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. Does Machiavelli suggest that rising to power through cruelty is always wrong?
(a) He says any use of cruelty cannot be justified.
(b) He states that political assassination is not cruelty.
(c) He suggests that there is a proper use of cruelty.
(d) He believes that cruelty must continue to be successful.

2. What does Machiavelli say is the first requirement of a commander?
(a) Making sure he has the money to pay his mercenaries.
(b) Frequently reviewing his troops.
(c) Knowing how to locate the enemy, deploy his soldiers, and lay siege to a city.
(d) Making constant changes in his miliary command.

3. Ending his discussion of Ecclesiastical Dominions, why is Machiavelli so circumspect about the current Pope?
(a) Pope Leo is the uncle of Lorenzo de Medici.
(b) Pope Leo might give Machiavelli a job.
(c) Pope Leo fears Niccolo Machiavelli.
(d) Pope Leo does not support the Medici.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Machiavelli say Agathocles became Prince of Syracuse?

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

3. What advantage does Machiavelli point out for Princes who rule hereditary dominions?

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?

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

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