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

2. What does Machiavelli say is the only art expected of a prince?
(a) The art of collecting.
(b) The art of war.
(c) The art of fine living.
(d) The art of diplomacy.

3. 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) He was accidentally killed by a poorly aimed arrow.
(b) Cesare Borgia did the same thing to him.
(c) He died of natural causes before he could become Prince of Fermo.
(d) A son of one of the murdered men put poison in his wine.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Machiavelli say a private citizen might make himself a prince?

2. Aside from humble beginnings, what does Machiavelli say that Agathocles and Oliverotto have in common?

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

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

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

(see the answer key)

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