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. After Alexander VI, how did the Pope continue to strengthen the Church's position?
(a) By putting monasteries in new dominions.
(b) By selling ecclesiastical offices and annexing land.
(c) By military invasions of other dominions.
(d) By gaining more popularity among the Italians.

2. What type of principality does Machiavelli claim may be kept without talent or fortune?
(a) Absolute monarchy.
(b) Ecclesiastical.
(c) Monastic.
(d) Hereditary.

3. Who does Machiavelli single out as a prince who was always prepared for war?
(a) Philopoemonm, Prince of the Achaians
(b) Ramses II
(c) The sons of Sforza, Duke of Milan
(d) Xenophon

4. How does Machiavelli say a private citizen might make himself a prince?
(a) By becoming a puppet of an enemy military.
(b) By hiring his own mercenaries.
(c) By avoiding war and promoting peace.
(d) By becoming proficient in war and rising in rank.

5. What example does Machiavelli give of a prince who regained power after the opposition of the Venetians and Pope Julius?
(a) The Duke of Earle.
(b) The Duke of Ferrara.
(c) The Duke of Genoa.
(d) The Duke of Milan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What ancient example does Machiavelli use to illustrate the rise to power through criminal actions?

2. Why is setting up a system of government using conquered citizens effective?

3. Ending his discussion of Ecclesiastical Dominions, why is Machiavelli so circumspect about the current Pope?

4. What powerful force does Machiavelli say can efface innovations in government?

5. Prior to Charles VIII of France coming to Italy, what was the main focus of the Pope, the Venetians, the King of Naples, the Duke of Milan, and the Florentines?

(see the answer key)

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