to hold out.
(d) Factions keep him tied up as a judge all the time.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Machiavelli define auxiliary forces?

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

3. Why does Machiavelli say that Prince Lorenzo should not be surprised at what he is saying about new princedoms?

4. How does Machiavelli classify auxiliary troops?

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

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