The Prince Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 14.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was responsible for weakening the power of Colonna and Orsini, the barons of Rome?
(a) Charles VIII of France.
(b) Remiro d'Orco.
(c) Cesare Borgia.
(d) King Louis VII.

2. In THE PRINCE, why does Machiavelli deal only with dominions and not republics?
(a) There were no republics in his day.
(b) He wrote about republics in another work.
(c) He thought dominions were much harder to keep.
(d) Dominions are much larger than republics.

3. What advantage does Machiavelli point out for Princes who rule hereditary dominions?
(a) It is impossible for him to lose his dominion.
(b) The Prince who inherited his donimion can disband his army.
(c) People are accustomed to rule by that family.
(d) He can get away with having more vices.

4. What example does Machiavelli give of a conquered territory rebelling against 100 years of servitude?
(a) Carthage getting its independence from Rome.
(b) Persia throwing off the rule of Alexander the Great.
(c) Pisa arising against the Florentines.
(d) Egypt going to war with Sparta.

5. What does Machiavelli insist about a Prince who lost his dominion by force?
(a) The people would forget all about him.
(b) He would have to run for his life and never return.
(c) It would be easy to get it back.
(d) He would lose all popularity with the people.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Machiavelli say will be an advantage to a prince who lost his dominion by force of arms?

2. Does Machiavelli suggest that rising to power through cruelty is always wrong?

3. What type of principality does Machiavelli claim may be kept without talent or fortune?

4. What does Machiavelli suggest makes for peace in a dominion?

5. How does Machiavelli say that the great military leaders of history were so successful?

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