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. What does Machiavelli say will be an advantage to a prince who lost his dominion by force of arms?
(a) The sympathy of the surrounding dominions.
(b) A mishap on the part of the new government.
(c) The tendency of new governments to rely heavily on hereditary princes.
(d) The money he was able to stash away before being invaded.

2. How did the Romans maintain control in Capua, Carthage, and Numantia?
(a) They allowed them to select government officials from their own citizens.
(b) They destroyed them and set up their own system of government.
(c) They moved the Roman capital to Carthage.
(d) They made them all Roman citizens with new priviliges.

3. What were the results of Sparta setting up oligarchies in Athens and Thebes after they conquered them?
(a) They changed their own forms of government.
(b) They learned how to retain a possession.
(c) They held them for a thousand years.
(d) They lost the new territories.

4. 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?
(a) To form an Italian Republic.
(b) To restore the Roman Empire.
(c) To keep foreigners out of Italy.
(d) To war among themselves.

5. What is the irony of the death of Oliverotto of Fermo who came to power by assembling all the leaders for a dinner and then killing them all?
(a) Cesare Borgia did the same thing to him.
(b) He died of natural causes before he could become Prince of Fermo.
(c) He was accidentally killed by a poorly aimed arrow.
(d) A son of one of the murdered men put poison in his wine.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Machiavelli single out as a prince who was always prepared for war?

2. Before Pope Alexander VI, what prevented the Church from gaining even more power?

3. What role does morality play in keeping a dominion safe according to Machiavelli?

4. What does Machiavelli suggest may make a hereditary ruler unpopular with his people?

5. What can deprive a prince of his princedom?

(see the answer key)

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