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

2. Why does Machiavelli not use Agathocles as an example of meritorious rise to power?
(a) Because his cruelty continued after he came to power.
(b) Beause he did not plan what to do after he became prince.
(c) Because he was not successful in gaining control of Sicily.
(d) Because he came from humble beginnings.

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

4. When does Machiavelli say a prince should be thinking most about military strategy?
(a) During times of peace.
(b) When he visits another prince.
(c) On hunting expeditions.
(d) When he is being invaded.

5. Aside from humble beginnings, what does Machiavelli say that Agathocles and Oliverotto have in common?
(a) They were both Italians.
(b) They got their positions from other princes.
(c) They refused to resort to political assassination.
(d) They knew what they wanted and made a plan to get it.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Who was responsible for weakening the power of Colonna and Orsini, the barons of Rome?

4. What does Machiavelli insist about a Prince who lost his dominion by force?

5. How did the Romans maintain control in Capua, Carthage, and Numantia?

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